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ShinsaibashiOsaka

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
Swissotel Nankai Osaka
Swissotel Nankai Osaka
5 out of 5
5-1-60 Namba Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is ¥16,895 per night

Located in Namba, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Namba Grand Kagetsu Theater and Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium. Kuromon Ichiba Market and Nipponbashi ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (5,104 reviews)
Four day mini-vacation in Osaka

"Great location, great service, in the center of a transit hub. Highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2020

Swissotel Nankai Osaka
APA Hotel Namba-Ekihigashi
APA Hotel Namba-Ekihigashi
3 out of 5
4-29 Sennichimae, Namba, Osaka, Osaka
The price is ¥3,719 per night

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! (2,933 reviews)

"Front desk is friendly and knowledgeable and speak proficient english, room is very clean. Breakfast is excellent"…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

APA Hotel Namba-Ekihigashi
The Wall Hotel
The Wall Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2-17-9 Nishishinsaibashi Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is ¥2,892 per night

Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Amerikamura and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade. Dotonbori Glico Sign and Osaka City Air Terminal are ...

4/5Very Good! (284 reviews)
An Inexpensive Hotel Close to all the Action.

"This hotel is a nice balance between near it all and affordable. The bathroom and bathtub are large. Being 6'2 and trying to take a nice hot bath after a long day of walking/shopping and getting lost is usually impossible in most Japanese style hotels (kind of like trying to stuff yourself into one ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

The Wall Hotel
ibis Styles Osaka Namba
ibis Styles Osaka Namba
3 out of 5
2-13 Soemon-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is ¥5,218 per night

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

3.9/5Very Good! (1,806 reviews)

"Property is near Dotonbori Area. Walk down from the property and eveything is there. Food, shopping and train network are all within walking distance. Highly recommended. Love the vibes of the area."…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

ibis Styles Osaka Namba
Dormy Inn Premium Namba Natural Hot Spring
Dormy Inn Premium Namba Natural Hot Spring
3.5 out of 5
2-14-23 Shimanouchi Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is ¥6,560 per night

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

4.4/5Wonderful! (3,249 reviews)

"very clean and comfortable and have a noodle after 9:30, so nice"…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Dormy Inn Premium Namba Natural Hot Spring
Namba Oriental Hotel
Namba Oriental Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2-8-17, Sennichi-Mae, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is ¥7,364 per night

Located in Namba, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade and Tsutenkaku Tower. Shitennoji Temple and Osaka Museum of History are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,873 reviews)

"Location is awesome. close to several subway stations. We took the airport shuttle and it's easy to reach both times. It has lots of restaurants near the hotel and a supermarket right next to it. It's very convenient if you need some essential goods. The hotel provides candies and masks in the morning ..."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Namba Oriental Hotel

Popular places to visit in Shinsaibashi

Nipponbashi
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Nipponbashi

4.5/5(152 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs when you visit Nipponbashi, a favorite shopping spot in Osaka. While in this walkable area, you can savor the restaurants and coffeehouses.

Tsutenkaku Tower
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Tsutenkaku Tower

4/5(261 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(167 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. 

Amerikamura
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Amerikamura

4.5/5(41 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home when you visit Amerikamura, a popular shopping spot in Osaka. While in this walkable area, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Namba Parks
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Namba Parks

4.5/5(50 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.

Top things to do in Shinsaibashi

Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour
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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

88% of travellers recommend
¥8,580
Per adult
Small-Group Guided Osakan Street Food Cooking Course
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Small-Group Guided Osakan Street Food Cooking Course

88% of travellers recommend
¥7,500
Per adult
Osaka Bar Hopping Food Tour in Namba
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Osaka Bar Hopping Food Tour in Namba

86% of travellers recommend
¥10,000
Per adult
Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours
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Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours

100% of travellers recommend
¥5,208
Per adult
Osaka Pub Crawl with Drinks
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Osaka Pub Crawl with Drinks

¥2,500
Per adult
Unlimited Prepaid Nano SIM Card for Japan
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Unlimited Prepaid Nano SIM Card for Japan

¥3,918
Per adult

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Kuromon Ichiba featuring interior views and a city as well as a large group of people

Minami

4.5/5Wonderful!(59 area 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 (Nankai) or Namba Station.

Minami
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Naniwa

4.5/5Wonderful!(240 area reviews)

Enjoy the popular shops in Naniwa. Nipponbashi is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Daikokucho Station or Ashiharabashi Station to see more of Osaka.

Naniwa
Namba featuring a city

Namba

4.5/5Wonderful!(906 area reviews)

Enjoy the popular shops in Namba. Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Namba Station or Nippombashi Station to see more of Osaka.

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

Dotonbori

A noteworthy feature of Dotonbori is its popular shops. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade and Amerikamura.

Dotonbori
Tennoji Park which includes a pond and a park

Tennoji

4.5/5Wonderful!(81 area reviews)

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

Tennoji
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Nishi

4.5/5Wonderful!(92 area reviews)

Shopping, hot springs, and spas highlight some notable features of Nishi. Make a stop by Kyocera Dome Osaka or Orix Theater while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Nishi-Nagahori Station or Awaza Station to get around town.

Nishi