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Address: 1-chome Tsuruhashi, Ikunoku, Osaka 544-0031, Osaka Prefecture
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A nce afternoon amble along this one street, all Korean food and nik naks, We thought it would be busier in the evening, but it turned out to be a ghost street after about 6pm.

Reviewed 15 July 2016
Marc_C433
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Hong Kong, China
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Osaka, Japan
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tsuruhashi is most populated Korean area in the whole Japan. That's why its nickname is Korean Town in Osaka. There are plenty of food all around the station. Even though you are not looking for Korean Food, there are plenty of choices, sushi, tuna, BBQ, all available in very affordable price!

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Thank umbrellahouseosaka
Ikoma, Japan
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64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been eating here for over 25 years and it continues to have great Korean food in local restaurants. The Bibimbo and the many styles of kimchee are worth the visit.

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Thank Ikomasan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we walk to the korean town it is not so huge.. nothing much except for restaurants only. if you are a big fan of Korean cuisine you can check it out... but hey.. you are in Japan!

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Thank AshieddieIbrahim
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I was living here at a guest house for half a year. The Korea town street is lively during the day and then goes down with the sun. There are some places to get a drink late. And some cool back-ally karaoke with friendly locals. It is a bit off the beaten path but if you are good with maps,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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118 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

A nce afternoon amble along this one street, all Korean food and nik naks, We thought it would be busier in the evening, but it turned out to be a ghost street after about 6pm.

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Thank Marc_C433
Singapore
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229 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We reached here on a Tuesday noontime. Place is about 10 mins walk from the Tsuruhashi station鶴橋駅, Frankly not much directional sign as this is hardly a tourist attraction per sey. From the station just crossed the road into the 鶴橋 shopping streets and it is on the far left direction. It is a small area dedicated to Korean culture,... More 

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Thank J&S_Singapore
Cairns
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70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is known as Korean town, so no surprises that there is there is many stands selling Kimchi and other Korean specialities. Is a little on the run down side, which adds to it character. It is a maze of shops with streets that are only about 2mtrs wide and are pedestrian only. It is fully undercover so protected from... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

My daughter is into K-Pop, so when we decided on going to Japan, Korea town was on the itinerary list. Small area dedicated to Korean culture, many music shops and merchandise shops (usually part of the same shop) for finding your favourite pop star/band from Korea. I few restaurants too for you to sample Korean cuisine. Plenty of parking available... More 

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Thank HungaryGiant
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I am part Korean so was interested to see the Korea town in Osaka as compared to Shin Okubo in Tokyo. I felt Osaka's version was a bit lacking when it came to authentic eateries and also seemed to have a lot more Japanese culture mixed in. All in all, worth seeing but probably just a quick stop.

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Worthington, Ohio
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

An easy subway ride from the center of town, it can be a fun change of pace if you are on a culinary tour of Asia. The alleys also allow for great photo ops and there is even some good bargain shopping. However....beware of some of the shopkeepers or restaurant owners. They can be VERY rude. After being accustomed to... More 

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