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Shinsekai, Osaka

#20 of 1,302 in Things to do in Osaka
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
An Osaka neighborhood inspired by Paris and New York , Shinsekai offers visitors a riotous array of colorful signs, tiny eateries, and bustling crowds packing the narrow streets. You can wander the busy lanes and see how the working-class Japan lives, or grab some traditional barbecued meats and vegetables at one of the multitude of inexpensive diners along the way. Look towards the center of the district and you'll see the 103 m (338 ft) tall Tsuten-kaku--a distinctive steel tower originally constructed in 1912. Plan your Shinsekai visit and explore what else you can see and do in Osaka using our Osaka trip maker.
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  • This is a real-life area of Osaka, not a tourist attraction. If you're looking for the sanitized PR version of Japan, this is not the place for you. Having said that, there are a few good places to...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Nice place to have food! Unlike specified on websites, I recommend going during the day because it's more lively then. At night there are still good places to eat kushikatsu (local famous "street" food).
  • It's impossible to rate this out of five. If you're looking for dinner, feeling adventurous, and maybe looking for a party atmosphere then it's a five. If you want a quiet and dignified afternoon it's a one. Look into what there is on offer. If it's your first time in Osaka you've got to go.
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