Amerikamura – American Village

Just like we have “Little Italy” or “China Town” in the US, Osaka has it’s version of America Town (Village is the actual translation) called Amerikamura. Its a small area surrounding a park in the Shinsaibashi area of Osaka. There is tons of shopping, restaurant and entertainment in this area and its always been crowded when I’ve been there. While in Amerikamura I’ve seen some of the craziest dressed people, heard rap and hip hop blasting over loud speakers (they had explicit lyrics as well, no need to sensor since people don’t know what’s being said) and TONS of young people. Here you’ll find lots of indie-type shops with crazy clothes, smoke shops, vintage and used goods, good food, and some international brand stores. There’s even a little Statue of Liberty on a building 🙂

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