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“Great shopping, more character than Shinsaibashi”
Review of America Mura

America Mura
Ranked #81 of 1,293 things to do in Osaka
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Also called America Village, America Mura offers a daily fashion show of Osaka's most out-there fashion trends, many of which come from the area's J-pop culture stores.
Reviewed April 17, 2013

It's kind of the Osaka version of harajuku, with lots of small shops, vintage clothing and stylish cafes. Walk all the way over to Yotsubashi station and Minami-Horie area for the authentic atmosphere of living in a residential area.

1  Thank jaylowe
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Unless you've never been to hipster type hangouts, where young middle class teenagers and twenty somethings ache to be looked at for their looks but then get annoyed when you look at them, then very little here will come as a surprise. Not as playful, fashionably inspirational, or as big as Harajuku, it's very much been co-opted by the larger chain stores and brands which pockmark the more interesting independent retailers. I say more interesting, but that's over stating it somewhat, as in many cases, as there's an awful lot of tat, rubbishy oversized hip-hop clothing, and generally uninteresting product lines on offer.

Worth a minor diversion for a few minutes (that's all it takes), before exploring the more interesting surrounding areas.

2  Thank Jegsy
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

This part of town is where the hipsters and young people of Japan converge. There are lots of places to shop and restaurants to try. You will likely see a Harajuku Girl here as we'll as see other oddly dressed people. This part of town is the Osaka counterpart to Harajuku in Tokyo. I liked it, but thought it was extremely weird at the same time...

Thank mary7484
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

This place is kind of the reverse of China Town. On offer is pretty much all Americana that has infiltrated Japanese culture. Not worthy of a special visit - we stumbled onto it, and stumbled out of it just as quickly.

1  Thank Triptify
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

sit around in the little central park, have cheap beer from family mart.. relax and watch the world go bye, meet some interetsing characters.. plenty of food around. shopping if you into that and heaps of music stores...

Thank ReaseS4
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