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Osaka has several world class shopping districts and miles of shopping arcades, malls and streets. Osaka's shopping combines upscale, brand name and designer goods with inexpensive thrift shops and discount chains.

The city's two largest shopping districts are Umeda in the north and Namba in the south. The Umeda area (also known as Kita) is served by JR Osaka Station and Umeda Station, while the Namba area (also known as Minami) is served by Namba Station. Both areas have large concentrations of department stores, shopping arcades and some of Japan's most extensive underground shopping malls.

In between Umeda and Namba is the covered shopping arcade Shinsaibashi-suji, one of Osaka's oldest and busiest shopping destinations, which runs about 600 meters in length. Shinsaibashi-suji's collection of brand name shops, chain stores, independent boutiques and variety of restaurants makes it popular with nearly every kind of shopper. At Dotombori, Shinsaibashi-suji becomes Ebisubashi-suji, though the same shopping atmosphere remains.

Some of the most unique shopping is found in Osaka's specialized districts. Amerikamura is the city's best known center of youth fashion and contains hundreds of small, inexpensive boutiques. Nearby, the Horie and Minami-senba districts cater to slighter older, more sophisticated shoppers with prices to match.

Another specialized area is Nipponbashi's Den Den Town, dedicated to electronics, gaming and otaku-related goods and often compared to Tokyo's Akihabara district. Doguya-suji near Namba Station is Osaka's shopping destination for professional and amateur chefs. This short arcade sells all manner of cooking accessories, from restaurant-grade stove tops to staff uniforms, pots, pans and dishes.

For visitors interested in a low-key shopping environment with lower prices, Tenjinbashi-suji shopping arcade boasts a varied collection of local shops in the northeastern area of Osaka, leading to Tenmangu Shrine. Claiming to be the longest shopping arcade in Japan at 2.6 kilometers, Tenjinbashi-suji has seemingly endless shopping options.

Many of Japan's leading department stores have their headquarters and flagship stores in Osaka. The largest concentration of them is found in the Umeda district inside and around the Osaka Station City complex, where large Hankyu, Daimaru, Hanshin and Mitsukoshi-Isetan stores can be found. The Namba district hosts the flagship store of Takashimaya, while Japan's largest department store, owned by Kintetsu, was opened in 2014 in the Abeno Harukas complex next to Tennoji Station.

Several modern shopping malls have also sprouted up in the city. Grand Front Osaka opened in 2013 just north of JR Osaka Station with a wide array of shopping and dining opportunities in an elegant environment. Namba Parks near Namba Station combines a large green space with shopping and dining. Tempozan Marketplace in the Osaka Bay Area is another shopping mall with entertainment and dining facilities. Last but not least, Expocity, another massive shopping and entertainment complex, opened in 2015 just outside of the Expo '70 Park.

Rinku Town, located outside of the city near Kansai International Airport, is a whole town devoted to shopping and shoppers. The main shopping destinations in Rinku Town are the Rinku Premium Outlet Mall, the Seacle shopping mall and an Aeon shopping mall.

Getting there and around

Hours and Fees

Osaka's shopping facilities vary in their opening hours and closing days. However, most shops are open by 10:00 or 11:00 and close between 19:00 and 21:00. Most shops remain open on national holidays and Sundays. Widespread closures occur only on January 1.

