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Address: Namba | Nihon-bashi, Ebisu, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
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The Akihabara of Osaka

Very similar to Akihabara, Tokyo. Lots of shops selling anime, manga, video games, merchandise, clothes and figurines. Not as visually impressive as Akihabara, but worth a look if... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very similar to Akihabara, Tokyo. Lots of shops selling anime, manga, video games, merchandise, clothes and figurines. Not as visually impressive as Akihabara, but worth a look if you're staying in Osaka and you're a fan of Japanese popular culture. It has a good selection of stores and arcades. There are also a lot of markets around the area to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The whole street stretches very long and it was filled with stores packed to the brim with toys, toys and toys! Its any child's and child-at-heart's dream come true! :) Popular 80's anime toys such as Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger, Getta Robot, Voltes V, Combattler V, Gundam, etc. could be found there. We were able to find a rare and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I was randomly exploring Nipponbashi expecting nothing, but I was glad I found more things to shop about. There's a little bit of here and there all over the place, from games to anime. There's the renowned Super Potato shop, Animate building and many others I may have missed. You may call Denden town Osaka's Akihabara. It was worth the... More 

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laguna, philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A mishmash of all things Japan- comic books (manga) stores, trading card stores, and costume play stores (wigs, etc) among other things.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I went here by accident and I just love here. It's close to shinsaibashi but i think it has more fun than shinsaibashi. It has lots of anime shops and I can find figures with cheap price. Also the famous Kuromo market is nearby where you can have cheap but nice sushi and sashimi.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were staying around the area and hence, decided to drop by for a walk around the area. Lots of electronics and anime-related items sold, if you are into that sort of thing. Prices aren't the cheapest in Japan but there is definitely variety. My friend did not manage to get everything on her to-purchase list but there were other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the area on an afternoon. Name your electronic, Denden probably has it. And more. Aside from the numerous electronic stores, you also have some gaming compounds and ehem.. little stores suited for specific tastes - if you know what I mean. For tourists, keep your eye open for no-tax stores and stores that offer a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You need to explore shops to get elctronic goodies.. the place was like international lamington road(which is in mumbai) for me.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you've been to Tokyo's Akihabara district and found yourself lost amongst the flashy lights, overstocked shelves, never-ending UFO machines and tiny aisles where no matter what you do, you always seem to knock half the store over on your way through... then Denden might be the place for you! Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVED Akihabara, for all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

People keep saying this is Osaka's version of Akihabara, but as a girl otaku, I'd say Denden is a good mix of Ikebukuro as well! Here the Animate is often better stocked, and plenty of 2nd hand anime merchandise and games (you never knew you needed). I also found a much bigger doujinshi collection for what I was looking for.

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