Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street

Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street

Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street
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A unique indoor street market with a high-vaulted roof that creates an open-air vibe, Tenjimbashisuji is Japan's longest shopping street with 1.5 Miles of eateries and conventional goods and services.
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  • SagaloutsTour
    Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom1,139 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting To Experience
    Interesting To Experience. The street is about 3km long and takes about 40 mins to walk without stopping. Full of food, clothing and various other stores, it gives you a view of Japanese culture. They queue at specific cafes and restaurants from around 11:30. Eating out appears to be very cheap and very much a social part of Japanese culture throughout the day. There are several street food stalls, which are well worth trying. Not your typical western shopping mall, but good to experience
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 November 2023
  • Zfy Ed
    Singapore, Singapore10,344 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice street shopping experience!
    Whenever we visit Osaka, this is a must-visit place and this time round, it's not exception. After visiting Osaka Castle, we took the "Osaka Loop Line" train to here (1-station away). As it was a Sunday, the shopping street was quite busy and crowded. Tenjinbashi is undoubtedly the longest shopping street in Japan, stretching over 2km, divided into 6 main sections. But not all are busy (apparently the first 4, while the last 2 seemed quite dated and much less crowded). You can apparently find anything everything here, from pharmacies to cosmetic shops, convenience stores, eateries, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, merchandise shops like fashion, shoes, toys, florists and many more, just to name a few. It's a good place to shop for items at a reasonable price and yet can experience the local lifestyle and way of living. And there's the Osaka museum of housing and living here and you can visit to understand the historical and cultural aspects and way of life of the people of Osaka. It's a good place to visit but can be crowded especially on weekends!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 December 2023
  • Inspire55339499715
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent place to visit and shop for the average traveler.
    This is one of the best local shopping streets in Osaka. The covered shopping street runs kilometers long, so definitely prepare for some walking. You won't run into much high-end stuff here as you would in Shinsaibashi, but definitely worth the visit for modest visitors. I like to come here to support the locals. Many snobby visitors don't like it here because it's not high tech and modern like some other places. There is a small Daiso, Can-Do, Don Quijote and even a Kura conveyer belt sushi right under the roof. Excellent for rainy day outings.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 March 2024
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Jason Wyngrade
62 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
We went down this street on a Wednesday morning around 10am. It was still sleepy, with most of the stores closed.
It's quite a long walk, under cover so the rain won't get you (but the cold still will!).
If all you are looking for is a quick breakfast bite or a few shops selling really cheap stuff, then you will find them here. There was even a small grocery open.
But overall, was very disappointed at the time we spent walking from one end to the other.
Great if you have some time to kill and want to see VERY local flavor - not so good if you are looking for excitement or good shopping opportunities or good restaurants. So boring I don't have even one picture from this experience.
Don't even THINK of bringing kids here - they will be quickly bored out of their minds.
Written 13 March 2020
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SagaloutsTour
Gerrards Cross, UK1,139 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Interesting To Experience. The street is about 3km long and takes about 40 mins to walk without stopping.

Full of food, clothing and various other stores, it gives you a view of Japanese culture.

They queue at specific cafes and restaurants from around 11:30. Eating out appears to be very cheap and very much a social part of Japanese culture throughout the day.

There are several street food stalls, which are well worth trying.

Not your typical western shopping mall, but good to experience
Written 10 November 2023
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Patrick O
Mount Holly, NC1,129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is a great place to shop, walk through, people watch, and just experience Osaka. It was cold when we were there just after Christmas and the wind was raw. Being covered and protected makes this experience even better. Lots of great photo opportunities and it goes on for a long ways. Very close to The St, Regis Hotel made it an easy stroll for us.
Written 7 February 2020
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Inspire55339499715
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is one of the best local shopping streets in Osaka. The covered shopping street runs kilometers long, so definitely prepare for some walking. You won't run into much high-end stuff here as you would in Shinsaibashi, but definitely worth the visit for modest visitors. I like to come here to support the locals. Many snobby visitors don't like it here because it's not high tech and modern like some other places. There is a small Daiso, Can-Do, Don Quijote and even a Kura conveyer belt sushi right under the roof. Excellent for rainy day outings.
Written 16 March 2024
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Glenn Djangkar
Jakarta, Indonesia279 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We were in the neighborhood when we visited the Kids' Plaza and Ogimachi Park so we took the opportunity to cross the road to pay a visit to Tenjimbashi Shopping Arcade. From a visual standpoint, it reminds one of Shinsaibashi in the sense that it s a long shopping. At the same time, it does not have the atmosphere that its cousin at Shinsaibashi has. We did not travel the entire length of Tenjimbashi.

