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Guidebook for Osaka-shi

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Guidebook for Osaka-shi

Food Scene
There is a good variety of restaurants under the distinctive cylindrical Maru Building, including Korean, Indian, yakitori and an omuraisu (fried rice wrapped in a thin omelette topped with sauce) specialist.
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There is a good variety of restaurants under the distinctive cylindrical Maru Building, including Korean, Indian, yakitori and an omuraisu (fried rice wrapped in a thin omelette topped with sauce) specialist.
The main restaurant floors (12 through 14) of Japan's tallest skyscraper have some 44 restaurants among them, with specialities from fugu (puffer fish) to pizza. Try for a window seat for sweeping views.
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The main restaurant floors (12 through 14) of Japan's tallest skyscraper have some 44 restaurants among them, with specialities from fugu (puffer fish) to pizza. Try for a window seat for sweeping views.
Beneath Hankyū Umeda Station is a collection of Japanese and international restaurants, as well as shops selling cakes, pastries and chocolates. You'll know you're in the right place when you see the indoor canal.
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阪急三号街
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Beneath Hankyū Umeda Station is a collection of Japanese and international restaurants, as well as shops selling cakes, pastries and chocolates. You'll know you're in the right place when you see the indoor canal.
A handy Ame-Mura location, an intimate space with art-filled walls and streetside tables, friendly service, live jazz some Sundays and, importantly, good coffee, panini and salumi – for a relaxed lunchtime or evening pit stop. Alcohol is also served.
BANCO
A handy Ame-Mura location, an intimate space with art-filled walls and streetside tables, friendly service, live jazz some Sundays and, importantly, good coffee, panini and salumi – for a relaxed lunchtime or evening pit stop. Alcohol is also served.
This organic all-you-can-eat restaurant serves mostly Japanese cuisine with a focus on seasonal foods and vegetable dishes. The 'drink bar' is an additional ¥214, and there's a discount for children. If you go at lunchtime, be prepared to sit in line.
SAIJIKI
This organic all-you-can-eat restaurant serves mostly Japanese cuisine with a focus on seasonal foods and vegetable dishes. The 'drink bar' is an additional ¥214, and there's a discount for children. If you go at lunchtime, be prepared to sit in line.
At the fancy new shopping mall north of JR Osaka Station, Umekita Dining on the 7th through 9th floors of the south building has 36 restaurants, most pretty splashy. For a different experience, Umekita Cellar is a food hall with, unusually, both eat-in and takeout options.
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Grand Front Osaka
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At the fancy new shopping mall north of JR Osaka Station, Umekita Dining on the 7th through 9th floors of the south building has 36 restaurants, most pretty splashy. For a different experience, Umekita Cellar is a food hall with, unusually, both eat-in and takeout options.
This casual pizzeria has an open kitchen with a large brick oven, so you can see the delicious thin-crust pizzas being prepared. Staff are enthusiastic and there's an interesting menu (in Japanese and Italian) of mostly pizzas but also antipasto and desserts. Smoking only on the outdoor terrace.
Cuorerudino
This casual pizzeria has an open kitchen with a large brick oven, so you can see the delicious thin-crust pizzas being prepared. Staff are enthusiastic and there's an interesting menu (in Japanese and Italian) of mostly pizzas but also antipasto and desserts. Smoking only on the outdoor terrace.
This long-running Thai place serves fairly authentic versions of the standard favourites like green curry and tom yum kung, and does a great-value lunch buffet. Tables at the back have views of the canal. Look for the small English sign a couple of buildings past the giant crab – Krungtep is in the basement.
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This long-running Thai place serves fairly authentic versions of the standard favourites like green curry and tom yum kung, and does a great-value lunch buffet. Tables at the back have views of the canal. Look for the small English sign a couple of buildings past the giant crab – Krungtep is in the basement.
The 70-plus eateries across multiple buildings here are almost overwhelming. To target your browsing, Eki Marché on the southwest side has dozens of small, reasonably priced spots such as Kani Chahan-no-Mise for delectable crab fried rice, and a branch of Kaiten Sushi Ganko does kaiten-sushi (conveyor-belt sushi).
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Osaka Station
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The 70-plus eateries across multiple buildings here are almost overwhelming. To target your browsing, Eki Marché on the southwest side has dozens of small, reasonably priced spots such as Kani Chahan-no-Mise for delectable crab fried rice, and a branch of Kaiten Sushi Ganko does kaiten-sushi (conveyor-belt sushi).
At the main branch of this Osaka institution, a large dining hall serves a wide variety of set-course meals and sushi (à la carte or in sets), offering traditional, quality ingredients at a reasonable price. It's on the street along the west side of Hankyū Umeda Station. Look for the logo of the guy wearing a headband.
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At the main branch of this Osaka institution, a large dining hall serves a wide variety of set-course meals and sushi (à la carte or in sets), offering traditional, quality ingredients at a reasonable price. It's on the street along the west side of Hankyū Umeda Station. Look for the logo of the guy wearing a headband.
This lively local chain sets the standard for kushikatsu (¥100-250), alongside izakaya faves like sashimi, sushi and grilled dishes. Yokozuna couldn't be easier to find, behind giant placards painted with sumo wrestlers. If this location is full, two others with the same menu are steps away (2-4-11 Ebisu-higashi and 2-5-9 Ebisu-higashi).
Yokozuna Tsutenkaku shop
This lively local chain sets the standard for kushikatsu (¥100-250), alongside izakaya faves like sashimi, sushi and grilled dishes. Yokozuna couldn't be easier to find, behind giant placards painted with sumo wrestlers. If this location is full, two others with the same menu are steps away (2-4-11 Ebisu-higashi and 2-5-9 Ebisu-higashi).
If you've never tried Japanese-style curry rice, this restaurant on a quiet Ame-Mura sidestreet is a good place to get acquainted with its warm, saucy charms. Choose from tomato-, beef- or chicken-based curries and a variety of toppings (¥50 to ¥330), amid simple but modern decor. You can even get yours with genmai (brown rice).
Shinsaibashi Madras 5 - curry / cafe
If you've never tried Japanese-style curry rice, this restaurant on a quiet Ame-Mura sidestreet is a good place to get acquainted with its warm, saucy charms. Choose from tomato-, beef- or chicken-based curries and a variety of toppings (¥50 to ¥330), amid simple but modern decor. You can even get yours with genmai (brown rice).
