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6 Things To Do in Shinsaibashi, Osaka

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Shinsaibashi is an area in Osaka where you can easily spend the whole day shopping! There are a number of stores on the street of Shinsaibashi, and there are a quite a lot of places for sightseeing as well!

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Shinsaibashi, Osaka

Shinsaibashi is one of the most popular tourist spots in Osaka. There are so many places to shop and eat in Shinsaibashi, so if you are looking for a satisfying experience or if you've got time to spare, definitely check out the following places out while you're in Osaka!

Things to do in Shinsaibashi!

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

1. Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade

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This area is probably the most popular area in all of Shinsaibashi. The street where all the shops, cafes and restaurants are located is called Shinsaibashi Suji, which is also known as Shinsaibashi shopping arcade. It's only about an 8-minute walk from Shinsaibashi Station.
Daiso is a really famous 100 yen store in Japan. You can literally buy anything here, and the quality is really good too! It's a great place to get loads of souvenirs without breaking the bank, such as cute chopsticks, stickers, hair accessories, kitchen gadgets, iPhone accessories etc. Shinsaibashi happens to have a really big Daiso with a lot to choose from!

2. America-mura in Shinsaibashi

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America Mura, aka Amemura, meaning American-village, is a place where all thrift stores and cafes are. It's like Shimokitazawa in Tokyo. There are numbers of shops and restaurants that you can enjoy in Shinsaibashi's America Mura!
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. You might even find some Japan-limited items!
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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. This is a lot a nice place to check out in Shinsaibashi.

3. Mitsu Hachimangu Shrine in Shinsaibashi

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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. It takes around a 4-minute walk from Shinsaibashi station. If you want a moment to take a break from the crowded street, try stopping here for a breather!

4. Daimaru in Shinsaibashi

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

5. Dotonbori ( a short walk from Shinsaibashi)

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

6. Namba (also a close walk from Shinsaibashi)

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

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There are so many things to do in Osaka, let alone in Shinsaibashi, and you can feel the local vibe. It might be a good idea to visit both the Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori area on the same day since they are both really close. Be sure to pack an appetite as there are so many delicious things to eat in the area!
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