Posts tagged "Osaka"
Kuromon Ichiba

Kuromon Ichiba

My last stop on this walk around Osaka was Kuromon Ichiba (黒門市場), the city’s venerable food market in Nipponbashi, Naniwa Ward. Kuromon is situated in a covered shōtengai with its north and west entrances opening right above Nipponbashi Station on the municipal subway Sakaisuji Line and Sennichimae Line, as well as Kintetsu-Nipponbashi Station on the...
Shotengai in Namba

Shotengai in Namba

Namba (難波) is Osaka’s unapologetically raucous manifestation of its residents’ ardor for things that make life colorful. It is the heart of the southern nexus of activity in the city, the counterweight to Umeda in the north. It is a dense web of establishments for eating, drinking, shopping and entertainment, including and reaching far beyond...
Shinsaibashisuji Shotengai

Shinsaibashisuji Shotengai

Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) is one of Osaka’s most well-known shopping districts, covering a fairly large area on the west side of Chūō Ward. Its spine is Shinsaibashisuji (心斎橋筋), a north south street one block to the east of Midōsuji, the primary boulevard in the central part of the city. For much of its length, Shinsaibashisuji is a covered shōtengai,...
Tenjinbashisuji Shotengai

Tenjinbashisuji Shotengai

After a few months’ break while relocating from the US to China, like a fish in water has resumed documenting and sharing unique neighborhoods and places through exploratory photo walks. While I will continue to use many examples of transit-oriented and walkable development from Japan, I will also be exploring my new stomping grounds of...
Osaka Ramen School

Osaka Ramen School

With regard to food and drink, there are some things I’d just rather make myself, while plenty of others I’ll happily leave to experts. For instance, I like my coffee just so, which means I’m picky about my beans, water and equipment. Conversely, no matter how much I may want to try, in the absence...