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“Endless shopping... underground, street level, department stores...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Minami (Namba)

Minami (Namba)
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Private Full Day Muslim-Friendly Walking Tour of Osaka
Ranked #8 of 855 things to do in Osaka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 476 helpful votes
“Endless shopping... underground, street level, department stores...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

The entire Namba complex is like a labyrinth both above and underground. Not only do you find "the usual" but there are also the odd specialty areas as well (like the section just for those in the restaurant trade.... fancy a set of those japanese curtains "noren" that are over all the restaurant doors?) A trip to Osaka is not complete without a few hours wandering around in Namba. The toilets are all downstairs in the train stations and connecting passageways.

Easiest access via subway... several lines have stops there.

Visited January 2012
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“Very crowded, endless shops”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

What more can you want besides endless shops, restaurants, department stores, and anything you could possibly want to eat? After 2 days, you'll likely want some peace and quiet! Very, very, very, very crowded. I was warned by Japanese people to watch out for pickpockets here.

Visited November 2011
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“Energetic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

Its an ever-active town where you can find almost everything in the world! Its not really big as one can easily discover Minami in a few days time on foot. Basically, exploring Minami on foot is the best choice although the subway (Midosuji Line) offers some smart shortcuts for example from Namba Station to Shinsaibashi Station. The whole area is filled with quaint stores and restaurants, not to mention some high-class and quality shops and eateries. Constant sales will be going on especially during peak seasons. Besides, there are uncountable hotels in that particular area, ranging from low, middle to high class. In a nutshell, Minami is an energetic town filled with equally energetic people from all over the world.

Visited January 2012
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“Great Shops!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

Lots of restaurants and shops so very nice to walk around in any time. Safe and friendly.

Visited February 2011
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“Love this area!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

I used to live here 10 years ago and it has changed for the better. Namba parks and station has evolved for the better. It seemed busier and cleaner. Great location for shopping and of course the main station is close by. Great hotels in vicinity and a decent supermarket a few blocks back. Also the supermarket under the statin has a devine cake section and bakery!( like most of Japan)

Visited April 2011
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