Experience a shopper’s paradise and symbol of downtown Osaka as you explore the bustling arcade where brightly colored storefronts display the latest fashion trends.

Shinsaibashi is one of Osaka’s oldest and most exciting shopping districts, containing a huge range of brand-name stores, independent retailers and fashion boutiques. Explore a roofed arcade that extends nearly 2,000 feet (600 meters) across the city’s downtown district and experience the lively energy of this landmark destination.

Dating back to the Edo period, Shinsaibashi’s history as a shopping area stretches back nearly four centuries. The area has long drawn locals and visitors to its bustling stores and today it has a reputation as being one of Osaka’s most fashion-forward destinations. Make your way down the extensive arcade and check out the brightly illuminated displays. Take in the exciting atmosphere as you join the crowds of shoppers exploring the stores and peruse the collections of clothing, accessories, homewares and souvenirs. You’ll find well-known labels, exclusive brands and up-and-coming fashion boutiques among the stores along this busy strip.

Explore the street’s western area to visit America-mura Village, an area that has been popular with younger shoppers since the 1970s. The western section gained its reputation for importing American-made clothing, records and goods. Today it is still a hotspot for Western-style fashion. Admire its brightly colored murals and the illustrations that adorn the walls of this shopping area.

If you’re feeling in need of a pick-me-up, you’ll find a wide range of restaurants and cafés serving quick snacks and refreshing drinks. Enjoy Osaka street-food specialties, including okonomiyaki pancake or takoyaki octopus balls.

While in the area, be sure to check out the nearby upmarket shopping districts of Horie and Minamisenba. Den Den Town in Nipponbashi has a huge range of electronics and gaming items.

Shinsaibashi is the shopping strip that connects the central Osaka areas of Umeda and Namba, and is bordered by the Dotonbori Canal. The district is free to visit at any time of the day and is an exciting place to shop, dine and people-watch. The Shinsaibashi district is easily accessible via the subway station of the same name.

Top Hotels in Shinsaibashi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
APA Hotel Namba-Ekihigashi
APA Hotel Namba-Ekihigashi
3 out of 5
4-29 Sennichimae, Namba, Osaka, Osaka
¥5,206
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9

Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Namba Grand Kagetsu Theater and Kuromon Ichiba Market. Tsutenkaku Tower and Abeno Harukas are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,424 reviews)

"Fast check in and check out service, room very clean and tidy, staff are friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2019

APA Hotel Namba-Ekihigashi
Smile Hotel PREMIUM OSAKA HIGASHI-SHINSAIBASHI
Smile Hotel PREMIUM OSAKA HIGASHI-SHINSAIBASHI
3.5 out of 5
2-13-17 Shimanouchi Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka
¥6,455
per night
Nov 18 - Nov 19

Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Doton Plaza, Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade, and Amerikamura. Kuromon Ichiba Market and Dotonbori Glico ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,021 reviews)

"Clean and great amenities. Hospitable staff and great service"…"

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2019

Smile Hotel PREMIUM OSAKA HIGASHI-SHINSAIBASHI
 Sotetsu Grand Fresa Osaka-Namba
Sotetsu Grand Fresa Osaka-Namba
3 out of 5
1-1-13 Nipponbashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
¥5,276
per night
Nov 17 - Nov 18

Located in Namba, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Tsutenkaku Tower and within 3 mi (5 km) of Osaka Museum of History and Osaka Science Museum. Osaka Castle ...

4.2/5Excellent! (4,092 reviews)

"The location is great, room is clean but very small. The staff were friendly"…"

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Sotetsu Grand Fresa Osaka-Namba
HOTEL FELICE Shinsaibashi by RELIEF
HOTEL FELICE Shinsaibashi by RELIEF
3 out of 5
1-17-11 Higashishinsaibashi, Osaka, Osaka
¥7,772
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16

Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade and Amerikamura. Kuromon Ichiba Market and Dotonbori Glico Sign are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (662 reviews)

"Love ething, location cleanliness staff hospitality comfy of the bed room size..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

HOTEL FELICE Shinsaibashi by RELIEF
Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
4 out of 5
1-2-3 Minatomachi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
¥9,370
per night
Nov 24 - Nov 25

Located in Namba, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Osaka City Air Terminal, Tsutenkaku Tower, and Shitennoji Temple. Osaka Museum of History and Umeda Sky ...

4.3/5Excellent! (6,137 reviews)

"The location js right next to OCAT,make it so convenient for transfer between osaka and kyoto and to the airport!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
Hotel Nikko Osaka
Hotel Nikko Osaka
4 out of 5
1-3-3 Nishi-shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
¥13,347
per night
Nov 17 - Nov 18

Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade and Dotonbori Glico Sign. Namba Grand Kagetsu Theater and Tempozan Harbor ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,287 reviews)

"Hotel is 4 star but looking a little dated. The lounge bar was more of a meeting place for men a drink their female companions. Very dark and not really welconing. The area around the hotel was good lots of restaurants and shops close by. We found a great wine bar 2 streets on the right of the hotel. ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2019

Hotel Nikko Osaka

Popular things to do in Shinsaibashi

Tsutenkaku Tower
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Tsutenkaku Tower

4/5(221 reviews)

Come to marvel at the tower that reaches to heaven and meet Billiken, the god of happiness and good luck.

Spa World
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Spa World

4.5/5(30 reviews)

Relax in world culture-themed spas, recharge with medicinal saunas and play around in a water park at this comprehensive health retreat.

