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  • Address: Shinsekai, Osaka, Japan
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Cafe, Club, Restaurant, Entertainment, Neighborhoods , Streets

About Shinsekai, Osaka

Shinsekai is a district in Osaka known for its vibrant night life, its restaurants and its pleasure houses. At the district's centre stands Tsutenkaku Tower. The area was developed into its current layout following the success of the 1903 National Industrial Exposition. While developing the area, Paris was chosen as the model for Shinsekai's northern half, while Coney Island was chosen as the model for the southern portion of the area. Many restaurants in Shinsekai are open 24 hours, but only truly come alive when the lights come on at night!

Shinsekai Information

  • Do taste the delicious Kushi-katsu that is sold at many hand carts and restaurants in the area.

How To reach Shinsekai by Public Transport

  • Shin-Imamiya Station
  • Dobutsuen-mae Station
  • Sakaisuji Subway Lines
  • Ebisucho Station

Restaurants Near Shinsekai

  • Daruma
  • Tengu
  • Yokozuna Kushikatsu

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Things to Know Before Visiting Shinsekai

  • 75.26% of people who visit Osaka include Shinsekai in their plan

  • 25.14% of people start their Shinsekai visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Shinsekai

Monday, Friday and Saturday

67.81% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shinsekai

People normally club together Nanba Grand Kagetsu and Abeno Harukas while planning their visit to Shinsekai.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Shinsekai, Osaka Reviews

  • Fun food and souvenir shopping area. Known for its neon lights, there is one main thoroughfare and lots of side alley ways with surprisingly good hidden gems. On one end is a very trendy and hip souvenir shop that is also close to a hello kitty themed parking lot. On the other end, a slew of seafood restaurants with nifty facades and a variety of specialties. There is one liquor store and of course you can drink in public. The tower itself it's own exhibit that we opted not to do.

  • Colourful and happening at night ! Variety of restaurants to choose from. The most famous for this district is Kushikatsu - every meat or vegetable are deep fry. Just a dip into provided sauce n eat! Budget sushi restaurant also in the list. However during peak hours do expect a long queue for 20mins onwards. Restaurants at this area are quiet small therefore be prepares to squeeze a bit!

  • One of the most interesting streets of Osaka. the restaurants are very cheap so I guess it's a go to place if you are short on your budget. The buildings are very well decorated so this is a perfect spot to take pictures.

  • Bright,busy, colourfully lit up streets. The food seems cheap and there are many options to choose from. There is a street dedicated to small cosy karaoke bars.

  • Not as Crowded as Namba, this touristic place is a must see for the style of the restaurants and also for the variety of cheap food to offer. It is close to Spa World and you can see some old places that makes some kind of time travel throught the past (Like the Go gaming association, the Smart Ball parlor or the old movie theater with their charm movie in screen)

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