OWL Magazine Korea

“King Kong,” Music Store for Vinyl Records in Osaka’s America-mura

Osaka’s America-mura emanates a lively atmosphere, reminiscent of a blend of Seoul’s Hongdae and Itaewon in South Korea. Amidst this vibrant scene, the shopping mall “Big Step” stands out as a landmark in America-mura. The mall hosts a variety of unique stores, with King Kong being one of its distinctive features.

“Vinyl Record Store in America-mura’s Big Step”

King Kong is a store specializing in vinyl records, including LPs crafted with analog technology. With the resurgence of using LPs for listening and collecting music in South Korea, a similar trend appears to be prevalent in Japan. The store, surprisingly spacious, offers a diverse selection of LPs.

One notable advantage of King Kong is its collection of not only Japanese releases but also international records. If you have an interest in music or have a hobby of collecting records, this store is worth a visit.

“Affordable Second-hand Records”

All the records displayed in King Kong are second-hand, allowing customers to purchase them at more affordable prices, making this a notable advantage of the store.

Located on the basement floor of the Big Step building in America-mura, King Kong is easy to find due to its substantial size and prominent location.

“Osaka’s America-mura, King Kong”

  • Address: BIG STEP B1F, 1 Chome-6-14 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0086, Japan
  • Phone: +81664845551
  • Operating Hours: 11:00 – 20:00