Hotels around Osaka

    • Kaneyoshi Ryokan
      A modern Japanese inn in Dotombori. the center of Osaka. 2 subway stations nearby. Close to many shops and Osaka Castle.
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    • Citadines Namba Osaka
      Luxury
      Citadines Namba Osaka has a fitness centre, shared lounge, a restaurant and bar in Osaka. With free WiFi, this 4-star hotel offers a shared kitchen and a 24-hour front desk. The property is 700 metres from the city centre and 300 metres from Nipponbashi Catholic Church. All rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Each room is fitted with a kettle, while some rooms are fitted with a kitchen with a stovetop. At Citadines Namba Osaka the rooms include bed linen and towels. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation. Popular points of interest near Citadines Namba Osaka include Nipponbashi Park, Komyo-ji Temple and Shinko-ji Temple. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 22 km from the hotel.
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    • InterContinental Hotel Osaka, an IHG Hotel
      Luxury
      Only a 5-minute walk from JR Osaka Train Station, InterContinental Osaka is located at the newly developed Grand Front Osaka. This 5-star hotel boasts 5 dining options, a 24-hour fitness centre and an indoor swimming pool. Free WiFi is available at the entire property and guests can enjoy refreshing massages during their luxurious stay. Umeda Station on the Midosuji Line is a 7-minute stroll from the hotel. Offering views of Osaka city from the 20th floor, Pierre restaurant serves exquisite contemporary French dishes. All Day Dining serves a buffet with various international dishes, drinks are available at Adee Bar and Lounge. Osaka InterContinental Hotel is a 10-minute drive from Osaka Castle and a 20-minute drive from Universal Studios Japan. Shin Osaka Station and Namba Station are both a 15-minute train ride away. Kansai International Airport is a 60-minute express train ride from JR Osaka Station.
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    • MIMARU OSAKA SHINSAIBASHI WEST
      Luxury
      Featuring 4-star accommodation, MIMARU OSAKA SHINSAIBASHI WEST is situated in Osaka, 600 metres from Manpuku-ji Temple and less than 1 km from Wakoji Temple. Built in 2020, this 4-star hotel is within 600 metres of Namba Shrine and less than 1 km of Samuhara Shrine. The property is 1.9 km from the city centre and 400 metres from Kokoni Sunaba Ariki Monument. The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a fridge, a microwave, a kettle, a bidet, free toiletries and a wardrobe. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer, rooms at the hotel also boast free WiFi. At MIMARU OSAKA SHINSAIBASHI WEST rooms include bed linen and towels. Staff speak English, Indonesian, Japanese and Korean at the reception. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Orange Street, Amida Pond and Shinsaibashi Station. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 20 km from MIMARU OSAKA SHINSAIBASHI WEST.
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    • Auberge du Tanuki Noir Maison d'H?tes
      Mid-range
      Situated 2.4 km from Universal Studios Japan, Auberge du Tanuki Noir Maison d'H?tes d'H?tes is set in the Osaka Bay district of Osaka. The property is located 4 km from Glico Man Sign. Namba CITY shopping mall is 4.1 km from the property. At the guest house, the rooms have a wardrobe. The property offers a simple breakfast including coffee and cookies. Guests at Auberge du Tanuki Noir Maison d'H?tes d'H?tes can also enjoy a French breakfast for an additional fee upon prior request. Billboard Live Osaka is 5 km from the accommodation, while Shinsekai is 5 km away. Osaka Itami Airport is 23 minutes away by train, while Kansai International Airport is 55 minutes away by train from the property.
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    • MIMARU OSAKA SHINSAIBASHI EAST
      Luxury
      Featuring 4-star accommodation, MIMARU OSAKA SHINSAIBASHI EAST is located in Osaka, 500 metres from Zojugoi Yasuidoton Dobokukiko Monument and 600 metres from Hoan-ji Temple. This 4-star hotel offers a concierge service, luggage storage space and free WiFi. The property is 500 metres from Nipponbashi Monument, and within 1.1 km of the city centre. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a wardrobe, a kettle, a fridge, a microwave, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At MIMARU OSAKA SHINSAIBASHI EAST each room is equipped with bed linen and towels. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Mitsutera Temple, Shinsaibashi Station and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 21 km from MIMARU OSAKA SHINSAIBASHI EAST.
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    • LIBER HOTEL AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN
      Luxury
      LIBER HOTEL AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN features air-conditioned rooms with satellite flat-screen TV in the Osaka Bay district of Osaka. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and ticket service, along with free WiFi. The hotel has a garden and provides a terrace. Guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with a kettle. All units will provide guests with a fridge. A continental breakfast is available daily at LIBER HOTEL AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN. Universal Studios Japan is 3.1 km from the accommodation, while Tempozan Ferris Wheel is 6 km away. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 22 km from LIBER HOTEL AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN.
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    • Hotel Universal Port Vita
      Luxury
      Ideally located in the Osaka Bay district of Osaka, Hotel Universal Port Vita is a 4-minute walk from Universal Studios Japan, 4 km from Osaka Bay Tower and 6 km from Tempozan Ferris Wheel. Featuring a restaurant, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Private parking is available on site. Guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a kettle. All guest rooms at Hotel Universal Port Vita come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a safety deposit box. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Speaking English and Japanese at the 24-hour front desk, staff are willing to help at any time of the day. Isoji Central Park is 4 km from Hotel Universal Port Vita, while Minato Kumin Centre is 4 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 16 km from the hotel.
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    • HOTEL THE FLAG Shinsaibashi
      Mid-range
      3-star accommodation, HOTEL THE FLAG Shinsaibashi is located in central Osaka, 600 metres from Dotonbori River and the Ebisu Tower Ferris Wheel, 700 metres from popular music and shopping district America Village. Conveniently located in the Chuo Ward, the hotel is situated 2.4 km from Shinsekai. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk with multi-lingual staff. Free WiFi is available at the hotel. Each air-conditioned room is equipped with a flat-screen TV and desk. Free toiletries and rain shower are provided in all rooms, while certain rooms feature a bathtub. A buffet breakfast is available daily at the hotel. Traditional locations such as Shitennoji Temple and Kuromon Ichiba Market are within 2.5 km from the hotel. Osaka Itami Airport and Kansai International Airport are both less than a one-hour train ride from HOTEL THE FLAG Shinsaibashi.
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    • Hotel Cordia Osaka Hommachi
      Mid-range
      Featuring 3-star accommodation, Hotel Cordia Osaka Hommachi is set in Osaka, 400 metres from OSTEC Exhibition Hall and 400 metres from Mitama Shrine. With a restaurant, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The property is 1.1 km from the city centre and 200 metres from Hongan-ji Temple Tsumura Betsuin. The units at the hotel come with a flat-screen TV and a safety deposit box. At Hotel Cordia Osaka Hommachi every room includes bed linen and towels. A continental breakfast is available every morning at the accommodation. Hotel Cordia Osaka Hommachi can conveniently provide information at the reception to help guests to get around the area. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Nanba Betsuin Temple, Namba Shrine and Aramitsu Inari Daimyojin Shrine. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 19 km from Hotel Cordia Osaka Hommachi.
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    • Hotel Royal Classic Osaka
      Luxury
      Ideally located in Osaka, Hotel Royal Classic Osaka offers 4-star accommodation close to Motomachinaka Park and Orange Street. Each accommodation at the 4-star hotel has city views, and guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and to a bar. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At Hotel Royal Classic Osaka the rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. A buffet, American or Asian breakfast is available every morning at the property. Speaking English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese at the reception, staff are always on hand to help. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Glico Man Sign, Naniwa Park and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 21 km from Hotel Royal Classic Osaka.
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