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Amerikamura アメリカ村

Amerika-Mura Amerika-Mura
Amerika-Mura Amerika-Mura

Osaka's heart of streetwear and third-wave coffee is ideal for shopping, people watching and street food

Amerikamura (often shortened to "Amemura") has been Osaka's center of youth culture and style since the early 1970's, constantly evolving to stay ahead of the trends, much like Tokyo's Harajuku. Amemura is located just north of Dotonbori . Start at Sankaku-koen Park (Triangle Park), to see a mix of skaters, fashionistas and up-and-coming comedians. Amerikamura is lively on weekends, when people flock to the area to shop for sneakers, vinyl records and vintage clothes, and try out the latest cafes. Evenings center around live music, clubs and intimate bars.

How to Get There

You can reach Amerikamura by train and on foot.

Amerikamura is about five minutes on foot from Shinsaibashi Station, or fifteen minutes from Namba Station.

Why America?

The neighborhood developed in the late 1960s and quickly transformed into a hub for new trends and street fashion. While the specific origin of the neighborhood's name is unknown, the freewheeling feel of the place is perhaps seen by the typically more reserved Japanese mainstream population as being somewhat “American”.

Sights, shops and sounds

Amerikamura is full of new and used record stores. For people-watching, head to Triangle Park, where youth of various subcultures gather. You can see a live show at Sun Hall or FanJ, or party all night at Joule, Circus, or Alzar.

Tachibana-dori Street

After taking in the sights and sounds of Amerikamura, head to neighboring Tachibana-dori Street for a more relaxed atmosphere.

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