9 Recommended Home Electronics Shops in the Osaka Area
“Made in Japan” home phones, rice cookers, cameras, beauty appliances, digital equipment and the like are now quite popular as souvenirs for travelers from overseas. If you go to Osaka, here are some dirt cheap shops that carry a bit of everything as well as large-scale electronics shops that are also popular with the locals.
Oct 04 2016 (Sep 09 2020)
1. Yodobashi Camera - Multimedia Umeda Store (Osaka Station/Umeda Station)
This electronics department store is directly connected via underground from JR Osaka station or Hankyu Umeda station and you can definitely say it’s enormous. They have everything from a restaurant area to beauty salons. Their range of items are Osaka’s top class; from the usual home appliances like refrigerators, washing machines and rice cookers to items like personal computers, mobile phones, beauty appliances, dieting equipment, sound systems, everyday items, golfing equipment and more. They have everything you would need for your daily life and hobbies.
HP: www.yodobashi-umeda.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 1-1 Ofukacho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Google Map)
2. Bic Camera Namba Branch (Namba Station)
This 7-storey home electronics store is directly connected to Namba station via the underground. Big Camera is famous for having branches all throughout Japan. They offer everything, from mobile phones, cameras, televisions and sound equipment to beauty appliances, bedding, games, music/video software and toys. So the whole family can enjoy themselves shopping.
HP: www.biccamera.co.jp/shoplist/shop-013.html (Japanese Only)
Address: 2-10-1 Sennichimae, Chup-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Google Map)
3. Bic Camera Outlet Namba Branch ZAURUS 2 (Nihombashi Station/Namba Station)
This outlet store is located in an area nicknamed “Denden Town” for it’s huge number of wholesale electronics stores. You can get display window electronic models, old models and models with damaged packaging for great bargain prices. The 1st - 3rd floors has a shop called Sofmap which primarily sell digital appliances and various kinds of software.
HP: www.biccamera.co.jp/shoplist/shop-456.html (Japanese Only)
Address: 4F 3-6-25 Nipponbashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Google Map)
4. Joshin: Nihombashi 1 Ban-Kan (Namba station/Nihombashi station)
Joshin is in the very center of Nihombashi Denden Town, the area in Osaka where many wholesale electronics stores are gathered. It’s a large-scale consumer electronics and personal computer store. This store can boast of having the largest sales floor area, with a particularly strong assortment of home appliances, video and audio equipment in the Nihombashi area. They also have outlet goods
Address: 5-1-11 Nipponbashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Google Map)
5. Super Denden Land
Consumer electronics are a given, but this electronics wholesale store also offers everything from cosmetics to brand items and everything inside is tax-free. Recommended for purchasing Japan-made and brand goods ranging from medicine, cosmetics, home applicances, wristwatches and brand bags at a discounted price. You can find the best items for souvenirs at this store.
HP: shop.joshin.co.jp/shopdetail.php?cd=1848 (Japanese Only)
Address: 4-12-6 Nipponbashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Google Map)
6. Super Kids Land Main Branch
A large-scale shop that specializes in large Japanese models, the 1st floor has toys, and the 2nd - 5th floors are nothing but models. The entire building has various assembly corners on every floor. Miniature cars, radio controlled models and more, everyone from beginners to model maniacs will be happy with their inventory. A must-see for people looking for Japanese-made models! Enthusiasts, the youth and children can all fully enjoy themselves at this rare spot.
HP: shop.joshin.co.jp/shopdetail.php?cd=1746 (Japanese Only)
Address: 4-12-4 Nipponbashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Google Map)
7. Sofmap Namba Branch, ZAURUS 1 Soft Kan
This software speciality shop has brand-new and used TV games, Blu-ray, DVD’s, PC games, hobby figurines and more. They buy and trade software and figurines at high prices. At the front of the store, there’s a large-scale event space which has various taking place at different times. This is a recommended spot for people who are interested in seeing some otaku hobbies in Japan.
HP: www.sofmap.com/tenpo/topics/exec/_/id=shop/-/sid=nanba_1 (Japanese Only)
Address: 3-6-18 Nipponbashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Google Map)
8. Joshin Shin-Osaka Branch (JR Shin-Osaka Station)
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Recommended for people who want to shop at Shin-Osaka station, one of the shinkansen train stops. This wholesale electronics store is located about 10 minutes west from Shin-Osaka station. They have a complete range of home appliances, personal computers, toys, models, TV game and items for children. You’ll be happy to know that it’s located inside a shopping mall so you can conveniently go shopping for other items as well.
HP: shop.joshin.co.jp/shopdetail.php?cd=1749 (Japanese Only)
Address: 2F 3 Goukan, Shin-Osaka Senishti, 2-2 Nishimiyahara, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Google Map)
9. Don Quixote Umeda Main Branch
This all-in-one discount store is extremely popular throughout the country. Inside the store you will find a variety of goods in abundance on display: electronics, houseware, cosmetics, medicine, clothing, toys, food and more. Just looking is fun. This is definitely the best spot for souvenirs.
HP: www.donki.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 4-17, Komatsubara-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Google Map)
The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.