What is Shinsaibashi BiG STEP?
Shinsaibashi BIG STEP is a so-called "fashion building" (a building mainly consisting of apparel-related stores) located in Amerikamura in the Osaka City. The building has apparel-related stores, a club with live music, a movie theater, gym, etc. It is a landmark of Amerikamura and crowded mainly with the young people due to styles and trends of the stores. Business hours vary among stores. However, most clothing stores are open from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, restaurants are open from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Shinsaibashi BIG STEP contains many stores handling clothes, especially for men. It also has stores selling second-hand clothes, sportswear, sport-related goods, DJ-related items, CDs specialized in "visual-kei" music, etc. There also are wide variety of restaurants including Japanese, Italian, Korean, Indian, and cafés, all of which serve dishes at relatively reasonable prices. Other than the above-mentioned facilities, "Cinem@rt Shinsaibashi", a movie theater, and the BIG CAT club with live music, can be found at Shinsaibashi BIG STEP too. At Cinem@rt Shinsaibashi, you can mainly see Asian movies, and at BIG CAT you can enjoy a wide diverse of live music from indie label to famous artists. If you are interested, check the event schedule.
The nearest stations are Shinsaibashi station of the Midosuji Line of the Osaka Municipal Subway and Yotsuhashi station of the Yotsuhashi Line. You can drive there, as Shinsaibashi BIG STEP has an around-the-clock parking lot. The parking fee costs 300 yen per 30 minutes from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, and 100 yen per 60 minutes from 9:00 PM to 9:00 AM of the next day. The maximum fee amount is 1500 yen from Monday to Saturday. The maximum fee after midnight is 600 yen. If you do shopping within the building, a parking voucher is applied.
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|Sights||Shinsaibashi BIG STEP (心斎橋BIGSTEP)|
1-6-14 Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 06-6258-5000|
|Closed dates||7 days open|
|Admission Fee||Free admission|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Couples Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|