For those who have that,
「Where is America-mura?」
「How do I get there?」
then this article is for you!
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America-mura, or Amemura for short, is located in the central area of Osaka. Due to that, there are many ways you can get there by train.
In this article, we will list useful information, that we actually went out and found, to answer any questions you may have! Among our exploration, we have found 3 stations that are closest to America-mura.
Now let’s get right into it!
What Is America-mura?
Before we get into the access info, we would first like to explain to you what America-mura is and why it’s popular.
The name America-mura is the nickname of the Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka area. That nickname is also abbreviated into the nickname Ame-mura.
It is a popular spot among the teens and young adults of Kansai and is famous as a place of fashion.
The reason for this popularity is the culture that brings in young people and the abundance of people and things.
You will find many skateboarders, surfers, and groups of people rapping at the Sankaku Koen, where young people culture thrives, located in the central area of America-mura.
You will also find musicians and artists in live houses and an abundance of vintage clothing stores with good looking fashion items as well.
Regardless of time, America-mura is a popular tourist spot for young people!
The History Of America-mura
The starting point for America-mura’s birth was more than 40 years ago in the 1970s. Before then, it was just a quiet spot filled with garages and parking lots.
However, due to a cafe called “Loop”, that was aimed at young people, it changed from a quiet garage town to the young peoples town.
The garages and parking lots were turned into flea markets that started to sell items that were hard to get at the time such as records, jeans, and vintage clothes. This is the starting point of America-mura.
The construction aimed towards young people was a success. It started booming from the 1980s as it brought in more young people and featured on TV shows and fashion magazines.
Where Is America-mura?
America-mura is located right in the middle of Osaka. Due to this, it is very easy to get there as there are multiple stations close around it. Be sure to choose the closest station to you when trying to go to America-mura!
- Official Name：America-mura
- Address：1-chōme-2-4 NishishinsaibashiChūō-ku, Osaka, 542-0086
- Business Hours：Mondday～Sunday 11:00~19:00
- Telephone Number：06-6243-2789
- Crowded Hours：12:00～16:00
The 3 Closest Train Stations
In this part, we will finally list off the 3 closest train stations to America-mura!
The closest among all 3 of the train stations we recommend is the Shinsaibashi Station on the Midosuji Subway Line.
After exiting from the number 7 exit in Shinsaibashi Station, walk for around 2 minutes max facing south-west and you will be at America-mura.
There is also the Shinsaibashi Station on the Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Subway Line, but as they are connected, making this the closest station as well.
The second closest train station is the Yotsubashi Station on the Subway Line. In fact, this station is connected to Shinsaibashi Station by an underground pathway so you can go to the same number 7 exit as well.
The Shinsaibashi Station and the Yotsubashi Station are convenient in that you only have to walk for a maximum of 2 minutes to get to America-mura, but there is still one more train station that is close enough to contend with them.
３．Namba Station (Of Any Line)
The train station in question is the Namba Station of any line. The Namba Station is one big terminal station in an area called the Minami in Osaka. There are many stations on different lines such as the Midosuji line, Yotsubashi line, Sennichimae line, Kintestsu line, Hanshin line, each of the private lines on the Nankai line, and the JR line that is a bit farther away, with the same name.
From each and every one of the stations, head north and it will take around 10 to 15 minutes to get to America-mura by foot. We especially recommend heading north if you come by the Midosuji line or the Yotsubashi line.
Finally：We Recommend Going to「America-mura」By Train!
Got all of the ways to get to America-mura written down?
Those 3 train stations (Shinsaibashi Station, Yotsubashi Station, Namba Stations) are the closest stations to America-mura.
When coming to visit America-mura, which is THE popular spot for young people, then please use this article as your reference!