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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 concentration 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 electronic and gaming 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 to 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. Located just north of JR Osaka Station, Grand Front Osaka opened in 2013 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. And last but not least, Expocity, another massive shopping and entertainment complex, opened in 2015 just outside of the Expo '70 Park, north of the city center.

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 about 10:00 or 11:00 and close between 19:00 and 21:00. Most shops remain open on holidays, including 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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    • Feel Osaka Yu
      Budget-friendly
      Open in 2018, just a minute's walk from Shinsaibashi Station, Feel Osaka Yu offers shared dormitory rooms and private rooms. Free WiFi and a shared kitchen are provided. Guests can conveniently go shopping at the nearby America Village. Osaka Castle is a 5-train ride from the property, while Umeda is a 6-minute train ride away. The shared bathroom is fitted with free toiletries. All guest rooms will provide guests with a microwave. Yodoya Bridge and Kyocera Dome are both a 4-minute train ride away. Nagahoribashi Station is a 10-minute walk away.
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    • Hostel Yu - Luxury Mixed Dormitory -
      Budget-friendly
      Open in 2018, just a minute's walk from Shinsaibashi Station, HOSTEL —D - Luxury Mixed Dormitory - offers shared dormitory rooms. Free WiFi and a shared kitchen are provided. Guests can conveniently go shopping at the nearby America Village. Osaka Castle is a 5-train ride from the property, while Umeda is a 6-minute train ride away. The shared bathroom is fitted with free toiletries. All guest rooms will provide guests with a microwave. Yodoya Bridge and Kyocera Dome are both a 4-minute train ride away. Nagahoribashi Station is a 10-minute walk away.
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    • Tomiya
      Budget-friendly
      Located just a 2-minute walk from Dobutsuen-Mae Station, Tomiya offers free WiFi. JR Shin-Imamiya Station is a 5-minute stroll away, while Shin-Imamiya Station on Nankai Line is a 10-minute walk from the property. All units have a private bathroom, kitchen, refrigerator, freezer and flat-screen TV. Free drinks and scale are provided in the public area. Property is secured with a security camera and auto-lock entrance door. Tsutenkaku is 700 metres from Tomiya. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, 17 km from Tomiya. There are various convenience stores and dinig options within a 10-minute walk from the property.
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    • —·ŠΩ-ƒzƒeƒ‹‹Ζ The Familiar Inn
      Mid-range
      Situated in Osaka, near Hanazono Shopping Mall, Matsunomiya Shrine and Haginochaya Shopping Street, —·ŠΩ-ƒzƒeƒ‹‹Ζ The Familiar Inn features free WiFi. All units here are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV, a living room with a sofa, a well-equipped kitchen and a private bathroom with bidet, slippers and a hairdryer. A microwave and fridge are also available, as well as a kettle. Tsurumibashi Shopping Street is 1.3 km from the holiday home, while Tsumori Shrine is 1.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 20 km from —·ŠΩ-ƒzƒeƒ‹‹Ζ The Familiar Inn.
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    • Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka
      Budget-friendly
      Located a 10-minute walk from Matsuyamachi and Tanimachi Rokuchome subway stations, Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka offers cosy accommodation decorated with wooden interior. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Compact units come with reading lights, power outlets and curtains to secure privacy. Bathroom facilities are shared. You will find a shared kitchen at the property. Guests can relax in the common area fitted with tatami (woven-straw) flooring. The hostel also offers bike hire. Shitennoji is 1.7 km from Hostel Mitsuwaya Osaka, while Tsutenkaku is 2.1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Osaka Itami Airport, 14 km from the property.
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    • Guest House Laule'a Tennoji
      Mid-range
      Set in Osaka, near Abeno Harukas, Kuwazu Ten Shrine and Kyozen-ji Temple, Guest House Laule'a Tennoji features free WiFi. The accommodation features a spa bath. Accommodation is fitted with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with hot tub, slippers and a hairdryer. A microwave, a fridge and stovetop are also featured, as well as a kettle. Popular points of interest near the aparthotel include Shitennoji Koshindo Temple, Negainomiya Temple and Horikoshi Shrine. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 21 km from Guest House Laule'a Tennoji.
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    • Hotel Universal Port Vita
      Luxury
      Ideally located in the Osaka Bay district of Osaka, Hotel Universal Port Vita is set 2.9 km from Universal Studios Japan, 5 km from Osaka Bay Tower and 5 km from Tempozan Ferris Wheel. With a restaurant, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Private parking is available on site. All guest rooms at the hotel come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a safety deposit box. Hotel Universal Port Vita offers some units with city views, and all rooms include a kettle. Guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Speaking English and Japanese at the 24-hour front desk, staff are always on hand to help. Isoji Central Park is 7 km from Hotel Universal Port Vita, while Minato Kumin Centre is 7 km from the property. The nearest airport is Itami Airport, 19 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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    • Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel
      Luxury
      Opened in March 2014, Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel is located on the high floors of Abeno Harukas building featuring direct access to Tennoji Station. Luxurious rooms feature free WiFi, and guests can enjoy 360 degree views of the city from the panoramic view point on the 58th floor. On-site private parking is available at an additional charge. The spacious air-conditioned rooms feature Sealy beds, a coffee machine, an electric kettle and a minibar. Ironing facilities, a safety deposit box and an en suite bathroom are included in each. Located above the 38th floor, all rooms offer stunning city views. Guests can work out at the fitness centre or shop at the Kintetsu Department Store located on the lower floors of the building. A free-use business centre is on site, while a museum and outdoor terrace can be enjoyed on the 16th floor. Luggage storage service is offered at the 24-hour front desk. The restaurant on the 57th floor offers Japanese and Western meals, as well as Teppanyaki grill dishes. A buffet restaurant featuring a bright open kitchen is available on the 19th floor. Miyako Osaka Marriott Hotel is a 10-minute train ride from Namba Station and a 20-minute train ride from Osaka/Umeda Station. Tennoji Zoo is a 10-minute walk away. Universal Studios Japan TM is located a 30-minute train ride away. Osaka Marriot Miyako Hotel is an Alliance Hotel of Universal Studios Japan TM. ? Universal Studios.
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    • Conrad Osaka
      Luxury
      Boasting stunning views of Osaka city, 4 dining options and a heated indoor pool, Conrad Osaka offers luxurious rooms in modern decor. Higobashi Station is just a 5-minute walk and JR Osaka Station is a 7-minute train ride away. Spacious guest rooms include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and minibar. An en suite bathrooms has a bath, bathrobes and free toiletries. There are coffee machine and electric kettle for guestsf comfort. Featuring various spa and wellness facilities on site, the hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and concierge service. Guests enjoy free access to a 24-hour fitness centre and indoor heated pool is available throughout the year. Atmos Dining serves a wide range of European and Asian fusion cuisine, while Japanese food can be enjoyed at KURA - Teppanyaki & Sushi. C:Grill provides freshly grilled seafood and guests can enjoy a variety of cocktails at the stylish 40 Sky Bar and Lounge. Billboard Live Osaka is a 10-minute walk from Conrad Osaka, while Osaka Castle is a 20-minute car ride away.
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