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“den den town”(8 reviews)
Namba, Chuo, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
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All reviews neon lights visit at night den den town lots of restaurants ramen crab great area night life famous glico people watching young people street food within walking distance octopus shopping district high end delicious food
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Finished our day trip here and had dinner in namba. Lots of shops and places to eat worth a little longer that what we spent.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Holidaygrammy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty to shop... especially for women’s beauty products, fashion. You can also enjoy plenty of street food and eateries at this area. Lots of people walking around. Very lively ambience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KimberJet
Reviewed 31 January 2019

This is the place where you can see people from all walks of life. So touristy. A lot of shopping centers, restaurants and neon lights. So vibrant to look at. You will enjoy walking around, shopping around and eat till you get tired.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank merlinda_trias
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

This is the area surrounding the Namba train station and also connects to the famous Dotombori area. There are lots of retail shops and food outlets here. It is very lively here due to the foot traffic.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 588phis
Reviewed 28 December 2018

We were amazed with this area where you can find a variety of shops and restaurants. And what amazed us is that this strip continues up to the center of Osaka. It has a festive atmosphere and lots of tourists and shoppers alike. Too bad...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jeckli
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

The area has a lot of dining options and I do mean a lot. The neon lights also attract people to the area. Personally, I found it yo be very crowded and touristy, i.e. full of Chinese tourists. I enjoyed the lights and lively atmosphere...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ariyyaq
Reviewed 9 December 2018

This is the historic entertainment of Naniwa and there are many hostess bars dotted throughout. No worries, there's no sleaziness to the area vibe. A huge Don Quixote is there as well as many good small restaurants (grilled oysters, kobe beef, spanish, chinese, etc.) amazingly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tat Y
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

So much to see and do in the area! Great food, buzzing atmosphere and an overwhelming amount too see! We loved the buzz of the area!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roara74
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Be prepared that there is going to be hordes and hordes of people with huge neon lights displaying food for sale in a huge selection of restaurants/ eateries - with Ramen, Soba and various seafood selections to choose from just to name a few. A...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Best place yet reasonable prices for seafoods experience the ambiance is good and the food displays are so inviting to eat more.

Date of experience: May 2018
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19 April 2018|
Response from sayvonna | Reviewed this property |
some at 9pm and some at 10pm..
Shafira A
17 December 2017|
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Response from semanticvision | Reviewed this property |
I have been using Google Maps and you can pick the routs with only JR connection. However, some very short local connections maybe you want to consider spent extra Yen to save time taking a longer, multiple connections... More
Vanessa S
7 June 2017|
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Response from rbzmiso1 | Reviewed this property |
Try DenDen town. Got a variety of electronic shops there.