For a break from Japanese food, stop at this casual, foreigner-friendly joint. Pizza lunch sets are especially good value, but there are also calzones, wraps, bagels, desserts, bubble teas and brunch-time pancakes, plus poutine (a Montreal specialty of fries topped with gravy and more, courtesy of the Canadian owners), and cocktails.
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For a break from Japanese food, stop at this casual, foreigner-friendly joint. Pizza lunch sets are especially good value, but there are also calzones, wraps, bagels, desserts, bubble teas and brunch-time pancakes, plus poutine (a Montreal specialty of fries topped with gravy and more, courtesy of the Canadian owners), and cocktails.
Beneath the massive green dragon, this indoor-outdoor spot offers house-made noodles and a front-row seat to the Dōtombori scene. Purchase a ticket from a machine, sit at a low table on a tatami platform, top your noodle soup with kimchi , garlic or marinated green onion, and slurp away. Don't linger too long, as there always seems to be a queue.
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Kinryu Ramen Dotombori
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Beneath the massive green dragon, this indoor-outdoor spot offers house-made noodles and a front-row seat to the Dōtombori scene. Purchase a ticket from a machine, sit at a low table on a tatami platform, top your noodle soup with kimchi , garlic or marinated green onion, and slurp away. Don't linger too long, as there always seems to be a queue.
This large, comfortable hipster cafe in Ame-Mura serves good coffee, drinks and eclectic light meals: pastas, sandwiches, salads, soy-milk-based French toast, sausage and cabbage burrito, and tuna & avocado rice bowls. It's all amid modernist decor with big windows for people watching and a few iPads for guest use. Downside: can be a bit smoky.
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This large, comfortable hipster cafe in Ame-Mura serves good coffee, drinks and eclectic light meals: pastas, sandwiches, salads, soy-milk-based French toast, sausage and cabbage burrito, and tuna & avocado rice bowls. It's all amid modernist decor with big windows for people watching and a few iPads for guest use. Downside: can be a bit smoky.
Satoyama's all-you-can-eat 'Viking' (buffet) set-up lets you choose from mostly Japanese home-style dishes, while enjoying great views of the Hep Five Ferris wheel. Come after 8.30pm and you'll pay the lunch price for dinner. Discounts for kids. Enter the building across from Kinokuniya at Hankyu Umeda Station; take the elevator to the 17th floor.
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Satoyama's all-you-can-eat 'Viking' (buffet) set-up lets you choose from mostly Japanese home-style dishes, while enjoying great views of the Hep Five Ferris wheel. Come after 8.30pm and you'll pay the lunch price for dinner. Discounts for kids. Enter the building across from Kinokuniya at Hankyu Umeda Station; take the elevator to the 17th floor.
At this spacious, wooden-table-filled cafe you can grab a light meal or quick coffee pick-me-up while exploring Kita. The menu features pizzas, pastas, risottos and salads, with some vegetarian-friendly options (let them know what you don't eat). There's no English menu, but there are pictures and 'pasta lunch' or 'pizza lunch' will get your point across.
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At this spacious, wooden-table-filled cafe you can grab a light meal or quick coffee pick-me-up while exploring Kita. The menu features pizzas, pastas, risottos and salads, with some vegetarian-friendly options (let them know what you don't eat). There's no English menu, but there are pictures and 'pasta lunch' or 'pizza lunch' will get your point across.
The name means 'chicken nobility', but prices at this popular Osaka-based yakitori chain are decidedly for regular folk. Look for the yellow and red sign and the number 280 (the price of all the generously portioned grilled skewers, plus tax), then climb the narrow stairs to the dining room with booths separated by untreated wood slats, and streaming J-pop hits.
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The name means 'chicken nobility', but prices at this popular Osaka-based yakitori chain are decidedly for regular folk. Look for the yellow and red sign and the number 280 (the price of all the generously portioned grilled skewers, plus tax), then climb the narrow stairs to the dining room with booths separated by untreated wood slats, and streaming J-pop hits.
A peaceful retreat from the busy streets of Shinsaibashi, this welcoming Osaka landmark serves udon noodles, hearty nabe (cast-iron pot) dishes, and shabu-shabu (thin slices of meat and vegetables cooked in a broth and dipped in sauce) for reasonable prices. Look for the traditional three-storey wooden building with sliding-door entrance, just north of the corner.
Nishiya Honten
A peaceful retreat from the busy streets of Shinsaibashi, this welcoming Osaka landmark serves udon noodles, hearty nabe (cast-iron pot) dishes, and shabu-shabu (thin slices of meat and vegetables cooked in a broth and dipped in sauce) for reasonable prices. Look for the traditional three-storey wooden building with sliding-door entrance, just north of the corner.
At this adorable, all-vegan, mostly organic restaurant, lunch might be Indian curry or brown rice risotto, while dinner gets more Japanese-fusion with dishes like hijiki (sea green) samosas, shiitake mushroom cutlets, and pasta with dried tofu, shiitake , onion, shiso leaves and walnut and garlic sauce. From the cafe menu, try smoothies, coffees and tofu cheesecake.
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At this adorable, all-vegan, mostly organic restaurant, lunch might be Indian curry or brown rice risotto, while dinner gets more Japanese-fusion with dishes like hijiki (sea green) samosas, shiitake mushroom cutlets, and pasta with dried tofu, shiitake , onion, shiso leaves and walnut and garlic sauce. From the cafe menu, try smoothies, coffees and tofu cheesecake.
This popular restaurant in the Ohatsutenjin-dōri arcade serves up that great Osaka favourite, okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes), cooked on a griddle before you. There are lots to choose from the picture menu, including veg options, but the tokusen mikkusu yaki (mixed okonomiyaki with fried pork, shrimp and squid; ¥1080) is a classic. Look for red and white signage out front.
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Yukari Sonezaki honten
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This popular restaurant in the Ohatsutenjin-dōri arcade serves up that great Osaka favourite, okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes), cooked on a griddle before you. There are lots to choose from the picture menu, including veg options, but the tokusen mikkusu yaki (mixed okonomiyaki with fried pork, shrimp and squid; ¥1080) is a classic. Look for red and white signage out front.
In this country where seafood is sometimes eaten so fresh it's still moving, Zauo has tables on long 'fishing boats' over tanks where patrons fish for their own dinner. If you're lucky enough to hook something, there's celebratory drumming and your fish is whisked away to be prepared how you like (priced according to the type of fish). Alternatively, try an eight-piece sushi omakase nigiri , or a very tasty shio-yaki (salt-grilled) fish set from the menu. ¥300-per-person table charge. Reserve for a 'boat' table.
