The area centered around Osaka’s Namba Station, called Minami (or “South”), encapsulates many fascinating districts. There’s Midosuji and its streets lined with global luxury brand shops, the Horie neighborhood where you can enjoy browsing small private shops and imported interior goods, and Amerika-Mura (American Village), a wellspring of young people’s fashion. Of course, there are many famous Osaka department stores in not only Namba and Midosuji but also in Tennoji, a place recently garnering attention for its new Osaka landmark, the Abeno Harukas skyscraper. The highlights of the Minami area don’t stop with shopping; the food also can’t afford to be overlooked! Just strolling along the lively shopping street is another additional pleasure. With the historic Shinsaibashi shopping center and Nipponbashi’s Den-Den Town, a rival to Akihabara in electronic goods, as even more options, why not give a walk through this unique district a try?