Located on one of the most convenient train routes in western Japan, this shopping area is known for its great taste in fashion and is haunted by shoppers and business crowds. The area houses department stores and shopping malls.
The three most important department stores in this area are Umeda Hankyu Department Store , Daimaru Osaka Umeda and the Hanshin Department Store . The area enjoys repeated visits from shoppers as the shops offer a variety of products to its valued customers.
Recent introductions in the shopping zone include a brand new shopping mall in the western Umeda area. The shopping mall handles all the prestigious names in the fashion industry. The area faces high competition between American and European fashion brands trying to get hold of a big chunk of consumer space and launch their signature products.
The Umeda area is also famous for its spacious underground malls . With a labyrinth of passageways leading to bookstores, fashion boutiques and other stores dealing with lifestyle items, the Umeda area houses the island country's largest shopping zone, the Whity Umeda . The shoppers are free to take a break from their shopping fantasy at the various restaurants. The second one in the line of prominence is Diamor Osaka famous equally for the wide variety of shops and awesome architectural design.
The most recent venture in the area has been the inauguration of Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Umeda Store . Sprawling over a large floor it has a wide range of products to choose from for the Umeda shoppers, starting from Japanese appliances to clothes bags and shoes.
• All the major department chains and shops like Daimaru Osaka, Umeda Hankyu Department store have multi lingual speaking staff to converse freely with foreign visitors.
• To maintain good business relations, the tourists are exempted from paying the sales tax. The duty free shopping will be fun and hassle free.
• The shops deal in foreign items which are marked at a very reasonable price thus making it available for all class of consumers. Customer satisfaction is guaranteed. The Japanese sundry selections in the departmental stores in this area like fans and coasters with Japanese motifs come quite cheap and are great souvenirs.
The Umeda Shopping Arcade is a fun place to shop or just laze around. So whether you are in a mood to indulge in a shopping feat or not do visit this fantasy land for a unique experience.