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Nanyodori Shotengai (Janjan Yokocho Alley)

Crispy kushi-katsu skewers, udon shops and other foodie delights, games of “go” or shogi”, retro shooting salons and so much more for kids and adults to love.

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The official name, Nanyodori Shotengai is said to mean the street bathed in light. The alley is commonly known as Janjan Yokocho, after the sound of twangs of shamisen and taiko that could be heard from the street of local shops looking to draw in patrons after the end of WW2. At 2.5 meters wide the 180 meter-long alley is home to a compact but eclectic line up of little shops.

Inside you’ll find the famous “absolutely no double dipping” kushi-katsu skewers joint, sushi restaurants, standing bars, udon shops and plenty of cheap eats served with top-notch flavor. There are even “go” and “shogi” matches for you to drop in on. The area where Janjan Yokocho is located called “Shinsekai” the birthplace of famous Go player Sankichi Sakata. The sight of crowds gathering to catch a peek of a live game of “go” or “shogi” through the glass doors is an iconic part of your visit.

Try your hand at a pinball-esque game of “smart ball”, the shuriken dojo, ring toss, ball throw, Japan’s biggest shooting saloon and more at this lineup of retro shops that both kids and grownups are sure to love.


  • Home to kushi-katsu (fried-skewers) shops, sushi joints, standing bars, and other bustling eateries.
  • Resident “go” and “shogi” players club has made game onlookers a common sight.
  • Shooting salon and other retro carnival games to enjoy.


  • Wall to wall with old-world charm.
(C)Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

    Wall to wall with old-world charm. (C)Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

  • Classic games to enjoy.
(C)Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

    Classic games to enjoy. (C)Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau


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Located along 3 Chome Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
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(1) approx. 5 min. walk from Shin-Imamiya Station on the JR Osaka Loop Line
(2)approx. 5 min. walk from Dobutsuen-Mae Station on the Osaka Metro Sakaisuji and Midosuji Lines.
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Official Website
Official Website (English),
Official Website(Japanese),
Official Website (Traditional Chinese Characters),
Official Website (Simplified Chinese Characters)