Nipponbashi Den Den Town, “Denki no Machi,” in Japanese, literally means “Electric Town”. Electronic stores, maid cafés, toy stores, video game stores, hobby shops, music shops, and some duty free shops all can be found in Den Den Town.
Hero-gangu Laboratories (ヒーロー玩具研究所)
Hero-gangu Laboratories is my favorite spot. The toys are competitively priced. Handling an equal amount of Western and Japanese items, everyone is bound to find something interesting in this shop. You can get a small model of your favorite anime character for about 1000 yen. For around 3,000 yen, you can buy all sorts of vintage toys, anime goods, and t-shirts.
Address : Osaka, Naniwa-ku, Nipponbashi 4-9-21 (Map-A)
Link : http://herogangu.com
Hours : 12:00-19:00
Super Kids land character Museum
One of the famous shops offering figurines, construction kits and character goods. There are plenty of GUNDAM goods (ガンダム).
Address : Osaka,Naniwa-ku Nipponbashi, 4-10-1 (Map-B)
Hours : 10:00-20:00
Building your own PC and need ideas on where to get started? I personally buy PC parts from this shop. Price and selection are very good.
Address : Osaka, Naniwa-ku, Nipponbashi, 4-12-1 (Map-C)
Hours : 11:00-19:00
Joshin Diskpier Video games
You will find a large selection of consoles and games, so you can play more of the games you love!
Address : Osaka, Naniwa-ku, Nipponbashi, 5-9-11 (Map-D)
Hours : 10:00-20:00
This shop offers a wide selection of mostly digital appliances such as new and second hand PCs, PC accessories and computer parts, digital AV equipment and music supplies.
Address : Osaka, Naniwa-ku, Nipponbashi, 3-6-25 (Map-E)
Hours : 11:00-20:00
Daiso is a large Japanese chain store selling items priced at 100 yen. It has a range of over 100,000 goods. Daiso’s product range includes glassware and crockery, household items, kitchenware, DIY, foodstuff, gardening accessories, gifts and novelties, cosmetics, handbags and wallets, health and beauty, living and interiors, plastic items, stationery, toys and much more.
Address : Naniwa-ku, Nanbanaka, 2-2-17 (Map-F)
Link : http://www.daisojapan.com/
Hours : 10:00-21:00
March : Check the schedule
More than 10,000 cosplayers from around the country will get together for this incredible cosplay event.
This event is yearly takes place at whole Den-den town area on the end of March