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Recommended to explore during our Cherry Blossom Japan Tours vacation series.
Shinsaibashi is Osaka's largest shopping district filled with a great variety of shopping options and delicious street food. Running east of Mido-Suji Avenue, Osaka's Shinsaibashi has a history of over 370 years as a shopping area since 1622. The shopping area takes its name from the former Shinsaibashi Bridge that crossed the Nagahorigawa canal, and is a popular shopping district to this day. Tour participants exploring Shinsaibashi are bound to find various boutiques and smaller shops next to large department stores and popular chains. An attractive destination for tourists and locals alike, Shinsaibashi is split into multiple areas offering great shopping at reasonable prices. The roofed shopping arcade is lined with stores for guests of all ages, with various side alleys offering traditional goods and souvenirs in between the more popular clothing retailers.
One of the popular areas of Shinsaibashi is the Amerika-Mura, an Americanized area popular for its Western influence and apparel. There are also numerous food options, and the shopping district is just a brief walk away from Dotonbori, a great place for foodies to find authentic Osaka street food like Takoyaki. Day or night, Shinsaibashi is a popular destination for anyone visiting Osaka. Spend a little time shopping before or after your Japan tour starts/ends with our pre/post stay options in Osaka, or add Shinsaibashi and the rest of Osaka's can't miss hot-spots with our private vacation packages or custom small group tours!
Central city of West Japan; Dotonbori and Shinsaibashii districts are among the most popular spots of Osaka
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