Shinsekai

Shinsekai © T.Tanabe

Shinsekai 

Shinsekai is a downtown area located in Ebisu Higashi in Osaka. With sightseeing locations such as Tsutenkaku in the center and JanJan Yokocho (alley) in the south, streets with restaurants have a retro atmosphere and make you feel reminiscent of the Showa era (1926–1989). There are also many theaters that serve as a reminder of Luna Park, which used to be in the area. Some are converted to pachinko parlors or kushikatsu restaurants, but many are still used as theaters.  

Enjoying the busy area 

There are many different restaurants in Shinsekai, such as takoyaki, okonomiyaki, kushikatsu (fried pork on skewers), sushi, yakiniku (Korean barbeque), coffee shops, izakaya (Japanese bars), etc. Additionally, you will find pachinko parlors and many movie theaters for adults, so basically it is a town for adults. Also, Shinsekai is the third largest gay district in Japan and there are 32 gay-related shops including 25 gay bars as of 2013. You can enjoy Tsutenkaku, Janjan Yokocho and Tennoji Zoo in the daytime and the adult town in the nighttime. 

Access  

Streets of Shinsekai are very complicated and busy with people, so you better use public transportation to get there. Closest stops are Ebisu-cho station on the Osaka City Subway Sakai Line or the Hankai Railway, Shinimamiya station on the JR Kanjo Line, or Dobutsuen-mae station on the Osaka City Subway’s Midosuji Line.  




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Description: Shinsekai

Sights Shinsekai (新世界)
Rating  
Address Ebisu-higashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
大阪府大阪市浪速区恵美須東
Phone / Fax Phone: 06-6643-6322
Website
Duration 1Hour(s)
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller


Map: Shinsekai