Shinsekai (新世界)

One great pedestrian area in Osaka is Shinsekai(新世界), recognizeable by Tsutenkaku(通天閣), or the “Hitachi” tower, as well as the many street foods, restaurants, and shops. This is a great place to buy electronics.

In a way like a miniature Dotonbori(道頓堀), Shinsekai is also a great place for a stroll. After dark, the streets light up from all the signs and buildings. Colorful and bright signs feature fun and unique imagery.


Playful fugu(フグ), or pufferfish, seem to float as they invite passerby to visit Zuboraya(づぼらや), a restaurant specializing in simple fugu dishes.