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Minami (Namba), Osaka

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One of the city's most popular entertainment districts, Minami (Namba) plays home to a riotous array of restaurants, stores, bars, and blazingly illuminated advertisements. Explore the area's shopping streets and department stores, grab a bite to eat or something to drink at one of the district's eateries and bars, dance your heart out at a nightclub, or watch a show at an entertainment venue. Alternatively, stop in at one of the district's pachinko parlors to try your hand at one of the nation's famous exports. Using our international travel planner, Osaka attractions like Minami (Namba) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • To see at night with all the lights. This district is by far the most attractive of the city. A lot of people but it is really worth.
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  • Glico and everyone knows Kani doraku billboard is located in Minami. Osaka Minami (Namba) is divided by Kita (Umeda), both restaurants, apparel stores are very often!
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  • I rather stay at a dormitory guesthouse right in the heart of this pulsating and dynamic zone rather than `hiding' somewhere in the outskirt of the city. You will never feel bored since there are also...  more »

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The majority of Osaka's moderate and expensive accommodations concentrate in the districts of Umeda, Kyobashi, Namba, and Shin-Osaka. Base your stay in or near Minami neighborhood for proximity to a wide selection of shopping and dining options. For quick access to long-distance transportation to other cities and areas, look for hotels in Kita district. Many backpackers prefer the budget options in the Tennoji area, where the quality of rooms and prices vary wildly--call or check websites of specific establishments before you make reservations.
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