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Minami (Namba), Osaka

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One of the city's most popular entertainment districts, Minami (Namba) plays home to a riotous array of restaurants, stores, bars, and blazingly illuminated advertisements. Explore the area's shopping streets and department stores, grab a bite to eat or something to drink at one of the district's eateries and bars, dance your heart out at a nightclub, or watch a show at an entertainment venue. Alternatively, stop in at one of the district's pachinko parlors to try your hand at one of the nation's famous exports. Using our international travel planner, Osaka attractions like Minami (Namba) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Tourism, a little kitsch, bright and colourful, a street survey in its length to savour a fragrant and festive Japan.
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  • Is eating a famous tourist destination. Is a crab, fugu (Blowfish), ramen, grilled Octopus sushi, kuidaore town. Too much regret I'd fall eating, but also keep in place.
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  • First area we arrived to coming from KIX. Very lively area with both shopping and food streets around. Lots of hotels and malls in the area aside from a couple of department stores.  more »

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The majority of Osaka's moderate and expensive accommodations concentrate in the districts of Umeda, Kyobashi, Namba, and Shin-Osaka. Base your stay in or near Minami neighborhood for proximity to a wide selection of shopping and dining options. For quick access to long-distance transportation to other cities and areas, look for hotels in Kita district. Many backpackers prefer the budget options in the Tennoji area, where the quality of rooms and prices vary wildly--call or check websites of specific establishments before you make reservations.
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