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Tennōji Station is the city's main southeastern rail terminal with Osaka Municipal Subway's Tennōji Station Midōsuji Line and Tanimachi Line, JR Tennōji as the terminus of the JR Hanwa Line (and a major stop on the Kyoto Line, Osaka Loop Line, Yamatoji Line and Kansai Airport Line) and the Kintetsu Abenobashi Station, directly across the street from Tennōji station is the terminus of the Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line. As a result of its being a major railway hub, it has become a major built up area in southern Osaka. The buildings around the station include, the Kintetsu department store, Mio, Station Plaza, and Hoop shopping malls, Apollo Movie Theater and Lucias shopping mall, as well as the more recent Q's Mall. It addition, there are several shopping streets in the area including Abenobashisuji. The not yet completed Kintetsu Abeno Harukas building, which houses the Kintetsu department store and is expected to be fully opened in the spring of 2014, is currently the tallest building in Japan at 300 meters (984 ft.) tall.
In 2011 body parts were found in a bin liner in Higashikozu Park. 
- Shitennō-ji Temple - the first Buddhist temple in Japan - is a historical site only a ten-minute walk from Tennōji Station.
- Isshin-ji is a major Buddhist temple located between Tennoji Park and Shitennō-ji.
- Tennōji Park, (immediately west of the station), includes the Osaka Municipal Museum of Art and Tennōji Zoo.
- Chausuyama Kofun is a Kofun located inside Tennōji Park.
Tennōji ward is home to the Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, Tennōji Zoo, the Keitaku-en Japanese garden (built by the Sumitomo Corporation) and the Tennōji Botanical Garden.
There are four major shopping centers near Tennōji Station: Mio, a fashionable, upscale mall; Kintetsu Department Store; Hoop, and Q's Mall- targeted primarily at younger shoppers, but also home to a large number of restaurants and eateries.
The nearby Shinsekai entertainment district was established in the early part of the last century and still teems with scores of eateries. It is overlooked by the Tsutenkaku tower, one of Osaka's most famous symbols.
- West Japan Railway Company (JR West)
- Hankai Tramway
- Osaka Municipal Subway
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