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Shopping spots in Shinsaibashi

There are many shopping spots in Shinsaibashi. Shinsaibashi is within walking distance of Namba, Dotonbori, and Nipponbashi. If you go by train, you can also walk from Shinsaibashi Station on both the Midosuji and Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Lines, or from Nagahoribashi Station on the Sakaisuji Subway Line. Or walk underground from Yotsubashi Station on the Yotsubashi Subway Line and enjoy window shopping along Crysta Nagahori.

Now, let’s take a look at the shopping spots in Shinsaibashi.

First is the Daimaru Department Store Shinsaibashi store, which can be said to be the face of Shinsaibashi.



Daimaru opened in Shinsaibashi in 1726. Since then, the main building of the Shinsaibashi store has remained open in the same location. It was rebuilt for the first time in 86 years and reopened in 2019. It is connected to the south building, and Shinsaibashi PARCO. The main building has floors from the B2 to the 10th floor, with B2 serving as the food hall, B1 as a grocery store, and the 1st floor selling cosmetics and accessories. The 2nd ~ 9th floors are fashion, miscellaneous goods, children’s goods, cafes, etc., and the 10th floor is the restaurant floor.

Tax exemption procedures and currency exchange services are located on the 9th floor of the Main Building as well as the 4th floor of the South Building.

Find more details here:

Daimaru Shinsaibashi store website

Google Map: Search “大丸心斎橋店” “Daimaru Shinsaibashi”

Next to the Daimaru Shinsaibashi store is Shinsaibashi PARCO.



Shinsaibashi PARCO is located on the north side of the Daimaru Shinsaibashi store and opened in November 2020.

It has floors from B2 to the 14th floor. B2 is a casual dining area called Shinsaibashi Neon Restaurant Street and features popular restaurants. The 6th floor features anime and other types of pop culture.

The tax refund procedure differs from shop to shop, but some shops require a procedure which can be completed at the duty-free counter on the 9th floor of the main building or the 4th floor of the South Building.

Find more details here:

Shinsaibashi PARCO website

Google Map: Search ’心斎橋PARCO’

Next, let’s introduce Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.



Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street is a north-south shopping street centered around the Daimaru Department Store. Since there is covered arcade, on rainy days you can shop without getting wet.



You’ll find H&M, Calvin Klein, agnis b, Adidas, GUCCI, Onitsuka Tiger, LACOSTE, UNIQLO, GU, ZARA, Champion, Disney Store, Sanrio Shop, LUSH, Kokumin Pharmacy, Matsumoto Kiyoshi, Sun Pharmacy, Sugi Pharmacy, Daikoku Pharmacy, Tsuruha Pharmacy. In addition, there are more clothing stores, second-hand stores, and cafes. It is often packed with tourists shopping.

Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street continues north to Nagahori Street, and becomes Kitashinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, an area specializing in wholesale shops.

On the west side of Shinsaibashi-suji shopping street, there is the main street called Midosuji, which is lined with boutiques, luxury stores, and a great variety of shops.

Midosuji has been under construction for several years, and by March 2025, two side roads between Shinsaibashi and Sennichimae will become sidewalks. All roads are planned to be sidewalks by 2037.

Now, let’s briefly introduce the shops on Midosuji between Shinsaibashi and Namba Sennichimae.



Along Midosuji are the luxury boutiques CHANEL, HERMES, FENDI, Dior, LOUIS VUITTON, PRADA, DOLCE & GABBANA, BURBERRY, MICHAEL KORS, BOSS, and dunhill.



You’ll also find luxury accessory and watch stores including Van Cleef & Arpels, GRAFF, Cartier, CHAUMET, ROLEX, HUBLOT, SEIKO, OMEGA and IWC.



In addition, NIKE, APPLE and PUMA feature retails stores there.

East of Midosuji is an area called Higashishinsaibashi, and the area to the west is called Nishishinsaibashi. In addition to the Shinsaibashi-suji shopping street, the Higashi-Shinsaibashi area is dotted with second-hand shops and many restaurants such as sushi, yakiniku (grilled meats), yakitori, izakaya, clubs, cabaret clubs, snacks, bars, and more.

In the Nishi-Shinsaibashi area, there is an area called Americamura (American Village), which is lined with stylish cafes and clothing stores.

Let me introduce the two large shopping malls on the west side of Midosuji.



The first is called OPA and is across the street from the Daimaru Department Store.

OPA occupies the main building which faces Midosuji and the Kirei (beauty) building on the west side.  The main building has floors from B2 to the 11th floor. There is a food court with many well-known restaurant chains on B2.

The 1st floor houses MARC JACOBS, GELATO PIQUE, SNIDEL and many other popular apparel stores.

On the 10th floor, there is the Chinese chain seabed hot pot, popular with both locals and tourists.

Find more details here:

Shinsaibashi OPA

Google Map: Search ’心斎橋オーパ’

Continue west on the APPLE and Cartier roads to the center of Americamura (American Village), where we will introduce BIG STEP, the other major shopping mall.



During Halloween, a large monument is displayed in front of BIG STEP and crowds of young people in cosplay gather.


Here you’ll find the sporting goods store, Sports Takahashi, on B1 of BIG STEP. On the upper floors there are more sporting goods stores along with clothing stores, movie theaters, and restaurants.

Find more details here:

Shinsaibashi BIG STEP Website

Google Map: Search ’心斎橋BIG STEP’


Americamura, Horie, and Orange Street are also within walking distance of Shinsaibashi, and feature many more shops including those selling casual, fashionable clothing and trendy cafes.

These areas will be discussed in another article.


An article about Americamura (American village) 


An article about Horie

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