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Kuromon Ichiba Market
Holiday Travel Guide

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. 

At Kuromon Ichiba, Osaka's premier street food market, collect fresh vegetables, seafood or exotic meats for a meal at home. Sample fine produce that would please any gourmet.

This ancient market dates back to the Meiji era of Japan, when it was called the Emmeiji Market, owing to the Emmeiji Temple located nearby. Its current name, Kuromon Ichiba (Black Gate), is a reference to a black gate that once stood near it and the temple.

The Kuromon Ichiba underpass extends just under 2,000 feet (600 meters) in length, housing around 170 shops. Much of the market’s clientele is chefs, but the general public also pick up their groceries here too. Join food experts and sniff out some of the most prized, fresh and high-quality ingredients Osaka has to offer.

Sample fresh sashimi or cooked fish at a seafood stall. Large oysters, grilled scallops and crab burgers are also on the menu. Watch skillful chefs carefully preparing fugu, a poisonous puffer fish, ensuring it is safe for consumption. Those brave enough can order their own serving of the Japanese delicacy.

Admire the even marbling of Kobe beef, which is one of the most highly sought-after Wagyu breeds. Other rare delicacies prepared in the market include baby octopus stuffed with quail egg. Although exotic, these meals are offered at reasonable prices.

Head to the fruit and vegetable section to admire painstakingly prepared displays. The stalls in this section are artfully stacked with fresh strawberries, jars of pickles and various Japanese root vegetables.

Follow up your culinary experience here with a trip to nearby Namba district, just a few minutes’ walk south. This district is well known for its Sega gaming arcades, trendy fashion stores and the Namba Grand Kagetsu comedy hall.

Kuromon Ichiba is located in central Osaka, just south of the Nippombashi subway station. Metered on-street parking is available near the market. Bring cash as few stalls accept card.

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Agora Place Osaka Namba
Agora Place Osaka Namba
3.5 out of 5
1-9-7 Sennichi-mae, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
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Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kuromon Ichiba Market and Dotonbori Glico Sign. Tsutenkaku Tower and Shitennoji Temple are also within ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,533 reviews)

"Well firstly! Location is amazing!!! Coming into the hotel the entrance is amazing and the rooms are very well set up. Spent 3 nights here and they were great. Bathroom is very nice and strong showerhead for those long days! Right near Dotonbori so food is available at your doorstep!"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar,2020

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APA Hotel Namba-Ekihigashi
APA Hotel Namba-Ekihigashi
3 out of 5
4-29 Sennichimae, Namba, Osaka, Osaka
The price is SG$56 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb
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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! (2,711 reviews)

"Easy to use Hotel with no hastle, best location for a trip to Osaka especially if you like to drink or like Otaku goods and game shopping."…"

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Citadines Namba Osaka
Citadines Namba Osaka
4 out of 5
3-5-25 Nippombashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
The price is SG$87 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
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Located in Namba, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kuromon Ichiba Market, Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade and Tsutenkaku Tower. Shitennoji Temple and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (61 reviews)

"Good location, very new"…"

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Agora Place Osaka Namba
Agora Place Osaka Namba
3.5 out of 5
1-9-7 Sennichi-mae, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
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APA Hotel Namba-Ekihigashi
APA Hotel Namba-Ekihigashi
3 out of 5
4-29 Sennichimae, Namba, Osaka, Osaka
The price is SG$56 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb
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Citadines Namba Osaka
Citadines Namba Osaka
4 out of 5
3-5-25 Nippombashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
The price is SG$87 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
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Swissotel Nankai Osaka
Swissotel Nankai Osaka
5 out of 5
5-1-60 Namba Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is SG$255 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb
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Hotel Nikko Osaka
Hotel Nikko Osaka
4 out of 5
1-3-3 Nishi-shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is SG$210 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
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Namba Oriental Hotel
Namba Oriental Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2-8-17, Sennichi-Mae, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is SG$77 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb
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Doutonbori Crystal Hotel
Doutonbori Crystal Hotel
3 out of 5
2 Chome 9-24 Shimanouchi, Osaka, Osaka
The price is SG$44 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
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Yukinoyado
Yukinoyado
3 out of 5
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