We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Shinsaibashi

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +81 662111114
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
$24*
and up
Kimono Experience in Osaka
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,533 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 510
    Excellent
  • 485
    Very good
  • 134
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Shopping, shopping, FOOD! and more...

Daimaru, a building of H&M, a building Uniqlo and a building of Zara.... Great area for shopping connected to Dotonbori. Found restaurants too that are great looking. Be patient... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Vaughnvien J
,
Negros Occidental, Philippines
Add Photo Write a Review

2,533 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,136: English reviews
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent a few hours strolling around the area, did a bit of shopping and people watching and had a thoroughly nice time. We actually did the "city walk" suggested in the Lonely Planet Japan book which was perfect and then had another wander around the bits we liked most after the walk. Very cool.

Helpful?
Thank grahamrsimms
Queensland, Australia
Level Contributor
53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I know Shinsaibashi was originally touted as a futuristic area of Japan back in the '30's, it feels nothing has changed since then. It is a dingy area, filled with tacky shops and places were old men play 'go'. The food area is good to look at. We were there early so we did not eat anything. Eating in large... More 

Helpful?
Thank Smokeybinsai
Negros Occidental, Philippines
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Daimaru, a building of H&M, a building Uniqlo and a building of Zara.... Great area for shopping connected to Dotonbori. Found restaurants too that are great looking. Be patient to find special discounts in some of the stores. :) Enjoy!

Helpful?
Thank Vaughnvien J
binghamton new york
Level Contributor
71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pretty similar to all of the other busy shopping areas, thousands of people, tons of blinking lights and hundreds of shops. Worth a visit but it gets old after a while.

Helpful?
Thank Randy M
Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Covered area good to shop during hot and rainy days, a lot to choose from variety of stores from local to international brands

Helpful?
Thank maricor8
La Palma, California
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place with covered shopping, connects with other shopping area. Would spend the whole day - shopping and eating.

Helpful?
Thank GayleG88
Osaka, Japan
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice Place to enjoy some Local food Takoyakis / Ramen / Shu cream etc etc. Kids can enjoy at the game Centers, Wife can Shop at Daimaru, Zara, Uniqlo or many other stores on the Loooong Stretch of Shops on both sides. Its one of the Most Famous walking streets in Osaka, Runs Parallel to Midousuji which has all the... More 

Helpful?
Thank sunnyvk
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
260 reviews
249 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whether it's for practical things like food, clothes and medicine or for novelty tourist items, pachinko parlors, dessert cafes, Shinsaibashisuji has got you covered. I can't count the number of times I must have been here. Not matter what you're looking for, this place has it, and if it doesn't Dotonbori is very close by. Visit early during your stay... More 

Helpful?
Thank PsychoSavager
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are a few very nice Ramen restaurant after crossing the bridge. This shopping district also sell the most favourite egg tart that sold off very fast. Wasnt able to get one but will definitely get one when we re-visit again.

Helpful?
Thank EatLiveTravel81
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
71 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A must visit for osaka, plenty of shops selling a varieties of fashion and food, packed with tourist and locals. Enen its summer sunny days but you won't feel hot walking along, so no worry if its raining cos there would be shading.

Helpful?
Thank KK L

Travelers who viewed Shinsaibashi also viewed

Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
 
Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
 

Been to Shinsaibashi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Shinsaibashi and other visitors
10 questions
Ask a question
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Singapore, Singapore
8 months ago
Singapore, Singapore
8 months ago
metro mla, philippines

See all questions (10)

Questions? Get answers from Shinsaibashi staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?