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7 must-visit shopping attractions in Osaka, Japan, each one carefully prepared for you

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Osaka is not only a gourmet paradise with so many delicious foods that you can “eat until you lie down”, but it is also a shopping paradise that you can’t get enough of. From historic markets and shopping streets to the latest shopping facilities, there are many places to enjoy shopping. Here are 7 must-visit shopping attractions.

1. Kuromon Market

Located in the Minami Ward in the heart of Osaka, Kuromon Market is a historic market that has long supported Osaka's food culture and has a rich selection of seasonal ingredients.

Kuromon Market is an arcade-style shopping street with a total length of about 580 meters. There are about 150 shops on both sides of the street. In addition to stores specializing in fresh fish such as puffer fish and soft-shelled turtles, there are also various types of shops such as fruit and vegetable shops, butcher shops, wagashi confectionery, Western confectionery, and restaurants. You can feel Japan's four seasons and food culture from the ingredients lined up in the store.

Osaka-7 must-visit shopping attractions in Osaka, Japan, each one carefully prepared for you
A huge lantern with "Kuromon" written on it hangs in the arcade-style shopping street

2. Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street

Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street is a shopping street that represents Osaka and even Japan. The total length from Tenjinbashi 1-chome to 7-chome is about 2.6 kilometers, which is called "Japan's longest shopping street". It takes about 40 minutes to complete the journey.

There are approximately 800 shops and restaurants on the shopping street. There are long queues of sushi restaurants, popular Western restaurants, curry rice shops, and elegant retro cafes. There are also local specialties such as takoyaki, croquettes, crepes, and taiyaki that are suitable for eating while shopping. The streets are lined with old-fashioned public cafeterias, blacksmith knife shops, tea shops founded in the first year of the Meiji era, second-hand bookstores, clothing stores selling Osaka's famous tiger-print T-shirts at super cheap prices, as well as pottery shops and general stores. and various unique boutique stores.

Osaka-7 must-visit shopping attractions in Osaka, Japan, each one carefully prepared for you
With a total length of approximately 2.6 kilometers, it is known as "Japan's longest shopping street"

3.EXPOCITY

EXPOCITY is Japan's largest commercial complex and is adjacent to the Expo Commemorative Park.

It includes "LaLaport EXPOCITY", which houses about 300 fashion and lifestyle goods, home furnishings, restaurants, cafes, etc.; "Living Museum NIFREL", which displays organisms with the theme of diversity; and Japan's tallest museum with a height of 123 meters. The Ferris wheel "OSAKA WHEEL" and "ANIPO" with the theme of "a travel amusement park created by animals" are packed with entertainment facilities worth spending a whole day visiting.

Osaka-7 must-visit shopping attractions in Osaka, Japan, each one carefully prepared for you
One of the largest commercial complexes in Japan, a shopping paradise where adults and children can have fun.

4. GRAND FRONT Osaka

The huge commercial complex consists of four buildings, centered on the North Building and the South Building, which house approximately 260 shops and restaurants, including popular domestic and foreign boutiques and the first flagship store in Western Japan. constitute. Must-visit spots include "KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL", a space for intellectual creation and exchange that combines a variety of intellectual knowledge to create new value, and "Umeboku Plaza", which hosts festivals and events and covers an area of ​​approximately 10,000 square meters.

Osaka-7 must-visit shopping attractions in Osaka, Japan, each one carefully prepared for you
The huge commercial facilities can be visited all day long, and the eye-catching buildings are Umeda’s landmarks.

5. Hirakata T-SITE

Hirakata T-SITE is a large commercial facility with 8 floors above ground and 1 floor underground. Since its opening in 2016, it has been operating as a "lifestyle proposal department store that adds color to daily life."

Centered around the "Tsutaya Bookstore" that sells books, there are also stores including daily groceries, clothing, cosmetics, cafes, and restaurants. One of them has an impactful architectural appearance that looks like stacked glass boxes, making it very photogenic. The recommended viewing spot in the store is the huge bookshelf installed in the event space on the 4th floor of "Tsutaya Bookstore".

Osaka-7 must-visit shopping attractions in Osaka, Japan, each one carefully prepared for you
The 7-meter-high gleaming bookshelf is an outstanding sight in itself and an irresistible attraction for book lovers.

6. Shinsaibashi

Shinsaibashi and "Dotonbori" are both one of the prosperous business districts in Minami District, Osaka. Shinsaibashi refers to the three areas of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, Nishi-Shinsaibashi and Higashi-Shinsaibashi. When it comes to Shinsaibashi, we have to mention Osaka’s premier shopping attraction.

On the east side of Midosuji, along the "Shinsaibashi Shopping Street" extending north and south along both sides of Nagahori-dori, there are commercial facilities such as Daimaru Shinsaibashi Store and Shinsaibashi PARCO, as well as various well-known clothing stores, restaurants, etc. Houses are lined up one after another, and there is a constant flow of people shopping.

Osaka-7 must-visit shopping attractions in Osaka, Japan, each one carefully prepared for you
Dotonbori and Namba are both within walking distance, and popular shopping spots such as Shinsaibashi Shopping Street and American Village are nearby.

7. Rinku City Outlet

Located in the first area of ​​Rinku City across from Kansai International Airport, it is a must-visit shopping spot that represents Osaka. Famous domestic and overseas brands are gathered here, and you can buy first-class brand-name products at affordable prices. In 2020, the fifth phase of construction was carried out, and the current capacity has been increased to become the largest outlet shopping mall in Western Japan.

Osaka-7 must-visit shopping attractions in Osaka, Japan, each one carefully prepared for you
The Outlet Mall located in Rinku City houses more than 250 brands and is the largest outlet mall in Western Japan.

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