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Osaka Travel: Things to Do & Attractions Near Shinsaibashi Station

Featured photo: Shinsaibashi subway sign in Osaka, Japan

If shopping is high on your priority list of things to do in Osaka, then Shinsaibashi might be your home away from home. Besides endless streets of boutiques and shopping malls, Shinsaibashi also offers ferry rides along the Tombori River Walk, historic temple tours and plenty of nightlife.

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Main attractions & things to do in Shinsaibashi

Shinsaibashi Shopping Street: go from luxury brands to local bargains in this shopping mecca that stretches nearly 2,000 feet (600 meters) between Dotombori and Midosuji Boulevard. Wind through quaint alleyways to find local restaurants, charming cafés and authentic izakaya (Japanese pubs).

Mitsuhachimangu Shrine: tucked inside America Village (Americamura), between Triangle Park (Mitsu Park) and Mitsutera temple, this shrine dates to the eighth century and houses the god that protects the Minami area.

Mitsutera temple: stop by this modest Buddhist temple between Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade and Midosuji Boulevard for a moment of refuge and a glimpse of ancient Japanese architecture.

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Best places to shop in Shinsaibashi

Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade: discover the latest fashions, footwear and accessories inside this mega mall that accommodates more than 60,000 shoppers each day.

Daimaru department store: first opened in 1726 as a kimono and textiles store called Matsuya, Daimaru now is one of Shinsaibashi’s most popular department stores for quality fashions and affordable prices.

America Village (Americamura): stretching from Nagahori Street to Dotombori, this trendy retail district on the west side of Shinsaibashi is packed with used clothing stores, art galleries and cafés. It’s also a major hangout for Osaka’s youth.

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Japanese BBQ

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Best places to eat in Shinsaibashi

Sushi Omasa: try succulent sushi prepared by an expert chef right before your eyes.

Average price per person: ¥10,000

Open (last order one hour before closing):
– Closed Monday
– 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., Tuesday through Friday
– 5 p.m. to midnight, Saturday
– 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday

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Matsusakagyu Yakiniku Hozenji Hanare: savor top-quality barbecued beef in a sophisticated atmosphere. Enjoy grilling a meal at your table or watch as skilled Japanese chefs slice and dice your order to perfection.

Average price per person: ¥7,000

Open: 5 p.m. to midnight, daily

Weekend lunch: noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and holidays only

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Ramen Zundoya Shinsaibashi: pick up some late-night grub at this 24-hour ramen shop in the heart of Shinsaibashi.

Average price per person: ¥800

Open: 24 hours, daily

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Popular nightlife spots in Shinsaibashi

Local Japanese bars, called izakaya, open only in the evenings as the business day comes to a close, but some clubs and pubs leave the doors open 24 hours a day.

Cherry Bomb (rock bar Cherry Bomb): rock out with locals, expats and overnight travelers in this hip tavern that offers craft beer on tap.

Bar Nayuta: order a cocktail and sip it under dim lights surrounded by handpicked tunes. Bar Nayuta also offers shisha and a regular mix of live DJs.

hana SAKE bar: sample Japan’s most famous spirit with professional barkeeps who not only welcome rookies but are happy to guide them through proper sake-tasting experiences.

Transportation to and from Shinsaibashi

Shinsaibashi Station gives direct access to Daimaru Shinsaibashi and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade.

Yotsubashi Station drops passengers off on the west side of America Village.

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