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Featured Destination on Select Anime Japan Tours vacations.
Osaka's Nipponbashi is a popular shopping district formerly known as Nagamachi. Although written with the same characters as Nihonbashi in Tokyo (日本橋), the distinctive difference in pronunciation is the "hon" vs "ppon" between Tokyo and Osaka, respectively. Often referred to as Den Den Town (or Denki no Machi), Nipponbashi is famous for attracting foreign travelers for shopping thanks to the negotiable prices, and for having many tax/duty free retailers. There are numerous large electronic retailers in the area, in addition to maid cafes, massage and beautician services, restaurants, cafes, and bars to keep visitors satisfied any time of day.
Nipponbashi is also popular destination among anime fans. Like Akihabara in Tokyo, Nipponbashi is the anime central in Osaka. Animate Nipponbashi is a large shopping mall specializing in anime character goods, video games, manga, CD's & DVD's, and anything else related to anime. The first floor sells an enormous selection of manga, which is sure to have your favorite manga comics. Move on up to the second floor where the character goods from your favorite manga and anime are being displayed and sold. For those who want to become the character themselves, Animate has cosplay costumes available to wear.
While there is the Gundam Base in Tokyo, Nipponbashi is home to an impressive two-story Gundam outlet. There's also other popular otaku shops like Mandarake and Tora no Ana. If you plan to do some extra anime souvenir shopping done for friends or just want a little extra memento for yourself, the selection of anime goods at Nipponbashi is bound to be the best you'll find in all of Osaka. Nipponbashi is also home to the Osaka Anime Street Festa event in March. Considered a preliminary for those looking to participate in the World Cosplay Summit anime event. Japan Deluxe Tours is pleased to offer the Osaka Anime Street Festa with select Anime Japan Tours departing from Osaka.
Come explore the "Akihabara of the West" before or after any of our Cherry Blossom Japan Tours or Anime Tour Packages with a pre/post stay option in Osaka! You can also customize your own luxury vacation package with a Private Small Group Tour for you and your group!
Central city of West Japan; Dotonbori and Shinsaibashii districts are among the most popular spots of Osaka
Center of Japan's otaku culture in downtown Tokyo
One of the Largest Most Popular Anime Chain Stores in Japan
Have a drink while you play games on classic and new game consoles
Osaka street festival celebrating cosplay and otaku culture
Enjoy a meal with Pikachu as you enjoy Pokemon-themed foods, drinks, and desserts!
Popular nightlife and entertainment area; iconic Glico display
Small ball shaped snacks made with flour, egg, and octopus