09 Nov '14, 6am

Planning that holiday? This little enclave of Osaka's got all the quirks and vintage charm of Harajuku.

If part of the charm of exploring Japan is seeing familiar things filtered through a foreign lens, then the small corner of Osaka sandwiched between Shinsaibashi, Yotsubashi and the Dotonbori river is a pretty good place to start. Known as Amerikamura, Ame-mura or the American Village, after the warehouses here that were renovated in the 70s and began selling imported goods from the US, it’s today home to a treasure trove of vintage stores, cutesy cafes, endearingly trashy takes on Americana and the sort of dive bar dreams are made of. Oh, and the remarkably peaceful Mitsuhachimangu Shinto shrine (2-10-7 Nishishinsaibashi), which dates back to 749 AD. Ame-mura is that kind of place.

Full article: http://is.asia-city.com/travel/news/only-amerikamura

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