Osaka. Image via Wikimedia by Type specimen
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BEST SHOPPING IN OSAKA: 20 PLACES TO VISIT

World-class shopping districts, malls and streets await you in this Japanese city. From designer goods to bargain finds, here are some of the destinations for experiencing the best shopping in Osaka:

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Best Shopping in Osaka – Department Stores

Daimaru Umeda

Occupying a large portion of Osaka Station’s South Gate Building, Daimaru Umeda has wide aisles that are easy to navigate. It offers shoppers several levels of fashion and clothing, popular chain stores, dining options, services and facilities.

Hankyu Department Store in Umeda

Established in 1929 and reopened in 2012, Hankyu Umeda is a must-visit for those seeking lifestyle trends and sophisticated fashion choices.

Kintetsu Department Store at Abeno Harukas

The Kintetsu Main Store at Abeno Harukas has 16 floors of various shops and restaurants. The shops include premium brands and trendy retail outlets.

Takashimaya

Loaded with an extensive variety of goods, Takashimaya is most popular for its luxury zone and a floor dedicated to cosmetics.

Best Shopping in Osaka – Markets

Kuromon Ichiba Market

This covered market is home to practically anything that’s used in a Japanese kitchen, making it a good spot for souvenir scavenging.

Market Street in Ikuno Korea Town

A slice of Korea in Japan, Ikuno Korea Town has a street market where one can find the latest in Korean beauty products, plus a variety of fashion items, daily goods and souvenirs.

Shitennoji Flea Market

The thousand year-old Shitennoji bustles with activity every 21st and 22nd of the month with its flea market. It’s a great place to search for souvenirs – from kimonos to wooden sculptures to porcelain.

Best Shopping in Osaka – Shopping Hubs and Streets

Amerikamura

Ame-mura to the locals, this large retail and entertainment hub has several shops that feature Western fashions.

Den Den Town

Den Den Town in the Nipponbashi district of Osaka is a shopping area dominated by retailers of cameras, computers, power tools, white goods, mobile devices, anime and manga.

Ebisubashi-suji

Ebisubashi-suji dates back to the late 1600s and remains an active shopping district. Here, you can browse through famous historical establishments, as well as cutting-edge fashion shops.

Sennichimae-Dōguyasuji Shotengai

Chefs and cooking enthusiasts would find Sennichimae-Dōguyasuji Shopping Street their piece of heaven in Osaka. Its 150-meter stretch is lined with specialty shops offering all things cooking and kitchen.

Shinsaibashi-suji

A busy shopping street with several deluxe yet tax-free shops, Shinsaibashi-Suji is one of the most popular shopping destinations in Japan. And it’s not just high-end retailers that abound in this shopping haven – there are also trendy high-street shops to explore.

Tenjinbashi-suji

Bargain hunters would love to browse the hundreds of stores along the streets of Tenjinbashi-suji. With relatively lower prices, this is a must-visit destination for anyone who wants to snag great deals.

Best Shopping in Osaka – Shopping Malls

AEON MALL Rinku-Sennan

AEON MALL has specialty stores, gourmet shops, a cinema and eating places in its two levels.

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Shopping and entertainment combine in this massive mixed-use complex. This is made possible by the eight entertainment facilities found within it, along with more than 300 retail shops.

Grand Front Osaka

The sleek décor of Grand Front Osaka is definitely a treat while you browse through hundreds of shops inside. Almost everything can be found at Grand Front Osaka, may it be lifestyle items, fashion magazines, cosmetics or other beauty supplies.

Namba Parks

Osaka’s Minami area is home to Namba Parks – a huge shopping complex with a unique architectural style. It houses clothing boutiques, cosmetics shops, children’s stores, interior goods retailers, a Namco games arcade, a cinema complex, several restaurants, a rooftop amphitheater and gardens.

Rinku Pleasure Town Seacle

Near Kansai International Airport, one can find Rinku Pleasure Town Seacle: a retail destination with supermarkets, home furnishing shops, play areas and a Ferris wheel.

Rinku Premium Outlets

The 2-story Rinku Premium Outlets has more than 200 shops offering a comprehensive selection of clothing, footwear, bags, accessories and daily sundries. The reasonable prices in this outlet mall is something that deal seekers would find hard to resist.

Tempozan Marketplace

Tempozan Marketplace accommodates fashion shops, jewelry stores, a casual food court, an indoor petting zoo and restaurants with scenic views. There are all kinds of products to find inside commercial complex, including imported products and sundries.   

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