Since the opening of the Shinsaibashi-suji arcade in the Edo period, this retail heaven has continued to grow and draw crowds of people daily.
From Osaka or Umeda Station, take the Midosuji subway line to Midosuji Station. Take exit 5 or 6, which will put you directly onto the shopping street.
Enjoy shopping rain or shine—Shinsaibashi-suji is fully covered
Spanning eight blocks, this arcade is roughly 600 meters long
The center attracts about 60,000 shoppers per day on weekdays with figures doubling on weekends
This has been a bustling center of retail since the mid-18th century when famed kimono shop Matsuya opened what is now Daimaru Department Store. The development of Shinsaibashi-suji parallels the growth and change in its host city Osaka.
Walk down Shinsaibashi-suji to experience Japan's astounding love of consumer retail. Head south down Shinsaibashi-suji to reach the neon-lit Dotonbori Bridge for a break from the shopping hustle and bustle.
This shopping street can be enjoyed between anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours, depending on your shopping desires. Dotonbori, Namba, Americamura, and Orange Street are all within easy walking distance.