Minami ("South") is one of Osaka's two major city centers. The other one is Kita ("North") around Osaka and Umeda Stations. Minami is Osaka's most popular entertainment and shopping district, located around Namba Station.

Attractions include the Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade, Amerikamura ("America Village"), Nipponbashi Den-Den Town (shopping area for discount electronics), Doguyasuji (shopping area for non edible restaurant supplies) and the colorful Dotonbori entertainment district.

Three railway companies and three subway lines serve Namba in the center of Minami. There is a JR Namba Station, a Kintetsu Namba Station and a Nankai Namba Station, and the Subway Sennichimae, Yotsubashi and Midosuji Lines also stop at Namba.

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