America-Mura (American Village) Tours
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If you want to put your finger on the pulse of Osaka street culture, plan to spend an evening wandering the streets of America-Mura (American Village), a district near Shinsaibashi. In the 1970s, the neighborhood began filling up with shops selling imported goods from the United States, earning it the name America Mura, or “American Village.”
Today, America Mura serves as one of Osaka’s prime fashion centers, a place where the city’s youth congregates, often sporting some of Japan’s more creative fashions. A collection of record stores, vintage clothing shops and boutiques sell a little bit of everything, from J-pop club wear to gothic styles, but the main appeal of the area is the opportunity it provides for people-watching.
America Mura is at its most lively at night, when the bars, clubs, live music venues and street food stalls open up. Visitors will find takoyaki (octopus balls), a popular Osaka street food, throughout the neighborhood.
Shinsaibashi Station is the closest subway station to America Mura, only about a three-minute walk away. The site can also be reached by way of a seven-minute walk from Namba Station.
Address: Shinsaibashi District, Osaka, Japan
3 Tours and Activities to Experience America-Mura (American Village)
Mountain Bike Tours
While exploring Osaka, take your sightseeing outdoors: by bicycle. This small-group tour introduces visitors to popular attractions as well as local hangouts such as Nakazaki-cho and America Town. Your guide selects the safest route with as little traffic as possible—difficult to do on your own. Enjoy plenty of stops including Osaka Castle, Nakanoshima Park, Umeda Sky Building, Nipponbashi Denden Town, and Shitennoji.
Private Sightseeing Tours
Available Osaka walking tour. I will guide you around the city and support your trip to make your trip a wonderful memory.There are many subways, trains, so it is very difficult for tourists to get around without confusion.This tour takes the stress and confusion on how to buy tickets and how to use the subway.I will be there assisting and helping you with transportation.It will be a smooth and comfortable trip even if you don't speak Japanese.Even if it's first time visit to Japan, I will be with you all day so don't worry.This tour does not include lunch time, but it is a private tour, so snacks and food can be bought at any time during the tour.I look forward to exploring Osaka together with you.
Osaka Minami is the district where all the young people from the region aim to be! Come with me to discover this area. Fashion, gourmet, electronics... You will have whatever you want! Note that Minami is full of cafe: cat cafes, owl cafes, reptiles cafes... maid cafes ! It would be interesting to visit one at least one hour. Every step of this tour is time flexible, following what you would like.
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What's the best way to experience America-Mura (American Village)?
The best ways to experience America-Mura (American Village) are:
- Osaka Bike Tour With A Local English-Speaking Guide
- Osaka Private 1 Day tour
- Osaka Minami: youngsters, fashion and promenade
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