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Kinji Amerika-mura Fashion

古着屋KINJI 大阪アメリカ村

Vintage clothing from the ‘birthplace of Japanese street culture’

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’.
Popular with young people, expats and fashion-conscious Japanese, the district, which is often referred to simply as Ame-mura, is home to a large number of bars, nightclubs and vintage clothing outlets.

In the 1970s, many of the warehouses occupying the area were converted into low-rent shops and studios.
When American pop culture became fashionable in Japan a decade later, many of the stores started selling clothes and music from the USA, giving Amerika-mura its name. Today, the district is even home to a scaled down version of the Statue of Liberty!

Kinji can be found on the 2nd floor of the Ame-mura’s Big Step mall. The spacious store stocks an impressive range of vintage clothing for men and women, including a wide selection of shoes, pins and shirts. Sometimes Japanese souvenir jackets, known as sukajan, are also available.


  • 11.00am – 9.00pm, daily
  • 06-6281-1515
  • 1-6-14Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0086
  • From Shinsaibashi subway station (Midosuji Line), take exit 7. Big Step mall and the Kinji store is a 3-minute walk; From Yotsubashi Station (Yotsubashi Line), the mall is a 3-minute walk from exit 5.

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