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Everything You Need For Your Kitchen! Osaka's Sennichimae Doguyasuji

Everything You Need For Your Kitchen! Osaka's Sennichimae Doguyasuji

Translated by Greg

Written by Hitoshi Kinoshita

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Today we take you to Osaka's Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street, in the heart of the bustling Namba area. Here all the shops sell everything related to kitchens and cooking, both for professionals and amateurs alike.

If you look up to the left of Namba Grand Kagetsu (*1), Osaka's mecca for comedy, you'll see a sign on the right side with a large, red-colored, attention-grabbing character. This character means road or street in the Japanese language. While seemingly simple, this one written character has a powerful presence. Pass under this sign and you'll enter the Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street, a place that plays a vital role in the daily lives of the local Namba residents.

*1 Namba Grand Kagetsu: A theatre owned by the Yoshimoto entertainment company. Live comedy performances are held here throughout the year, providing audiences with Osaka's distinct brand of humor.

This Is the Place for Kitchen Utensils!

In ancient times, from the 17th to the 18th century, Osaka was a place that attracted merchants, and because it served as an important trade and distribution hub, it later became known as the nation's kitchen. Even today, Doguyasuji Shopping Street continues to support the area's cooks and merchants, and contributes to the unique flavor of the Osaka region.

All the stores lining this shopping street carry the full gamut of kitchen tools and implements, such as cutlery and knives, ladles, fry pans, and nabe hot pots, not to mention spoons and forks. Dishes, shop signboards and plastic food samples are also on sale here.

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You can also find takoyaki pans here. This is a must-have item for every household!

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Find a Great Osaka Souvenir Here!

Even something as simple as a ladle comes in countless varieties and sizes in this shopping street.

There are many items that will make for the ideal Osaka souvenir, such as a noren (*2) with takoyaki written on it, or a metal spatula for turning over okonomiyaki when it's on the griddle.

On your next visit to Osaka, definitely visit Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street. With all the different shops lined up, you'll have no difficulties finding the exact item you're searching for!

*2 Noren: A curtain-like fabric that hangs over the entrance to restaurants and stores with the shop's name written on it.


Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street
Address: Osaka, Chuo, Namba, Sennichimae 2-chome to 14-chome
Hours: Hours differ from shop to shop, but many shops operate from 10:00-18:00
Closed: Depends on the shop
Wi-Fi Access:No
Languages: Japanese
Access: 3 minutes on foot from Namba Station (Nankai Line), 3 minutes on foot from Namba Station (Midosuji Subway Line, Yotsubashi Line), 5 minutes on foot from Nippombashi Station (Sennichimae Subway Line, Kintetsu Namba Line).
Cost: Depends on the shop, but window shopping is free!
Official Home Page: Sennichimae Doguyasuji

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The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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