Nippombashi Denden Town is the representative electronics town in Osaka. The beginning of this town is the increase of shops for radio parts and tools after World War Ⅱ. Many electric stores and appliances shops were in the town, but lately they have been decreasing since Bic Camera in Namba and Yodobashi Camera in Umeda opened in 2001. Then, the town turned into an otaku town by opening new stores such as maid cafe, cosplay shops, and figure shops one after another.
The town is roughly divided into four areas and more than 500 stores such as PC, CD&DVD, audio visual, electronic parts, home appliances, mobile phones, comics, games, robots, maid cafes, restaurants, etc. are collected.
Nippombashi Shopping Street
Nippombashi Information Center
Game Taito Station
Nippombashi Street Festa
Nippombashi Street Festa is held every year in March. It is the hugest cosplay event in Osaka. You can see more than 10,000 cosplayers coming from all over Japan at the Festival. Main road is all blocked off for pedestrians. Not only the main street but also side streets are crowded.