Tenma 天満

Dining in Tenma
Dining in Tenma

Eat and drink with the locals in Japan's kitchen

Spend an evening exploring the narrow alleys of Tenma, where the locals head for a night out. Scores of small restaurants open up directly onto the street. Whether you're in search of traditional Japanese cuisine or Western fusion, come to Tenma on an empty stomach, ready to indulge.

Quick Facts

The area is the home of Osaka Tenmangu Shrine, from which the neighborhood got its name

Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street claims to be Japan's longest, stretching 2.6 kilometers

How to Get There

Tenma is a 15-20 minute walk east of the Osaka Station area.

By train, take the JR loop line to Temma Station, just two stations from Osaka Station. Take exit #2 and head into the narrow alleys, where hundreds of izakaya, Japanese pubs, are located.

The kitchen of Japan

Osaka is known as the kitchen of Japan, where the food is delicious, affordable and unpretentious. Tenma is best experienced in the evenings when hordes of hungry diners come out to enjoy a meal. Expect to spend one to three hours eating and exploring. If you have some extra time, check out nearby Ogimachi Park and Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street.

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