A bustling downtown area, Umeda spreads out around the station on the JR, Hankyu, Hanshin and city subway lines. Commercial facilities include department stores, fashion buildings such as "EST" and "Urban Terrace Chayamachi" and the electrical appliance megastore, "Yodobashi Camera". These facilities are connected by underground shopping malls such as "Hankyu Sanban Gai (town)", "Whity Umeda", "Diamor Osaka" and "Dojima Underground Center", the total area of which is considered to be the largest in the world. There's a wide variety of restaurants as well as Japanese-style pubs at Kita-Shinchi on Ohatsu Tenjin Dori (Ave.) and around the shopping mall on Hankyu Higashi Dori (Ave.). Plans are underway to construct high-rise buildings, so it is expected that this area will continue developing.