Streets/Shopping districts/Commercial establishments

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Osaka River Cruise
 
 
     
 
Cruise around the tourist attractions of the aquapolis Osaka
Sightseeing cruise goes around the city of Osaka. You will be guided to Osaka's notable sites and history on the course. The views of the glitzy neon lights of Dotombori and the solemn ambience of Osaka Central Public Hall are exceptional. You can also see how the water level is regulated at the lock just like the Panama Canal.
       
●Open/Vary according to the course
●Closed/The beginning and the end of year  ●Fare/Vary according to the course
(Ticket sale: West JR Green Window or major travel agents)  ●Tel/06-6441-0532
◆Access/5 min. walk from JR/Subway Namba Stn.
       
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Hozenji Yokocho
 
 
     
 
The narrow stone paves street is lined with restaurants
Hozenji-Yokocho street refers to the two narrow lanes which run from east to west and were made famous in Sakunosuke Oda's novel, Meoto Zenzai (The Stories of Osaka Life). There is Hozenji Temple, a temple of Jodo shu, with the Mizukake Fudo statue covered with moss. Stone pavements that are wet with sprinkled water create a distinctive atmosphere.
       
●Open/Vary according to the shop/restaurant
●Closed/Vary according to the shop/restaurant  ●Tel/06-6211-4152(Hozenji)
◆Access/7 min. walk from Subway/JR/Kintetsu/Nankai Namba Stn.
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Sen-nichimae Doguya Street
 
 
     
 
The shopping district where you can buy every possible cooking utensil
This is a street lined with specialist selling all sorts of cooking devices, fixtures, sign-boards, or whatever else is needed to run a restaurant or fast food store. Doguya-suji came about around 1882 when second hand stores and general stores began business along the street from Sennichimae in Hozenji to Odaishi-san in Tennoji Temple and Imamiya Ebisu Shrine. Plastic food is popular as gifts.
       
●Open/Vary according to the shop
●Closed/Vary according to the shop  ●Tel/06-6633-1423(Sen-nichimae Doguya Street Association)
◆Access/3 min. walk from JR /Nankai /Kintetsu /Subway Namba Stn.
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Nipponbashi Denden Town (A bright town full of electronic goods)
 
 
     
 
One of Kansai's most popular towns of electrical appliance shops
The town of electrical appliance retailers rivals Tokyo's Akihabara. There are about 200 shops large and small along Sakaisuji Street and its vicinities where you can buy everything from consumer electronics to PC, game, hoby-related and audio products. Haggling with the shop assistant is one of the funs of shopping too.
       
●Open/Vary according to the shop
●Closed/Vary according to the shop  ●Tel/06-6655-1717(Denden Town Information Center)
◆Access/A short walk from Subway Nippombashi Stn., Ebisucho Stn., or Kintetsu Nippombashi Stn.
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Tsutenkaku Tower
 
 
     
 
Osaka's symbolic tower
Tsutenkaku is known as the symbolic tower of Osaka. The somewhat nostalgic atmosphere of the area is popular with youngsters and tourists. Nearby is Spa-world, where you can enjoy baths from around the world and swimming pools of the world's largest scale.
       
●Open/9:00-21:00
●Closed/Open all-year round  ●Fare/Adults ¥600, College students ¥500, High & junior high school students ¥400, Elementary school students & under ¥300 (Free for area outside lobby)  ●Tel/06-6641-9555
◆Access/3 min. walk from Subway Ebisucho Stn. or a 10 min. walk from JR Shin-Imamiya Stn.
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Tsuruhashi Korea Town
 
 
     
 
Korea Town with abundant international flavor
A symbolic town of international city Osaka. The Tsuruhashi station is surrounded by 6 markets and shopping streets which consist of Korean restaurants, clothing shops, and grocery stores that number more than 800. Above all, the International Market is where you will find shops selling everything from Korean food, tableware and chogori dress, which are now so familiar to Japan. You can find meat, fish and vegetables that are seldom found in other markets.
       
●Open/Vary according to the shop
●Closed/Vary according to the shop 
◆Access/A short walk from JR /Kintetsu /Subway Tsuruhashi Stn.
       
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