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Nipponbashi Denden Town

Namba | Nihon-bashi, Ebisu, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0071, Japan
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Ranked #50 of 215 attractions in Osaka
Type: Malls, Neighborhoods, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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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 My view is that the guide may have been slightly outdated, and that this place is so much more Otaku and hardcore than Akihabara.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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Akihabara in Osaka. This place is absolutely awesome. Has everything you need and more in the one area, and I dare say it is a little bigger than Akihabara. The prices are not that different to Akiha, but there is certainly a lot to do. Gunpla/models/anime/manga/games galore here. A great place for families and gamers alike. If you fit the... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

One of the best places I have been to in Osaka. Lots of buildings with floors and floors of toys! I feel like a child again! I have seen a lot of vintage toys during my childhood in the 80's and 90's. You have to go here. Its so near the shinshaibashi and dotombori shopping strip. Definitely a must go... More

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