There is so much to see on the longest shopping street in Japan! “Tenjinbashi-suji-shotengai”

It’s the longest arcade street (2.6Km), with about 600 shops, located in Kita-ku, Osaka.
It started during the Edo period and is said to have played a really important role in the Japanese distribution industry. The location is sometimes used for filming and is also popular among foreign visitors.


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Let’s stroll down the 2.6km long shopping street from north to south!

The “tenjinbashi-suji-shotengai”shopping street is the longest shopping street in Japan and is located in Kita-ku, Osaka. There are more than 600 shops located very close to Osaka Tenmanguu, with so much to see! If you want to take a full tour, please get off the train at the JR Tozai line“Osaka Tenmanguu” station or “Minami-morimachi”station. Parts of this famous street are classified according to the names of each town. Let’s go inside from the Tenjinbashi-suji 2 chome entrance, called “Tenjin”.

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Huge dolls and a Torii gate will welcome you!

At the entrance of Tenjin, there are 4 massive dolls. These dolls are called “Omukae-ningyo”, literally meaning, welcoming dolls.

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Their faces are so epic, I couldn’t help but to smile. Shortly after that, I entered“Tensan shotengai”, a flying Torii that is said to bring you fortune! The path of Tenmanguu was modeled for this Torii.

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From souvenirs to eating, there is so much to see.

The shopping street is from ‘Ten-ichi’ to ‘Ten-nana’ literally meaning, 1 to 7 and the many, colorful shops along the way will seduce you. Please try some of the food, like the takoyaki or cabbage yaki. You can even find some leopard-patterned clothes that are typically known to be what middle-aged women in Osaka wear.

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It takes about 30 to 40 min to walk the entire street, so be sure to designate more time to fully enjoy it.

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Map

Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka city, Osaka

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Information

Address Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka city, Osaka
Close Depends on the shop
Access JR Tozai line “Tenmanguu”or “Minami-morimachi”station