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Minami (Namba)

Namba Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #5 of 220 Attractions in Osaka
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining
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Rome, Italy
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678 reviews 678 reviews
351 attraction reviews
1,437 helpful votes 1,437 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

nice place during the afternoon.we have enjoyed it a lot very crowded and full of shops and people. very worth a visit

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Switzerland
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41 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Casual shopping as well as luxury shopping. Great arcades like in other cities in Japan lots of choice at a fraction of the price of big shops. We bought Japanese kitchen knifes from a shop which sells to restaurant for 1/3 of the from a main shopping mall. Takashimaya though is not far away with its luxury shopping experience.

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Utsunomiya, Japan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

easy subway access from Namba station to anywhere you want to go. I stayed there and was very happy with the location

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Adelaide, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Namba Parks is fantastic - I went there three times in 11 days. It was worth every time. Near OCAT there's underground circular open-top plaza ( I have no idea if it has a name or not) where people of all ages come to practice - they dance! I never seen anything like it before - primary school children, ballerinas,... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Loads of places to look round. Shopping is little local shops to big named chains. Worth a visit when in Dontonbori! There is neon lights everywhere and really touristy so always busy!

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Cologne
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101 reviews 101 reviews
57 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Namba is neighboring Dotonbori and offeres numerous shopping opportunities. On the street, under the earth and in malls you can find everything you are looking for.

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Delhi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Did a lot of Local as well as Branded Shopping here. Amazing marketplace. Good connectivity by Metro from Hotel Apa Higobashi.

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Sydney, Australia
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97 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Shinkjuku it isn't but then again nowhere else is in my experience. Namba, is an area populated with bars and eateries of all types, and at night,...electric, literally. Neon everywhere, and no sleep till you pass out. Great place to unwind after a busy day sightseeing or at work,...just don't plan to get home early.

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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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1,084 attraction reviews
523 helpful votes 523 helpful votes
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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