There are shops selling various goods as well as restaurants and foodstalls selling streetfood alike. Bibliophiles who can read Japanese might be interested in this shopping arcade. Though we did not walk the entire length, the stretch of Tenjimbashi we did travel on had some 4-5 used bookstores.
Written 29 March 2023
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Karen E
Adelaide, Australia280 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Good shopping. I knew what I wanted so that made it easier to shop. Friends enjoyed walking in and out of shops. We can late in day so not too many people. Would have liked to spend more time here browsing, but on a tight schedule. Loved the kitchen shops brought some nice soukiyaki bowls that have a flame underneath. Some lovely bowls to take home as gifts. Great range and variety. Definitely worth a look.
Written 19 February 2020
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Zfy Ed
Singapore, Singapore10,344 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Tenjinbashi is possibly the longest shopping street in Japan stretching over 2.5 kilometers and it does take quite a while walking through the entire street, segregated into 6 zones.

Unlike Shisaibashi that is more "high end" and catered mainly to the tourists, this place is way "less crowded and noisy" as it's catering more to the locals. Very rarely, you will see a few foreign tourists walking past here. As such, the price of items here are generally lower be it product items or dinning at the restaurants or cafes.

Similarly to other shopping streets, shops are located on both sides of the street and they do offer lots of shopping choices, such as lifestyle items, fashion, bags, shoes, convenience and pharmacy stores, gaming arcades, toys, stationery, florist, food stalls, restaurants, cafes etc, all can be found here. You will have plenty of choices here.

You will experience very different things here than in other parts of Osaka, not to mention Tokyo or even Yokohama. People here are friendly and helpful and it's also a place where you can indulge and get a real taste of the Japanese culture and way of life.

It's quite a good shopping trip for us here as we ended up buying a lot of things and enjoyed our closed to 3.5 hrs spent here (including 30 mins for lunch).

Do take note that for some restaurants, taking videos or photos are not allowed and so please check with the staff if that can be done.

Highly recommended.
Written 18 September 2017
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mnmcsls
Sydney, Australia166 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Me & my wife stay in hotel Dormy Inn Umeda Higashi with no idea of this shopping arcade beforehand. We bump into it when searching for food and was wonder where the end is. we thought it was just a typical Japanese arcade but little did we know that, after reading from the internet when we return to Sydney, it's the longest shopping arcade in the world.
It measured 1.76km and took us almost 40min to walk from one end to the other, that's just walking without stopping. If you plan to stop for food or shopping you probably need 2 hours to complete the journey.
The north end is more touristic due to its proximity to Osaka Museum of Housing and Living and a major metro interchange (Tenjimbashisujirokuchome Station). The south end has a more local feel and we feel the food also cheaper (e.g. 8 x takoyaki in the south end 300yen, the north end cost 500yen).
Written 21 December 2018
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Scott B
Royton, UK168 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Busy shopping street we were hoping for some local shops, handicrafts and souvenirs etc but it’s mostly chain stores you get else where in the world and tax free junk shops however there was one good stationary store where we bought a lot of washi tape (which we struggled to find elsewhere) I’ve added a photo of what it’s called for anyone else who wants to buy some
Written 16 February 2018
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William L
Singapore, Singapore924 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
We had been to the Shinsaibashi & Ebisubashi Suji shopping alleys but that the Tenjimbashisuji street alley is the one that we enjoyed the most in Osaka.

Initially I wasnt expecting much but was pleasantly surprised that the things sold there are much more interesting and cheaper too.

It is an older area and the crowd there are mostly locals, unlike the other walking alleys where they are more touristy in nature. The Tenjimbashisuji Shopping street is the longest covered walking alley in Osaka, stretching about 2.6km long. It covers the length of 3 subway stations from Tenjimbashisuji stn (the northern end of the alley), Ogimachi stn, Minami-Morimachi stn and ending just 3 blocks north of the river.

We started in the middle of the street alley, dropping off at the Origmachi Stn but the found it so interesting that when we reached the southern end, we doubled backed again all the way to the northern end at Tenjimbashisuji stn. In total, we had walked abt 4 km in that covered alley ! But I hardly felt the strain coz it was a really interesting walk with many things to see and it helps that there are so many street food stall there too which we were sampling all along the way . LOL

For those who wish to start from the northern end of the street and walk down south, just drop off at the Tenjimbashisuji Rukochome station and take Exit 8. As you come out from the subway (Exit 8) there will be a Macdonald on your right and the entrance to the beginning of the Tenjimbashisuji walking street starts from here.
Written 24 April 2016
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