Here's Why Namba Is the Place to Be

It's the perfect base for your Osaka trip.

In Osaka, there are two places popular among tourists: Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi—both of which are located in Namba, the center of tourist activity in the city. However, there’s more to Namba than just the famous river canal and the long shopping arcade.

In Midosuji, the street adjacent to Shinsaibashi, you’ll find flagship stores of your favorite luxury brands as well as Japan’s famous department stores. Another street, Amemura, is where you can find all the latest pop fashion trends.

Namba is also known for having one of Japan’s biggest—if not the biggest—underground shopping arcades. This is where you’ll find local brands, restaurants, and drug stores. Go to Doguyasuji, which is still within the Namba district, and you’ll find all your kitchen needs, including Japan’s best quality knives, as well as those tiny sushi keychains, tempura-shaped magnets, and restaurant food models.

Where to stay
Whether you’re traveling with family or with your friends, Namba is the perfect base in Osaka because there’s something there for everyone. The shopping doesn’t end there either. If you stay in Namba, the largest outlet shopping center in Kansai is just one train ride away.

Accessibility is very important when you’re traveling, so make sure you choose your accommodations wisely. Our recommendation: Check in at karaksa hotel Osaka Namba. It’s a convenient starting point wherever you want to go!

Connected rooms can accommodate up to 6 adults and 4 children (6 y/o and below free of charge)


Buffet breakfast (Japanese/Asian cuisine)
Free high-speed internet service (Wi-Fi) throughout the hotel
Variety of vending machines
A 24-hour dining area that is for free use
Smoking space (All rooms are non-smoking)
Safety deposit boxes at the front desk area
Daily fresh pajamas
Bath towels
Sanitized slippers
Basic but good quality toiletries (body and face soap, shampoo and conditioner, toothbrush set, etc.)
Hot and cold shower
Hair dryer
Electronic bidet seats
Individual air conditioning units
Latest flat screen TV with Asian channels
Universal sockets
USB charging ports
Tea tray set