If you love shopping, be sure to stay near Shinsaibashi. It is the one-stop to satisfy your shopping and dining needs. There are large department stores, specialty shops and a variety of small shops. The stone pavements are always crowded with people.

Even if you are not a fan of shopping, this bustling business district is still worth a visit.

In the west side of Shinsaibashi is an American village, which is known as "Osaka’s Harajuku". The graffiti walls add urban character. American and European styles of clothing are available. There are also different kinds of ancient shops and second-hand shops for luxury goods. You can spend a whole day here, experiencing the vitality of life in Osaka.

Midosuji, which passes through the middle of Shinsaibashi, is the main road. It connects the Shinsaibashi downtown area of Umeda to Namba in the south. The Midosuji Parade is held here every autumn. It is a gorgeous and colorful event, with military bands from all over the world participating.

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