Nipponbashi Den Den town

Attraction Denden town 3 556 0005 3 Chome-7-7 Nipponbashi Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 556-0005, Japan Published on: 28-07-2016

1 hours 30 mins
09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM
12:00 PM
First-time visit
Must see
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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Nipponbashi DENDEN Town grew into one of the largest commercial districts in Osaka, packed with electrical equipment discount stores, within just few decades.

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Why Nipponbashi Den Den town is special ?

Nipponbashi (日本橋?) is a shopping district of Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Japan. The area is centered along Sakaisuji Avenue, extending from the Ebisu-chō Interchange of the Hanshin Expressway in the south, to Nansan-dōri (just east of Nankai Namba Station) in the north. Known colloquially as "Den-Den Town," Nipponbashi is known for its many shops which specialize in furniture, tools, and "otaku" interests such as electronics, animation, manga, and collectibles. Nipponbashi is often compared to Akihabara Electric Town, its equivalent (in terms of focus) in Tokyo.

Den Den Town (でんでんタウン Den Den taun?), or Denki no machi (電気の町?) is an alternate name for Nipponbashi, as it is famous for its wide variety of consumer electronics stores, and especially famous for its negotiable prices—unique to Osaka and the Kansai region. Several retailers are also tax- and duty-free.

With the opening of Yodobashi Camera in Umeda and Bic Camera in Namba, Den Den Town saw a major fall-off in furniture and home-appliance sales, but has more recently become known as a haven for anime and otaku-related shopping, analogous to Tokyo's famous electronics district Akihabara. For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as the "Akihabara of West Japan", or by the phrase "Akiba in the West, 'Ponbashi in the West".


How to get to Nipponbashi Den Den town?

1 minute walk from North A, exit 1B of “Ebisucho Station” of Subway Sakaisuji Line, 5 minutes walk from exit 5 of “Nipponbashi Station” of Kintetsu Line and Subway Sakaisuji Line, Sennichimae Line, 1 minutes walk from Southern entrance of Nankai Line or 5 minutes walk from exit 5 “Nanba Station” of Subway Midosuji Line.


Selling points

  • An awesome place for toys
  • A great place for kids
  • A lot to see and buy
  • One of the busiest shopping streets in Osaka
  • Unique items at reasonable price
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Denden town 3 556 0005 3 Chome-7-7 Nipponbashi Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 556-0005, Japan

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Tips for you

  • Lots of anime and manga (and some adult) stuffs.
  • Those who love Gundam and Tamiya race cars will find that the price here is at least half cheaper than back in their home countries and the variety of toys parts sold here are extensive.
  • Keep eyes on your kids as it is super crowded at peak hours.
  • Don't forget to bargain
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“Pure Robot Toy Fantasy!” The whole street stretches very long and it was filled with stores packed to the brim with toys, toys and toys! Its any child's and child-at-heart's dream come true! :) Popular 80's anime toys such as Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger, Getta Robot, Voltes V, Combattler V, Gundam, etc. could be found there. We were able to find a rare and very in-demand toy, which made me so happy. I could spend days in that area and still would keep coming back for more :). But that would leave me bankrupt instantly haha. Stores start closing at 7:30pm so make sure to go early. I think they start to open at 11am? So your time to shop is very limited. My advice is to buy the toy once you find it, especially if its a rare one :)

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