Coordinates: 34°40′20″N 135°29′53″E / 34.672086°N 135.49796°E / 34.672086; 135.49796
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Triangle Park on a slow day
Triangle Park on a busy day
American-Village in 2006

Amerikamura (also America mura; アメリカ村, American Village) is a sizable retail and entertainment area near Shinsaibashi in the Chūō-ku district of Osaka, Japan. It is usually referred to by locals as "Ame-mura". Amerikamura is an area stretching from Nagahori Street to Dotombori, located in the west side of the Shinsaibashi station.[1]

Amerikamura is identifiable by a small-scale reproduction of the Statue of Liberty that peers down on the streets. It is a well-known haunt of expatriates, and centres on Triangle Park, a concrete rest area surrounded by retail outlets of Western fashions, bars and nightclubs, some of which are run by Westerners.

Its reputation as a hangout for foreigners is a matter of degree. Osaka's registered foreign population is a small fraction of the total population; the makeup of the crowds and retail space in Ame-mura is predominantly Japanese. Locally, Ame-mura is known for being a place for observing some of the more "fashion intense" manifestations of Japanese pop culture.

In 1983, the "Peace on Earth" mural was painted in Amerikamura by artist Seitaro Kuroda.[1]


  1. ^ a b "About Shinsaibashi - Osaka Travel Guide | Planetyze". Planetyze. Retrieved 2018-01-30.

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34°40′20″N 135°29′53″E / 34.672086°N 135.49796°E / 34.672086; 135.49796