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Nipponbashi Denden Town

Namba | Nihon-bashi, Ebisu, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0071, Japan
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Ranked #58 of 216 Attractions in Osaka
Type: Malls, Neighborhoods, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Akihabara is famous for its concentration of electronic games and anime stores in Tokyo. The Nipponbashi / Den Den town area is similar, but in a smaller scale. If you are not going to Tokyo, you can get still get most of what's available in Akihabara here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We had several stores we visited here. Super Potato for it's amazing selection of retro game consoles and game cartridges, Super Position for Gashapon (the Kyoto branch closed), and several Gundam model and hobby stores. Lots of interesting shop to check out. Work the quick trip from Kyoto.

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Fremont, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Mostly overpriced items. Electronics are pricey. Unless you're a hardcore anime / manga enthusiast, avoid this area.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I’ve been to Akihabara in Tokyo and from what I read on guidebooks, they say this is the equivalent in Osaka. My view is that the guide may have been slightly outdated, and that this place is so much more Otaku and hardcore than Akihabara. As compared to Akihabara, the shops here openly sell hentai products and other adult contents... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a marmite, either you love it or hate it, it is all they say it is plus selling tools, who would have expected that. We also had a very tasty red been ice cream, recommended both Denden and the ice cream.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

When planning my holiday to Japan I choose the city of Osaka for several reasons, an important one is Denden Town. I love Akihabara in Tokyo, so I was very curious about its counterpart in Osaka. Both feature electronics stores, manga stores, more electronic shops, J-Pop stores, some computer stops, maid cafes and of course some electronics discounters. In square... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Similar to Tokyo's Akihabara. Den Den Town is essentially the anime, manga, and Japanese gamer’s dream come true: streets lined with the stuff you want (and some freakish weird stuff too). Lots of small gems to be found with cheaper prices than in Tokyo's Akihabara. Like Akihabara, it also has maid caffee's where japanese girls dressed in maid costumes entertain... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

lots of little stores for electronics, toys and manga. enjoy looking at all the little stores, even if you're not actually buying anything. you will certainly find ways to part with your funds though :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We heard about this “Akihabara” of West Japan which is fun-filled with shops selling DVD, electronics equipment, manga & anime and other collectibles. We approached from Tsutenkaku tower and have no difficulty locating the long stretch of shops on both side of Nipponbashi. Alternatively one take Exit 1A from the Ebisucho station, and you'll find yourself right on Sakaisuji Avenue... More

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Kobe, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

For electric components you can visit Silicon house store. Not sure if the best around. But its decent.

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