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Address: 1-chome Tsuruhashi, Ikunoku, Osaka 544-0031, Osaka Prefecture
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A nce afternoon amble along this one street, all Korean food and nik naks, We thought it would be busier in the evening, but it turned out to be a ghost street after about 6pm.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 July 2016
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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was living here at a guest house for half a year. The Korea town street is lively during the day and then goes down with the sun. There are some places to get a drink late. And some cool back-ally karaoke with friendly locals. It is a bit off the beaten path but if you are good with maps,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

A nce afternoon amble along this one street, all Korean food and nik naks, We thought it would be busier in the evening, but it turned out to be a ghost street after about 6pm.

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Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We reached here on a Tuesday noontime. Place is about 10 mins walk from the Tsuruhashi station鶴橋駅, Frankly not much directional sign as this is hardly a tourist attraction per sey. From the station just crossed the road into the 鶴橋 shopping streets and it is on the far left direction. It is a small area dedicated to Korean culture,... More 

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Cairns
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is known as Korean town, so no surprises that there is there is many stands selling Kimchi and other Korean specialities. Is a little on the run down side, which adds to it character. It is a maze of shops with streets that are only about 2mtrs wide and are pedestrian only. It is fully undercover so protected from... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

My daughter is into K-Pop, so when we decided on going to Japan, Korea town was on the itinerary list. Small area dedicated to Korean culture, many music shops and merchandise shops (usually part of the same shop) for finding your favourite pop star/band from Korea. I few restaurants too for you to sample Korean cuisine. Plenty of parking available... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

I am part Korean so was interested to see the Korea town in Osaka as compared to Shin Okubo in Tokyo. I felt Osaka's version was a bit lacking when it came to authentic eateries and also seemed to have a lot more Japanese culture mixed in. All in all, worth seeing but probably just a quick stop.

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Worthington, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

An easy subway ride from the center of town, it can be a fun change of pace if you are on a culinary tour of Asia. The alleys also allow for great photo ops and there is even some good bargain shopping. However....beware of some of the shopkeepers or restaurant owners. They can be VERY rude. After being accustomed to... More 

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Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

This is the only korean town I have come across in all of my travels. Sure, in the past years there are a lot of stores that sell kpop stuff and popular cosmetics, but if you go into the side streets you will find the good cafes and restaurants, the food, grilled meat, almost as good as in korea itself.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

It's a quiet neighborhood and you'll find most shops open late and close early. If you want to see what residential area of Osaka looks like, then give this place a visit. However this place is about 10 mins walk from the Tsuruhashi station, I wouldn't come here if there isn't a lot of time to be spent in Osaka.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

The market is wonderful -- a blend of korean and japanese delicacies and goods. It's directly accessible through the subway station. The produce is just fantastic and the cooked food are great buys too. Lots of small restaurants where you can sit and eat after walking around.

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