“A small area dedicated to America”
I visited here to check out Americamura. Shops sold American clothing. Entire shops were dedicated to just selling baseball hats or soccer jerseys. Mixed in with the madness were shops selling skate, punk and retro clothing. I entered a bookshop that sold herbal teas and skateboards, and of course, books.
All of the big brands had their own ‘flagship’ stores too. Mixed in with the clothing were some really cheap looking bars, selling really cheap drinks. All of the tourists/shoppers were Japanese; there wasn't an American in sight. I am not quite sure how Americamura happened, but it did, and it was actually quite cool.
After a few blocks, I eventually saw a Tokyu Hands; the store marking for me where America ended and Japan began again.
Osaka’s largest shopping area - a mix of the old and the new