ShinsaibashiOsaka

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Experience a shopper’s paradise and symbol of downtown Osaka as you explore the bustling arcade where brightly colored storefronts display the latest fashion trends.

Shinsaibashi is one of Osaka’s oldest and most exciting shopping districts, containing a huge range of brand-name stores, independent retailers and fashion boutiques. Explore a roofed arcade that extends nearly 2,000 feet (600 meters) across the city’s downtown district and experience the lively energy of this landmark destination.

Dating back to the Edo period, Shinsaibashi’s history as a shopping area stretches back nearly four centuries. The area has long drawn locals and visitors to its bustling stores and today it has a reputation as being one of Osaka’s most fashion-forward destinations. Make your way down the extensive arcade and check out the brightly illuminated displays. Take in the exciting atmosphere as you join the crowds of shoppers exploring the stores and peruse the collections of clothing, accessories, homewares and souvenirs. You’ll find well-known labels, exclusive brands and up-and-coming fashion boutiques among the stores along this busy strip.

Explore the street’s western area to visit America-mura Village, an area that has been popular with younger shoppers since the 1970s. The western section gained its reputation for importing American-made clothing, records and goods. Today it is still a hotspot for Western-style fashion. Admire its brightly colored murals and the illustrations that adorn the walls of this shopping area.

If you’re feeling in need of a pick-me-up, you’ll find a wide range of restaurants and cafés serving quick snacks and refreshing drinks. Enjoy Osaka street-food specialties, including okonomiyaki pancake or takoyaki octopus balls.

While in the area, be sure to check out the nearby upmarket shopping districts of Horie and Minamisenba. Den Den Town in Nipponbashi has a huge range of electronics and gaming items.

Shinsaibashi is the shopping strip that connects the central Osaka areas of Umeda and Namba, and is bordered by the Dotonbori Canal. The district is free to visit at any time of the day and is an exciting place to shop, dine and people-watch. The Shinsaibashi district is easily accessible via the subway station of the same name.

Top hotels in Shinsaibashi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
 Sotetsu Grand Fresa Osaka-Namba
Sotetsu Grand Fresa Osaka-Namba
3.5 out of 5
1-1-13 Nipponbashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
NZ$71
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

Located in Namba, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Tsutenkaku Tower, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Osaka Museum of History and Osaka Science Museum. Osaka Castle ...

4.2/5Excellent! (4,341 reviews)

"Great location nearby Dotonbori. 10-15 minutes walking distance from Namba train station."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb. 2020

Sotetsu Grand Fresa Osaka-Namba
APA Hotel Namba-Ekihigashi
APA Hotel Namba-Ekihigashi
3 out of 5
4-29 Sennichimae, Namba, Osaka, Osaka
NZ$93
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Namba Grand Kagetsu Theater and Kuromon Ichiba Market. Tsutenkaku Tower and Abeno Harukas are also ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,725 reviews)

"Very convenient location, close to Dontoburi market and subway station which is easy to get around. The room is clean and cozy but it is relatively small in case you have from two suitcases. ‘Cause its location is close to the market, restaurants and pub so Lots of people who smoke around the hotel. ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan. 2020

APA Hotel Namba-Ekihigashi
Swissotel Nankai Osaka
Swissotel Nankai Osaka
5 out of 5
5-1-60 Namba Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
NZ$349
per night
Mar 10 - Mar 11

Located in Namba, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Namba Grand Kagetsu Theater and Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium. Nipponbashi and Shinsaibashi Shopping ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (5,008 reviews)

"Great location which is actually next to the Namba Station. Staff is friendly and helpful. The room size is big compared with others in Osaka."…"

Reviewed on 10 Feb. 2020

Swissotel Nankai Osaka
Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
4 out of 5
1-2-3 Minatomachi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
NZ$105
per night
Feb 18 - Feb 19

Located in Namba, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Osaka City Air Terminal, Tsutenkaku Tower and Shitennoji Temple. Osaka Museum of History and Umeda Sky ...

