Shinsaibashi is a district of the Chuo-Ku ward of Osaka. It is the city's main shopping quarter, centered around a covered shopping arcade called Shinsaibashi-suji. The 600 meter long roof of the arcade crowns this assortment of shops and vendors, well-situated to the North of Dotonbori and running parallel along the East of Mido-suji street. Meanwhile, to the West of Mido-suji street is the iconic America-mura, Americana themed shopping zone and mainstay of Osaka's youth culture, instantly recognizable for its colorful painted wall murals. Major department and brand stores intersperse with independent boutiques throughout the quarter.The Kansai region's teen culture continues to take its trend cues from this neighborhood, and the general Minami area of Osaka. Kansai teens prize the findings that can be made in the collection of stores that have kept their business since the 1970's, as purveyors of second-hand clothes, jeans, used records, and a miscellanea of goods from the US West Coast. You will find Shinsaibash district to be conveniently accessible by subway. The avenue of Mido-suji is widely thought of as the Champs-Elysees of the East, being a shopper's paradise to meet every taste. America-mura offers up the latest of youth and pop culture trends. Shinsaibashi shopping street sets forth virtually everything else. Local people and visitors alike are to be seen enjoying this historic and lively network of shopping streets and arcades. Indeed, Shinsaibashi has been a center of commerce for over 380 years, well-established since the Edo Period.
Opening Hours: whole day
Entrance Ticket: free
Address: Shinsaibashi central district, Osaka
Duration: 2-4 hours