Kuromon Ichiba Market
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Kuromon Ichiba Market

4.5/5(139 reviews)

Follow scents of spices and smoked goods into the covered alleyway of this bustling food market. Its popularity with chefs has earned it the nickname Osaka’s Kitchen. 

Namba Parks
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Namba Parks

4.5/5(49 reviews)

Find some respite in a leafy oasis terraced across eight levels of an inner-city shopping mall, where parks and gardens blend with contemporary architecture.

Namba Grand Kagetsu Theater
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Namba Grand Kagetsu Theater

For a night of entertainment and Japanese-style humor, head to Osaka’s busiest theatrical center.

Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium
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Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium

Catch an event at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium during your trip to Osaka. Discover the entertainment choices and shops in this walkable area.

Top activities in Shinsaibashi

Full-Day Bus Tour to Kyoto, Nara & Kobe
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Full-Day Bus Tour to Kyoto, Nara & Kobe

¥8,588

Take a journey through the wonders of ancient and modern Japan with a day trip that shows you the historic cities of Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe. With destinations from the peaceful bamboo forest of Arashiyama to the lively Kobe Mosaic, you get a look at centuries' worth of culture.

Osaka Bar Hopping Food Tour in Namba
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Osaka Bar Hopping Food Tour in Namba

¥7,800

Start the Osaka Food Tour by Hopping Hidden Local Bars & Taste Local Food at Namba Area After meeting our local tour guide at exit 15B of Namba station, the guide will take you around Hozenji Yokocho Alley, located near Dotonbori.

Full-Day Bus Tour of Arashiyama, Nara & Kobe w/ Halal Meals
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Full-Day Bus Tour of Arashiyama, Nara & Kobe w/ Halal Meals

¥10,000

Board a bus and head out of Osaka for a day of exploring the treasures in Arashiyama, Nara, and Kobe. In Arashiyama, explore Sagano Bamboo Forest and ride the scenic Randen tram line, then visit the UNESCO-listed Todai-ji temple in Nara.

Full-Day Bus Tour of Arashiyama, Nara & Kobe
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Full-Day Bus Tour of Arashiyama, Nara & Kobe

¥8,000

Board a bus and head out of Osaka for a day of exploring the treasures in Arashiyama, Nara, and Kobe. In Arashiyama, explore Sagano Bamboo Forest and ride the scenic Randen tram line, then visit Nara. Your day ends with dinner and shopping in modern Kobe.

Northern Kyoto: Amanohashidate, Ine Boathouses & Miyama
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Northern Kyoto: Amanohashidate, Ine Boathouses & Miyama

¥10,990

Sweeping views of Amanohashidate, a boat ride to the unique Ine boathouses and a stroll around the thatched roof village of Kayabuki no Sato await on this highly enjoyable northern Kyoto prefecture tour. An all-you-can-eat seafood lunch is also thrown into the mix.

Kyoto Perfect Tour: 1day bus tour
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Kyoto Perfect Tour: 1day bus tour

¥14,000

Discover the 3 World Heritage listed sites (Kiyomizu temple, Tenrryuji temple and Kinkakuji Temple) in Kyoto. Besides, we will visit 2 popular spots: Fushimi Inari Shrine and bamboo forest in Sagano. Please be intoxicated magnificent Japanese historical places.

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Rugby World Cup Japan: Things to Do Between Matches
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Rugby World Cup Japan: Things to Do Between Matches

Crouch, bind, set for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan! With matches spread over 12 venues in cities across the country, traveling for the Rugby World Cup lets you experience Japanese culture and hospitality beyond the usual tourist cities.

Osaka Food Guide: What to Eat in Japan’s Kitchen
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Osaka Food Guide: What to Eat in Japan’s Kitchen

If you come to Osaka hungry, you’re sure to leave happy. Just make sure to pack your stretchy pants.

Other neighborhoods in Osaka

Minami
Spa World showing rides, interior views and a pool

Minami

Known for Shopping, Dining, Castles

4.5/5(51 reviews)

Minami is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like Kuromon Ichiba Market and Nipponbashi. See more of Osaka by jumping on the metro at Namba Station or Nippombashi Station.

Naniwa
Osaka featuring zoo animals and a park

Naniwa

Known for Shopping, Sightseeing, Walking

4.5/5(207 reviews)

Nipponbashi and Tsutenkaku Tower are top sights in Naniwa, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Daikokucho Station or Ashiharabashi Station to see more sights in the area.

Namba
Namba featuring a city

Namba

Known for Shopping, Dining, Castles

4.5/5(775 reviews)

With thrilling amusement arcades, underground bars, neon billboards and second-hand shopping, this dynamic district never ceases to surprise. 

Dotonbori
Dotonbori featuring city views and outdoor art as well as a large group of people

Dotonbori

Known for Shopping, Dining, Friendly People

Experience the colorful neon heart of Osaka along this canal, where travelers, couples and entertainment seekers throng the streets.

Shinsekai
Shinsekai showing a city as well as a small group of people

Shinsekai

Known for Spas, Monuments, Family-Friendly

This Osaka neighborhood, with a name that translates to New World, is a historic entertainment district with cultural, shopping and gastronomic attractions. 

Tennoji
Tennoji Park which includes a pond and a park

Tennoji

Known for Shopping, Skyscrapers, Dining

4.5/5(71 reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in Tennoji. Spend some time visiting top spots like Shitennoji Temple, and catch the metro at Osaka Uehonmachi Station or Shitennoji-mae Yuhigaoka Station to see more of the area.