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DESTINATIONS japan osaka Shopping Nipponbashi


Near Sakaisuji Avenue you can find an electronics paradise at Nipponbashi. Better known as “Den-Den Town”, the district offers you collectibles, various manga and comic books, as well as movies and DVDs. The vast offer and the low prices make this area the ideal shopping location to browse and buy.


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.