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Shop the Namba and Shinsaibashi areas of Osaka

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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