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Shinsekai, Osaka

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An Osaka neighborhood inspired by Paris and New York , Shinsekai offers visitors a riotous array of colorful signs, tiny eateries, and bustling crowds packing the narrow streets. You can wander the busy lanes and see how the working-class Japan lives, or grab some traditional barbecued meats and vegetables at one of the multitude of inexpensive diners along the way. Look towards the center of the district and you'll see the 103 m (338 ft) tall Tsuten-kaku--a distinctive steel tower originally constructed in 1912. Plan your Shinsekai visit and explore what else you can see and do in Osaka using our Osaka trip maker .
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  • A lot of tourists were taking pictures because a big river pig haribote and tsutenkaku were seen at once. I was at a loss as to where to go because there were so many restaurants.
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  • We stopped by Shinsekai mid afternoon so it wasn't too crowded yet and a number of establishments were still closed. Despite this, the place has a lot of fun buildings that makes for good photo opport...  more »
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  • It’s a different Osaka here.. there is the quiet and seemingly old outlook of the town.. but yet as you head further in, you see a vibrant place where the street of restaurants to choose from.. it really has the charm.
  • Go and grab some bites of all the different stuff offered in the streets. Delicious traditional stuff. At night makes for interesting photos
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