Shinsaibashi, Osaka

Shinsaibashi, Osaka (must see)

The Shinsaibashi shopping street in Osaka stretches from North Namba to Hommachi. It is a covered shopping arcade that has a length of 600 meters.

The Shinsaibashi Shopping Street is the largest shopping area of Osaka. The area got its name from the bridge constructed by local merchants in the area. The Shinsaibashi bridge, a wooden bridge was built by four merchants led by Shinsai Okada in 1622. It was replaced by an iron bridge imported from Germany and later a stone bridge. The prosperity of the area increased after its construction. In 1973 the old German iron bridge was assembled again to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Shinsaibashi Bridge. It now serves as a pedestrian overpass.

The Shinsaibashi Shopping Street offers different types of shopping from high end brands to affordable products. Tradition meets modern at the street and one can find old fashioned kimono tailors and well known fashion brands from Europe. The western part is called the American Village where trendy fashions and products are available. Restaurants serving Japanese and international cuisine are located here. The Mido Suji Street is the main street of Osaka and connects downtown Kita and downtown Umeda with downtown Minami South. During the Mido Suji parade held in autumn, bands from all over the world march down the street.

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Shinsaibashi on Map

Sight Name: Shinsaibashi
Sight Location: Osaka, Japan (See walking tours in Osaka)
Sight Type: Shopping
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Walking Tours in Osaka, Japan

Create Your Own Walk in Osaka

Create Your Own Walk in Osaka

Creating your own self-guided walk in Osaka is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Kita-ku Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.9 Km or 4.3 Miles
Tennoji Shrines and Temples Walk

Tennoji Shrines and Temples Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 Km or 2.9 Miles
Osaka Museums and Galleries Walk

Osaka Museums and Galleries Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 Km or 3.9 Miles
Nishi-ku Walk

Nishi-ku Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.1 Km or 3.8 Miles
Osaka Architectural Landmarks Walk

Osaka Architectural Landmarks Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Osaka Shopping Walk

Osaka Shopping Walk

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles