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Minami (Namba)

Namba Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #6 of 216 Attractions in Osaka
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining
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Switzerland
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136 reviews 136 reviews
38 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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57 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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74 helpful votes 74 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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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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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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