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Zauo Fishing Restaurant
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In this country where seafood is sometimes eaten so fresh it's still moving, Zauo has tables on long 'fishing boats' over tanks where patrons fish for their own dinner. If you're lucky enough to hook something, there's celebratory drumming and your fish is whisked away to be prepared how you like (priced according to the type of fish). Alternatively, try an eight-piece sushi omakase nigiri , or a very tasty shio-yaki (salt-grilled) fish set from the menu. ¥300-per-person table charge. Reserve for a 'boat' table.
A popular place to sample Osaka's signature dish. Try the house special Dōtombori yaki, a toothsome treat with pork, beef, squid, shrimp and cheese. Another unique specialty: tonpei-yaki , an omelette wrapped around fried pork. Some tables look out over the Dōtombori canal.
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Chibo
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A popular place to sample Osaka's signature dish. Try the house special Dōtombori yaki, a toothsome treat with pork, beef, squid, shrimp and cheese. Another unique specialty: tonpei-yaki , an omelette wrapped around fried pork. Some tables look out over the Dōtombori canal.
Step into an oasis of calm amid Dōtombori's chaos to be welcomed by kimono-clad staff at one of the area's oldest and most revered udon specialists. Try kitsune udon – noodles topped with soup-soaked slices of fried tofu. Look for the traditional exterior, and the willow tree outside.
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Dotombori Imai honten
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Step into an oasis of calm amid Dōtombori's chaos to be welcomed by kimono-clad staff at one of the area's oldest and most revered udon specialists. Try kitsune udon – noodles topped with soup-soaked slices of fried tofu. Look for the traditional exterior, and the willow tree outside.
On Hōzen-ji Yokochō, the minimalist atmosphere of this graceful shop lets you feast your eyes on kappō-ryōri : a multi-course chef-driven extravaganza artfully presented in gorgeous pottery that might come topped with a colourful leaf or water-misted for just the right sheen. Since peak seasonal ingredients change virtually daily, you may never have the same dish twice here.
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On Hōzen-ji Yokochō, the minimalist atmosphere of this graceful shop lets you feast your eyes on kappō-ryōri : a multi-course chef-driven extravaganza artfully presented in gorgeous pottery that might come topped with a colourful leaf or water-misted for just the right sheen. Since peak seasonal ingredients change virtually daily, you may never have the same dish twice here.
There's a cheery bustle inside this hard-working kaiten-sushi restaurant in a prime Dōtombori location. Over 50 seats zigzag around counters where plates rotate, colour-coded by price and thoughtfully labelled in multiple languages. Non-sushi-eaters can get cooked foods including tori no karaage (fried chicken) and fried tuna. English-speaking staff help make sense of it all.
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Daikisuisan
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There's a cheery bustle inside this hard-working kaiten-sushi restaurant in a prime Dōtombori location. Over 50 seats zigzag around counters where plates rotate, colour-coded by price and thoughtfully labelled in multiple languages. Non-sushi-eaters can get cooked foods including tori no karaage (fried chicken) and fried tuna. English-speaking staff help make sense of it all.
Friendly and trendy, near the western edge of Ame-Mura, Absinthe serves fantastic cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks and juices and a rare (for Japan) Mediterranean menu (falafel, hummus and babaganoush, plus pastas and pizzas). It's a tad pricey, but you're paying for quality ingredients, stylish surrounds and laid-back atmosphere; sliding doors create a sidewalk cafe vibe, weather permitting. And, yes, it does serve absinthe.
Cafe ABSINTHE
Friendly and trendy, near the western edge of Ame-Mura, Absinthe serves fantastic cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks and juices and a rare (for Japan) Mediterranean menu (falafel, hummus and babaganoush, plus pastas and pizzas). It's a tad pricey, but you're paying for quality ingredients, stylish surrounds and laid-back atmosphere; sliding doors create a sidewalk cafe vibe, weather permitting. And, yes, it does serve absinthe.
Head downstairs to this spirited, friendly izakaya for standards such as skewered meats, seafood, vegies fresh off the grill and giant pieces of tori no karaage (fried chicken). The best seats are at half-round counters, where your chef will serve you using a loooong paddle. Most dishes are ¥324. It's on the street along the west side of Hankyū Umeda Station, to the left of the signage featuring a guy wearing a headband.
Isaribi
Head downstairs to this spirited, friendly izakaya for standards such as skewered meats, seafood, vegies fresh off the grill and giant pieces of tori no karaage (fried chicken). The best seats are at half-round counters, where your chef will serve you using a loooong paddle. Most dishes are ¥324. It's on the street along the west side of Hankyū Umeda Station, to the left of the signage featuring a guy wearing a headband.
Drinks & Nightlife
This hip underground club in Ame-Mura hosts a variety of electronica-DJ and hip-hop events. There's a comfy seating area and several dance floors. Look for the English sign at street level.
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This hip underground club in Ame-Mura hosts a variety of electronica-DJ and hip-hop events. There's a comfy seating area and several dance floors. Look for the English sign at street level.
Pop in for a drink at this cosy, mellow bar with tropical island decor, Southeast Asian munchies and a big window for bang-on views of the Tsūten-kaku tower. It's just inside the Osaka Shin-Sekai arcade, on the right.
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Pop in for a drink at this cosy, mellow bar with tropical island decor, Southeast Asian munchies and a big window for bang-on views of the Tsūten-kaku tower. It's just inside the Osaka Shin-Sekai arcade, on the right.
In the warren of tiny bars of the Dōyama-chō, east of Osaka Station, gay men have been coming to this subtly stylish spot since 1993. There's no cover, reasonably priced drinks, and a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike.
G Physique Osaka
In the warren of tiny bars of the Dōyama-chō, east of Osaka Station, gay men have been coming to this subtly stylish spot since 1993. There's no cover, reasonably priced drinks, and a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike.
The name is Italian for '500', appropriate since everything at this cosy bar costs ¥500. There's a hearty selection of food and the impressively extensive martini menu. It's not far from the corner of Sakai-suji; look for the 5 in a red circle.
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The name is Italian for '500', appropriate since everything at this cosy bar costs ¥500. There's a hearty selection of food and the impressively extensive martini menu. It's not far from the corner of Sakai-suji; look for the 5 in a red circle.
