We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Minami (Namba)

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Namba Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+81 3-3706-5090
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
US$126.24*
and up
Private Full Day Muslim-Friendly Walking Tour of Osaka
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,427 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 240
    Excellent
  • 191
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Interesting

Dotonbori and Namba are almost interchangeable. Within walking distance to each other. Namba also offered many shopping and eating options. A large department store can be found... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
filipin0traveller
,
manila
Add Photo Write a Review

1,427 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 465: English reviews
manila
Level Contributor
154 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dotonbori and Namba are almost interchangeable. Within walking distance to each other. Namba also offered many shopping and eating options. A large department store can be found here

Helpful?
Thank filipin0traveller
Singapore
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Me, hub and 2 kids walked around this area for almost 3 days. Many shops to choose from and we managed to get most of the things we wanted. Not very kids friendly as it was crowded most of the time, but we stopped by a lot of cafes to rest our legs and have dessert every now and then.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Elicachung
Leuven, Belgium
Level Contributor
53 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another must-visit when in Osaka. Go there a least once in the evening for dinner. I bet you will stay and hang out to shop or play games somewhere afterwards.

Helpful?
Thank SnellingsY
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
165 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you come during the day somehow it does not quite reflect the heartbeat of Namba. It is at night that the place truly comes alive! Plenty of stores and eateries to try and explore. And it is quite amazing the different languages you get to hear just walking around. Almost a Untied Nation on the streets. Do be careful... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Westiekhoo
Osaka, Japan
Level Contributor
69 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a good place to visit to get a taste of Osaka. There's a lot of shopping and restaurants to visit during the day and many bars to go to at night. It gets quite crowded so it would be best to avoid it in holidays and weekends.

Helpful?
Thank Melinda G
Traralgon, Australia
Level Contributor
364 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Namba area is the beating heart of Osaka. Day and night it is packed with visitors....but it's never so busy that it's not enjoyable. It helps to wander away from the main areas and check out the side streets....you never know what you'll find!!

Helpful?
Thank mafman74
Level Contributor
168 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Minami Namba is the area connecting between Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori street area, many activities here as there are market, store, mall, cafe, restaurant and etc. all available here. Good for relaxation, waking, culinary, hanging-out and of course the great one for shopping world wide brand here with tax-free...!!! Very recommended and must visit.

Helpful?
Thank Asep H
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
454 reviews
301 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Namba is the center district of Osaka. As it includes Dotonbori, the famous landmark and the "always busy" shopping and eating district of Osaka, it is crowded all the time. However it is also quite interesting to drop yourself in the middle of the crowd to experience fast and colourful entertainment culture of Japan. Try at least few restaurants in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Flyngdtchmn
Anaheim, California
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the streets weren't overflowing with tourists. Lots of very cute shops to spend some money (go to LOSER...awesome small shop with great clothes and some genuine vibes) and probably some of the best food and people watching.

Helpful?
Thank amg5150
Bidor, Malaysia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good place to eat, shop and relax! There's a very nice coffee shop Starbucks combined with bookstore inside, 5th floor if not wrong. Tons of snack store, restaurant, hotels, mall, and even some Japanese gambling store are here! For food, strongly recommend Yichiran ramen! A must visit!

Helpful?
Thank angelng1231

Travellers who viewed Minami (Namba) also viewed

Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
 
Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
 

Been to Minami (Namba)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Minami (Namba) and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Minami (Namba) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?