Amemura (アメリカ村) is a lively, youthful area in Osaka. It’s full of Japan’s take on American culture and therefore makes for great people watching and window shopping.
Budget travel tips
- Save money and walk to Shin Saibashi Shopping Arcade or Dotonbori Street after Amemura.
Come with an empty stomach, as there is some cheap and tasty Japanesy American food to enjoy!
How to get there
The nearest station is Shinsaibashi station (Osaka Subway) . Leave from Exit 7 or 8, take a right down the main road (Mido-suji street), then take a right at the Apple Store.
From Umeda station (Osaka), take the Midosuji line (Osaka Subway) to Shinsaibashi station (6 mins, 230 yen).
From Nanba station (Osaka), just walk north up Mido-suji street until the Apple store (about 8 mins). Turn left here.
Recommended Hostels and Cheap Hotels
Hostel 64 Osaka
Great access to the main areas in Osaka, you should be able to just walk to most of the main areas. Lots of services, like bike rentals, available. Check prices at Booking.com.
Capsule Hotel Asahi Plaza Shinsaibashi
Not exactly a 5-star hotel, but this capsule hotel is fine for a few days. Good English support and free spa access included. Check prices at Booking.com.
More at Booking.com