Osaka Gothic Lolita Punk shopping guide. Buy goth alternative clothing in Japan, Shinsaibashi store maps & addresse.

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Welcome to La Carmina’s Osaka alternative shopping guide (updated Dec 2014)! Looking for the best Goth Lolita Punk / Visual Kei / Cyber Rave clothing shops in Shinsaibashi, Americamura, Kansai? Read on for maps and photos of the best stores, including Angelic Pretty, Atelier Pierrot and your other favorite brands.

This Japanese streetwear shopping guide is constantly updated, so please visit my blog for the latest posts. (For Goth Industrial EBM Fetish nightclubs in Tokyo and Osaka, visit my comprehensive Nightlife Guide. I also have a TOKYO Goth Lolita Punk shopping guide.) If you want to buy these clothes from overseas, visit my online store.

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La Carmina is a Japan / alt fashion blogger, TV host, author of 3 books (Penguin USA and Random House), and journalist (CNNGo, Huffington Post). My site on Japanese alternative beauty and underground culture – www.lacarmina.com/blog – has been featured in major publications (The New Yorker, Vogue, South China Morning Post). I’ve appeared on ABC Nightline and The Today Show, and co-hosted an episode of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern for Travel Channel, which airs in 75 countries. NHK Japan filmed two documentaries about my work; recent TV hosting and arranging credits include Canal Plus France, TLC Asia, TVB Hong Kong, National Geographic, Discovery, Food Network. View La Carmina’s TV hosting clips and wiki.

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Most of the alternative / Goth / Punk / Lolita stores are concentrated in the Shinsaibashi district of Osaka, especially Americamura (the triangle-shaped park). Above is a map of that I modified from a page in Kera Magazine. Some stores have closed down or moved; I did my best to update the locations.

Take the subway to Shinsaibashi Station, and walk towards the “canal” (the light blue vertical line on the map above) and Americamura park. From there, you can explore the area and find the stores.

Unlike in Harajuku, the stores are not always located close together, and many are found inside department stores or buildings (such as OPA and Big Step). If this is your first visit, I strongly recommend that you DON’T stress about finding the individual boutiques! Simply walk around Shinsaibashi / Americamura, and meander into the side-streets. You’ll run into incredible Sweet Lolita shops, Fairy Kei accessories and more, I promise. (Photos and reports of the stores are below).

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Innocent World – Sweet and Classical Lolita
Atelier Pierrot and Chantilly – Sweet and Classical Lolita
Angelic Pretty, Dr Martens, Shocker, secondhand Osaka Gothic Lolita clothes
Trick Monster – Cyber hair and rave gear
Sexy Dynamite London and Stigmata – Store is now closed down.
Goth Punk brands – including Sex Pot Revenge, Listen Flavor, Iron Fist
Dangerous Nude, Kikirara Shoten, Sex Pot Revenge
Bodyline – inexpensive cosplay, Lolita and Jrock clothes
Black Peace Now and Yosuke shoes – at OPA Department Store
Cutie Frash – Cyber, Wa, Loli
Kera Shop Arena: brands include Heart E, Maple wigs, Blablahospital, Miho Matsuda
Ridiculous Store – bright, used clothing. The ridiculous store is Ridiculous.

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Bleeding Maria – fortune telling, tarot, magic
Retro toy store – in the same building
Osaka Pokemon Center – Umeda. Sells merchandise of Pikachu and friends.
Aranzi Aronzo and other cute character goods / stationery stores
Territory – DJ Taiki’s black magic and Wicca store

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† † † OSAKA JROCK VISUAL KEI CD STORES & BARS † † †

Visual Kei CD store in Shinsaibashi Big Step
Bar Midian – Visual Kei Jrock Metal bar owned by Fu-Ki, vocalist of BLOOD
Bar Rock Rock, Bar Moonwalk and Bar Midian – more heavy metal and VK bars / hangouts

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Black Veil – best and longest-running Goth Industrial EBM party in Osaka. Organized by DJ Taiki.
Video of Black Veil 10th anniversary ball, including Dark Marchen and fetish performances.

For photos and reports of TOKYO’S trendiest, weirdest clothing stores, please visit my constantly-updated shopping guide.

Got questions? Leave me a comment in this post or email me. You can find out more about me on my Biography page, and about my Japan trend consulting / tour guiding / TV hosting and fixing company, La Carmina & The Pirates.

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    this kind of blog posts are my favorite! because one day they will be extremely useful to the ones going there (me included ;P) thank you! ^x^

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      Yayy I’m so glad to hear that!! <3

      • Ryan

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    Moving to Osaka in a few months. This is perfect. Thanks!

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  • Transpacifictara

    Thank you for putting this up.  I’m popping down to Osaka on thursday and am really, really excited about purchasing my very first lolita dress.  This gives some great places to start!  Your handy dandy guide is very much appreciated! -Tara in Tohoku

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Oh thank you for the message! Glad you found it helpful.

  • Kelseystorz8

    Hey what about price ranges?

  • chibi meli

    thank you for this guide XD i hope i’ll be able to see lots of lovely stuff at shinsaibashi!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Awesome!!

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