This popular, dimly lit bar in the Kita-Shinchi district is a short walk from JR Osaka Station and draws a good crowd of expats and Japanese. Among other bar-menu standards, they do a good burger with chunky fries, and you can get a meat pie.
Captain Kangaroo
This popular, dimly lit bar in the Kita-Shinchi district is a short walk from JR Osaka Station and draws a good crowd of expats and Japanese. Among other bar-menu standards, they do a good burger with chunky fries, and you can get a meat pie.
Zerro has a good range of drinks and food, energetic bilingual bartenders, and a street-level location ideal for a spot of people-watching. Come early for relaxed drinks and conversation; come late on the weekend for DJs, dancing and a lively crowd.
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Zerro
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Zerro has a good range of drinks and food, energetic bilingual bartenders, and a street-level location ideal for a spot of people-watching. Come early for relaxed drinks and conversation; come late on the weekend for DJs, dancing and a lively crowd.
In Umeda's Ohatsutenjin-dōri arcade, have a Guinness or two and relax in the friendly atmosphere of this Irish-style pub, well liked among local expats and Japanese for after-work drinks and the free live music on weekends. There's a sign at street level.
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The Blarney Stone
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In Umeda's Ohatsutenjin-dōri arcade, have a Guinness or two and relax in the friendly atmosphere of this Irish-style pub, well liked among local expats and Japanese for after-work drinks and the free live music on weekends. There's a sign at street level.
This is one of the oldest Irish-style pubs in Japan, and a good place to rub shoulders with expats and Japanese, enjoy free live music, catch sports matches, and, of course, have a pint. It's on the 6th floor of a futuristic building with what looks like a rocket on the front.
Murphys Bar
This is one of the oldest Irish-style pubs in Japan, and a good place to rub shoulders with expats and Japanese, enjoy free live music, catch sports matches, and, of course, have a pint. It's on the 6th floor of a futuristic building with what looks like a rocket on the front.
With city lights spread beneath you like a twinkling carpet, views are extraordinary from this chichi bar-restaurant. Drinks start at ¥1150, and there are Italian dishes like the namesake pizza with mascarpone, prawns, mushroom and black truffle (¥2850). Enter the hotel from above Nankai Namba Station.
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With city lights spread beneath you like a twinkling carpet, views are extraordinary from this chichi bar-restaurant. Drinks start at ¥1150, and there are Italian dishes like the namesake pizza with mascarpone, prawns, mushroom and black truffle (¥2850). Enter the hotel from above Nankai Namba Station.
An unbeatable spot for sophisticated drinks with a view, on the Hilton Osaka's 35th floor. There's a ¥1750 per person table charge (¥1200 for hotel guests) and drinks average ¥2000 each. Popular food menu items include a gourmet plate (¥3300) of smoked salmon, ham, cheese, salami, shrimp and more.
Windows on the World
An unbeatable spot for sophisticated drinks with a view, on the Hilton Osaka's 35th floor. There's a ¥1750 per person table charge (¥1200 for hotel guests) and drinks average ¥2000 each. Popular food menu items include a gourmet plate (¥3300) of smoked salmon, ham, cheese, salami, shrimp and more.
Sightseeing
Among the biggest in the world, this 112m-high Ferris wheel offers unbeatable views of Osaka Bay and the seemingly endless Osaka/Kōbe conurbation. Give it a whirl at night to enjoy the vast carpet of lights.
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Tempozan Ferris Wheel
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Among the biggest in the world, this 112m-high Ferris wheel offers unbeatable views of Osaka Bay and the seemingly endless Osaka/Kōbe conurbation. Give it a whirl at night to enjoy the vast carpet of lights.
Nicknamed 'Ebessan', this famous shrine is said to have been founded by Japan's most revered historical figure, the priest-prince Shotoku-taishi, circa 600AD. These days it enshrines the Shintō god of commerce and hosts the Tōka Ebisu festival each January.
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Imamiya Ebisu Shrine
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Nicknamed 'Ebessan', this famous shrine is said to have been founded by Japan's most revered historical figure, the priest-prince Shotoku-taishi, circa 600AD. These days it enshrines the Shintō god of commerce and hosts the Tōka Ebisu festival each January.
Just south and parallel to the canal is this pedestrianised street, where dozens of restaurants and theatres vie for attention with the flashiest of signage: giant 3-D crab, puffer fish, dragon and more.
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Dotonbori
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Just south and parallel to the canal is this pedestrianised street, where dozens of restaurants and theatres vie for attention with the flashiest of signage: giant 3-D crab, puffer fish, dragon and more.
The crusty, trusty, 103m-high steel-frame tower Tsūten-kaku - built 1912, rebuilt 1956 - is the central landmark of Shin-Sekai.
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通天阁
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The crusty, trusty, 103m-high steel-frame tower Tsūten-kaku - built 1912, rebuilt 1956 - is the central landmark of Shin-Sekai.
This bridge has the best views of Dōtombori's famed neon nightscapes.
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Ebisu Bridge
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This bridge has the best views of Dōtombori's famed neon nightscapes.
This impressive museum houses regularly changing exhibitions of modern (post-1945) Japanese and international art. Also arresting is its underground construction by architect Cesar Pelli; it's like a submarine with walls over 3m thick with light that filters down through skylights above the lobby. The entrance is marked by a large sculpture of steel tubes above ground, said to resemble a butterfly. It's towards the western end of Naka-no-shima.
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国立国际美术馆
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This impressive museum houses regularly changing exhibitions of modern (post-1945) Japanese and international art. Also arresting is its underground construction by architect Cesar Pelli; it's like a submarine with walls over 3m thick with light that filters down through skylights above the lobby. The entrance is marked by a large sculpture of steel tubes above ground, said to resemble a butterfly. It's towards the western end of Naka-no-shima.
Built above the ruins of Naniwa Palace (c 650), visible through the basement floor, this museum houses dramatically illuminated recreations of the old city and life-sized figures in the former palace court. There are also interesting early-20th-century displays, and great views of Osaka-jō. English explanations are pretty sparse, so rent an English-language audio guide (¥200). The museum is just southwest of the castle park, in a sail-shaped building adjoining the NHK Broadcast Center.
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Osaka Museum of History
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Built above the ruins of Naniwa Palace (c 650), visible through the basement floor, this museum houses dramatically illuminated recreations of the old city and life-sized figures in the former palace court. There are also interesting early-20th-century displays, and great views of Osaka-jō. English explanations are pretty sparse, so rent an English-language audio guide (¥200). The museum is just southwest of the castle park, in a sail-shaped building adjoining the NHK Broadcast Center.
