Hankyu Department Store


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Hankyu Department Store

In the Umeda district lies Hankyu, Japan’s largest chain of department stores. This is a flagship store situated at Hankyu Terminal in Umeda. The interior is exclusive, just as other Hankyu stores across Japan. The brands are both International and Japanese, such as GAP, Miyake, Nicole Farhi, Kenzo and Cerruti. If you go there, do not miss the food market on the two bottom floors, which has become known for its high quality and service.


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.