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Strolling around Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

Shinsaibashisuji Shopping Street is a renowned arcade walk with a total length of about 580m.

It is a large shopping district with about 150 stores, including the department stores Daimaru Shinsaibashi and Shinsaibashi PARCO, fast fashion and accessory shops targeting young people, and drugstores. It is also an area where new shops open often and where you can keep up with the current trends.


・Shinsaibashi Shopping Street

・Daimaru Shinsaibashi store

・Shinsaibashi PARCO


From the end of the Edo period to the Meiji period (1868-1912), the number of retail stores increased rapidly. In the early Showa period (1926-1989), Shinsaibashisuji became so crowded that there was a saying, “Ginza in the East, Shinsaibashi in the West.” Department stores, like Daimaru and Sogo, and kimono shops packed the area making it famous as Osaka’s premier shopping street.


Even today, long-established stores such as Castella Ginso, Matsumaeya Honten (kelp), Ujien (tea), and Ujikouen (tea) are still there and historical restaurants such as Meijiiken (famous Western-style restaurant) and Shinsaibashi Mitsuya Honten (coffee shop) are still in business.


In addition, Osaka’s symbolic “Midosuji”, which runs parallel to Shinsaibashi shopping street, is lined with Japan’s largest directly managed, world-famous high-end brand stores from Shinsaibashi Station to Namba Station, giving the area a different face from that of the shopping arcade.


During the Christmas season, the entire area along Midosuji is lit up, and the beautiful cityscape attracts not only tourists but also locals in droves. Be sure to visit!




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