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Tourist Attractions and Experiences

Miyuki-dori Shopping Street (Korea town)

Japan's largest Korea town, with a line-up of about 150 Korean food stores, restaurants and clothing stores.

Basic information

A three hundred-meter-long shopping street situated between JR Tsuruhashi and Momodani stations, with about 150 Korean food stores, Korean restaurants and ethnic clothing stores. Many of those stores and restaurants are run by Korean residents of Japan and therefore the street is filled with Korean-language signs. The area around the street is said to be the largest Korea town in Japan. In recent years residents in the area have founded an NGO to give hands-on classes on how to make Korean pickles and to provide introductory Korean classes to junior high school and high school students visiting the town on school excursions, in addition to guiding them around the street. Incidentally, it is said that Miyuki-dori is named after Miyuki-no-mori Shrine, which was established around the 5th century on the site where the Emperor Nintoku took a rest when he visited the area to inspect people who had come from Paekche to live there (in the woods formerly located at the west end of where the street now stands).

  • Location

    〒 544-0222 Around 3 Momodani, Ikuno-ku, Osaka
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  • Open

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  • Directions

    10-minute walk from Tsuruhashi Station on the JR Osaka Loop Line, Kintetsu Railway or Osaka Metro Sennichimae Line
    10-minute walk from Momodani Station on the JR Osaka Loop Line
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