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Osaka Shin-sekai, which translates to "new world", has a different feel from the rest of Japan, having been influenced by Paris and Coney Island. With such foreign influences, the northern part of Shinsekai, influenced by Paris, even has a Tsutenkaku Tower, a tower influenced by the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Today, Shin-sekai is known to be rather more dangerous than the rest of Osaka and Japan. The neighborhood has a larger homeless population than the rest of the country and might not live up to Japan's standard of safety. However, the neighborhood has a nice selection of street foods and souvenir shopping, and the vibrant atmosphere of this old town can be a great experience.
Explore Osaka's New World with Japan Deluxe Tours on a custom Japan Tour package or after our fully-guided Japan vacations between Tokyo and Kyoto. Customize your vacation your way with Shin-sekai and the rest of the sights you want to see while you're in Japan!
Popular nightlife and entertainment area; iconic Glico display
Osaka's largest shopping district and delicious street food
One of Japan's oldest shrines; main shrine of over 2,000 Sumiyoshi shrines in Japan
Considered one of the best aquariums in Asia
Popular shopping district also known as Osaka's Kitchen
Location of Expo '70 with its symbolic landmark
Large shopping mall specializing in anime and character goods
Narrow shopping street filled with shops with Kyoto specialties