Let’s enjoy a different world 15 minutes from Minami [New World] Explanation


Shinsekai – It’s a deep spot in Osaka that only those in the know know.
Since 2010, new hotels and shops have been popping up rapidly, and the atmosphere of the town has been renewed, but until recently, it was a deep spot in Osaka that was only known to those in the know.

This time we will introduce such a Shinsekai area.

Those who come to Osaka for sightseeing may know some of them.
We will introduce you to the history of the New World up to the present.

About the new world

About the new world
Shinsekai is a city that embodies the image of Osaka as flashy and big.

Shinsekai refers to the entire downtown area located from Ebisu Higashi 1-chome to 3-chome, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture. Tsutenkaku, located in Shinsekai, has long been known as a tourist area that represents Osaka, and I think Tsutenkaku is often included in the general image of Osaka.

Basic information about the new world

Origin of the New World

The beginning of Shinsekai dates back to 1903, when the 5th National Industrial Exhibition was held in Tennoji and present-day Shinsekai.
Tennoji Park and an amusement park were built on the site of the exposition, creating a retro downtown area with a nostalgic atmosphere.

Tsutenkaku, a symbol of the New World and Osaka tourism

new world
There is an observation deck on the 5th floor that offers a panoramic view of the cityscape of Osaka from inside.

Basic information about the new world

  • Address: Ebisu Higashi neighborhood, Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0002
  • Phone number 06-6643-6322
  • Holidays vary by store
  • Business hours vary by store
  • Access Right next to Ebisucho Station on the Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line, 3 minutes walk from Dobutsuen-mae Station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line/Sakaisuji Line
  • URL http://shinsekai.net/

In the 19th century there was an amusement park. And until recently there was a roller coaster (at the site)

Festival Gate roller coaster site

In the past, Shinsekai was an amusement park centered around Tsutenkaku. It is said that

the origin of the name “Shinsekai” was the desire to create a new tourist spot that was like a combination of Paris and New York .

After suffering a fire once, Tsutenkaku was rebuilt in 1956 and remains as it is today.

Other places in Shinsekai include Tsutenkaku, Janjan Yokocho, and a large pufferfish lantern sign. It is a city where you can encounter Osaka specialties wherever you go.