The gourmet street Dotonbori and food alley Hozenji-yokocho Street both have excellent food shops and cafes. Kuromonichiba market has about 160 shops that sell fresh foods and groceries. Sennichimae-doguya-suji Street is especially known for the shops for professional chefs or food experts to buy cooking tools and other kitchen items. Daimaru Shinsaibashi department store faces the lovely tree-lined Mido-suji Street and sells almost anything you might need. The stately Namba building houses Takashimaya, a department store known worldwide for its excellent selection of goods. The commercial complex Namba Parks, directly connected to Nankai Namba train station, is one of the most exciting places in Osaka for shopping and eating. The Nipponbashi district, a.k.a. Nipponbashi Den-Den Town, just east of Namba Station, has the largest number of electronics stores and shops selling anime character goods in the Kansai region. Recently, the number of maid cafes has been increasing.
Mt. Koya, a world heritage site, is about 90 minutes away by express train from Nankai Namba Station. Also, the old city of Nara, another world heritage and with various other cultural assets, is just 40 minutes from Kintetsu Osaka Namba Station. When you visit Osaka, take advantage and visit the other great places to see in the Kansai region.