JR Osaka Station South Area(Diamond District)
This 10.7 ha block encompassed by the Osaka Station Front Line, National Route 2, and Midosuji and Yotsubashisuji Avenues goes by the name "Diamond District" due to its five-sided shape. Here, companies and organizations representing each block have come together as the Osaka Diamond City Association to carry out discussions and consider various measures for promoting and developing the entire district.
In addition, in the northeastern part of this area, a rebuilding plan (1-1 Umeda Plan) by Hanshin Electric Railway Corporation and Hankyu Corporation is underway. The “Daihanshin Building” where the Umeda Main Store of Hanshin Department Store was located and the office building, the “Shinhankyu Building,” will be rebuilt into the “Osaka Umeda Twin Towers South” in an integrated manner. In April 2018, the Phase I building which has 13 floors above ground, 3 floors below ground, and a height of 85 meters was completed, and the Hanshin Department Store Umeda Main Store was relocated and opened in June of the same year. The Phase II building is scheduled to be completed in the autumn of 2021. In the spring of 2022, when the entire area will be completed, the “Umeda Hankyu Building” where Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store and offices are located will be renamed “Osaka Umeda Twin Towers North.” Those two adjacent buildings are to be collectively called “Osaka Umeda Twin Towers.”
Osaka is working to create a comfortable and top quality urban area that will contribute to strengthening international competitiveness.