Complete guide on how to enjoy Amerikamura Near Osaka

Last Updated on February 27, 2023 by Nouman kaleem

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America-mura” is the epicenter of Osaka. Within walking distance of Shinsaibashi, this place is full of popular shops and fashion. This time, I will introduce how to enjoy such an American village to the fullest!


What kind of place is Amerikamura?

“America-mura” in the Shinsaibashi district of Osaka is a fashionable place that everyone in Osaka knows. Known as “Amerikamura”, it is lined with popular shops and is crowded with students and tourists on holidays.

Amerikamura started around the 1970s. In contrast to the bustle of the nearby Shinsaibashi shopping street, one cafe “LOOP” was born in this quiet area.

Mariko Higiri, a space designer, designed this cafe, where young people with high fashion sensitivity, mainly young designers, gradually changed the atmosphere of the city.

Meanwhile, there was a voice saying, “It’s a waste to keep this town just a warehouse district,” and there was an event to sell records, T-shirts, used clothes, etc., which are rare in Japan, in a flea market format using warehouses and parking lots. It was done. This is said to be the origin of the current American village.

In 1990, large commercial facilities such as Tower Records and OPA will open in the developed American village. At the same time, large-scale stores such as UNITED ARROWS and BEAMS opened, and facilities targeting young people such as live houses and movie theaters opened one after another. As a result, Amerikamura has 2,500 stores, which is about 10 times that of 10 years ago, and has become famous as a “mecca for young people” where young people from all over the country gather.

Now that the image of “Youth = American Village” has taken root, the number of unique young people and shops is increasing, and it continues to develop into an attractive city where various cultures such as fashion, music, and art are intertwined.
In 2012, the first Japanese store of “Flying Tiger Copenhagen”, a popular general store in Denmark, opened in Amerikamura and attracted a lot of attention. In this way, Amerikamura has become a very popular area for tourists and young people, where many popular shops are gathered.

Let’s go around fashionable second-hand clothing stores

There are many unique second-hand clothing stores in America-mura, which is known as the origin of fashion and fashion in Osaka. Also, it is a nice point that there are many shops in the reasonable price range. Here, we would like to introduce a second-hand clothing store that is recommended for both boys and girls! Let’s collect used clothes in America-mura and dye them in Osaka color.

“Pigsty” where you can get used American casual clothes at a reasonable price

This shop has old American casual clothes like Amerikamura. The spacious store, which is about 50 tsubo, is lined with a lot of high-quality second-hand clothes carefully selected and procured by buyers. Anyone can enjoy shopping with a wide lineup from vintage items from the 30’s to 80’s to used clothing that keeps the trend down. There is no doubt that you will find your favorite with a wide selection of over 3,000 items!

If you are new to used clothing, go here first! “KINJI”

I want to dress up with old clothes, but I don’t know what to do … If you like that, go to “KINJI”.
The threshold is low and it is easy for beginners to enter. The price is surprisingly low, so even if you are new to second-hand clothing, you can rest assured. The more you check the used clothing regularly, the more fun it is to find a bargain with a wide selection of items.

Meet the charismatic clerk! “Santonibunnoichi”

From junior high school students to adults, “Santonibunnoichi” is extremely popular and has a store in Harajuku, Tokyo. The popularity is the charisma of the staff! Some staff are active as reader models, and many people visit the store to meet the staff.

Inside the store, you will find carefully selected second-hand clothes that are pastel and cute. Many second-hand clothes purchased from overseas are large in size, and their “loose” feeling is also popular with young people.

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