Street Spots in Osaka Area

  • Dotonbori
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Doutombori
    Dotonbori’s famous Glico sign seems to be peering into the Dotonbori River; meanwhile, a giant crab sign moves in a perpetual dance. Crowded with restaurants and lined with giant signs, Dotonbori is a bustling entertainment district where visitors can truly experience Osaka—the city of kuidaore (extravagant eating). Have a bite at a shop selling kushiage (fried vegetable and meat skewers) or okonomiyaki (savory pancakes filled with meat and vegetables), Osaka specialties. Or spend a day visiting the various takoyaki (octopus dumplings) or butaman (steamed pork bun) restaurants. Day and night, this lively thoroughfare is frequented by great numbers of tourists.

    The poster child of Osaka. Business area for everything, and l mean everything. From takoyaki to electric massage chair to drones. Everything is in here, so is everyone. Get ready for the human bumps.

  • Kuromon Ichiba Market
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Nippombashi 2-4-1
    Kuromon Ichiba Market, located not far off from Namba, helps keep Osaka, “the Kitchen of the Nation” functioning. The market where professionals from a number of famous restaurants do their shopping, shops here stock the highest quality seafoods as well as the freshest vegetables. In recent years, the market has also come to be a popular tourist destination, and one can frequently catch sight of visitors sampling the various wares on offer. Come here when you’re looking for “honmamon” (the genuine article).

    The Kuromon market offers many a special treat that will be hard to find in any market in Germany, where I live. Hence it is quite the spectacular walk through that can very well be combined with a...

