is a train station
A train station, also called a railroad station or railway station and often shortened to just station,"Station" is commonly understood to mean "train station" unless otherwise qualified. This is evident from dictionary entries e.g...
is a district of Osaka, Japan. Namba is regarded as the center of so-called Minami area of Osaka. Its name is one of variations on the former name of Osaka, Naniwa...
, Naniwa Ward, Osaka
is a city in the Kansai region of Japan's main island of Honshu, a designated city under the Local Autonomy Law, the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and also the biggest part of Keihanshin area, which is represented by three major cities of Japan, Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe...
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...
, adjacent to Namba Station
-Layout:Midōsuji Line*an island platform and a side platform with 2 tracksSennichimae Line*an island platform with 2 tracksYotsubashi Line*an island platform with 2 tracks-Adjacent stations:-Surroundings:*Takashimaya*Namba City...
(Nankai Railway, Osaka Subway) and Osaka Namba Station (Kintetsu
, named Kinki Nippon Railway Co., Ltd. in English until June 27, 2003, is a Japanese rail transit corporation commonly known as . It is the largest non-JR railway in Japan. Its complex network of lines connects Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Nagoya, Tsu and Ise...
, Hanshin Railway) operated by the West Japan Railway Company
, also referred to as , is one of the Japan Railways Group companies and operates in western Honshū. It has its headquarters in Kita-ku, Osaka.-History:...
JR Namba is the western terminus of the Kansai Main Line
The is a Japanese railway line which connects Nagoya Station with JR Namba Station in Osaka. It is jointly run by the Central Japan Railway Company and the West Japan Railway Company with the boundary between both companies being located at Kameyama Station in Kameyama, Mie Prefecture.The section...
The is the common name of the western portion of the Kansai Main Line, and the name has been used since March 13, 1988. The electrified portion is one of commuter rail lines and services in Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto Metropolitan Area, owned and operated by West Japan Railway Company...
The Osaka Railway opened as its terminal in Osaka on March 1, 1899. The railway was succeeded by the Kansai Railway in 1900 and was nationalized
The brought many of Japan's private railway lines under national control. The Diet of Japan promulgated the Act on March 31, 1906. The Act was repealed by Article 110 of the Japan National Railway Reform Act of 1988, which formed the modern Japan Railways Group....
The station was renamed JR Namba on September 4, 1994, the day Kansai International Airport
is an international airport located on an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay, southwest of Ōsaka Station, located within three municipalities, including Izumisano , Sennan , and Tajiri , in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The airport is off the Honshu shore. The airport serves as an...
opened. New underground facilities opened on March 22, 1996 and replaced the former above-ground station.
There are 2 island platform
An island platform is a station layout arrangement where a single platform is positioned between two tracks within a railway station, tram stop or transitway interchange...
s with four tracks underground.
- Osaka City Air Terminal
Osaka City Air Terminal is a multi-purpose commercial complex in Minatomachi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka housing South Osaka's inter-city bus terminal and coach ferry services to Kansai International Airport, JR Namba station and six floors of shops, restaurants, travel agencies and tourist offices...
- Minatomachi River Place
- FM Osaka
is a radio station in Osaka, Japan. It is an affiliated station of Japan FM Network .- History of FM OSAKA :On April 1, 1970, FM OSAKA started broadcasting as the first private FM station in Nakanoshima, Osaka nationwide as the only FM radio station affiliated with Japan FM Network in the Kansai...
- Sankei Shimbun
is a daily newspaper in Japan published by the . It has the sixth highest circulation for a newspaper in Japan, and is considered as one of the five "national" newspapers...
Osaka Head Office
Osaka City Air Terminal (OCAT)
JR Namba ekimae (Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau
Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau is a public department of transportation of the city of Osaka, Japan, which operates the municipal subway lines, the New Tram and city buses.-Current:...
- Sennichimae-dori (westbound)
- Route 29 for via
- Route 52 for via Nagahashi Nichome
- Route 60 for Tempozan via
- Route 71 for Tsurumachi Yonchome via Taishobashi and Taisho-kuyakusho-mae
- Route 108 for Tsurumachi Yonchome via Taishobashi and Chitosebashi
- Sennichimae-dori (eastbound)
- Routes 29, 52, 71 and 108 for
- Route 60 for Namba (Takashimaya
is a large Japanese department store chain.Founded in 1829 in Kyoto by Iida Shinkichi as a retailer of used clothing and cotton cloth, the store now has outlets throughout Japan and also in Taipei, Paris and Singapore....
- Naniwa Loop west (mini non-step bus) for Namba (Takashimaya) and Nippombashi Den Den Town
- Yotsubashi-suji (northbound)
- Route 84 for
- Route 85 for via
- Routes 103 and 103A for via Yotsubashi-suji