Minami

Minami

Minami is the Japanese name for south and as such, the Minami ward is located in the south part of Osaka.

Minami is where the Osaka locals go to party, especially in the entertainment area around Dotonbori Bridge and the hip “Amerikamura” American Village.

Minami

Amerika Mura

Amerika-Mura

The movie Bladerunner, where east meets west or somewhere from out of space would be the only way you could describe this amazing place known…


Osaka Den Den Town

Den Den Town

Sometimes known as Nihonbashi or Nipponbashi, Den Den Town, like Tokyo’s Akihabara, is Osaka’s electrical district. This amazing district from Nansan Dori to Nihombashi is…


Osaka Dotonbori

Dotonbori

Dotonbori is home to Osaka’s canal banked entertainment district and has one of the most electric and exciting atmospheres found anywhere in Japan. Dotonbori comes…


National Bunraku Theatre

National Bunraku Theatre

The National Bunraku Theatre is an arts centre designed is to preserve, develop and pass on traditional arts forms from the Osaka and Kyoto area…


Shinsaibashi

Shinsaibashi

Also known as Shinsaibashi-suji, Shinsaibashi is a popular shopping street featuring one huge long undercover strip mall that stretches out nearly a mile. This shopper’s…


Tsutenkaku Tower

Tsutenkaku Tower

Like many of the towers in Japan, Osaka’s Tsutenkaku Tower is loosely based on Paris’s Eifel Tower. The Tsutenkaku, or Path Reaching Heaven, is one…


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Male Toilet Sign

There are often plenty of signs to help you pick the right toilet.