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

Shinsekai - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Shinsekai

  • Shinsekai Address: Shinsekai, Osaka, Japan
  • Shinsekai Timing: 24-hrs
  • Shinsekai Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Shinsekai(preferred time): 06:00 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Shinsekai: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Shinsekai

  • 42.1% of people who visit Osaka include Shinsekai in their plan

  • 25.2% of people start their Shinsekai visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Shinsekai

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

78.15% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shinsekai

People normally club together Nakanoshima Park and Shitenno Ji while planning their visit to Shinsekai.

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

Shinsekai Trips

Shinsekai, Osaka Reviews

  • I got many cheap Japanese souvenirs from the basement floor of Shinsekai tower. Shinsekai tower entrance ticket is a bit expensive in my opinion and there is long queue on Sunday when we visited there. Instead of visiting Shinsekai for sightseeing, you may want to visit Osaka Museum of History instead, which has more amazing view because you can see Osaka city and Osaka Castle in cheaper price and the museum is very modern. I still give Shinsekai five stars, because people are very friendly to tourist.

  • Colorful and touristy, it's an interesting stop in Osaka. Convenient to get to from the metro, it's best to visit this place in daytime. It's kind of like the Japan you'd imagine if you're watching lots of shounen anime

  • Very nice zone, not as fancy as the rest of japan but you can find good shops restaurants and bars. The staff is helpful but a little of japanese is necessary

  • Definitely one of my least favorite places in Osaka. Feels a little fake. Rather than a place with an interesting creation story, this place just felt like it was created to be a tourist trap. I’m sure there are some good restaurants and bars, but not really the place for me.

  • Its poor man dotonbori here. Never felt unsafe and the food is cheaper here than dotonbori but quality remains consistent. Check it out, it has an old school japanese feel.

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