  • Americamura
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Nishishinsaibashi
    This is the nick name for the area near Nishi Shinsaibashi, Chuo Ward in Osaka. It is also said to be a center of youth culture, and also known as “Amemura”. This is an area for young people which has about 2,500 shops lined up which have developed into selling unique merchandise such as many second hand clothes shops, fashion shops and record stores. Sankaku Koen (Triangle Park) where young people get together has become a symbol of Americamura (America Village). In addition to being a place to meet up or have a rest, there are also events occasionally held here and it is always busy with young people who are aiming at being musicians or dancers. And one of the highlights is also the creative items of artwork.
  • Shinsekai
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    Osaka Osakashi Naniwa-ku Ebisuhigashi
    Located on the western side of the site where the fifth National Industrial Exhibition was held in 1903, the approximately 92 thousand square meter neighborhood of Shinsekai was created to be “new highlight” of Osaka. Just to the north of the center of the area, visitors can find the Tsutenkaku Tower. Janjan Yokocho Alley, located in the southeast of Shinsekai, is lined with shops selling Osaka specialties like kushikatsu (fried pork and onions on skewers) and doteyaki (beef sinew in miso and mirin). The retro atmosphere, reminiscent of the Showa period, makes Shinsekai an extremely popular tourist attraction.
  • Hozenji Yokocho Alley
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Namba Near 1
    Despite its location in the bustling Minami area of Osaka, a still and ancient air hangs about Hozenji Yokocho Alley reminiscent of old Naniwa (Osaka). This stone-paved alley, famous in part through Sakunosuke Oda’s novel Meoto Zenzai, is crowded with some 60 tiny restaurants and bars. In total, the alley is around 80 meters long. Throughout the day, the alley is visited by an unending stream of people. In the afternoon, you can visit the Hozen-ji Temple, nicknamed the “Mizukake Fudo,” or enjoy a bowl of sweet red bean zenzai soup; at night, partake in a dinner or a cup of sake.
  • Nipponbashi Denden Town
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    Osaka Osakashi Naniwa-ku Nippombashi 3
    Sprawling from 3 to 5-chome in Nipponbashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka City, Denden Town is one of Japan’s most famous “Electric Towns.” After the end of World War II, a succession of electronics stores opened up shop here, turning the area into a center for electronics and nerd culture. Today, many of the shops sell dojinshi (self-published zines), cosplay (costume) items, and action figures, and a portion of the neighborhood has affectionately come to be called the “Otaku (Nerd) Road.” As more and more shops start offering duty free shopping, the number of international tourists coming here has also been increasing.
  • Namba Walk
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Chuo-ku Sennichimae 2-1-15
    An underground shopping mall located in Sennichimae, Chuo Ward, Osaka City. Centering on Nipponbashi Station on the Midosuji Line subway, the mall stretches 715 meters east to west, from subway Nipponbashi Station to JR Namba Station. The malls north and south corridors are lined with fashionable apparel shops, restaurants, food shops, and other establishments. There are also five squares used to host a variety of seasonal events.
  • Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shotengai
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Nambasennichimae
    This is a shopping street with many stores specializing in kitchen utensils and supplies for professional chefs and restaurants located near “Namba Grand Kagetsu” in Chuo Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture. Shops in the area stock various kinds of items such as commercial cooking pots, frying pans for home use, fine quality knives that are sought after by world chefs, tableware, signs, food samples, and containers for takeout food and wrapping. There are also stores where visitors can experience making food samples etc., and it is a popular spot for students on school excursions and tourists as well.
  • Janjan Yokocho Alley
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    Osaka Osakashi Naniwa-ku Ebisuhigashi 3
    This is a shopping street in Naniwa Ward, Osaka City, located in the south eastern part of the Osaka sightseeing spot “Shinsekai” (New World). The official name is “Nan-yo-dori Shopping Street” but is affectionately called “Janjan” derived from the sound of shamisen that were played in the once red-light district. Places to play board games of shogi and go, as well as retro amusement shops are still operating today. There are several restaurants serving the New World specialty kushikatsu (skewers of fried food) and reasonably priced downtown gourmet and the area is becoming a popular spot for tourists.
  • Tamatsukuri Yukimura Road
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    Tennoji Ward, Osaka-shi, Osaka
    The 100-meter-long shopping street is located on the western side of JR Tamatsukuri Station. Near Sanko Shrine, said to be where Sanada Maru was built, it became famous as a site connected to Yukimura Sanada. On the shopping street, there are life-sized panels of the Sanada 10 Braves, and it is decorated with bright red flag banners displaying Sanada's rokumonsen (six coins) emblem. At eateries with shop curtains on the street, there are many Yukimura Sanada-themed menus. Among them, there is also a photo studio where you can take photographs as Yukimura Sanada if you make a reservation.
  • Ohatsu Tenjin Urasando
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    2-10-10 Sonezaki Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
    This hidden gourmet street is located close to Umeda Station. Along the narrow alleyway, there are various kinds of shops nestled up to one another. The variety is truly rich, with everything from Italian, French, sushi, oyster bars, live shrimp bars, grilled pork skewers, beef or pork tripe hotpots, charcoal grilled meat, kushiage and Okinawan cuisine, to taverns and public bars. Because there is only a small distance between different shops, many people go pub crawling here. The lunch menus are also very satisfying.
  • Tsuruhashi Korai Market
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    Osaka Osakashi Ikuno-ku Tsuruhashi
    In a corner of a shopping street spread through the east side of the JR Loop Line's Tsuruhashi Station, it is lined with stores mainly using the space under the elevated train tracks. With the surrounding area the Korea Town built after World War II, there are many shops in the market that carry authentic fresh Korean food ingredients such as kimchi, restaurants selling yakiniku BBQ, and stores for clothing like jeogori traditional Korean clothing and other accessories. Together with the neighboring shopping street, the area was chosen as one of Japan's top 100 locations with good aromas by the Ministry of the Environment because of the bustle and fragrance of kimchi and yakiniku wafting throughout the general area.
  • Tachibana-dori (Orange Street)
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    Osaka Osakashi Nishi-ku Minamihorie
    This street represents what is fashionable in Osaka, and is located approx. three minutes from the Osaka Metro Yotsubashi Line's Yotsubashi Station. It runs westward one street south of Amerika-mura Triangle Park. The 800-meter long street is lined with photogenic stores popular with young people such as cafes, boutiques, accessory shops, imported furniture stores and interior design shops. The neighborhood flourished as a furniture district from around the last days of the Tokugawa shogunate (1853-1867), and since there are traditional Japanese furniture dealers that have continued to operate since before World War II even now, it is a charming area with a mixture of old and new.
  • Shin-Umeda Shokudogai
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kakudachou 9-26
    This restaurant quarter is located under the railway girders between Hankyu Department Store on the east side of JR Osaka Station and Hankyu Umeda Station. 18 shops were opened in 1950 as a relief project for retirees of facilities related to the former Japanese National Railways. There are now approx. 100 restaurants including Japanese cuisine, western cuisine, Chinese cuisine, standing bars and fast food restaurants that are bustling with customers every day.
  • Mido-suji Sculpture Street
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Chuo-ku
    "29 sculptures are installed along a stretch of the Mido-suji Street in Chuo Ward, Osaka City from to the vicinity of Shinsaibashi Station which is known as the Mido-suji Sculpture Street. Visitors can view sculptures of people on both sides of the street created by Japanese and international artists, including Auguste Rodin's ""Eve,"" and Kotaro Takamura's ""Michinoku."""
  • TOMBORI Riverwalk
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Chuo-ku Dotonbori
    This riverside promenade came into being in 2004 in Dotonbori, an entertainment district famous across Japan as one of Osaka's most distinctive sightseeing destinations. Visitors can take a walk along the promenade and visit the atmospheric, retro, and historic bridges or climb onboard a tour boat from one of the landings along its length. There are many charming establishments along the river and visitors can take in a relaxing atmosphere in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • Tachibana Dori
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Nishi-ku Minamihorie
  • Nippombashi Oguratohakimonotonyagai
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    Osaka Osakashi Naniwa-ku Nippombashi 3-Nihonbashi East 1
  • Go F Department Store
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Naniwa-ku
  • Fukushima Shoten Dori Shopping street
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Fukushima-ku Fukushima 7-5-19-503

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While Osaka prefecture is the country's second smallest prefecture, its capital, Osaka City, is the country’s third-largest and arguably one of the most popular in the Kansai region thanks to its vibrant nightlife, the Osaka people’s openness, and its much-loved cuisine, which has earned it the nickname "the nation’s kitchen."

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