From its humble invention in 1958 by Andō Momofuku, (1910-2007, later chair of Nissin Foods), instant rāmen has grown into a global business. Exhibits at this offbeat museum showcase its birthplace, instant noodles from around the world, and a 'tunnel' of Nissin products. For many visitors, the highlight is customising your own package of instant rāmen to take away and eat later (¥300), including decorating the cup. Get the free English-language audio guide (¥2000 yen deposit). Expect long queues at weekends. It's about a 10-minute walk from the station.
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快速面发明纪念馆
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From its humble invention in 1958 by Andō Momofuku, (1910-2007, later chair of Nissin Foods), instant rāmen has grown into a global business. Exhibits at this offbeat museum showcase its birthplace, instant noodles from around the world, and a 'tunnel' of Nissin products. For many visitors, the highlight is customising your own package of instant rāmen to take away and eat later (¥300), including decorating the cup. Get the free English-language audio guide (¥2000 yen deposit). Expect long queues at weekends. It's about a 10-minute walk from the station.
A century ago, Shin-Sekai ('new world') was home to an amusement park that defined cutting edge. Now this entertainment district mixes down-on-its-heels with retro cool. It's centred around the crusty, trusty, 103m-high steel-frame tower Tsūten-kaku – built 1912, rebuilt 1956 – surrounded by ancient pachinko parlours, rundown theatres and a few homeless folks and suspicious-looking characters. Shin-Sekai still attracts plenty of visitors for nostalgia and cheap eateries behind over-the-top signage, especially for kushikatsu (deep-fried meat and vegetables on skewers).
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Shin-Sekai
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A century ago, Shin-Sekai ('new world') was home to an amusement park that defined cutting edge. Now this entertainment district mixes down-on-its-heels with retro cool. It's centred around the crusty, trusty, 103m-high steel-frame tower Tsūten-kaku – built 1912, rebuilt 1956 – surrounded by ancient pachinko parlours, rundown theatres and a few homeless folks and suspicious-looking characters. Shin-Sekai still attracts plenty of visitors for nostalgia and cheap eateries behind over-the-top signage, especially for kushikatsu (deep-fried meat and vegetables on skewers).
Founded 593, Shitennō-ji is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan, although only the big stone torii (Shintō shrine gate) is original, the oldest of its kind in the country (1294). Shitennō-ji's best visited for the lovely strolling garden, Honbō Teien , just northeast of the main precincts. Otherwise, the grounds are a somewhat desolate expanse of raked gravel, but there's a five-storey pagoda, which (unusually) you can climb up. On the 21st and 22nd of each month is a very good flea market outside the temple, with antiques and secondhand goods, including old kimono.
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四天王寺
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Founded 593, Shitennō-ji is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan, although only the big stone torii (Shintō shrine gate) is original, the oldest of its kind in the country (1294). Shitennō-ji's best visited for the lovely strolling garden, Honbō Teien , just northeast of the main precincts. Otherwise, the grounds are a somewhat desolate expanse of raked gravel, but there's a five-storey pagoda, which (unusually) you can climb up. On the 21st and 22nd of each month is a very good flea market outside the temple, with antiques and secondhand goods, including old kimono.
Hiding in plain sight amid the skyscrapers of Umeda, this 1300-year-old shrine owes its fame to one of Japan's best known tragic plays (based on true events). Star-crossed lovers Ohatsu, a prostitute, and Tokubei, a merchant's apprentice. Rather than live apart, they committed double suicide here in 1703, to remain together forever in the afterlife. History aside, the shrine looks pretty modern and well-scrubbed, festooned throughout with mementos to the lovers, including ema (votive plaques) inscribed by visitors. There's a flea market the first Friday of each month.
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Tsuyu Tenjinsha (Ohatsu Tenjin)
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Hiding in plain sight amid the skyscrapers of Umeda, this 1300-year-old shrine owes its fame to one of Japan's best known tragic plays (based on true events). Star-crossed lovers Ohatsu, a prostitute, and Tokubei, a merchant's apprentice. Rather than live apart, they committed double suicide here in 1703, to remain together forever in the afterlife. History aside, the shrine looks pretty modern and well-scrubbed, festooned throughout with mementos to the lovers, including ema (votive plaques) inscribed by visitors. There's a flea market the first Friday of each month.
Two subway stops from Umeda, this museum contains a life-sized reproduction of an 1830s Osaka neighbourhood: shophouses, drug stores, an old-style sentō (public bath) and more. Enhancing the Edo Period mood, lighting shifts between day and night, shops sell traditional toys and unique souvenirs, and for ¥200 visitors can rent kimono for photo-opps. Invest ¥100 in the English audio guide, since English signage is limited. The building is right behind as you exit the station. Just outside is lively Tenjinbashi-suji shopping street, which claims to be Japan's longest shopping street at 3km. Pick up an English-language guide at the museum or along the route.
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大阪今昔生活馆
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Two subway stops from Umeda, this museum contains a life-sized reproduction of an 1830s Osaka neighbourhood: shophouses, drug stores, an old-style sentō (public bath) and more. Enhancing the Edo Period mood, lighting shifts between day and night, shops sell traditional toys and unique souvenirs, and for ¥200 visitors can rent kimono for photo-opps. Invest ¥100 in the English audio guide, since English signage is limited. The building is right behind as you exit the station. Just outside is lively Tenjinbashi-suji shopping street, which claims to be Japan's longest shopping street at 3km. Pick up an English-language guide at the museum or along the route.
After unifying Japan in the late 16th century, General Toyotomi Hideyoshi built this castle (1583) as a display of power, using, it's said, the labour of 100,000 workers. Although the present structure is a 1931 concrete reconstruction (refurbished 1997), it's nonetheless quite a sight, looming dramatically over the surrounding park and moat. Inside is an excellent collection of art, armour, and day-to-day implements related to the castle, Hideyoshi and Osaka. An 8th-floor observation deck has 360-degree views. Hideyoshi's original granite structure was said to be impregnable, yet it was destroyed in 1614 by the armies of Tokugawa Ieyasu , rebuilt 15 years later, then razed again when another generation of the Tokugawa clan refused to cede it to the forces of the Meiji Restoration in 1868. The castle and park are at their colourful best (and most crowded) in the cherry-blossom and autumn-foliage seasons.
