Osu Shopping District

Nagoya’s biggest arcade with shops from traditional to geek.

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Shopping District

Nagoya‘s biggest arcade is surrounded by Wakamiya, Fushimi, Osu and Minami-Otsu Streets. Almost 1,200 stores and facilities in all kinds of genres are clustered - restaurants, second-hand, general, and appliance stores, etc. are creating a unique atmosphere.

In 1612, Osu Kannon was moved from the current Hashima City, Gifu to this place and started Osu town. Also, Banshoji Temple , which owned a large land around the current Osu 3 Chome, released the land in 1912, contributing to the development of the shopping district. 

Today, many shops sell trendy food, attracting the youth who enjoy walking and eating. Along with Akihabara in Tokyo and Nihonbashi in Osaka, it is counted in “Japan’s Three Electronics Malls,” featuring numerous appliance and PC shops. At the time of the World Cosplay Summit, started in Nagoya in 2003, cosplayers from all over the world gather in Osu and walk along the shopping arcade dressed in manga costumes, showing off the “Geeky Town.”


  • Nagoya;s biggest shopping district developed as the gateway to Osu Kannon Temple.
  • Almost 1,200 stores and facilities such as restaurants, second-hand, general stores are clustered.
  • Counted in “Japan’s Three Electronics Malls” with a hint of “Geeky Town” Osu.


  • Entrance to Niomon Street

    Entrance to Niomon Street

  • Covered with arcade, shopping is easy even on a rainy day

    Covered with arcade, shopping is easy even on a rainy day

  • Niomon Street bustling with crowds

    Niomon Street bustling with crowds


  • YuYu WANG


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Name in Japanese
Postal Code
2/3 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi
052-261-2287 (Osu Shopping District Association)
Varies by store
Business Hours
Varies by store
1) near Nagoya Minicipal Subway, Meijo Line, Kamimaezu Station
2) near Nagoya Municipal Subway, Osu-Kannon Station
Credit Cards
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Official Website
Official Website (English)