Nakaza Kuidaore Building

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Nakaza Kuidaore Building

The Nakaza Kuidaore Building is located in the Dotonbori district of Osaka where many restaurants and gift shops are located. Kuidaore was name of the store that closed in 2008 that was on the site. Kuidaore Taro, once served as a mascot of the store, that greeted you at entrance of the building.

Opening hours vary, but typically Japanese izakaya bars are open from 7:00 p.m. to past midnight, restaurants are open from 10:00 a.m. to 23:00 p.m. Gift shops are open from 10:00 a.m. to 22:00 p.m. Check the opening hours of the places that interest you on the Nakaza Kuidaore Building's website (available for English, Chinese and Korean) before you get there:

Shops and stores

'Kuidaore' refers to eating oneself bankrupt. The building is worthy of the name. The bars and restaurants here provide various appetizing dishes: okonomiyaki (Japanese style pancake), takoyaki (fried octopus dumplings), kushikatsu (pieces pork and vegetables fried on a skewer), sushi, sweets and so on. Besides restaurants, gift shops sell goods related to Osaka; karaoke shops, Internet cafes, theaters, and convenience stores are all found in the building as well.

After enjoying a variety of Osaka dishes, laughing at the live comedy at the "one-coin" theater, then singing at a karaoke until the morning-is just one of the many options available to you. If you visit Osaka, you should drop by this building.


The Nakaza Kuidaore Building does not have parking lots so using public transportation is recommended. It is a five-minute walk both from Nanba Station on Osaka Municipal Subway and Nanba Station on the Kintetsu Railway.

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Description: Nakaza Kuidaore Building

Sights Nakaza Kuidaore Building (中座くいだおれビル)
Address 1-7-21 Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Phone / Fax Phone:
Duration 30Minutes
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Nakaza Kuidaore Building