Shinsaibashi Shopping District in Osaka, Japan

Shinsaibashi Shopping District in Osaka, Japan is my picture of the week. I just returned from an amazing trip to Osaka in early December 2011 and found Japan's second largest city simply fascinating. If you love shopping, then Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) is the place for you to visit. Apart from the amazing shopping, there are cultural sites, world class entertainment places and also great street food found throughout the city. Just so you know, Osaka is also known as the Kitchen of Japan. 

Shinsaibashi Shopping Area in Osaka, Japan

Walking along this main street was an experience to remember as the covered walkways here stretches for over four kilometers. Can you imagine the amount of shops available here? Totally surreal and truly a woman's paradise. Then again, men would be pleased to know that there are male items available here too. Taking the subway here is a breeze as the ticket machines have dual language where English is one of them. Many of the directional signs are in English too.

I flew to Osaka with AirAsiaX on their inaugural flight to Osaka and if you are planning to visit this place anytime soon or in the near future, make sure you put on a very good pair of walking shoes and head on over to Shinsaibashi Shopping District in Osaka, Japan.