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America-mura (American Village)

Fashion, Music, Art, and more... Osaka's most up-to-date, trendy place for young people to hang out.

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In the 1970s, the area around Nishi-Shinsaibashi came to be known as "America-mura" because the warehouses were converted into stores that began selling used clothes, records, and miscellaneous goods that were imported from the west coast of the United States.

The symbol of the place is "Sankaku-koen/Triangle Park " in the center of the town. As the name implies, the triangular-shaped area is a popular meeting place and resting spot.
Across the street from the park is a famous TAKOYAKI (octopus dumplings) shop, "KONAMON (Flour-based foods)" such as TAKOYAKI has become a part of the culture of young people. There are also many symbolic buildings, such as "BIG STEP," which is a commercial facility that houses many businesses, such as a niche movie theater called “TANKAN” a wide array of live music clubs, and much more. Also, there is “RIBIA” a movable street screen that could be transformed into a stage and moved in front of Sankaku-koen.
In the midst of all this, Mitsu Hachimangu Shrine , built-in 749 that has been watching over the city for centuries, making it a city where you also can still feel the roots of history still deeply ingrained in the area.

America-mura is also a town of art, with the mural "PEACE ON EARTH" painted by Seitaro Kuroda in 1983, and the original America-mura street lights. The human-shaped street lights are decorated with 50 different designs by Kansai-based artists, and there are 50 of three types scattered around the town.

There are more than 20 clubs and live music clubs, which have produced many artists. There are also many musical instrument stores offering a wide range of products for both professionals and amateurs. There is also a circuit of live music venues in America-mura, which is a gateway to success for young musicians and has become a specialty of the city.

Highlights

  • The town of fashion, art, and music.
  • Sankaku-koen, located in the center of America-mura, is a famous meeting place and resting place.
  • You can also enjoy art such as a mural painted by Seitaro Kuroda and street lights shaped like humans, and more.
  • There are more than 20 clubs and live music clubs, and the whole town holds music events.

Photos

  • Sankaku-koen

    Sankaku-koen

  • BIG STEP

    BIG STEP

  • Peace on Earth

    Peace on Earth

  • Street lights shaped like humans

    Street lights shaped like humans

  • Mitsu Hachimangu Shrine

    Mitsu Hachimangu Shrine

  • Music festival

    Music festival

Reviews

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  • 葉瑄儀

    大阪市流行潮流地區,離心齋橋道頓崛很近過大馬路就可以看到。

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Details

Name in Japanese
アメリカ村
Postal Code
542-0086
Address
Nishi-Shinsaibashi area, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Holidays
Varies by store
Business Hours
Varies by store
Prices
Varies by store
Access
(1) Walk 3 min from Shinsaibashi Station on the Osaka Metro Lines
(2) Walk 3 min from Yotsubashi Station on the Osaka Metro Yotsubashi Line.
(3) Walk 7min from Namba Station on the Osaka Metro Lines.
(4) Walk 7min from Osaka Namba Station on the Kintetsu Lines
(5) Walk 8 min from JR Namba Station on the JR Kansai Main Line
(6) Walk 10 min from Namba Station on any Nankai Line s
Credit Cards
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Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)