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Address: Ebisuhigashi, Naniwaku, Osaka 556-0002, Osaka Prefecture

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It has a bit of a nostalgic atmosphere lingering around which I thought was great. It probably is not too different from how Osaka used to be like in the past. Shinsekai is more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Makati, Philippines
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309 reviews 309 reviews
97 attraction reviews
428 helpful votes 428 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Was staying in a hotel nearby so decided to take a look see. It may not be as photogenic as other touristy areas but nevertheless till a lively and colorful district that seems to be frequented more by locals. Lots of places to eat and open stalls to shop.

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SG
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It has a bit of a nostalgic atmosphere lingering around which I thought was great. It probably is not too different from how Osaka used to be like in the past. Shinsekai is more of a localized place, very local as compared to popular shopping streets like Dotonbori etc. There were not many people around as compared to other shopping... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Went to Shinsekai to see the Tsutentaku and visit Spa World - the first time was at night and was within walking distance of my hotel it was clean safe there were people every where - women of all ages, family groups including kids and of course men of all ages. There were restaurants everywhere apparently the best Blowfish restaurants... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

For me, this place was a very boring place. Not a must see place. Almost same with dontoburi. Waste my time and energy to take train to get there. Only interesting things is there's a old cinema looks like show pornographic. Very local feel.

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Shinsekai tower is woth to go to see see~ surrounding is some more old japanese style place for sight-seeing, tourist worth go to see and have meal nearby~

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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Just a glimpse of the city' early settlement and history but the visit to the shinsekai tower is interesting indeed. The tower has been decorated very comically.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I mean, I guess you could call this an attraction. If you didn't have anything better to do walking between the subway and the JR train station, you could walk down this street. It's a bunch of shops and restaurants, just like the rest of Osaka. Venture too far out, and you start wading into the grubby homeless people of... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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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178 reviews 178 reviews
92 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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63 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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