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Namba, Chuo, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the area surrounding the Namba train station and also connects to the famous Dotombori area. There are lots of retail shops and food outlets here. It is very lively here due to the foot traffic.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 588phis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were amazed with this area where you can find a variety of shops and restaurants. And what amazed us is that this strip continues up to the center of Osaka. It has a festive atmosphere and lots of tourists and shoppers alike. Too bad...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jeckli
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

The area has a lot of dining options and I do mean a lot. The neon lights also attract people to the area. Personally, I found it yo be very crowded and touristy, i.e. full of Chinese tourists. I enjoyed the lights and lively atmosphere...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ariyyaq
Reviewed December 9, 2018

This is the historic entertainment of Naniwa and there are many hostess bars dotted throughout. No worries, there's no sleaziness to the area vibe. A huge Don Quixote is there as well as many good small restaurants (grilled oysters, kobe beef, spanish, chinese, etc.) amazingly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tatyee
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

So much to see and do in the area! Great food, buzzing atmosphere and an overwhelming amount too see! We loved the buzz of the area!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roara74
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Be prepared that there is going to be hordes and hordes of people with huge neon lights displaying food for sale in a huge selection of restaurants/ eateries - with Ramen, Soba and various seafood selections to choose from just to name a few. A...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Best place yet reasonable prices for seafoods experience the ambiance is good and the food displays are so inviting to eat more.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank macoyto
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

We stayed locally which was great. If you love seafood this is where to eat! Most shops sell octopus balls, crabs, ramen, even spaghetti bars but be prepared to wait a lot! Some had really long queues proving how good they were! Being allergic to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lisa H
Reviewed October 10, 2018

The place is full of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. At night the place is crowded and the signs are bright and interesting. It is a place full of energy and lively. Good fun.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CelineBrussels
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I visited here during a recent stay in Osaka and found it to be a place with lots happening, great street food and some street entertainment (although I imagine this last aspect is somewhat hit or miss). The area has many interesting signs, lots of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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April 18, 2018|
Response from sayvonna | Reviewed this property |
some at 9pm and some at 10pm..
Shafira A
December 17, 2017|
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Response from semanticvision | Reviewed this property |
I have been using Google Maps and you can pick the routs with only JR connection. However, some very short local connections maybe you want to consider spent extra Yen to save time taking a longer, multiple connections... More
Vanessa S
June 7, 2017|
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Response from rbzmiso1 | Reviewed this property |
Try DenDen town. Got a variety of electronic shops there.
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