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Minami (Namba)

Namba Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #5 of 215 Attractions in Osaka
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining
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Utsunomiya, Japan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
57 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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215 reviews 215 reviews
96 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Manila, Philippines
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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