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Address: Namba Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
Activities: Dining

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Osaka mayhem

I love the mayhem of Namba! It's a great place to eat, go shopping and watch people. However, if you're not too keen on crowds, it's not the best place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I love the mayhem of Namba! It's a great place to eat, go shopping and watch people. However, if you're not too keen on crowds, it's not the best place.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

wait till night for the lights to come on... lots of restaurants with good food at dontonburi and cheap shopping at shinabashi. if u didn't come to Namba, u hv not been to Osaka

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Ideal for strolling around, river area is fairly nice (if not the nicest, but worth a walk around nonetheless) and the street are typically Japanese with their neon lights day or night. Plenty of restaurants to choose from and gets busier in the evening.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Good food and lots of variety, check out the duty free store also. Don't go into the pet shops they can be quite upsetting, small cages for dogs.

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Berlin, Germany
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

If you go out in Osaka, you either go to Kita (Umeda) or Minami (Namba). In Minami you find lots of shops, prestigious department stores (Takashimaya, Daimaru), underground shopping malls, restaurants that cater to every taste (and purse), cafés and bars. It's a lively hub where you can get lost easily. Namba station alone boasts more than 25 exits. The... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Loved the area as it was convenient with lots to see and buy. Loved the fact that Shinsaibashi, Dotonbori and Namba all linked if you enjoy walking and exploring the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

In Nipponbashi Denden Town you can get all sorts of electrical and electronic items at bargain price. Kuromon Ichiba market is a must.

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Shanghai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Connected with shisaibashi.Worth a look.But I don't like cause too crowded.Takashimaya and Daimaru are also there.

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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love the vibrancy and the ambience. The street food is also awesome! Conveniently located and not difficult to locate the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Good area, things always happening in Namba and Shinsaibashi, many food pockets around and cool bars

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