I went to the Namba area of Osaka recently for some shopping!
Here is a wikipedia link to the area (specifically, Dotonbori). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C5%8Dtonbori
Some of the most famous sights of Osaka are found in this area, where there are a lot of mechanical signs.
The Glico Man
The Giant Crab at Kani Doraku
(Its legs move!)
(He’s mechanical too! Not my pic)
This is one of the first H&M stores in this region.
Unfortunately, I didn’t buy anything. It was CRAZY CROWDED!!!
Here’s the line for Krispy Kremes. The guard at the end is holding a sign that says “20 minute wait”
The streets of Namba remind me a little bit of New York.
All of these buildings are high end brand stores.
If you go off the main road, you’ll see streets lined with stores like this one.
Osaka is famous for its takoyaki
Takoyaki are balls of batter with a piece of octopus inside them.
This store seems to be pretty popular. Look at how long the line is.
Hope you enjoyed my virtual tour of Namba, Osaka