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Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Arcade

The longest shopping arcade in Japan, with a total length of about 2.6 km.

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Shopping Arcade

Osaka's representative shopping arcade. It is said to be "the longest shopping arcade in Japan" with a total length of about 2.6 km from Tenjinbashi 1-chome to 7-chome. It takes about 40 minutes to walk from one end of the arcade to the other. The arcade began to flourish when it became the main approach to Osaka Tenmangu Shrine, which is located in 2-chome and is dedicated to Sugawara Michizane, the god of learning. The shopping arcade has a long history, having developed into what it is today during the Meiji era.

There are about 800 stores in the shopping arcade. There are sushi restaurants with long lines, popular Western-style restaurants, curry shops, and retro-style coffee shops. Takoyaki (octopus dumplings), croquettes, crepes, taiyaki (fish-shaped pancakes), and other take-out food perfect for walking around are also available. There is also a wide variety of stores with a historical flavor, such as a popular diner with a rich flavor, a sword smith's shop, a tea shop established in the first year of the Meiji era (1868), a used book store, a very cheap clothing store selling Osaka's famous tiger-print T-shirts, and a variety of household goods such as pottery.

The Tenjin Festival, one of the three major festivals in Japan, is held every year on July 24 and 25. The shopping arcade comes alive with the parade of local portable shrines and the Tenjin Matsuri Gal Mikoshi, a portable shrine carried only by women. Stalls selling okonomiyaki and frankfurters will also be lined up, making the festival even more lively.

Highlights

  • It is famous as the longest shopping arcade in Japan.
  • It is home to many of Osaka's best gourmet restaurants.
  • Osaka Tenmangu Shrine, where the god of learning is enshrined, and Tenma Tenjin Hanjo-tei, where Kamigata Rakugo (Kansai-style comic storytelling) is performed, are located nearby.

Photos

  • Japan's longest shopping arcade is filled with a wide variety of stores.

    Japan's longest shopping arcade is filled with a wide variety of stores.

  • Torii (Shinshu)

    Torii (Shinshu)

  • Doll of arcade

    Doll of arcade

Reviews

3
  • AnAan

    日本最長的商店街,實在太長了!

  • 怡怡

    是一個觀光客及本地人都會來的地方,非常好逛。

  • LINSU_CING

    很長的一條商店街的總共有2.6公里,逛到覺得腿不是自己的。

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Details

Name in Japanese
天神橋筋商店街
Postal Code
530-0041
Address
1-chome to 7-chome Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Tel
Varies by store
Closed
Varies by store
Business Hours
Varies by store
Prices
Varies by store
Access
1)A short walk from Tenjimbashisuji 6-chome Station on the Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line and Sakaisuji Line
2) Short walk from Minamimorimachi Station on the Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line and Sakaisuji Line.
3) Short walk from Ogimachi Station on the Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line.
4) Short walk from Temma Station on the JR Osaka Loop Line.
5)A short walk from Osakatemmangu Station on the JR Tozai Line
Credit Cards
Varies by store
Official Website
1-chome to 3-chome
4-chome to 7-chome