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Nipponbashi Denden Town

Business park in Osaka, Japan

Travel Tips

Explore the numerous shops selling anime, manga, and electronics. 1

Explore the area for unique finds and Japanese pop culture items. 2

Introduction

Overview

  • ๐Ÿ“œ History: Originally known as Nagamachi during the Edo period, renamed Nipponbashi in 1792 and 1872.
  • ๐Ÿ”Œ Den-Den Town: Also known as 'Denki no Machi' or 'Electric Town', famous for electronics and otaku culture.
  • ๐Ÿ™๏ธ Comparison: Often compared to Tokyo's Akihabara, but less crowded and more navigable.
  • ๐Ÿ›’ Main Streets: Nipponbashisuji Shopping Mall and Ota Road are the primary shopping areas.
  • ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Map: Comprehensive maps available to help navigate the area.

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Getting There

  • ๐Ÿš‰ Nipponbashi Station: Take Exit 5, walk south to reach Den-Den Town.
  • ๐Ÿš‰ Ebisucho Station: Take Exit 2 or 5, head north to reach the main shopping area.
  • ๐Ÿšถ Namba Station: Walk eastwards from the South exit to reach Den-Den Town in about 5 minutes.
  • ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Directions: Clear signage and maps available at stations to guide visitors.

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Things to Do

  • ๐ŸŽญ Cosplay Parade: Attend the Nipponbashi Street Festa, held annually around the spring equinox.
  • ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Crane Games: Test your skills at claw machines in Game Taito Station and other arcades.
  • ๐ŸŽจ Card Games: Play or buy cards at shops like Yellow Submarine and Big Magic.
  • ๐Ÿ’‡โ€โ™‚๏ธ Wigs: Try on colorful wigs at Assist Cosplay.
  • ๐ŸŽค Karaoke: Sing at Karaoke Rainbow Namco, with costume rentals available.

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Shopping

  • ๐Ÿ“š Manga: Stock up on secondhand manga at Animate, K-Books, and Toranoana.
  • ๐ŸŽฎ Retro Games: Find vintage games and consoles at Super Potato.
  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Anime Merchandise: Hunt for figurines, posters, and keychains at various stores.
  • ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Electronics: Bargain for laptops, USB cables, and more at shops like Sofmap and Joshin.
  • ๐Ÿ‘˜ Kimono: Buy secondhand traditional clothing at Recycle Kimono Ueda Iryoten.

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Dining

  • ๐Ÿ› Curry: Enjoy hearty meals at Pommier, Jotoh, and Madras.
  • ๐Ÿœ Ramen: Try shoyu ramen at Tensho or abura soba at Kirinji Sohonten.
  • ๐Ÿถ Sake: Browse a wide selection of sake at Kikuya Shuhan.
  • ๐Ÿฆ Snacks: Sample Turkish ice cream and other treats at nearby Kuromon Market.

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Events

  • ๐ŸŽ‰ Nipponbashi Street Festa: Major cosplay event held annually around the spring equinox.
  • ๐ŸŽถ Live Performances: Enjoy live music and street performances during the festival.
  • ๐Ÿ“ธ Photography: Cosplayers are generally happy to be photographed.
  • ๐ŸŽญ Costumes: Thousands of cosplayers dress as their favorite anime or manga characters.

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Travel Information
๐Ÿ“žย ย ย Phone: +81 6-6655-1717
๐ŸŒย ย ย Website: https://www.nippombashi.jp/
๐Ÿ•’ย ย ย Hours: See hours
๐Ÿ“ย ย ย Address: Nipponbashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0005, Japan
๐Ÿ”—ย ย ย Profiles: Facebook

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