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大阪城
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After unifying Japan in the late 16th century, General Toyotomi Hideyoshi built this castle (1583) as a display of power, using, it's said, the labour of 100,000 workers. Although the present structure is a 1931 concrete reconstruction (refurbished 1997), it's nonetheless quite a sight, looming dramatically over the surrounding park and moat. Inside is an excellent collection of art, armour, and day-to-day implements related to the castle, Hideyoshi and Osaka. An 8th-floor observation deck has 360-degree views. Hideyoshi's original granite structure was said to be impregnable, yet it was destroyed in 1614 by the armies of Tokugawa Ieyasu , rebuilt 15 years later, then razed again when another generation of the Tokugawa clan refused to cede it to the forces of the Meiji Restoration in 1868. The castle and park are at their colourful best (and most crowded) in the cherry-blossom and autumn-foliage seasons.
Modeled after sister parks in the USA, 'USJ' bursts with Hollywood movie-related rides, shows, shops and restaurants. Top billing goes to the new, ¥45 billion (!) Wizarding World of Harry Potter , a painstakingly recreated Hogsmeade Village (shop for magic wands, Gryffindor capes and butterbeer) plus the 'Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey' thrill ride through Hogwart's School. Wizarding World admission is by timed ticket. Other popular rides include Spider-Man . Leaflet maps and signage are in English, though narrations and entertainment are in Japanese. Long queues are common at the park's major venues (90 minutes is not unusual on the Harry Potter ride). To shorten waits, USJ offers a variety of fast passes that allow you to bypass queues, at an (often significant) extra charge; check the website. To get here, take the JR Loop line to Nishi-kujō Station, then switch to a Universal Studios shuttle train (total trip ¥180, 15 minutes). There are also some direct trains from Osaka Station (same fare).
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日本环球影城
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Modeled after sister parks in the USA, 'USJ' bursts with Hollywood movie-related rides, shows, shops and restaurants. Top billing goes to the new, ¥45 billion (!) Wizarding World of Harry Potter , a painstakingly recreated Hogsmeade Village (shop for magic wands, Gryffindor capes and butterbeer) plus the 'Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey' thrill ride through Hogwart's School. Wizarding World admission is by timed ticket. Other popular rides include Spider-Man . Leaflet maps and signage are in English, though narrations and entertainment are in Japanese. Long queues are common at the park's major venues (90 minutes is not unusual on the Harry Potter ride). To shorten waits, USJ offers a variety of fast passes that allow you to bypass queues, at an (often significant) extra charge; check the website. To get here, take the JR Loop line to Nishi-kujō Station, then switch to a Universal Studios shuttle train (total trip ¥180, 15 minutes). There are also some direct trains from Osaka Station (same fare).
Dedicated to Shintō deities of the sea and sea travel, this graceful shrine was founded in the early 3rd century and is considered the headquarters for all Sumiyoshi shrines in Japan. The buildings are faithful replicas of the ancient originals, with a couple that date back to 1810, and grounds are crisscrossed by a tree- and lantern-lined waterway spanned by a bright orange drum bridge. It's a rare Shintō shrine that predates the influence of Chinese Buddhist architectural styles.
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住吉大社
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Dedicated to Shintō deities of the sea and sea travel, this graceful shrine was founded in the early 3rd century and is considered the headquarters for all Sumiyoshi shrines in Japan. The buildings are faithful replicas of the ancient originals, with a couple that date back to 1810, and grounds are crisscrossed by a tree- and lantern-lined waterway spanned by a bright orange drum bridge. It's a rare Shintō shrine that predates the influence of Chinese Buddhist architectural styles.
Kaiyūkan is easily one of the world's best aquariums. An 800m-plus walkway winds past displays of sea life from around the Pacific 'ring of fire': Antarctic penguins, coral-reef butterflyfish, unreasonably cute Arctic otters, Monterey Bay seals and unearthly jellyfish. Most impressive is the ginormous central tank, housing a whale shark, manta and thousands of other fish and rays. There are good English descriptions, but the audioguide (¥500) gives more detail. Expect lots of families and school groups.
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海游馆
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Kaiyūkan is easily one of the world's best aquariums. An 800m-plus walkway winds past displays of sea life from around the Pacific 'ring of fire': Antarctic penguins, coral-reef butterflyfish, unreasonably cute Arctic otters, Monterey Bay seals and unearthly jellyfish. Most impressive is the ginormous central tank, housing a whale shark, manta and thousands of other fish and rays. There are good English descriptions, but the audioguide (¥500) gives more detail. Expect lots of families and school groups.
Opened in 1993 and named one of the world's top 20 buildings, the Sky Building resembles a 40-storey, space-age Arc de Triomphe. Twin towers are connected at the top by a 'floating garden' (really a garden-free observation deck) with breathtaking 360-degree city views day or night. Getting there is half the fun – an escalator in a see-through tube takes you up the last five storeys, between the towers (not for vertigo sufferers). The architect, Hara Hiroshi, also designed Kyoto Station . The building is reached via an underground passage, a short walk north of Osaka and Umeda stations.
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梅田蓝天大厦
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Opened in 1993 and named one of the world's top 20 buildings, the Sky Building resembles a 40-storey, space-age Arc de Triomphe. Twin towers are connected at the top by a 'floating garden' (really a garden-free observation deck) with breathtaking 360-degree city views day or night. Getting there is half the fun – an escalator in a see-through tube takes you up the last five storeys, between the towers (not for vertigo sufferers). The architect, Hara Hiroshi, also designed Kyoto Station . The building is reached via an underground passage, a short walk north of Osaka and Umeda stations.
Located within the expansive Osaka World Expo Park (Banpaku-kōen), this fabulous museum brims with interesting and colourful objects for a whirlwind tour through many of the world's cultures. Exhibits range from Bollywood movie posters to Ainu textiles, Ghanaian barbershop signboards to Bhutanese mandalas and Japanese festival floats, even a Filipino jeepney. Note: there's limited English signage so it's best to get an audio guide. From the station, cross the bridge to the park and follow the signs to the museum. From Kyoto, take the Hankyū line to Minami Ibaraki Station and change to the Osaka Monorail.
