Flea Market at Ohatsu Tenjin Shrine


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Flea Market at Ohatsu Tenjin Shrine

There are several markets worth a visit and they are often set up around the temples. At the flea market at Ohatsu Tenjin Shrine (Umeda), held twice a month (1st and 3rd Friday of every month), you will find many works of art and antiques. The market has 30 to 40 interesting antique shops. While it might not ba a large market, the quality of its items is high.


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.