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Ebisuhigashi, Naniwaku, Osaka 556-0002, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6840-1020
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What Akihabara is to Tokyo, Shinsekai is to Osaka. This place let's you feel like you just stepped into Blade Runner's Los Angeles. While you are wondering who is a replicant and who is still human, head up to the tower for a few pictures....More

Thank makr80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shinsekai has a lot to offer, there were many stores around the area. We went there early and there was almost no one, like a ghost town. There weren't much tourists around in the noon. There were a lot of homeless people around and it...More

Thank celestayk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of Osaka's best kept secrets. Not exactly on the well-beaten tourist path and in fact, if you're a bit sensitive to seeing homeless people and drunks at all hours of the day, this area is probably not for you. Just head north from the...More

1  Thank Ojayc0305
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really never thought that Shinsekai would be one of my favorite stops in Osaka when I first decided to go there, but it was definitely a highlight of my trip. Let me preface this review by saying something that took me far too long...More

3  Thank lovewonderbean
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasted an hour doing the tower - the local kids and teens seemed to love it but it is a full on strategy to drive money from your pockets just to catch a view from the tower. But the surrounding area is interesting -...More

Thank AlanaB177
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Came on a Sunday afternoon after 2 hours walking Den Den Town. It was 2pm and not a lively as I expected. To escape the afternoon sun we found a small cafe called Bunga Cafe for a relaxing cool Ice Float. Spend a total of...More

Thank azrealhk
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Nice area for Kushikatsu. Many restaurants serve that type of cuisine. Super fattening but good too. Nice photos of the restaurants by night. It's mostly closed during the day so better go during dinner time. Some restaurants have long queues (although I'm not sure they...More

Thank Renan B
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Great for photos but don't eat here! Was totally ripped off. Quite vibrant at night but a waste of time during the day

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I guess some of the places we visit come more to life after dark but we went in the mid morning inder the hot hot sun. Fortunatly not too far from our hotel and the AC. But an interesting place lots of restuarants. We had...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Wonderful place. Worth going up to the tower for amazing views. Variety of food/restaurants with reasonable prices.

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Christina L
14 November 2015|
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Response from cuteculturegirl | Reviewed this property |
I would tbink so it is a street area but maybe check with japanese tourist information centre they are extremely helpful.
John H
4 August 2015|
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Response from Polomarco359 | Reviewed this property |
The distance between the nearest station from Shinsekai ; Ebis-Chou and the bridge over Doutonbori Canal is shorter than a mile. The problem is that too many people are walking. Each of them are on the same South-North... More
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