Japan’s top-class shopping mall
Grand Front Osaka which was opened in 2013 boasts a nation-topping area of 44,000㎡, and targeting “masters of lifestyle change with strong preferences and brimming with curiosity”, it is a mall that responds to the lifestyle scenes of clothing, cuisine, residences and amusements. Divided into the three structures of Umekita Plaza, the South Building and the North Building, there are 266 branches of specialty shops, the Intercontinental Osaka Hotel and also office space. What is attractive is the wide variety of stores such as trendy fashion shops, places for interior goods and sportswear, restaurants, cafes and bookstores. There is a connecting passageway from JR Osaka Station with good access, and along with Osaka Station City, this is the most seasonal spot that you want to visit. There are shops and restaurants such as Kansai’s first Dean & Deluca café-restaurant, Osaka’s first Ron Herman apparel shop, New York City’s well-established The City Bakery café and restaurant, a branch of Fukuoka’s venerable soy sauce and seasonings store, Kayanoya, with its dashi stock made from natural ingredients, and Western Japan’s largest MUJI.
Restaurants and bars open until 4 a.m.
There are 16 restaurants and bars on the 6th “Umekita” Floor in the North Building which are open from Mondays to Saturdays as well as holiday eves from 11a.m. to 4a.m. It’s a space where you can enjoy going from shop to shop eating and drinking, and there are various seasonal events and concerts held there.