Nagoya’s cool discount shopping district Osu doesn’t get a lot of press, but Nagoya Osu Kannon shopping should be well known for those who plan to travel to Nagoya. I was looking up posts about it in English and they were pretty few Atashida wrote a great post about Osu that inspired me to go there. Of course any shopping district is a district you’ll see me in. Atashida says it’s like Osaka’s Amemura which I agree with but it’s also like Tokyo’s Koenji, Ueno and Harajuku had a big baby. Since Nagoya is a smaller area it’s forced to be a lot of offbeat things. (a cool Japanese website built during the Geocities age with old Osu pictures)
It’s pretty cool that getting off at the Osu Kannon stop (大須観音駅) of the Nagoya subway you have go pass by Nagoya Osu Kannon Temple (大須観音) to get to the shopping area. It was a nice day so couples, schoolgirls, and the occasional oraora/yanki guy.
Below are pictures of all the different funky and discount shops Osu has to offer. It’s also got a lot of different ethnic foods and products too and a giant Maneki Neko.
After seeing the other cool modern malls in Nagoya it’s was nice to see a more classic style of open air stores. Definitely don’t miss Nagoya Osu Kannon shopping if you’d like to look trendy yet want a bargain. Other Nagoya posts here