Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street
About Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street
Japan’s longest shopping street with a friendly neighbourhood atmosphere and excellent street food. Home to over 600 varied shops, restaurants and cafes.
At 2.6km long, Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street is one of the old merchant districts in Osaka, andclaims to be the longest shopping street in Japan. Home to over 600 different shops which range from groceries, homewares and utensils, clothing, shoes, restaurants, cafes, hardware, pharmacy, electronics, and everything in between. Most stores are smaller local merchants offering local prices, giving this street a friendly neighbourhood atmosphere, rather than the busy commercial streets like Shinsaibashisuji Shopping Streets or the Umeda department stores.
Some of the stores have been here for generations, such as a tea store established in 1868. The street can become very busy on weekends and holidays, as the locals come out to run their errands.
Opening times and holidays for stores vary, but in general expect stores to open around 9 or 10am, and start closing around 4 or 5 pm. Restaurants and cafes are typically open later in the evening.
As you walk the street, be sure to keep an eye out for the variety of different street foods on sale, including takoyaki, Okonomiyaki and croquettes.