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Shinsekai

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Boasts a variety of popular tourist attractions and spas. An older, popular district that spreads from the Tsutenkaku Tower.

The Shinsekai is a casual, popular downtown located in the west of the Ten'noji-koen Park. Pleasure haunts, cheap taverns and cheap eating places throng around 130 m-tall Tsutenkaku Tower, a symbol of Osaka built to resemble the Eiffel Tower in Paris. You can see the entire city of Osaka from the observation deck of the 91m- high Tsutenkaku Tower. At the entrance to the observation deck stands a statue of Billiken, a lucky mascot which is believed to make your wish come true.

The Jan-Jan Yokocho Lane was where laborers who restored the ruins after the WWII chose to gather. There are still many establishments running in the same shops they built immediately after the War. The entire area is squashed with small, cheap eating houses.

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From Tokyo:[Rail]Take JR Tokaido Shinkansen for 2 hours and 30 minutes from Tokyo Station to Shin-Osaka Station. Then take a subway for 19 minutes from Shin-Osaka Station to Dobutsuen-mae Station.

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