What is the Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street?
Sennnichimae Doguyasuji is a shopping arcade located in Namba-Sennichimae, Chuo-ku, Osaka. As the name (dogu of Doguyasuji means tool) shows, the arcade has many stores specialized in cooking utensils and tableware mainly for professional use. This shopping arcade is indispensable for Osaka, a city of gourmets, which has been long known as a city of "the Kitchen of the Nation" or "Kuidaore (going bust by overindulging in food and drink)." The arcade is crowded with not only professionals who do purchasing there for restaurant business but also ordinary people who buy cooking utensils they use at home.
Stores on the shopping street
In the Sennichimae Dogusuji shopping street, you can also find stores handling food samples, signs, store curtains, lanterns, restaurant banners, and other items that you hardly find elsewhere. That makes it a lot of fun to just stroll the street. Every store handles a takoyaki (dumpling with diced octopus) pan, which is the epitome of Osaka-ness. There also are restaurants serving shabu-shabu, udon noodles, kushikatsu (fried meat and vegetables on skewers), yakitori (grilled chicken on skewers), etc. in the arcade. If you go through the street towards north, you will find "Namba Grand Kagetsu," an entertainment theater for Japanese comedy.
Image Gallery: Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street
Description: Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street
|Sights||Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street (千日前道具屋筋商店街)|
Sennichimae, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
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|Recommended target||Family Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|