Nipponbashi is the area located to the southeast
The area is along Sakaisuji street from north to south, and the length is about 1 km.
The kanji characters of "Nipponbashi" is the same as "Nihonbashi" in Tokyo.
"Nipponbashi" is the name of a bridge.
It is the bridge of Sakaisuji street across Dotonbori canal. The original bridge was built in 1619.
But the bridge has gotten less attention, and we recognize that Nipponbashi is the name of town.
After the end of World War II, this town became a town of electronic
stores like Akihabara
Many electronic stores are around Nipponbashi 3-chome district and along Nansan street connecting the intersection and Nankai Nanba station.
Generally, this town is called "Denden Town".
Additionally, like Akihabara, the shops of game, manga, anime are
increasing, and we can find "maid cafes".
The small street on the west side of Sakaisuji Street has several anime, manga or game shops.
Otaku (geek of anime, manga or game) visit here, so this street is called "Ota-Road".
It is the Osaka's main market for foods, and is on the east side of
Sakaisuji street. In Japanese, it is called Kuromon-ichiba. Along the
street about 400 meters long, there are many small shops of fishes,
vegitables, meats and some other daily commodities.
Of course, there are many small restaurants such as sushi, udon, ramen and so on.
It is the theater for Bunraku or Ningyo-Joruri which is the Japanese
traditional puppet play, and is one of four national theaters in Japan.
(Bunraku is designated as a "masterpiece of the oral and intangible
heritage of humanity.)
This theater was opened in 1984, and faces Sen'nichimae Street.