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Minami (Namba)

Namba Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #7 of 214 attractions in Osaka
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining
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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Went here during the weekend to see the nightlife and wow was I amazed. The strip seems endless with lots of shop and restaurants. Best part is that the restaurant and shops where so bright with huge decors on there specialty. You can easily spend a few hours here walking and taking photos.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Minami Osaka fantastic spot, absolutely not to be missed, you will be literally involved in the magical atmosphere here. Unlike anything you've ever seen, a lively neighborhood, full of colors and lights, lots of people, lots of young people flocking to hundreds of restaurants in every corner, maybe ''the party'' ends too soon, I thought it would go ahead until... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Love visiting this area in Osaka. Lots of delicious food and interesting shops. Night life is very vibrant and watching all people from all walks of life is just fabulous. Would like to come back one of these days..

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Manila, Philippines
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Don't fail to visit at night when it's bustling with interesting crowd and delicious street food! A good photo op time, With the iconic running man. We went on a weekend night and it was fun just people watching and tasting the best takoyaki and okonomiyaki. I will love to visit again!

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manila
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I love this little slice of heaven in osaka. all the shopping and eating you can desire is in one place. Whether you are craving for yaki, fried chicken balls ,sushi, ramen or soft served ice cream, every side street has something for you! Try the turkish ice cream and then drop in a lawson to get choco ice cream... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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53 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It is better to come here in the afternoon. You will definitley love the food and colorful large character display in each restaurants and stores. Try the takoyaki here... authentic and freshly cook.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A nice place to vist while in the area and mainly at night. The running man will be waiting for you and a great atmosphere

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

it's loud, full of tourists, colourful place that will kill your soul. But I really love it! There are lots of neon signs, the city is modern and full of energy! I was only stayed there fro three days! Time passes. the are is remains amazing. lots of shops and restaurants. Nice to see it again!

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Being from NY, I'm used to the vibrant energy of a Times Square or similar venue. I was thrilled by the vibrancy and the variety of sights of this area. It truly has it all! At the end of the day, after having explored other places in the Kansai area, I looked forward after getting off the train, to the... More

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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Best place to live - great shops, great food - great fun! Definitely recommend avoiding the summer, as it's very hot. Location is extremely good central spot for seeing the rest of Kansai too.

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