Amemura, short for Amerika Mura or America Town, is a quirky neighborhood a few minutes away from the heart of Osaka’s Dotonbori. You can just get off Shinsaibashi Station and take one of the exits that lead to a big main road. Take a right at the big Apple store, and voila!
To be honest, I’ve always found the style of the stores here too eclectic for my simple taste. I love the energy of Shinsaibashi and the area surrounding it, but I’m definitely an Osaka Station girl by heart. But this is not saying a lot because I’m generally a boring person, lol.
Amemura is definitely a place that you need to check out after you’re done with your Glico Man photo op! The vibe of these two places aren’t too far off. Amemura’s kitschy impression of American pop culture is strangely endearing, and you’ll definitely want to get your cameras ready – you just might be in for a pleasant surprise.