Guesthouse(Namba,Osaka,Japan) KEN'S HOUSE

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Kinki tourism map

Osaka regional tourism map

Osaka regional tourism map

1 - Osaka Castle
2 - Universal Studios Japan
3 - Umeda Sky Building
4 - Kaiyukan
5 - Tsutenkaku (Shinsekai)

6 - Grand Front Osaka
7 - Osaka Bay Area
8 - Kyocera Dome Osaka
9 - Tennoji Zoo
10 - Shitennoji

11 - The National Museum of Art
12 - Osaka City Central Public Hall
13 - Osaka Tenmangu
14 - Osaka Museum of History
15 - Sumiyoshi Taisha

See the real Osaka here

Osaka

The shopping district centering on Namba is known as Minami. It's a charming and lively area where you can visit Dotombori, with its flashy Kanidouraku and Glico signs; Minamisemba and Horie, filled with unique shops and cafes; and Shinsaibashi, home to high-class brand shops and Amerika-mura (American Village), a front-running district in youth culture. There are also many theaters where you can see bunraku and kabuki, both part of the Kansai culture since the Edo period, as well as manzai style comedy. If you want to see the real, undistilled Osaka, be sure to visit Minami.

Dotombori

Dotombori

A bustling commercial street that is representative of the Minami area of Osaka, always busy with playhouses and food shops from the Edo Period to today.

Namba CITY

Namba CITY

A vast shopping mall located at Namba Station on the Nankai Line.

America-mura (American Village)

America-mura (American Village)

A unique, vibrant area in the Minami area of Osaka that is the centre of Kansai's youth culture.

Kuromon Ichiba

Kuromon Ichiba

A glorious food marketplace with 180 wholesale and retail shops.

Bic Camera

Bic Camera

Mega department store of electric devices.

Shinsaibashi-suji Shotengai

Shinsaibashi-suji Shotengai

A commercial avenue stretching north and south for about 580 meters from the south of Nagahori-dori to Soemoncho-dori. Visitors to this street number about 60,000 on weekdays and about 120,000 on weekends and holidays.

Soemoncho

Soemoncho

Flourished since ancient times, it has been sung in popular songs from the old days, the adult entertainment district.

Matsuyamachisuji Shopping Street

Matsuyamachisuji Shopping Street

Commonly referred to as "Matchamachi" or even "Gotchamachi," the street has more than 100 wholesale and specialist stores dealing in Japanese dolls, toys, candy and Japanese paper.

Nipponbashi DENDEN Town

Nipponbashi DENDEN Town

One of the largest commercial districts in Osaka, packed with electrical equipment discount stores.

Joshin Nippombashi 1 Bankan

Joshin Nippombashi 1 Bankan

A huge appliance store in Nippombashi selling a range of electronic and AV products.

Don Qoijote Dotonbori Store

Don Qoijote Dotonbori Store

The biggest discount shop group in Japan, Don Quijote! To come visit Dotonbori-ten, try to find the landmark of Osaka Minami - the yellow ferris wheel! Once you enter our shop, it looks like an amusement park. Daily necessities, sundries, jewelry, appliance, little restaurants, there is nothing you cannot find!

Hozenji Yokocho

Hozenji Yokocho

An area located in the busy district of Minami, but still retaining the tranquil Naniwa atmosphere. Within Yokocho are long-standing Japanese restaurants, bars, okonomi-yaki (Japanese pancake) restaurants and kushi-katsu (skewered and fried meats and vegetables) restaurants.

Tombori Riverwalk

Tombori Riverwalk

Running through the center of the Minami area (southern downtown Osaka), the Dotombori River is one of the most famous waterways in Osaka. Along both sides of the river, promenade construction is underway as part of a project for revitalizing the Aqua Metropolis Osaka.

Supotaka Shinsaibashi big step head office

Supotaka Shinsaibashi big step head office

Comprehensive sports shop that any sport Align the item, in the Big step head office B1F · B2F to propose a new style.

Tokyu Hands Shinsaibashi Store

Tokyu Hands Shinsaibashi Store

Largest daily sundries shop in Kansai, with everything from crafty items to everyday goods.

La Porte Shinsaibashi

La Porte Shinsaibashi

A new fashion building on Shinsaibashi-suji Street. This conspicuous building houses a variety of stores ranging from fashion clothing to cafés and restaurants.

