Updated: October 04, 2017
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6 Things To Do in Shinsaibashi, Osaka

Shinsaibashi is an area in Osaka where you can shop all day! They have numbers of stores on the street of Shinsaibashi, and they have quite a lot of places to visit.

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Shinsaibashi is a popular tourism place in Osaka. They have so many places to shop and eat, so if you are looking for a satisfying experience or if you've got a time to spare, definitely check out the following places out!

Things to do!

Let's take a look at what you can do in Shinsaibashi area!

1. Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade

This area is probably the most popular area among all in Shinsaibashi. The street where all the shops, cafes and restaurants locate is called Shinsaibashsuji, which is also known as Shinsaibashi shopping arcade.
Daiso is a really famous 100 yen store in Japan. You can literally buy anything here, and the quality is really good too! You can get lots of souvenirs!

2. America-mura

America Mura, aka Amemura, meaning American-village, is a place where all thrift stores and cafes gather. It's like Shimokitazawa in Tokyo. There are numbers of shops and restaurants that you can enjoy.
There is also Adidas store in Amemura! They have lots of collections available at the store, and they have so many shoes too! If you are Adidas lover, definitely go visit this store.
In Amemura, there is a famous park called "Sankaku Kouen", literally meaning "Triangle Park". It's more like a space on the street rather than a park, but this is where young people gather. They usually have bands playing music and comedians performing.

3. Mitsu Hachimangu Shrine

Mitsu Hachimangu Shrine is a shrine that is located really close from Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade and Amemura. It's a really nice place to visit during spring, when all cherry blossoms bloom. Takes around a 4 minute walk from Shinsaibashi station. If you want a moment to take a break from the crowded street, maybe take a walk to here.

4. Daimaru

Daimaru is a huge department store where you can shop and eat! It is directly connected to Shinsaibashi station, which is very accessible. You can literally find anything here - from high brands to casual, if you want to shop in Shinsaibashi, you should definitely check it out! The link below will take you to Daimaru's official website.

5. Dotonbori

Dotonbori is really close from Shinsaibashi, you can easily walk there. It is a place where you can feel Osaka vibes! It's really fun to go there at night, and it is such a busy city. Check out the article on Dotonbori to find out more (link below)!

6. Namba

Namba is another popular place in Osaka! Like Dotonbori, it is really close to Shinsaibashi, probably takes 20 minutes by foot. Namba has lots of places to visit, including Kuromon Market where they sell fish and good sushi, Houzenji and Houzenji Yokocho where they have good food, and Namba Yasaka-jinja where they have a humongous statue of lion's head.

Access

You can go to Shinsaibashi by using Midosuji subway line.
- From Umeda: Take Midosuji line to Shinsaibashi station
- From Kansai International Airport: Take a shuttle bus to OCAT (Namba), and take Midosuji to Shinsaibashi.
- From Osaka Airport (Itami Airport): Take Osaka Monorail to Senri Chuo station, take Midosuji to Shinsaibashi

Enjoy your Shinsaibashi visit!

Shinsaibashi has lots of things to do, and you can feel the local atmosphere. It might be a good idea to visit both Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori area on the same day since it is really close!
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