Founded in 593, Shitennō-ji is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan, although only the big stone torii (shrine gate) is original,...
Namba Parks Mall
A huge variety of places under one roof just south of Namba Station. Try Sai-ji-ki , an organic all-you-can-eat restaurant.
For something different, take a walk through this retro entertainment district. At the heart of it is crusty old Tsūten-kaku , a 103m-high tower that dates back to 1912 (it was rebuilt in 1969). It once symbolised everything new and exciting about this neighbourhood (shin-sekai is Japanese for 'new world') but today's Shin-Sekai is home to ancient pachinko parlours, rundown theatres and all manner of suspicious characters. But it is packed with cheap eateries: the must-try dish here is kushikatsu (deep-fried meat and vegetables on skewers). While you're in the neighbourhood, pop in for a drink at the very friendly and colourful bar Nocosare-jima , where you can also get food. It's just near the base of the tower.