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Nipponbashi Denden Town

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Namba | Nihon-bashi, Ebisu, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s not quite on the same scale as Akihabara, and it’s on the less busy side. But you can still find stores selling anime items, there is also an Animate store. It’s still nice to walk around and see what it has to offer. There’s...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mickie00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was sold as the "Akiharbara of Tokyo" where there's electronics stores galore. Well there were a few but no where near as many as Tokyo. There are more "adult" shops in Denden town, a few eateries, specialty shops. Having said this, it's still worth...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank solaris_pete
Reviewed April 23, 2019

This would be a good area to visit if you were looking for some household electronics. Otherwise, there isn't much we found interesting to see here.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ceetom1
Reviewed March 4, 2019

Boyfriend and I went later in the day (8pm), and a lot of the shops were closed. The ones left over were a little seedy - street wasn't too well lit, lots of adult shops, and I was often the only woman within a block....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 22, 2019

We spent quite a few hours walking around Denden Town browsing all the shops and finding fantastic anime figurines, posters and key chains. Even spotted more fans dressed up in their various characters than I saw in Akihabira. Best spot for some cheap figurines is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Pinki24
Reviewed February 13, 2019

every time I go to Osaka, I try to buy at Niponbashi, very good prices, where I can find everything, everything. Also try lots of food. I arrive by train on Namba AStation, it is almost next door. worth every meter, wonderful walk. Have the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 665eliass
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Visited this place over two days, and I can still say it isn't enough. For a somewhat veteran otaku with a penchant for collecting limited-edition merchandise, it's hard to budget for time when scouring the different shops here. There are also several idol and animation...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank TomPuno
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

This is an area with lots of shops selling electronics, gaming, animae and cosplay items. Lots of fans are dressed up in their favourite characters roaming around too. You can also find many “maid cafes” here too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 588phis
Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile

The location is kinda close to Namba station. It‘s not as big as Akihabara but still got some fancy shops, maid cafes and arcade halls. I went there on a normal weekday so it was relaxed, on evenings or weekends it’s probably crowded.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sasa0601
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

I must admit I visited Arkihabara first so initially Denden Town was somewhat underwhelming for me. Indeed it was quite a bit smaller and less high energy. However as I walked around I realized that it was probably an unfair comparison. Arkihabara is more a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 10, 2018|
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Response from Jasmine V | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Most shops close between 8pm - 9pm in Nipponbashi. If you are going shopping for anime figures I'd recommend checking out Animate, Gee Store and Yellow Submarine.
November 10, 2017|
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Response from HaideeTravel | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure as I haven't seen one in Denden Town. I only saw English and other translations of manga at the shop of International Manga Museum in Kyoto.