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Amerikamura
Holiday Travel Guide

Amerikamura

Once a warehouse district selling imported goods, this “American Village” is now a fashionable retail and entertainment area popular with young locals.

East meets West in the trendy urban shopping district of Amerikamura, Osaka’s “American Village.” While a variety of Western-styled goods and entertainment are available, Amerikamura is no simple expat enclave. Admire the area’s playful, gaudy decorations while watching stylish young Osakans sport the latest in Japanese street fashion.

This unique district has its origins in the 1970s, when a number of local warehouses were converted into stores selling imported Western goods, particularly surfer fashion and vintage jeans and records. In the decades since, the area has been strongly identified with this American influence, although today it is best known as an exciting shopping destination and a hub for Japanese youth culture.

Buy a drink and take a seat in Sankaku Koen (Triangle Park) to indulge in fascinating people-watching. Check out street performances, fashion shows and flea markets on the weekends.

Walk along Amerikamura’s colorful streets, taking in the larger-than-life decorations and quirky storefronts. Look for customized humanoid lampposts, a miniaturized Statue of Liberty and an Alice in Wonderland door. Find abundant creativity on store signs and in street art, most notably a Roy Lichtenstein reproduction and an original piece by Seitaro Kuroda named Peace on Earth.

Shop a range of local and global brands in diverse boutiques and chains, enjoying the often-humorous hodgepodge of American styles. Browse curated collections of vintage clothes or try on brand new street wear. Amerikamura is sometimes called the “Harajuku of Osaka” for its cutting-edge fashion scene.

Head to Big Step, one of the district’s largest shopping complexes. Here you can see local art and buy clothing, gifts and sporting goods. Hone your skills at a vintage pinball arcade.

Take your pick of Amerikamura’s cafés, restaurants and bars. Try the takoyaki or check out the diverse international food available, from pizza to burgers to third-wave coffee. Continue on to a club or live music venue to round out the day.

Amerikamura is small but dense, so it is best explored slowly on foot. Reach the area directly by taking the subway to Shinsaibashi Station and walking west for a few minutes.

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Top 10 Hotels Near Amerikamura

Hotel Nikko Osaka
Hotel Nikko Osaka
4 out of 5
1-3-3 Nishi-shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is SG$152 per night from 4 May to 5 May
Excludes taxes & fees
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! (1,424 reviews)
"Very convenient location. Nama entertainment district is about 15 minutes away by walking, 5 minutes by vehicle. On-site parking with unlimited, easy in/out access is very reasonably priced for the area. Finally, I'd like to publicly commend Mr. Kan at reception and also Mr. Satoshi Kibayashi (Assistant ..."

Reviewed on 7 Apr,2021

Hotel Nikko Osaka
Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
4 out of 5
1-2-3 Minatomachi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is SG$86 per night from 6 May to 7 May
Excludes taxes & fees
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! (1,850 reviews)
"Customer service during check-in and breakfast service including staff were extremely helpful and accommodating during our stay."

Reviewed on 30 Nov,2020

Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka
RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka
4.5 out of 5
5-3-68 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is SG$87 per night from 29 Apr to 30 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Osaka hotel is located on the riverwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Osaka International Convention Center and Osaka Science Museum. Umeda ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (3,705 reviews)
"The property was clean. However, had to call front desk as air conditioner wasn’t working well. Staff tried to fix it to no avail. They offered another room, but I was too tired to repack. I was given a fan. The room was uncomfortably warm all night. VIP access benefits is a crock of crap 💩 in japan. ..."

Reviewed on 24 Jun,2020

RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Amerikamura Hotel Deals

Hotel Nikko Osaka
Hotel Nikko Osaka
4 out of 5
1-3-3 Nishi-shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is SG$152 per night from 4 May to 5 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Hotel Nikko Osaka
Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
4 out of 5
1-2-3 Minatomachi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is SG$86 per night from 6 May to 7 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka
RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka
4.5 out of 5
5-3-68 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is SG$87 per night from 29 Apr to 30 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka
HOTEL UNIZO Osaka Shinsaibashi
HOTEL UNIZO Osaka Shinsaibashi
3 out of 5
1-10-10 Nishi Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka
The price is SG$43 per night from 6 May to 7 May
Excludes taxes & fees
HOTEL UNIZO Osaka Shinsaibashi
The Wall Hotel
The Wall Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2-17-9 Nishishinsaibashi Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is SG$62 per night from 27 Apr to 28 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
The Wall Hotel
The OneFive Osaka Midosuji
The OneFive Osaka Midosuji
3 out of 5
3-2-6 Azuchi-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is SG$29 per night from 10 May to 11 May
Excludes taxes & fees
The OneFive Osaka Midosuji
Best Western Hotel Fino Osaka Shinsaibashi
Best Western Hotel Fino Osaka Shinsaibashi
3.5 out of 5
1-2-19 Higashi-shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is SG$44 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Best Western Hotel Fino Osaka Shinsaibashi
Quintessa Hotel Osaka Shinsaibashi
Quintessa Hotel Osaka Shinsaibashi
3.5 out of 5
1-8-21 Higashi Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is SG$45 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Quintessa Hotel Osaka Shinsaibashi
APA Hotel Namba-Shinsaibashi
APA Hotel Namba-Shinsaibashi
3 out of 5
2-7-11, Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is SG$63 per night from 27 Apr to 28 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
APA Hotel Namba-Shinsaibashi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.