Top Choice Market in Osaka

Dōguya-suji Arcade

This blocks-long foodie's paradise sells just about anything related to the preparation, consumption and selling of food: all manner of pots, pans, knives, kitchen gadgets, tableware, even shopfront lanterns, bar si…
Top Choice Books in Osaka

Village Vanguard

A great starting point for fun, nontraditional, pop- and street-inspired mementos of your time in Japan. Village Vanguard bills itself as an 'exciting' bookstore, but there's much more to the story: between the clut…
Books in Osaka


This large bookshop has a great selection of foreign- and Japanese-language books. It's inside the Dōjima Avanza Building, about 10 minutes' walk from Osaka Station. Most English-language books are on the 3rd floor …
Sports & Outdoors in Osaka

Kōjitsu Sansō

If you need a new backpack or any other kind of outdoor gear, head to this excellent shop in the splashy new Grand Front complex.
Electronics in Osaka

Bic Camera

This vast store sells everything related to cameras, electronics and computers at competitive prices.
Department Store in Osaka

Tokyu Hands

Nominally a DIY and houseware chain, Tokyu Hands is Japan's favourite place to browse for items you probably didn't need but will end up loving. It's stacked floor upon floor with everything from obscure tools to de…
Mall in Osaka

Namba Parks Mall

There are six floors of fashion, accessories, homewares and more, plus numerous restaurants and cafes. They call it 'Namba Parks' because of the trees in flower pots around the upper levels of this shopping complex.…
Books in Osaka


Athens has a selection of English books and magazines on the 4th floor, with a focus on art and design.
Books in Osaka


Inside Hankyū Umeda Station, this shop has a decent selection of foreign books and magazines.
Books in Osaka

Maruzen & Junkudō Umeda

This new behemoth bookshop, the largest in Osaka, is the result of two book specialists joining forces. There's a big range of English-language books on the 6th floor, with travel guides on the 3rd floor. It's in th…