Kuromon Ichiba


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Kuromon Ichiba

Kuromon Ichiba, the Black Gate, is a huge market place that will surprise you with delicacies of the area. Around 200 shops and stalls will offer you fresh fruit, healthy vegetables or meat and also deliver restaurants nearby. Mingle with the locals and taste Japan at this shopping market.


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.