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Shinsekai

Ebisuhigashi, Naniwaku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 556-0002, Japan
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Ranked #30 of 204 Attractions in Osaka
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This town is originally just downtown, not a sightseeing spot.Developed with worker class, this town has served daily goods, local foods and amusement for local people, not for tourists.However this town kept the atmospher unchanged for several decades, so, you can feel old Osaka's localities and the town has come to get tourists attention.Few special attraction except Tsutenkaku,there are just... More

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Perth, Australia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
78 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is, deliberately, a cross between Paris and Coney Island, but still deliciously Japanese. The Paris part comes from the Tsutenkaku Tower, which is like a Bizzaro world copy of the Eiffel Tower, and Coney Island must come from the number of large Manga-influenced figurines which dot the street. It's Japanese kitsch - fascinating but entirely meaningless.

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London
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135 reviews 135 reviews
63 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

These few streets are packed with old izakayas (casual bar/restaurants) that get more and more lively as the evening goes on. All look inviting and are trying to entice one to enter. An interesting place to visit.

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Yokosuka, Japan
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117 reviews 117 reviews
48 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

There is lots of little izakaya's in the area. A great chance to try some Osaka style food and explore a unique area of Osaka with great views.

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Singapore, Singapore
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234 reviews 234 reviews
170 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

From what most guides would mention, this is one of the seediest district in Japan. I was there late in evening and most of the shops other than the restaurants and Pachinko places have closed for the evening. The homeless have started staking their place to sleep along the street. For myself, I didn’t feel too unsafe along this street.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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156 reviews 156 reviews
99 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I was expecting a bit more than two streets when I made my way out here. Was a waste of subway fare. Was there for lunch, so I decided to get some food on a stick. It wasn't the best, kind of greasy and flavorless. Every place looked the same, so I'm not sure it mattered where you got the... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Was here with my wife in late March 2014. There are quite a number of restaurants, mainly selling food on skewers. Other than that, there is not much happening around here. We spent less than 20 minutes in the area, and decided to leave. Don't waste your time here. There are many other better places in Osaka to visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The popular food here are the deep fried skewered. There's long queue outside a couple of shops. Luckily there is English/Chinese menu. Each stick is about 150-200yen. There's pumpkin, beef, cheese, shiitake mushroom & more. Tho The food will not fill your stomach but it's worth trying!

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Found a wander down here sad as it's listed as an attraction. It's a run down area inhabited by a poorer sort than you'll see in the designer shop end of town. Plenty of second hand shops, small eateries and gambling arcades to remove cash from.people who probably need it more than the better off tourists coming to gawp. We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It certainly looks very authentic, with lots of cute restaurants and shops. Although its not a big area-- only consists of 3 to 4 streets, it is a nice place to go during the day, lots of authentic osaka food to enjoy.

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