Naniwa Kuishinbo Yokocho is a food theme park where visitors can enjoy takoyaki, okonomiyaki, kushikatsu, and other local favorites of foodies’ paradise Osaka under one roof, in a nostalgic setting reminiscent of the streets of 1960s Osaka. Kuishinbo Yokocho is a one-stop destination for sampling Osaka cuisine offered by long-established purveyors. Admission is free.

What is Naniwa Kuishinbo Yokocho?

Naniwa Kuishinbo Yokocho is a food theme park located within the Tempozan Marketplace shopping mall. At Naniwa Kuishinbo Yokocho, you can choose from a large variety of local Osaka cuisine, offered by 20 or so small but excellent restaurants, while enjoying the nostalgic setting inspired by the rough-and-ready neighborhoods of 1960s Osaka. Naniwa is the old name for Osaka. Kuishinbo means “gourmand,” and yokocho means “alley.” In Osaka, traditionally nicknamed “the country’s kitchen,” or the “town where people eat their way to ruin,” it is only expected that the food tastes good; the food has to be both good and affordably priced to satisfy the demanding palates and tight purse strings of the typical Osakan. This culture has turned Osaka into a magnet for food and food ingredients from across the country, and has made Osaka home to a rich array of excellent cuisine

Highlights of Osaka’s local food scene you don’t want to miss

Nostalgic streets of Osaka

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