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Namba Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
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All reviews neon lights shopping area den den town great shopping night life busy area lots of restaurants crab shop till you drop ramen walk around octopus glico man food stalls train station department district
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is full of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. At night the place is crowded and the signs are bright and interesting. It is a place full of energy and lively. Good fun.

Thank CelineBrussels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited here during a recent stay in Osaka and found it to be a place with lots happening, great street food and some street entertainment (although I imagine this last aspect is somewhat hit or miss). The area has many interesting signs, lots of...More

Thank betteskid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is near Dotonbori and is one of two famous shopping, dining and nightlife area and literally means 'South' in Japanese. The other famous center is Kita (meaning north). You can find most of the main Namba stations for the various railways and metro here....More

Thank PaulSiow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located underground along the train station, it had Nice shops and small cafes. We tried the macha shop.. ate macha cake and ice cream It was a new experience for us.

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Literally means as “south” in Japanese, Minami is Osaka’s second downtown district after Kita. Encompassing the Shinsaibashi shopping arcade, Amerikamura, Dotonbori, Den Den Town and Namba Parks, this area is definitely Osaka’s premier shopping, dining and nightlife hub. Do not expect any peace and quiet...More

Thank HerbertC249
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I dont eat there, but this place is so famous for the sign. It is located in the junction. If you come from subway, you will stroll along the shopping places. Crowd n busy place but worth to take picture on. Go in the nite...More

Thank Lita K
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

I was only here during the day. I can only imagine how colorful it is at night. So many different restaurants and stores with such interesting signs and such.

Thank ptyduke
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This whole area not only has delicious food, it’s a heaven for shoppers! This shopping district has the cheapest price for famous brands of cosmetics and skin care products. A lot of duty free stores. I bought mostly facial masks, vitamins and collagens here. The...More

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The Namba area - with 3 different train/subway stations named Namba - is large, and has many hotels and BNBs. With an uncountable number of restaurants, huge shopping malls, quaint Namba walking streets, et., etc., it is a perfect area to stay. The major hotel...More

Thank Monty S
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Must visit place and take photo with the icon glica man...close to shinsaibashi and transport hub like nankai namba eki.

Thank BH C
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18 April 2018|
Response from sayvonna | Reviewed this property |
some at 9pm and some at 10pm..
Shafira A
17 December 2017|
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Response from semanticvision | Reviewed this property |
I have been using Google Maps and you can pick the routs with only JR connection. However, some very short local connections maybe you want to consider spent extra Yen to save time taking a longer, multiple connections... More
Vanessa S
7 June 2017|
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Response from rbzmiso1 | Reviewed this property |
Try DenDen town. Got a variety of electronic shops there.