4.3/5Excellent! (6,373 reviews)

"the size of the room is really big which is also near the jr station."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb. 2020

Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
APA Hotel Namba-Shinsaibashi
APA Hotel Namba-Shinsaibashi
3 out of 5
2-7-11, Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
NZ$109
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Dotonbori Glico Sign and Kuromon Ichiba Market. Tsutenkaku Tower and Kyocera Dome Osaka are also within ...

3.9/5Good! (1,684 reviews)

"Valuable choice near downtown. Walking distance to Namba Station"…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb. 2020

APA Hotel Namba-Shinsaibashi
Hotel Nikko Osaka
Hotel Nikko Osaka
4 out of 5
1-3-3 Nishi-shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
NZ$225
per night
Mar 2 - Mar 3

Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade and Dotonbori Glico Sign. Namba Grand Kagetsu Theater and Tempozan Harbor ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (2,415 reviews)

"Hotel is clean and staff are friendly. Hotel just up shinshaibashi station which convinient to travel around but not really in center of shinsaibashi , need some walk."…"

Reviewed on 9 Feb. 2020

Hotel Nikko Osaka

Popular activities in Shinsaibashi

Tsutenkaku Tower
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Tsutenkaku Tower

4/5(83 reviews)

Reach the top of this spectacular monument to happiness and prosperity in Osaka and pay a visit to Billiken, the smiling god of good fortune.

Spa World
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Spa World

4/5(11 reviews)

Relax in world culture-themed spas, recharge with medicinal saunas and play around in a water park at this comprehensive health retreat.

Kuromon Ichiba Market
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Kuromon Ichiba Market

4.5/5(63 reviews)

Follow scents of spices and smoked goods into the covered alleyway of this bustling food market. Its popularity with chefs has earned it the nickname Osaka’s Kitchen. 

Top activities in Shinsaibashi

Full-Day Bus Tour to Kyoto, Nara & Kobe
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Full-Day Bus Tour to Kyoto, Nara & Kobe

NZ$149

Take a journey through the wonders of ancient and modern Japan with a day trip that shows you the historic cities of Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe. With destinations from the peaceful bamboo forest of Arashiyama to the lively Kobe Mosaic, you get a look at centuries' worth of culture.

Full-Day Bus Tour to Arashiyama, Kyoto & Nara
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Full-Day Bus Tour to Arashiyama, Kyoto & Nara

NZ$89

Explore western Japan with this day trip out of Osaka to Kyoto and Nara. Aboard a bus, explore the serene nature of Arashiyama, stroll the gardens of Kyoto's UNESCO-listed Kinkaku-ji, and marvel at the enormous Buddha statue in Todai-ji temple in Nara.

3-hour Nightlife Food Tour in Osaka with a Local Expert
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3-hour Nightlife Food Tour in Osaka with a Local Expert

NZ$282

Experience an unforgettable stroll through the historical streets of Osaka and spend an evening like a local, in Japan's 3rd largest city! This 3-hour Osaka Night Food Tour will take you on an unforgettable eating excursion through the busy streets and the hidden, less frequented parts of Minami (South) Osaka.

Northern Kyoto: Amanohashidate, Ine Boathouses & Miyama
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Northern Kyoto: Amanohashidate, Ine Boathouses & Miyama

NZ$155

Sweeping views of Amanohashidate, a boat ride to the unique Ine boathouses and a stroll around the thatched roof village of Kayabuki no Sato await on this highly enjoyable northern Kyoto prefecture tour. An all-you-can-eat seafood lunch is also thrown into the mix.

Osaka Gourmet Walk
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Osaka Gourmet Walk

NZ$58

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Dotonbori, Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076 Osaka Prefecture Enjoy the food shops participating in the self-guided Osaka Gourmet Walk. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Shinsekai, 1 Ebisuhiga

Kyoto Perfect Tour: 1day bus tour
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Kyoto Perfect Tour: 1day bus tour

NZ$197

Discover the 3 World Heritage listed sites (Kiyomizu temple, Tenrryuji temple and Kinkakuji Temple) in Kyoto. Besides, we will visit 2 popular spots: Fushimi Inari Shrine and bamboo forest in Sagano. Please be intoxicated magnificent Japanese historical places.