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Shinsekai
Top 16 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.5/5
266 Reviews
Featured Neighborhood
Liked by 87
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 0.5 day
Address: 2 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Phone: +81-6-66436322

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Shinsekai is just a short walk from Ebisucho Station or Dobutsuen-Mae Station. In Shinsekai, you will find colourful streets with full of bright neon signs, vending toys machine and the iconic Tsutenkaku Tower.

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  • alvaromayorga
    alvaromayorga
    San Salvador, San Salvador Department
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    Good food precinct

    After Dotonbori this is a great place to get some food; they say that Osaka is Japan's kitchen and I gotta say that I agree with that statement. So many places to select from but the ones we tried wer...

    Reviewed on /Date(1583811766000+0800)/
  • Amanda W
    Amanda W
    Seattle, Washington, United States
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    Night time Must

    Come during the night. The lights of the area make this place magical and dare I say, romantic? This is considered as the second most taken photo in Osaka behind the Glico man. So be wary of how busy ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1582450459000+0800)/
  • GoGo2SlowGo
    GoGo2SlowGo
    Cedar Hill, Texas, USA
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    Come to shop or visit the nearby Tsutenkaku tower

    Shinsekai is a colorful area to the west of Tennoji Park packed with shops and restaurants but it is best known for its proximity to the iconic Tsutenkaku Tower. The area opened originally in 1912 alo...

    Reviewed on /Date(1582106659000+0800)/
  • LukeNgKC
    LukeNgKC
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    Intriguing Cityscape

    Definitely among one of the images when you think of Osaka. The wires, the signboards, and the Tsutenkaku combined into an intriguing cityscape. It may not be as modern as the Dotonbori, still a landm...

    Reviewed on /Date(1581200591000+0800)/
  • Piseu
    Piseu
    Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA
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    Great Area To Walk Through!

    We were here with a guide from Pinpoint Travel during a recent visit to Osaka. Great area to walk through with with great shops, places to eat, and photo opportunities. Don't miss this fun area!

    Reviewed on /Date(1579513850000+0800)/

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Introduction

Shinsekai is Osaka's famous old neighborhood that encompasses Tsutenkaku Tower and many historical shops. Many iconic scenes are found here, and it is especially known for the image of puffer fish lanterns set off against the tower. The area has also appeared in many films and television programs. The grassroots sentiment of this district has not changed much over the years, and this is a good place to discover the past prosperity of Osaka, with the communal atmosphere of the city fully reflected here.
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