The Namba and Shinsaibashi areas of Osaka are the Yin and Yang of shopping experiences, expect crowds in both. Namba is crazy young and Shinsaibashi a little more up market.
Osaka has developed their own shopping culture. The city used to be called the Nation’s Kitchen long time ago, as it was a center of trading. Until now, Osaka is second only to Tokyo as a shopping destination
The central area of Osaka is roughly divided into two areas: KITA (North) area and MINAMI (South) area. Each area has a large number of department stores and shops.
Also Osaka is known as the best city for bargaining.
NAMBA MARUI is a shopping mall popular among young generation with the concept of “Mingle” which literally mingles trendy fashion from Tokyo, Osaka and global. There are over 150 stores.
Shinsakbashi Shopping Street Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Arcade The central area of MINAMI area, Shinsaibashi is also a key spot for shopping. At Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Arcade , there are countless shops lined up on 600m arcade. The arcade offers a wide range of stores, including UNIQLO, ZARA, LUIS VUITTON and CHANEL
NOTE: The day we went shopping was Halloween…
A Couple of shops to Check out.
Tokyu Hands: Allow some time to cruise this shop, it has many floors and so many wonderful treats like your very own moss collecting kit.
United Arrows : Think Vince, Jac and Jack, classic well made clothes with a bit of edge.
Bic Camera: For everything electronic best duty free shop.
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