What is Kuromon Ichiba? Summary of attractions and nearby sightseeing spots

Introducing Kuromon Ichiba, the kitchen of Osaka!

Kuromon Ichiba, a historic shopping street known as "Osaka's kitchen," is a popular tourist destination for its fresh produce. This article summarizes the highlights of Kuromon Ichiba, how to access it, and sightseeing spots in the area. Manners and cautions for enjoying Kuromon Ichiba are also introduced.

Kuromon Ichiba Overview

Kuromon Ichiba is a shopping street located in Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka. More than 100 stores line the 580 meter-long shopping street.

Known as "Osaka's kitchen," Kuromon Ichiba is the place to find the freshest ingredients carefully selected from all over the country. It is popular with locals as well as domestic and international tourists.

History and Culture

The history of Kuromon Ichiba is long, dating back to the late Edo period. To this day, it has continued uninterruptedly as a place to experience Osaka's food culture.

The period-inspired buildings and decorations create a retro atmosphere.

Highlights of Kuromon Ichiba

Here are some of the highlights of Kuromon Ichiba.

Fresh seafood and ingredients

The Kuromon Ichiba is so well stocked with fresh seasonal fish, seafood, and fruits that professional chefs come to stock it.

The Kuromon Ichiba is popular with domestic and international tourists alike. You can enjoy unusual sashimi and other gourmet delicacies unique to Kuromon Ichiba.

Traditional Japanese restaurants and izakayas

Kuromon Ichiba is lined with restaurants of various genres, but it is especially noted for its long-established sushi restaurants and izakaya (Japanese-style pubs). One of the best parts of Kuromon Ichiba is the opportunity to mingle with the locals while enjoying the traditional flavors that have been preserved.

Rare souvenirs and sweets

Kuromon Ichiba also sells local sweets and delicacies. A wide variety of Japanese sweets and green tea sweets are available, so you will have no trouble choosing the right souvenirs.

Events and seasonal festivals

Kuromon Ichiba hosts numerous events throughout the year. The market is especially lively during seasonal festivals, including events such as "Stamp Point" and "One-Coin Market.

Sightseeing spots around Kuromon Ichiba

Then, let's take a look at the sightseeing spots around Kuromon Ichiba.


Dotombori, famous for its Glico sign and giant crab sign, is Osaka's representative downtown area. The area is always crowded with people, as it is filled with stores where you can enjoy gourmet food and shopping.

Shinsaibashi Shopping Street

"Shinsaibashi Shopping Street" is a shopping street extending 580 meters from the south side of Nagahori Dori to Soemoncho Dori. It is lined with brand-name stores and a variety of local restaurants and cafes.

It is recommended to stroll along with Dotombori.

Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle is the symbol of Osaka. The castle tower, 55 meters above the ground, is brilliantly decorated with golden ornaments everywhere. Visitors can learn about Osaka's history at the exhibits inside the castle, or enjoy the cherry blossoms and autumn leaves in the surrounding park.

Manners and cautions at Kuromon Ichiba

Finally, I would like to share with you some manners and cautions for enjoying Kuromon Ichiba.

Kuromon Ichiba is always crowded with many people, so do not walk around with your phone. It may lead to injury or accident. Also, garbage cans are placed in the market, so please be respectful and put your garbage in the garbage cans. Littering is strictly prohibited.

In addition, there is a "Kuromon Information Center" with free rest areas and toilets, which you can use if you are tired from walking.

How to get to Kuromon Ichiba

Approximately 8 minutes walk from Namba Station on the Nankai Main Line and Koya Line.

Easy to transfer from all lines and easy access to nearby tourist attractions.

Taste the gourmet delights of Osaka, the city of gourmets, at Kuromon Ichiba!

In this issue, we introduced the highlights of Kuromon Ichiba and how to access. The appeal of Kuromon Ichiba is that you can get a variety of foodstuffs and enjoy eating and walking around. Please mind your manners and enjoy the delicacies of Osaka, a city of gourmets.