A Hidden Tourist Spot Just a Walk Away from Umeda, Osaka! Explore the Cute and Retro Nakazakicho

Nakazakicho, a quick 15-minute walk from the bustling streets of Umeda, Osaka, is an area brimming with nostalgia. Unique cafes and variety stores dot the narrow, winding alleyways of this retro neighborhood, making it the perfect place to explore.

Tip: The townscape of Nakazakicho is built on the harmony of the residents’ houses and shops. Remember to respect local manners while you’re out exploring.

Enjoy a slow morning at Cafe Taiyonotou♪

As one of Nakazakicho’s most famous cafes, Cafe Taiyo no Tou offers a warm and retro atmosphere where you can truly relax. Their breakfast menu is available until 11:00 AM, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to spend a quiet morning here while watching the city wake up. There are also sister stores throughout Nakazakicho, including two more cafes and a western-style sweets shop.



Enjoy free refills of your morning coffee♪

Address 1F Pilot Building, 2-3-12 Nakazaki, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Business hours Hours: 9:00–22:00
Regular holiday New Year holidays
URL https://taiyounotou.com/

Treat yourself to cute items from the animal figure store ONLY PLANET♡

This variety store offers only animal-themed items. Imported and handmade items line the shelves, from interior goods to accessories and kitchenware. You’ll find “kawaii” everywhere you look!

Address 3-1-6 Nakazaki, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Business hours 11:00–18:00
Regular holiday Open most of the year
URL https://onlyplanet.web.fc2.com/

Stroll around while enjoying a cheesecake from Picco Latte♪

This cafe offers an interior embellished with dried flowers, as well as trendy, utterly Instagram-worthy desserts and drinks. Their cute homemade cheesecake looks just like an ice cream bar. It can also be ordered to go!

Address 1F Nakazaki WEST Building, 4-1-8 Nakazaki Nishi, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Business hours 11:30–19:00
Regular holiday Mondays
URL https://picco-latte.business.site/

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The information herein is as of December 2022
Born in Aichi Prefecture, my name is Minami and watching theater is my passion. Having studied abroad in France and the UK, I worked at a travel agency after graduation, which sparked my love of travel both in Japan and abroad! In particular, I enjoy travel related to art galleries, seasonal flowers, or the settings of stories. Whether manga, anime, or 2.5D musicals, please leave it to me!

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