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NAMBA CITY, Osaka
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Namba is a district of Osaka, Japan. It is located in Chūō and Naniwa wards. Namba is regarded as the center of so-called Minami ("South") area of Osaka. Its name is one of variations on the former name of Osaka, Naniwa. Namba is best known as the city's main south-central railway terminus: JR, Kintetsu, Nankai, Hanshin, and three lines of the Osaka Municipal Subway have stations there.Some of the most famous images of Osaka, including the Glico Man and the Kani Doraku Crab, are located around the Dōtonbori canal in Namba. Namba is also known as an entertainment district, and hosts many of the city's most popular bars, restaurants, nightclubs, arcades, and pachinko parlors. The area is also known for shopping, with the Takashimaya department store (for older styles) and the sprawling underground Namba City shopping mall (for newer styles).Namba Parks is a new development consisting of a high office building, called "Parks Tower," and a 120-tenant shopping mall with rooftop garden. Various kinds of restaurants (Japanese, Korean, Italian, etc.) are located on the 6th floor, and shops on the 2nd to 5th floors. Parks Garden features enough greenery to help visitors forget that they’re in the middle of the city. There is also an amphitheater for live shows, as well as space for small personal vegetable gardens and wagon shops.
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  • Awesome place to visit with great food all over and tons of shopping. We stayed at the Cross Hotel Namba (very clean, comfortable and friendly staff) which was a 10 minute walk from the train station ...  more »
  • Namba, one of the popular areas in Osaka. There is a underground shopping mall inside the railway station. It's a very long and large street that includes all kinds of items. My friend and I spent aro...  more »
  • Department store, Namba City shopping centre, a large adjacent to MTR, several in the Namba line. There are various shopping outlets within the lot, including a variety of food shops. Although the restaurant is far from enough, should. Walk about 15 minutes to
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  • Namba City is so hugh. It can be tricky to find the right entrance/exit since it's connected with the train station, the subway and the takashimaya dept. store. Lot's of shops, a food court (yummy yummy) and tons of other things. Take a look and don't get lost :)
  • A diverse collection of shops, cafes and restaurants. It is connected to Namba train station with lockers big enough to store suitcases in for those looking to store luggage while they peruse before a train ride/flight.
  • Shops, shops, shops. Like a labyrinth. So full of life especially in the evening. Perfect area to go out and meet new people.
  • Amazing sprawling underground and above ground mall integrated with transit and rail.
  • Great shopping and very close to station and Dotonbori.