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National Museum of Ethnology
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Located within the expansive Osaka World Expo Park (Banpaku-kōen), this fabulous museum brims with interesting and colourful objects for a whirlwind tour through many of the world's cultures. Exhibits range from Bollywood movie posters to Ainu textiles, Ghanaian barbershop signboards to Bhutanese mandalas and Japanese festival floats, even a Filipino jeepney. Note: there's limited English signage so it's best to get an audio guide. From the station, cross the bridge to the park and follow the signs to the museum. From Kyoto, take the Hankyū line to Minami Ibaraki Station and change to the Osaka Monorail.
In the park Ryokuchi-kōen, this fine open-air museum features a collection of traditional Japanese country houses, transported here and painstakingly reconstructed. Most striking is the giant gasshō-zukuri (steeply slanting thatch-roofed) farmhouse from Gifu Prefecture, and a thatched-wall farmhouse from Nagano, which looks to be wearing a shaggy coat. The whole place comes alive with fiery red maple leaves during November. Take the Kita-Osaka Kyūko line (an extension north from the Midō-suji subway line, ¥90 surcharge) to Ryokuchi-kōen Station. From the west exit, go straight (past McDonald's), follow the road down to Hattori Ryokuchi Park (服部緑地公園), and walk through the park to the museum.
日本民家集落博物馆
In the park Ryokuchi-kōen, this fine open-air museum features a collection of traditional Japanese country houses, transported here and painstakingly reconstructed. Most striking is the giant gasshō-zukuri (steeply slanting thatch-roofed) farmhouse from Gifu Prefecture, and a thatched-wall farmhouse from Nagano, which looks to be wearing a shaggy coat. The whole place comes alive with fiery red maple leaves during November. Take the Kita-Osaka Kyūko line (an extension north from the Midō-suji subway line, ¥90 surcharge) to Ryokuchi-kōen Station. From the west exit, go straight (past McDonald's), follow the road down to Hattori Ryokuchi Park (服部緑地公園), and walk through the park to the museum.
Parks & Nature
On the eastern end of the Naka-no-shima island, this is a good place for an afternoon stroll or picnic lunch.
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Nakanoshima Rose Garden
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On the eastern end of the Naka-no-shima island, this is a good place for an afternoon stroll or picnic lunch.
Shopping
Department store.
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高岛屋大阪店
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Department store.
Large department store.
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大丸心斋桥店
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Large department store.
Pokemon-branded goods inside Daimaru Department Store.
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Pokémon Center Osaka
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Pokemon-branded goods inside Daimaru Department Store.
The most down-to-earth of the Osaka Station area department stores.
Hanshin Department Store
The most down-to-earth of the Osaka Station area department stores.
Inside Hankyū Umeda Station, this shop has a decent selection of foreign books and magazines.
BOOKS KINOKUNIYA Umeda Main Store
Inside Hankyū Umeda Station, this shop has a decent selection of foreign books and magazines.
Japanese and international brands for chichi shopping on the north side of JR Osaka Station.
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Lucua
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Japanese and international brands for chichi shopping on the north side of JR Osaka Station.
An eight-storey mall with dozens of fashion and lifestyle shops and mid-priced restaurants.
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Shinsai-bashi BIG STEP
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An eight-storey mall with dozens of fashion and lifestyle shops and mid-priced restaurants.
This vast store sells everything related to cameras, electronics and computers at competitive prices.
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BIC CAMERA Namba Store
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This vast store sells everything related to cameras, electronics and computers at competitive prices.
Athens has a selection of English books and magazines on the 4th floor, with a focus on art and design.
アセンス アメリカ村店
Athens has a selection of English books and magazines on the 4th floor, with a focus on art and design.
In addition to men's and women's fashions, look for musical instruments and a large Tower Records store.
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NU chayamachi
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In addition to men's and women's fashions, look for musical instruments and a large Tower Records store.
Youth-oriented, fashion-forward shopping and entertainment centre, topped with a bright red Ferris wheel.
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HEP FIVE
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Youth-oriented, fashion-forward shopping and entertainment centre, topped with a bright red Ferris wheel.
At 15 storeys above ground and two below, this massive department store anchors Osaka Station's southern side.
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Daimaru Umeda
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At 15 storeys above ground and two below, this massive department store anchors Osaka Station's southern side.
Anchor of the namesake train line, this 13-storey department store also has two excellent food floors below ground.
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阪急百货店
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Anchor of the namesake train line, this 13-storey department store also has two excellent food floors below ground.
At 16,000 sq m over six storeys, this is Japan's largest men's fashion retailer. Two upper floors house cinemas and restaurants.
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Hankyu Men's Osaka
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At 16,000 sq m over six storeys, this is Japan's largest men's fashion retailer. Two upper floors house cinemas and restaurants.
If you need a new backpack or any other kind of outdoor gear, head to this excellent shop in the splashy new Grand Front complex.
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If you need a new backpack or any other kind of outdoor gear, head to this excellent shop in the splashy new Grand Front complex.
East of Midō-suji, Shinsaibashi is one of Japan's great shopping zones, most notably in this eight-block-long, covered Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Arcade between Nagahori-dōri and Dōtombori.
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Shinsaibashi-Suji Shopping Street | 心斎橋筋商店街
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East of Midō-suji, Shinsaibashi is one of Japan's great shopping zones, most notably in this eight-block-long, covered Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Arcade between Nagahori-dōri and Dōtombori.
Occupying three floors in the Daimaru building is this new outlet of of Tokyu Hands, with its range of must-have gadgets, homewares and stationery. You'll find the motherload in the main Shinsaibashi store .
Tokyu Hands
Occupying three floors in the Daimaru building is this new outlet of of Tokyu Hands, with its range of must-have gadgets, homewares and stationery. You'll find the motherload in the main Shinsaibashi store .
There are six floors of fashion, accessories, homewares and more, plus numerous restaurants and cafes. They call it 'Namba Parks' because of the trees in flower pots around the upper levels of this shopping complex.
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难波公园
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There are six floors of fashion, accessories, homewares and more, plus numerous restaurants and cafes. They call it 'Namba Parks' because of the trees in flower pots around the upper levels of this shopping complex.
This new behemoth bookshop, the largest in Osaka, is the result of two book specialists joining forces. There's a big range of English-language books on the 6th floor, with travel guides on the 3rd floor. It's in the new Andō Tadao–designed Chaska Chayamachi building.
MARUZEN & JUNKUDO Umeda
This new behemoth bookshop, the largest in Osaka, is the result of two book specialists joining forces. There's a big range of English-language books on the 6th floor, with travel guides on the 3rd floor. It's in the new Andō Tadao–designed Chaska Chayamachi building.
A landmark market in a covered arcade is where the locals shop for fresh fish, meat, vegetables, pickles and more. In addition to fresh and prepared foods, some shops sell bentō and have lunch counters. It's one block east of Sakai-suji, about 10 minutes' walk from central Namba.
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黑门市场
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A landmark market in a covered arcade is where the locals shop for fresh fish, meat, vegetables, pickles and more. In addition to fresh and prepared foods, some shops sell bentō and have lunch counters. It's one block east of Sakai-suji, about 10 minutes' walk from central Namba.
This large bookshop has a great selection of foreign- and Japanese-language books. It's inside the Dōjima Avanza Building, about 10 minutes' walk from Osaka Station. Most English-language books are on the 3rd floor along with a cafe. English travel guides are on the 2nd floor.
堂島アバンザ
This large bookshop has a great selection of foreign- and Japanese-language books. It's inside the Dōjima Avanza Building, about 10 minutes' walk from Osaka Station. Most English-language books are on the 3rd floor along with a cafe. English travel guides are on the 2nd floor.
Nominally a DIY and houseware chain, Tokyu Hands is Japan's favourite place to browse for items you probably didn't need but will end up loving. It's stacked floor upon floor with everything from obscure tools to design-forward lighting, clocks, curios and craft supplies, just for starters. There's a smaller branch in Umeda .
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Tokyu Hands Shinsaibashi
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Nominally a DIY and houseware chain, Tokyu Hands is Japan's favourite place to browse for items you probably didn't need but will end up loving. It's stacked floor upon floor with everything from obscure tools to design-forward lighting, clocks, curios and craft supplies, just for starters. There's a smaller branch in Umeda .
This blocks-long foodie's paradise sells just about anything related to the preparation, consumption and selling of food: all manner of pots, pans, knives, kitchen gadgets, tableware, even shopfront lanterns, bar signs and plastic food models. Start thinking about how to make room in the suitcase for that stuff you never realised you needed.
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Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shotengai
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This blocks-long foodie's paradise sells just about anything related to the preparation, consumption and selling of food: all manner of pots, pans, knives, kitchen gadgets, tableware, even shopfront lanterns, bar signs and plastic food models. Start thinking about how to make room in the suitcase for that stuff you never realised you needed.
A great starting point for fun, nontraditional, pop- and street-inspired mementos of your time in Japan. Village Vanguard bills itself as an 'exciting' bookstore, but there's much more to the story: between the cluttered book and magazine racks are offbeat gifts, from animal-shaped coat hooks to design-led T-shirts, mobile-phone cases, kitchen devices, hip-hop hats, shoulder bags, homewares and more.
Village Vanguard America Mura
A great starting point for fun, nontraditional, pop- and street-inspired mementos of your time in Japan. Village Vanguard bills itself as an 'exciting' bookstore, but there's much more to the story: between the cluttered book and magazine racks are offbeat gifts, from animal-shaped coat hooks to design-led T-shirts, mobile-phone cases, kitchen devices, hip-hop hats, shoulder bags, homewares and more.
Entertainment & Activities
Reconstruction of Osaka's historic kabuki theatre, now a venue for plays, musicals, concerts and Japanese period dramas.
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新歌舞伎座
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Reconstruction of Osaka's historic kabuki theatre, now a venue for plays, musicals, concerts and Japanese period dramas.
A five-minute walk east of Osaka Station, this theatre stages nō (stylised dance-drama) shows about twice a month. Look for the relief of a nō actor holding a fan on the facade.
(株)大阪能楽会館
A five-minute walk east of Osaka Station, this theatre stages nō (stylised dance-drama) shows about twice a month. Look for the relief of a nō actor holding a fan on the facade.
Serving the music-loving community since 1995, Rock Rock has a history of hosting after parties for international acts and attracting celeb visitors. Regular events with a modest cover charge showcase some of Osaka's finest rock DJs (and famous guests).
Rockrock
Serving the music-loving community since 1995, Rock Rock has a history of hosting after parties for international acts and attracting celeb visitors. Regular events with a modest cover charge showcase some of Osaka's finest rock DJs (and famous guests).
Imagine a storeroom crammed with old records, CDs, worn-out knick-knacks and random ornaments. Then imagine a bar in the middle of it. That's kind of what to expect at this tiny, quirky place, where you'll be heartily welcomed by the long-haired owner as he spins folk-rock tunes on the record player and serves drinks and snacks. There's an English sign out front.
Folk Rock Bar "Phoe~be"
Imagine a storeroom crammed with old records, CDs, worn-out knick-knacks and random ornaments. Then imagine a bar in the middle of it. That's kind of what to expect at this tiny, quirky place, where you'll be heartily welcomed by the long-haired owner as he spins folk-rock tunes on the record player and serves drinks and snacks. There's an English sign out front.
Japan's best venue for the mesmerising art of bunraku , puppet theatre closely associated with Osaka. Performances can last all day, with two multiple-act parts up to 4½ hours each (acts are often unrelated). Too long? Nonreserved, same-day single-act tickets are sold at the venue from 9.45am, priced accordingly. Rent the English-language audio guide (full program/single act ¥700/300) for detailed explanations.
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国立文乐剧场
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Japan's best venue for the mesmerising art of bunraku , puppet theatre closely associated with Osaka. Performances can last all day, with two multiple-act parts up to 4½ hours each (acts are often unrelated). Too long? Nonreserved, same-day single-act tickets are sold at the venue from 9.45am, priced accordingly. Rent the English-language audio guide (full program/single act ¥700/300) for detailed explanations.
Also known as Osaka Dome, this futuristic stadium is home to the Orix Buffaloes baseball team and also hosts concerts, trade fairs and other events.
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Kyocera Dome Osaka
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Also known as Osaka Dome, this futuristic stadium is home to the Orix Buffaloes baseball team and also hosts concerts, trade fairs and other events.
Osaka's largest and liveliest spot for nightlife at its craziest. An assortment of local and internationally acclaimed house, hip-hop and techno DJs showcase their talents nightly, with the posh interior reminiscent of some of the more famous London establishments.
個室カラオケダイニング DOOR lounge 心斎橋 Produced by オンジェム
Osaka's largest and liveliest spot for nightlife at its craziest. An assortment of local and internationally acclaimed house, hip-hop and techno DJs showcase their talents nightly, with the posh interior reminiscent of some of the more famous London establishments.