Takomasa: Takoyaki and akashiyaki

Takomasa's popular takoyaki is tender on the inside and is flavored with soy sauce prepared to a secret recipe.

Akaneya: Arare and okaki

Akaneya pursues the traditional taste of Japan in its products by using high-quality glutinous rice in a time-honored procedure.

Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street

Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street

A 150m-long shopping street lined with specialty stores with every cooking utensil and kitchen item available. The Doguyasuji Festival on Oct 9 is an event where various tools are on sale.

Crysta Nagahori

Crysta Nagahori

A 730m-long underground shopping strip stretching from Sakaisuji to Yotsubashi suji.

YAMADA DENKI LABI1 Namba

YAMADA DENKI LABI1 Namba

A 20,000 sq. meter appliance store with approx. 800,000 items from appliances to books to toys.

O1O1 NAMBA MARUI

O1O1 NAMBA MARUI

Various brands from Tokyo, Osaka, and from overseas can all be found at this mall.

NAMBA NanNan

NAMBA NanNan

Famous for being the pioneer of the underground shopping mall in Osaka.

Namba Walk

Namba Walk

A popular underground shopping in the center of Minami with around 270 shops.

Ebisubashisuji Shopping Street

Ebisubashisuji Shopping Street

Shopping arcade along the approach to the Imamiya Ebisu Shrine.

BIG STEP

BIG STEP

A landmark entertainment building of America Mura.

Sofmap Namba store SAURUS2 Hardware store

Sofmap Namba store SAURUS2 Hardware store

A huge range of electronics including new and used PCs.

Joshin Nippombashi 1 Bankan

Joshin Nippombashi 1 Bankan

A huge appliance store in Nippombashi selling a range of electronic and AV products.

551 Horai: Barbecue Pork Buns & more

551 Horai: Barbecue Pork Buns & more

551 Horai is one of the most popular barbecue pork bun stores in Osaka, selling more than 110,000 buns every day.

Namba Parks

Namba Parks

This shopping mall is an oasis in the city where people can enjoy trees and flowers while browsing boutiques.

Osaka Takashimaya

Osaka Takashimaya

A long-established department store with branches located around the world.

Daimaru Shinsaibashi

Daimaru Shinsaibashi

This department store is housed in a massive neo-gothic style building designed by Vories.

namBa HIPS

namBa HIPS

Minami's new landmark, namBa HIPS is an entertainment complex with golf, spas, amusement facilities and restaurants.

Mittera Temple

Mittera Temple

Renowned temple founded in Namba by the priest Gyoki in 744. The present main building, constructed in 1808, was the venue for the first Osaka Prefectural Assembly.

Namba Yasaka Shrine

Namba Yasaka Shrine

Affectionately called "Namba no Yasaka-han," Namba Yasaka Shrine features the eye-catching enormous Ema-Den. The Tug-of-War Ritual taking place here is Osaka City's first intangible folk cultural property.

Namba Shrine

Namba Shrine

This is an old shrine where a playhouse was once located. The name of the playhouse, "Bunraku-za," was the origin of "Bunraku," traditional Japanese puppet theater. Crushed ice is given to worshippers during Himuro Festival, Namba Shrine's summer festival held on July 21 and 22 every year.

Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum

Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum

Museum for ukiyoe (Japanese woodblock prints) which mainly houses and displays a collection of popular Kabuki actor prints from the Bunka and Bunsei eras (late in the Edo period)

OCAT (Osaka City Air Terminal)

OCAT (Osaka City Air Terminal)

The largest bus terminal in western Japan, directly connected to the Namba Station of JR Line. Adjoining are offices, restaurants, shopping facilities, plus a full-scale rooftop garden.

National Bunraku Theatre

National Bunraku Theatre

A theater where Bunraku, a traditional art of Japan that has been designated as one of the world's intangible cultural assets, can be enjoyed.

Osaka Shochiku-za

A theater for performing arts, mainly for kabuki but including musicals and many other forms. There are many excellent restaurants with various specialties in the basement.

Naniwa Tanken Cruise (Osaka River Cruise)

Naniwa Tanken Cruise (Osaka River Cruise)

Take a one-and-a-half-hour leisurely cruise through Osaka while listening to a Rakugo storytelling guide.

For more information about Osaka tourism, please visit the home page of Osaka Tourism Bureau.