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Nipponbashi Denden Town

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

Teenage son very happy to find this area. Very similar to Akihabara in Tokyo on a much smaller scale and also leads off into the anime district street.Great prices, perhaps a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Matsubara, Japan
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

DenDen Town has been my yearlong bastion of sanctuary amid the chaos that makes up life in Osaka. Oh, DenDen Town is chaotic, too, but there's just so much to enjoy here. A stone's throw away from Dotonbori, DenDen Town is the shopping district for people visiting Osaka for more than just the food. While good restaurants are easy to... More 

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Nhulunbuy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Teenage son very happy to find this area. Very similar to Akihabara in Tokyo on a much smaller scale and also leads off into the anime district street.Great prices, perhaps a little cheaper for anime figures and robotics. Lots of electrical stores in the back streets. Another thing we found was Asobiba shooting range. This is very popular in Japan.... More 

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Philippines
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to visit in Osaka when looking for toys and electronics. The area was dotted with stores selling these stuff. We were also able to eat delicious ramen at a local store. the ramen was only 500 yen but it was so tasty and the meat was soft and sweet.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They were at least a dozen shops that I visited. I was specifically looking for Kikaida, Kamen Rider, S.I.C figures, etc. Unfortunately, I didn't find any but was definitely not disappointed with seeing all the stores. You should definitely visit Jungle, Hero Gangu, and Volks.

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Shanghai Region, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can get almost any action figure you can find. loads of those crane machines which is pretty much impossible to win

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Beverly Hills, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps this long street of electronics/games/toys/kids' merchandise means a lot to fans of certain something. However, the Denden Town doesn't attract people like me who is NOT looking to buying those stuff. I went there at about 1pm on a weekday. Quite a few shops along the street didn't open (I was not sure that was the owners' lunch break... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a day trip from Kyoto to Osaka and the anime store in Denden town was part of our itinerary. From Osaka Castle walked to the subway line Morinomiya station. Here we had to catch two local trains to get to Denden town for the anime store. We caught the green Chuo line from station C19 Morinomiya to C17... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Now this is not your average shopping street, at first I noticed a lot of hardware shops but as they closed the toy shops came alive. Not you average western toy shops, these are based on anime, capsule toys and other uniquely Japanese characters. Barely a Starwars figurine in sight, but if Gundam is your thing there are shops full... More 

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Thank ICMC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Prefer lesser crowds? Akihabara seems way more crowded than Denden Town. Easy to walk around and shop for stuff that you like. I have spent almost a full day just walking around. If you enjoyed Akihabara, I'm sure you'll enjoy Denden Town as well.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

It helps if you are with someone who speaks Japanese because you can get better customer service and they can help you pick out merchandise. My Japanese friends here help me immensely with the language barrier..I make I a rule not to buy anything I can buy in the US or Mexico...cheaper.. but felt I needed a travel adapter plus... More 

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