Amemura (America Town)

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

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

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

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Osaka Accommodation Guide

Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who lived in New Zealand and Japan for many years. Having traveled across these countries, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel, and also worked at many leading tourism companies in both countries. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association. Those heading to Taiwan should check out his new site, Taiwanna Travel.