Shopping 1-2 Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Published on: 24-02-2016
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Why Shinsaibashisuji Shopping is special ?
Shinsaibashi-Suji Shopping Street, which runs east to Mido-Suji Avenue, is the best-known shopping area in Osaka, and an enduring symbol of the city. With a history of 380 years, it was already an established shopping area in the Edo Period. Shops of all kinds and for all ages line the street, a roofed arcade 600 meters long. There are traditional kimono tailors, western clothing and footwear retailers, restaurants and fast food outlets, jewelers, and boutiques featuring the latest fashions. It?'s great to take a casual stroll through the Shinsaibashi area. Many people enjoy window-shopping and savoring the food along the way.
What to explore at Shinsaibashisuji Shopping?
Shinsaibashi is the perfect spot for window-shopping and strolling - not to mention a great escape from a rainy spring day! There's no shortage of places to shop in the south centre of the city, especially flanked by Amerika-mura and the Dotonbori, and Crysta Naghori underground, but this shopping arcade has a particular charm. Not only does it have a wide selection of stores sure to please anyone, but the southern end of the arcade is at the Dotonbori River, a great sightseeing spot and home to that famous 'eat-til-you-burst' Osakan cuisine.
How to get to Shinsaibashisuji Shopping?
From Umeda：Take subway, Midosuji (red) line; it takes 6 minutes to Shinsaibashi station.
From Yodoyabashi：Take subway, Midosuji (red) line; it takes 3 munites to Shinsaibashi station.
From Namba：Take subway, Midosuji (red) line; it takes 2 munites to Shinsaibashi station.
Nearest station and exit
Shinsaibashi Station (subway Midosuji and Tsurumi-ryokuchi lines) exit number 5, 6, and 10.
From Kansai International Airport
Take Nankai Airport Express “Rapid” to Namba Station. It takes about 35 minutes.
Take Airport Limousine bus to OCAT (Namba). It takes about 50 minutes.
From Namba Station, take subway Midosuji (red) line to ShinsaibashiStation.
From Itami Airport
Take Airport Limousine bus to Namba or OCAT (Namba). It takes about 40 minutes.
- Shopping area for tourists and local people
- Excellent day out for shopping enthusiasts
- Amazing place for all kind of shops
- Best price in Osaka
- Extensive Shopping Line
1-2 Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka
Tips for you
Unlike other cities, where you have to go to several places and districts to make your purchases, in Osaka it's simple: just go to Shinsaibashi-Suji, the main shopping strip in the area that stretches for miles all the way to Namba. The strip has everything, from traditional Japanese sweets and kimonos, secondhand clothing and bookstores, cosplay and lolita clothing, 105 yen stores, even crazy outfits for your pets. There are also some international clothing stores that are very cheap like H&M and Forever 21. I got all my shopping done in one day! If you want it, chances are that some store in this strip will have it. I saved myself a lot of time by going here and now I have a ton of awesome gifts for my friends, all purchased at reasonable prices. Oh and there's free Wi-Fi all along the strip too, a rare treat for tourists in Japan. SUGOI!
And what a long shopping street it is, right all the way up to Namba! There's UNIQLO, Sanrio Gallery for the Hello Kitty fanatics, clothing stores, Lotteria, bookstores, arcades, etc. Shopping heaven!