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Namba Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
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All reviews neon lights den den town great shopping night life visit at night crab lots of restaurants shopping district ramen famous glico shop till you drop octopus walk around glico man train station food stalls department
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Reviewed today

This is the historic entertainment of Naniwa and there are many hostess bars dotted throughout. No worries, there's no sleaziness to the area vibe. A huge Don Quixote is there as well as many good small restaurants (grilled oysters, kobe beef, spanish, chinese, etc.) amazingly...More

Thank Tatyee
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So much to see and do in the area! Great food, buzzing atmosphere and an overwhelming amount too see! We loved the buzz of the area!

Thank Roara74
Reviewed 5 days ago

Be prepared that there is going to be hordes and hordes of people with huge neon lights displaying food for sale in a huge selection of restaurants/ eateries - with Ramen, Soba and various seafood selections to choose from just to name a few. A...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best place yet reasonable prices for seafoods experience the ambiance is good and the food displays are so inviting to eat more.

Thank macoyto
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

We stayed locally which was great. If you love seafood this is where to eat! Most shops sell octopus balls, crabs, ramen, even spaghetti bars but be prepared to wait a lot! Some had really long queues proving how good they were! Being allergic to...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed October 10, 2018

The place is full of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. At night the place is crowded and the signs are bright and interesting. It is a place full of energy and lively. Good fun.

Thank CelineBrussels
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I visited here during a recent stay in Osaka and found it to be a place with lots happening, great street food and some street entertainment (although I imagine this last aspect is somewhat hit or miss). The area has many interesting signs, lots of...More

Thank betteskid
Reviewed September 29, 2018

It is near Dotonbori and is one of two famous shopping, dining and nightlife area and literally means 'South' in Japanese. The other famous center is Kita (meaning north). You can find most of the main Namba stations for the various railways and metro here....More

Thank PaulSiow
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Located underground along the train station, it had Nice shops and small cafes. We tried the macha shop.. ate macha cake and ice cream It was a new experience for us.

Thank TinaBalirina
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Literally means as “south” in Japanese, Minami is Osaka’s second downtown district after Kita. Encompassing the Shinsaibashi shopping arcade, Amerikamura, Dotonbori, Den Den Town and Namba Parks, this area is definitely Osaka’s premier shopping, dining and nightlife hub. Do not expect any peace and quiet...More

Thank HerbertC249
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April 18, 2018|
Response from sayvonna | Reviewed this property |
some at 9pm and some at 10pm..
Shafira A
December 17, 2017|
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Response from semanticvision | Reviewed this property |
I have been using Google Maps and you can pick the routs with only JR connection. However, some very short local connections maybe you want to consider spent extra Yen to save time taking a longer, multiple connections... More
Vanessa S
June 7, 2017|
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Response from rbzmiso1 | Reviewed this property |
Try DenDen town. Got a variety of electronic shops there.