Welcome to our third HopOut. This time we will be visiting the extremely popular Nakazakicho area which is popular for its many cute cafes, shops and many other activities.
There is no specific route for this hopout. Honestly this area is more fun to explore without a map. But we’ll provide one anyway.
There are mutliple ways to get to Nakazakicho area but here are three:
A is Nakazakicho Station, exit the gate and you will be right on Nakazakicho doorstep.
Two is Umeda station, this will take about 5 to 10 minutes on foot, but I personally like this because you can pass through Chayamachi area which is also really nice.
And D is coming via Tenjinbashi6Chrome station. It’s a little further away than Umeda (about 10 min) on foot but you will pass through nice alleys with a mix of old and new houses, shops and bars.
A special entry to finish this post is Wonderland, a quaint little barbershop located on the edge of Nakazakicho.
The barbershop is situated in a lovely old Japanese building and has a lovely vintage retro interior. The barber is very friendly and speaks English.
Open: 13:00 – 22:00
For reservations: 06-6374-7210
For more info please visit
Located in the charming Nakazakicho area of Osaka, you’ll find a small antique shop named ‘ethno art of old japan 2m (nim)’. This hidden gem offers a unique selection of antique items that are not commonly found in other shops. The owner has a great eye for art and handpicks each item based on its historical and artistic value. Among the items available for sale are traditional Japanese ceramics, textiles, and furniture, each with its own story and charm. The shop has a cozy atmosphere, and the owner is always happy to share the history behind each piece with visitors. For anyone interested in antiques or Japanese history, ‘ethno art of old japan 2m (nim)’ is definitely worth a visit.