Namba is a bustling civilian district. There is easy access with the terminus of many railways including NANKAI Railway and Kintetsu Namba Line. There are also great shopping malls, restaurants and accomodation options here.
Namba Station is a convenient shopping area, with department stores like Osaka Takashimaya and large-scale Japanese electrical appliances mall LABI. The famous Dotonbori is also located nearby. A variety of Japanese cuisine is prepared here, including the famous Tao Le crab, puffer fish dishes and Osaka burned octopus balls. It is a veritable food paradise. If you are more interested in exploring the source of delicious Japanese cuisine, the Kuromon market is nearby. The market extends along a 600-meter stretch, with around 170 shops. It is the largest seafood market in Kansai.
There is a large theater near Namba, which has new Kabuki seats, but maintains the traditional Yamagata-style of the Tang Dynasty. You can enjoy traditional Japanese drama and kabuki here.
AKB48 Cafe & Shop Namba
The AKB48 official cafe and store features a vast array of items from AKB48, Japan's most popular all-girl group as well as special menu items.
Takoyaki Douraku Wanaka (Sennichimae Honten)
Located just outside the Namba Grand Kagetsu (NGK) comedians’ theatre, the vibrant takeaway stand has been around since the 1960s. It is manned by several hip cooks who churn out carton after carton of these octopus balls.
5up Yoshimoto is a popular comedy club affiliated with the Yoshimoto Kogyo entertainment conglomerate, featuring newcomers as well as veteran comedians. It is located on the 5th floor of the YES NAMBA building East of Namba station.
NMB48,produced by YYasushi Akimoto performs at the NMB48 Theater which is located in the basement of the Yes-Namba Building in Namba, Osaka. The name “NMB” comes from “Namba” in the Minami district in Osaka.
The shop occupies an impressive space right across the NMB48 Theater in the recently renovated NGK Building, and thus easily accessible to visiting fans of the 48 groups.
the attractions of this restaurant are its excellent ingredients (prime Kobe beef, top-quality Kagoshima pork, and seafood from the Osaka Central Wholesale Market) and the skills of its veteran chef.
Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street
Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street is lined with specialty stores of all kinds of cooking utensils and kitchen items.
Rikuro Ojisan no Mise (Namba)
It has been the most popular bakery since 1960s in Osaka region. Its cheese cake is famous for being made from superior quality Danish cheese, fresh milk and egg, and only the daily-made fresh one is sold.
Within walking distance of Osaka's famous Minami district, this hotel and sauna is located on the fourth floor of the landmark Misono Building, a former cabaret and entertainment complex. Basic but clean, the rooms are Western-style. Towels, robes, soap and sh
A five-storey complex encompassing a hotel, banquet hall, event and live music space and a floor populated by tiny bars, this building, popular with local artists and musicians, is located in the Minami district of Osaka. Located on the second floor, some bar
In its heyday during the 1970s and 1980s, this live music cabaret and event space once played host to some of the biggest names in Japanese show business, such as Akiko Wada and Pink Lady. Most recently, the space was immortalized in the independent film, "Mis
GEE! Store (Osaka)
Specializing in character goods and cosplay costumes, this branch of GEE! Store is located in the popular Namba area of Osaka.
Namba Center Street Shopping Arcade
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Travelex Currency Exchange
This Travelex Currency Exchange counter is located inside the Namba Walk on its 2nd Avenue South.
Tavola36 located on the top floor of the hotel, is now Osaka's most vibrant dining and entertainment venue with an elegant design that creates a "Dining in the Clouds" experience.
Rydia by World Wide Love!
Rydia by World Wide Love is a women's clothing store located on the 1st floor of the Umeda Est building.
Hiyori (Namba Walk,Osaka)
Hiyori is national shop in various locations that specialises in Aburatori-gami (beauty blotting paper) a famous Japanese product.
Located in Osaka City, this mall was the first and only flagship store opened in the area. It boasts many stylish shops and cafes for both men and women. There is a total of nine floors within the building. Floors B1 to 4 are dedicated women's fashion and acce
551 Horai is a dumpling shop and Chinese restaurant with several locations in the greater Kansai area. This particular shop is located close to Namba station.
Selling both new and used records and CDs, Forever Records boasts an extensive Krautrock section as well as world and African music. The store is also known as a hub and information resource for local music and Osaka's underground music scene.
Osaka's Namba is a popular area for shopping, casual dining, and entertainment, and is famous for its fashion and active nightlife. Here you will find a large number of boutiques and specialty stores selling local sweets as well as food stands for takoyaki, c
Kuromon Ichiba Market
Known as "Osaka's kitchen", Kuromon Ichiba Market is renowned for its fresh food and produce. The stores and restaurants set their own opening hours, meaning while the market is always open, some times are busier than others.
Kamigata Ukiyo-e Museum
Kamigata Ukiyo-e is a type of woodblock prints from Kamigata – the area around Kyoto and Osaka.
Ganso Kushikatsu Daruma (Namba Main Store)
This Osaka chain restaurant specializes in kushikatsu. Kushikatsu are deep-fried, crumbed skewers and an Osaka favorite. Located in the Namba area, a southern gateway for Osaka filled with about 300 shops and restaurants, this is Kushikatsu Daruma's main store
Business Hotel Nissei
Offering free Wi-Fi throughout, a 24-hour front desk and massages, Business Hotel Nissei is a 7-minute walk from the lively Dotonbori street and a 3-minute walk from Namba Train Station.
Hostel Base Point Osaka
A 5-minute walk from Namba Station, Hostel Base Point Osaka offers affordable accommodations with free Wi-Fi. Guests can choose between dormitory-style rooms and private rooms.
Namba Oriental Hotel
Only a 3-minute stroll from Namba Subway Station on the Nankai Line, Namba Oriental Hotel is situated in the heart of Osaka's entertainment, dining and shopping district. The hotel features a patio, restaurants and massages.
Hotel Alps (Adult Only)
Designed for adults only, Hotel Alps is a love hotel located a 5-minute walk away from Namba Station. With a 24-hour front desk, the hotel offers free parking on site and free WiFi access throughout the property.
Fuku Hostel Namba
Only a minute's walk from Namba Station, Fuku Hostel offers dormitory rooms as well as private rooms in the heart of Osaka. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. All rooms at Namba Fuku Hostel have air conditioning and
Naniwa Guest House
Conveniently located just a 5-minute walk from JR Nanba Station, Naniwa Guest House offers a cosy accommodation. Guests can benefit from all facilitates of the property. All rooms have access to free WiFi.
Hotel Le Botejour Nanba Annex
Offering massage services and a 24-hour front desk, Hotel Le Botejour Annex is 400 metres from Namba Subway Station. Rooms have free wired internet, a flat-screen TV and an en suite bathroom.