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Are you in need of some retail therapy? Osaka has a huge range of options that will sort you out. From designer fashion stores and supercar showrooms along the ginkgo tree-lined Midosuji Street to bargain hunting at the monthly Shi-Tennoji Temple Flea Market.
Luxury & Grand Recommendations
5-1-5 Namba, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-8510
Takashimaya is one of Japan’s leading department store chains, and its branch at Namba is the company’s flagship location.
2-10-70 Nanbanaka, Naniwa Ward, Osaka , Osaka Prefecture 556-0011
Constructed in 2003 on the site of the former Osaka Stadium, Namba Parks is a 9-storey shopping complex home to more than 200 stores.
Midosuji Street, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
A tree-lined Boulevard cutting through the centre of Osaka, Midosuji Street is the perfect place to enjoy an outdoor stroll and luxury retail shopping.
3−1−1, Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 530-8202
Daimaru is one of Japan’s oldest department store chains and its location in Umeda, Osaka’s business district, is conveniently located next to the city’s train hub.
1-1-43 Abeno Suji, Abeno Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 545-854
Towering above Osaka’s Abeno and Tennoji Ward s, the 300-metre tall Abeno Harukas building is Japan’s tallest skyscraper.
Mid-range & Affordable Recommendations
Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0085
Arguably Osaka’s most famous shopping area, Shinsaibashi Suji is a 600-meter covered arcade with something to suit all budgets.
Nipponbashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 556-0005
With hundreds of stores selling Japanese manga, anime and all manner of collectibles, Den-Den Town is the perfect place to experience Japan’s famous geek culture.
1 Chome Dotonbori, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0071
One of Osaka's most recognisable districts, Dotonbori Canal is a one-stop-shop for some of the best shopping and dining the city has to offer.
Shinsaibashinikko Building B1F, 1-4-11 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0085
BrandOff is a Japanese chain offering second-hand designer labels at discount prices.
5−15 Kakudacho, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 〒530-0017
Constructed in 1998, HEP Five is a modern shopping centre specialising mainly in fashion for the young.
Budget & Economical Recommendations
3-4-12 Minami-Senba, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0081
The Shinsaibashi branch of Tokyu Hands is an 8-storey department store stocking everything from craft supplies to suitcases.
1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 543-0051
Hosted on the grounds of Shi-Tennoji Temple, one of Japan’s oldest Buddhist sites, this monthly 2-day flea market attracts more than 300 merchants and thousands of bargain hunters.
2−4−1 Nipponbashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0073
A covered arcade specialising mainly in food products, Kuromon Ichiba Market is a great place to discover why Osaka earned its reputation as ‘Japan’s kitchen’.
1-6-14Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0086
Kinji is a large used clothing store in Osaka’s Amerika-mura (American Village), a district often touted as ‘the birthplace of Japanese street culture’.
7-13 Soemoncho, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0084
Osaka’s largest branch of Japan’s biggest chain of discount stores features 6 floors packed floor to ceiling with everything from food to electronics.