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Osaka Namba Station – Shin-Imamiya Station Area Scenery

After unpacking at “Sunplaza2 Annex” near Shin-Imamiya Station in Osaka, it was already evening. It was my first arrival in Osaka, and with the need for some rest looming soon, I decided to explore the nearby area lightly instead of immediately using the Japan Rail Pass.

“Scenery from Osaka Namba Station to Shin-Imamiya Station”

As I hadn’t had dinner yet, I headed towards Namba Station, a lively area in Osaka.

Although I had traveled to Japan before, it was my first time visiting the Osaka region, making everything feel new. The scenery, somewhat similar to South Korea but with subtle differences, looked fascinating, prompting me to capture it in photos.

While Namba Station and its surroundings exhibited a lively and well-decorated shopping district, the atmosphere changed as I moved a bit down towards Shin-Imamiya Station.

“Old-fashioned Japanese-style streets”

The area had an old-fashioned yet well-maintained Japanese feel. I could find railway tracks in various places, and small shops lined the area beneath the train station.

It emanated a local Japanese atmosphere distinct from the vibrant city center.

“People riding bicycles seen everywhere”

While not easily spotted in the city center, once away from Namba Station and Dotonbori, it was easy to find citizens commuting on bicycles.

Later, I discovered that, like in South Korea, Japan also has a relatively safe environment regarding public safety and a low likelihood of items being stolen. However, similar to South Korea, there are reports of bicycle thefts happening quite frequently.

In any case, I captured the scenery of the Shin-Imamiya area south of Namba Station, less frequented by tourists.

“Japan, Osaka, Namba Station – Shin-Imamiya Station area scenery”

  • Address: 3 Chome-2 Shikitsuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 556-0012, Japan
  • Reference: The location on the map is near Shin-Imamiya Station.