Minami (City South)

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See the real Osaka here

The shopping district centering on Namba is known as Minami. It's a charming and lively area where you can visit Dotombori, with its flashy Kanidouraku and Glico signs; Minamisemba and Horie, filled with unique shops and cafes; and Shinsaibashi, home to high-class brand shops and Amerika-mura (American Village), a front-running district in youth culture. There are also many theaters where you can see bunraku and kabuki, both part of the Kansai culture since the Edo period, as well as manzai style comedy. If you want to see the real, undistilled Osaka, be sure to visit Minami.

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The birthplace of Kansai's performing arts

When visiting Osaka, you can't miss a performance of local comedy. In the Minami area, manzai and comedic plays are performed daily at the Namba Grand Kagetsu (NGK), the home stage of comedy conglomerate Yoshimoto Kogyo. Other places where you can enjoy Kansai's performing arts in Minami include the Shochiku-za, which stages kabuki, musicals, and commercial plays, and the National Bunraku theatre, that specialises in the traditional puppet theatre.

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Dotonbori, home of Cui-daore (eat 'til you drop)

Dotombori is filled with famous restaurants where you can enjoy classic Osaka foods like takoyaki, okonomiyaki, tetchiri (blowfish stew), and udon. Giant sculptures in the shape of crabs or blowfish add to the excitement, helping to immerse you in the buzzing market atmosphere that is a hallmark of this city. South of the bustling Dotombori area is the more old-fashioned Hozenji Yokocho, a traditional shopping street that's reminiscent of Osaka from the olden days.

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Why not do some leisurely window shopping?

Horie is a fashionable neighborhood brimming with modern boutiques and classy cafes that are popular among young people. Minami-semba, once the site of many lumber businesses, has transformed into a district of distinctive stores, hair salons, and local designer shops. If you're looking to do some shopping with a difference, be sure to visit Horie as well as Amerika-mura, which is at the cutting edge of youth street culture. Large-scale shopping centers like the beautiful, semi-outdoor Namba Parks and O1O1 NAMBA MARUI are also lively destinations.

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Distinctive shopping streets

Another part of Minami's charm is the selection of bustling shopping streets where you can stroll past countless vendors selling unique gifts. The Shinsaibashi-suji Shotengai, running parallel to Midosuji Boulevard, has a long history and about 180 shops, including Daimaru Shinsaibashi. Another must-visit strip is the famous Sennichima Doguyasuji Shopping Street, packed with stores selling all sorts of tools related to food, from cooking utensils like knives, pots, and cutting boards, to dishes, neon signs and paper lanterns. You can also visit Kuromon Ichiba, stocked with fresh foods, and Nippombashi DENDEN Town, an electronics district on par with Tokyo's Akihabara.

Denden Town In Nipponbashi

Town of electrical appliances retail, along with Tokyo Akihabara.Bargaining is also part of the fun of shopping in Nihonbashi.

Mitsu Park(Sankaku Park)

The landmark in American village, and one of the spots for a meeting place.

Folli Follie Shinsaibashi Shop

On the concept of "affordable and fashionable luxury", this shop offers such fashion accessories as jewelry, watches and bags at affordable prices.

allys hair Shinsaibashi OPA

"allys hair Shinsaibashi OPA" is a hair salon known for its hairstyling for various fashion shows and magazines.

Shinsaibashi Hozenji Arare

Founded in 1920, this is one of Osaka's well-established specialty shop of rice crackers. Its products make a perfect souvenir of Osaka as well as a gift, made by using Japanese paddy-field sticky rice grown by contract farmers and processed by skilled artisans.

SALON DE GRES Swissôtel NANKAI OSAKA

This is a directly managed store of a maker of men's and women's shoes, which is committed to hand manufacturing in Japan. Customers can relax and make choices in a spacious salon-like environment.

SPOTAKA Shinsaibashi BIGSTEP

SPOTAKA is a general sports store located on the B1F and B2F of Shinsaibashi BIGSTEP, which suggests new sporting styles to customers with its complete selection of sporting goods.

Panic Rabbit 84 Café

Located in Sennichimae area of Osaka City, this café puts on various night shows featuring pole dance and aerial tissue art dance.

SPORTS GOODS SHOP SELECTION

A shop specializing in professional sports goods!

VIEWTY Ebisubashi Shop

A cosmetics store to color women's life scene!

Namba Hands-Free Center

Enjoy Osaka even more with "Hands-Free Travel"!!

Design Pocket : Plastic food making experience

Why don't you create your own food sample!?

Torame Yokocho

Consisting of a row of various unique restaurants located in the Ura-Namba district where has gained attetion as a trendy spot.

Japan Tate-do Association

Right in the middle of Osaka-City, you can experiencesamurai performance!

Forcise

Forcise beauty solution company has numerous salons for pursuing beauty, suggest and realizing an enriched society.The professionals provide the guests with an attractive range of offerings here.

ROUND1 Kita-Shinsaibashi

Round 1 is an arcade, karaoke place, bowling, sports area, billiard tables and more! It is opened till 6am, perfect place to stay all night!

Don Qoijote Dotonbori Store 

The biggest discount shop group in Japan...

Naniwa Mebutsu Ichibiri-An Dotonbori-ten

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Naniwa Mebutsu Ichibiri-An Namba-ten

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Angelic Smile Shinsaibashi

Located on the 1st floor of Midosuji Bldg. next to Shinsaibashi OPA, it is a place to attend to beauty that you can easily drop in at during shopping or on your way home from the office.

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