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DESTINATIONS japan osaka Shopping Amerika-mura


This shopping area in Osaka is a temple for fashionistas and vintage fans. The shops here sell America-inspired clothes, shoes and feature a number of second hand shops for records and, again, fashion. A shopping heaven during day times, the district is also worth visiting at night as it turns into a vibrant party location.


Osaka’s shopping areas can be divided into four districts: Umeda, Namba, Shinsai-bashi and Tennoji. Umeda has some of the city’s largest department stores. Namba, also known as Minami, has the best food culture. Shinsia-bashi is arguably the main shopping area, where you will also find the popular Amerika-mura, a district with many American style shops. This is the place where many young Japanese come to check out the latest trends or just “hang out”. Look out for the tell-tale Statue of Liberty. At the Tennoji district you will find both priceless antiques and contemporary fashion.