Nippombashi in Osaka is one of the three most popular electric towns in Japan, and the largest place with typical Japanese pop culture - animations and manga in the western Japan. Exclusive shops of model figures, animation souvenirs, plastic models ect. scatter on the Sakaisuji Street (No. 3 – 5 street in Nippombashi) and the Ota Road, making the area a sanctuary of western Japanese pop culture.
Large electronics stores and character goods shops can be found mainly on Sakaisuji Street. It may be better to visit the Nippombashi Information first to get a rough idea about the whole electric town. Let me introduce the Skaisuji Street this time.
LOCATION 5-9-12, Nippombashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
OPEN 11:00 ~ 19:00 (open all-year-round, closed during the New Year Holiday)
LOCATION 4-9-18, Nippombashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
OPEN 11:00 ~ 20:00 (open all-year-round and closed when building maintainance)
The Gundam billboard in the Sakaisuji Street is eye-catching. It is the Super Kids Land Character Hall. Here visitors can find anything including Gunpla, Gandam, charater models, plastics assembly models, and assembly tools as well.
LOCATION 4-10-1, Nippombashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
You cannot miss “Jungle” if you want to find something unique.In Jungle, in addition to special videos and superally robots, you may also find works from old time to modern days. It is a wonderful land and you may probably discover your treasures in here.
LOCATION 3-4-16, Nippombashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
OPEN 12:00 ~ 20:00; weekends and holidays: 11:00 ~ 20:00
LOCATION 3-6-8, Nippombashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
OPEN 11:00 ~ 20:30 (Closed on every Monday)
It is not a big place but lots of fun and delicious foods. It is this greatness about Nippombashi in Osaka makes it a place worthy of visiting.
LocationNippombashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
DirectionsTake Osaka Metro Midosuji-Line, Sennichimae-Line, or Yotsubashi-Line to Namba Station, or take Nankai Electric Railway to Namba Station and walk 10 minutes.