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.
Shinsaibashi Shopping District in Osaka, Japan Shinsaibashi Shopping District in Osaka, Japan Reviewed by David Jr on Monday, December 05, 2011 Rating: 5

8 comments:

CathJ said...

Love it very colourful... :)

Diana Diane Teo said...

I went there too last year during autumn time. Shopping for more than 4 hours but never see the end. Really another nice place to hang around when going to Osaka.

David Jr said...

Cath - Thanks. I think you should make a trip here, fantastic shopping in Osaka!

Diana - Nice! I too could not see everything, just too many shops here. Thousands of them.

Tammy Khoo said...

Hi there, I will be going to Osaka soon and was wondering are the things there expensive. If I were to bring along RM500 there to spend will it be enough?

Thank you so much for your help.

David Jr said...

Tammy, RM500 is about 11,000 Yen. A normal meal at any restaurant will cost about Y1000-Y1500 per person. A normal t-Shirt on sale is about Y1500-Y5000. A canned drink from vending machine is about Y120-Y150.

If you spend wisely, it should be enough. If you are a shopper, that is not enough. I went with Y20,000 and that was just nice for 3-4 days. Hope this helps. I suggest RM1000 minimum :)

David Jr said...

Oh yeah, a bowl of Ramen at any of the Ramen Shops is from Y650-Y1000. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I'll be visiting Osaka in coming Oct. would like to know is RM1500 is sufficient to cover the expenses (transportation, meals, souvenir shopping) for 4d3n?

Appreciate very much for your advise :)

melvin said...

yes,japan is indeed an expensive place.thank God for bentos and kansai thru pass i was able to save

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