Osaka

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When it comes time to bring home a souvenir from your vacation, ShermansTravel experts know just where to go. Whether it’s a high-end leather purse or an authentic, locally made craft, we show you which stores and markets to hit up for all your shopping needs – while highlighting the best steals and bargains in your destination.

Shopping in Osaka

Doguya-suji

Chefs and tourists rub elbows in this narrow alley with open-fronted shops selling kitchen souvenirs (from gold-leaf serving platters to plastic sushi key rings) as well as everything you need to prepare Japanese cuisine, like bamboo sushi rollers and wasabi (horseradish) graters.

just east of Nankai Namba Station, www.doguyasuji.or.jp/multilang/english.htm
Tags: shopping | souvenirs | home | eclectic

Hep Five

If shopping on 9 floors filled with the latest teen-to-20s fashion and accessories doesn’t keep you entertained, head to this store’s video arcade, gaze up at the huge plastic whales that hang from its atrium ceiling, or take a ride on its rooftop Ferris Wheel.

Kita-ku, 5-15 Kakutacho, 011-81-6-6366-3647
Tags: shopping | moderate | trendy | accessories

Marui 0101

Find hip Japanese-made threads at this department store (101 boutiques on 7 floors) purveying pricey to exorbitant up-to-the-minute necessities, from hair accessories to cocktail wear.

Chuo-ku, 3-8-95 Namba, 011-81-6-6634-0101, www.0101.co.jp (Japanese only)
Tags: shopping | expensive | trendy | shopping mall | menswear

Shinsaibashi-suji Shotengai

Mile-long covered arcade lined with departments stores like classy Daimaru, India import boutiques, shopping-break cafes, and tiny shops selling everything from traditional Japanese kimonos and tea to outrageous teeny-bopper baby-doll dresses and gothic jewlery.

From Honmachi in the north to Namba Station in the south,
Tags: shopping | souvenirs | eclectic | accessories

Underground shopping

Osaka is home to countless miles of subterranean shopping malls, selling everything from Hello Kitty goods to business suits. Getting lost in the maze is part of the experience.

From Tennoji in the south end of central Osaka to Umeda in the north.,
Tags: shopping | shopping mall | eclectic | department store

Yodobashi Camera

With one half of the building selling various Comme des Garçons lines and seven floors of electronics, why shop anywhere else? Be ready to handle the diverse, bargain-hunting hordes, mega noise (loudspeakers hawking wares, gadgets beeping) and zillion-watt lights.

just north of Osaka Station; Kita-ku, 1-1 Osakacho, 011-81-6-4802-1010
Tags: budget | shopping | electronics

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