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ShinsaibashiOsaka

Experience a shopper’s paradise and symbol of downtown Osaka as you explore the bustling arcade where brightly colored storefronts display the latest fashion trends.

Shinsaibashi is one of Osaka’s oldest and most exciting shopping districts, containing a huge range of brand-name stores, independent retailers and fashion boutiques. Explore a roofed arcade that extends nearly 2,000 feet (600 meters) across the city’s downtown district and experience the lively energy of this landmark destination.

Dating back to the Edo period, Shinsaibashi’s history as a shopping area stretches back nearly four centuries. The area has long drawn locals and visitors to its bustling stores and today it has a reputation as being one of Osaka’s most fashion-forward destinations. Make your way down the extensive arcade and check out the brightly illuminated displays. Take in the exciting atmosphere as you join the crowds of shoppers exploring the stores and peruse the collections of clothing, accessories, homewares and souvenirs. You’ll find well-known labels, exclusive brands and up-and-coming fashion boutiques among the stores along this busy strip.

Explore the street’s western area to visit America-mura Village, an area that has been popular with younger shoppers since the 1970s. The western section gained its reputation for importing American-made clothing, records and goods. Today it is still a hotspot for Western-style fashion. Admire its brightly colored murals and the illustrations that adorn the walls of this shopping area.

If you’re feeling in need of a pick-me-up, you’ll find a wide range of restaurants and cafés serving quick snacks and refreshing drinks. Enjoy Osaka street-food specialties, including okonomiyaki pancake or takoyaki octopus balls.

While in the area, be sure to check out the nearby upmarket shopping districts of Horie and Minamisenba. Den Den Town in Nipponbashi has a huge range of electronics and gaming items.

Shinsaibashi is the shopping strip that connects the central Osaka areas of Umeda and Namba, and is bordered by the Dotonbori Canal. The district is free to visit at any time of the day and is an exciting place to shop, dine and people-watch. The Shinsaibashi district is easily accessible via the subway station of the same name.

Top hotels in Shinsaibashi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
4 out of 5
1-2-3 Minatomachi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
SG$73
per night
17 Apr-18 Apr

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! (6,498 reviews)

"The sidewalk layout of Osaka is a little strange (they also walk on the opposite side of the rest of the country) so it makes a little weird getting to this hotel's lobby from the train station. It's a budget hotel so everything meets expectations. The building is older, the staff don't treat you ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Apr,2020

Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka
Candeo Hotels Osaka Namba
Candeo Hotels Osaka Namba
3.5 out of 5
2-2-5 Higashishinsaibashi, Chuo, Osaka
SG$93
per night
24 Apr-25 Apr

Located in Namba, this hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Nipponbashi, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Tsutenkaku Tower and Kyocera Dome Osaka. Osaka Castle and Osaka-jō ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,100 reviews)

"Really clean and relaxing hotel. Loved the smell of the hotel. Location is good too. The only downside is that they do not have free laundry service, gotta pay."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar,2020

Candeo Hotels Osaka Namba
Swissotel Nankai Osaka
Swissotel Nankai Osaka
5 out of 5
5-1-60 Namba Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
SG$221
per night
1 May-2 May

Located in Namba, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Namba Grand Kagetsu Theater and Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium. Nipponbashi and Shinsaibashi Shopping ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (5,072 reviews)

"Great location which is actually next to the Namba Station. Staff is friendly and helpful. The room size is big compared with others in Osaka."…"

Reviewed on 10 Feb,2020

Swissotel Nankai Osaka
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Osaka-Shinsaibashi
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Osaka-Shinsaibashi
3 out of 5
1-12-23 Higashishinsaibashi, Osaka, Osaka
SG$74
per night
24 Apr-25 Apr

Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade and Dotonbori Glico Sign. Tsutenkaku Tower and Kyocera Dome Osaka are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (371 reviews)

"Great location, 4 mins walk to Shinsaibashi station, 3 mins walk to Shinsaibashi shopping street. Room was clean & bright. What I loved most about this hotel was the personal amenities located in the lobby. Cleansers, toner, moisturiser, bath soak, coffee & tea. My favourite was the face mask. Just ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar,2020

Sotetsu Fresa Inn Osaka-Shinsaibashi
ibis Styles Osaka Namba
ibis Styles Osaka Namba
3 out of 5
2-13 Soemon-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
SG$64
per night
7 May-8 May

Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Doton Plaza, Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade and Dotonbori Glico Sign. Amerikamura and Kuromon Ichiba ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,790 reviews)

"Property is near Dotonbori Area. Walk down from the property and eveything is there. Food, shopping and train network are all within walking distance. Highly recommended. Love the vibes of the area."…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar,2020

ibis Styles Osaka Namba
Hotel Nikko Osaka
Hotel Nikko Osaka
4 out of 5
1-3-3 Nishi-shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
SG$178
per night
11 Apr-12 Apr

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! (2,515 reviews)

"Hotel is clean and staff are friendly. Hotel just up shinshaibashi station which convinient to travel around but not really in center of shinsaibashi , need some walk."…"

Reviewed on 9 Feb,2020

Hotel Nikko Osaka

Popular things to do in Shinsaibashi

Tsutenkaku Tower
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Tsutenkaku Tower

4/5(88 reviews)

Come to marvel at the tower that reaches to heaven and meet Billiken, the god of happiness and good luck.

Spa World
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Spa World

3.5/5(7 reviews)

Relax in world culture-themed spas, recharge with medicinal saunas and play around in a water park at this comprehensive health retreat.

Kuromon Ichiba Market
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Kuromon Ichiba Market

4.5/5(40 reviews)

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. 

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Osaka Bar Hopping Food Tour in Namba

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Per adult
Northern Kyoto: Amanohashidate, Ine Boathouses & Miyama
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Northern Kyoto: Amanohashidate, Ine Boathouses & Miyama

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Per adult
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Retro Osaka Street Food Tour with a local in Shinsekai area
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SG$228
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Osaka Half-day Private Custom Tour with Licensed Guide
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Osaka Half-day Private Custom Tour with Licensed Guide

SG$287
Per adult
Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours
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100% of travellers recommend
SG$73
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