Hep 5 Department Store


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Hep 5 Department Store

There are over 150 stores in the “hip” Hep 5, also in the Umeda district. Most of them are fashion retail shops that suit young costumers, but people of all ages can find something of interest at this department store. There is a Disney store and a Snoopy Town Shop for the children, all kinds of clothing stores (some of them provide discounted clothes), a food department and lots of other things. The greatest attraction in Hep 5 must still be the large Ferris wheel, from which you will get an outstanding overview of central Umeda district of Osaka.


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.