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Address: 1-1 Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

In the basement of the Umeda Sky Building, Takimikoji is a recreated 1920s...

In the basement of the Umeda Sky Building, Takimikoji is a recreated 1920s and 1930s village popular for its inexpensive restaurants serving up Osaka's most popular dishes, including okonomiyaki.

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Quick bite

Stayed at the westin hotel this is within 2 minutes reach on foot. We weren't that hungry therefore we went into the shabu shabu shop and was hoping to share a dish, the waiter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2014
Hong Kong, China
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Santa Monica
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39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Takimikoji is located underneath the (very) corporate Umeda Sky Building. It's a somewhat cheesy recreation of a street in 1920s Japan. It lacks atmosphere - you're better off taking the 30-minute train to Kyoto and seeing the real thing. I wish someone had told us not to waste our time (there are so many other great things to see!).

Thank freshmonkey
Bangkok, Thailand
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112 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This is a food complex in the basement of the Umeda Sky City building. The restaurants by themselves are not special, but the overall atmosphere is decorated to be retro 1950s Japanese. Gets crowded around noon lunchtime when the office workers come out.

Thank Kris A
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a small place with only a few seats- run by an elderly couple and their daughter. The sushi is top, top, top quality. They run out of items often, being a small shop, but what they do is amazing. We could see the regulars order items that are not on the English menu like grilled turban shell snails.... More 

Thank LoChin73
Hong Kong, China
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527 reviews
339 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the westin hotel this is within 2 minutes reach on foot. We weren't that hungry therefore we went into the shabu shabu shop and was hoping to share a dish, the waiter was annoyed and rejected our order and turned away! And we thought japan is best at hospitality! Anyway we went to a raman store and had... More 

1 Thank Man_U_canuck
Tokyo, Japan
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Kiji okonomiyaki restaurant was nice. My friend brought me here and I loved it. Try real okonomiyaki. Waiter did't speak any foreign language but they are helpful.

Thank Coconeal
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

It was a total waste of time, effort and money (taxi $20) to go there. Groups of restaurants like this is all over Japan especially in major shopping complexes and transportation hubs - Albeit not right next door to each other like Takinikoji. Uemda/Dojima underground (Where we stayed in Osaka) has enough restaurants/isakaya that one can eat for a week... More 

Thank R C
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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48 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Go to Wakaba udonsuki restaurant and sit behind the waterfall. Fab!

3 Thank Amanda M

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