A shopper’s paradise to meet any taste - Mido-suji street the Champs-Élysées of the East. America-mura to discover the latest of young and pop trends. Shinsaibashi shopping street for virtually everything else.
The Shinsaibashi is the largest shopping area in Osaka where many boutiques and specialty shops are gathered, attracting local people and visitors. The Shisaibashi has developed from the arcaded streets “Shinsaibashi Shopping Street” which runs east to Mido-Suji Avenue, is the best-known shopping area in Osaka, and an enduring symbol of the city. With a history of 380 years, it was already an established shopping area in the Edo Period. Shops of all kinds and for all ages line the street, a roofed arcade 600 meters long.
The western area of the Shinsaibashi is nicknamed as the American-mura Village, and its symbol is the walls painted with unique illustrations. This area continues to lead the Kansai teen culture in the
Minami Area of Osaka. This neighborhood is popular amongst the young crowd for the stores that have been here since the 1970s, selling second-hand clothes, jeans, used records, and miscellaneous goods from the US west coast. There are also many other places to enjoy including Big Step, a large commercial complex, Tiger Copenhagen, dispaying miscellaneous goods at a very reasonable price from Northern Europe, Sankaku Park, etc.
Mido-suji Street that runs the center of the Shinsaibashi is the main street of Osaka that links the downtown Kita (north) around Umeda and the downtown Minami (south) around the Shisaibashi and Namba districts. Often, described as Champs-Élysées of the East, the street is lined with uncountable luxury brands stores from around the grove.
From Tokyo :
[Rail] Take JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line for 2 hours and 30 minutes from Tokyo Station to Shin-Osaka Station, then take a subway for 13 minutes from Shin-Osaka Station to Shinsaibashi Station.
From Osaka :
[Rail] 2 min from Namba to Shinsaibashi Station by Subway Midosuji Line.