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Namba | Nihon-bashi, Ebisu, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
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All reviews den den town electronic stores japanese anime video games vintage toys otaku culture big stores kuromon ichiba market window shopping several floors both sides namba station walk around on display must visit place manga figurines
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

I must admit I visited Arkihabara first so initially Denden Town was somewhat underwhelming for me. Indeed it was quite a bit smaller and less high energy. However as I walked around I realized that it was probably an unfair comparison. Arkihabara is more a...More

Thank iluv2eatntravel
Reviewed 27 August 2018

What you can find here at reasonable prices are figures that you won't find anywhere else in the world (except at inflated prices). The cartoon robot "MazingerZ" no.1 & 2 in particular are one of the most popular Japanese cartoon in the late 70's. This...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Tried to get Gundam and some comic books. Quite difficult to searh from Google so we entered almost every shops and show the pictures of what we are looking for. Luckily we got the Gundam Wings at good price ;)

Thank MickLurat
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I read the others' review about how great this place is. So I went there to get a replacement for my stolen tablet, but all I saw were stores selling games, DVD, adult videos, and the likes. I could not find a store with decent...More

1  Thank stevesudjatmiko
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This place is crowded, noisy and bustling. We went hoping to get some bargains in Anime but found that they were very expensive, worse still, nowhere else sold the stuff. Worth a day trip to see the place, but dont bother buying unless your well...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Easy to walk around and find many cool picture opportunities. Lots of small restaurants and cafe's. Recommended

Thank DanielHoltsjo
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Expect too much from Den Den Town, ended up feeling disappointed by the varieties of shops. Some of the shops can be found around Namba station :(

1  Thank shiuminl
Reviewed 1 May 2018

As mentioned in the title, AKihabra is more impressive, but also in Denden town some nice (retro) games, manga and anime can be found.

Thank MichaelL4674
Reviewed 8 April 2018

This is the area you come to in order to experience a bit of otaku culture (manga, anime, electronics etc). The shops are interesting to look at and some shops allow you to take photos inside. We went inside one of the shops as part...More

Thank bucketlisttravellers
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I wish there was a map to point out the different shops on each road. I did find several gem stores selling old games, anime, figurines and second hand figurine stores. Nice place to be if you are a geek like me.

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10 July 2018|
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Response from Jasmine V | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Most shops close between 8pm - 9pm in Nipponbashi. If you are going shopping for anime figures I'd recommend checking out Animate, Gee Store and Yellow Submarine.
11 November 2017|
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Response from HaideeTravel | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure as I haven't seen one in Denden Town. I only saw English and other translations of manga at the shop of International Manga Museum in Kyoto.
23 September 2017|
Response from Minzzz | Reviewed this property |
Hi... not that I have notice... mostly are figurines. But I may not have covered the entire district, but the few along the main strip do not have... sorry!