Osaka prefecture's last remaining streetcar, known affectionately as "Chin Den," is still used by the people of Osaka today. There are two lines, the Hankai Line, which runs from Ebisucho, just steps away from Tsutenkaku to the area in front of Sakai's Hamadera Station, and the Uemachi Line which links Tennoji Station with Sumiyoshi. The Hankai Line's predecessor, run by the former Hankai Tramway Co., Ltd. began operation in 1911. Meanwhile, the Uemachi Line's predecessor began running in 1900 under the operation of the Osaka Carriage and Tramway Co., Ltd. As the name suggests, at the time, horse-drawn carriages ran along the rails. Along the line is Abe no Seimei Shrine, said to be the birthplace of Abe no Seimei, a famous 'onmyoji' yin-yang diviner, as well as Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, also known as Settsu Ichinomiya. Along the route, you'll also find Akiko Yosano and Sen no Rikyu's Sakai Plaza of Rikyu and Akiko, the Sakai City Traditional Crafts Museum, Nanshuji Temple, Daianji Temple, and many other famous temples. Also recommended is the one day "Teku Teku Kippu" free pass, ¥600 for adults and ¥300 for children.
Location〒 558-0033 3-14-72 Shimizugaoka, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka (Head Office)
Tel06-6674-5146 (General Affairs)
OpenSee time schedule
PriceAdults ¥230, children ¥120