Shinsekai Street Food

Retro Charm and Happiness on a Stick

By Sara Pretelli    - 1 min read

Shinsekai is filled with neon, kitsch and charm, with rows and rows of gift shops and retro looking restaurants. Stop by and try kushi-katsu, a local specialty of deep fried pork, chicken or potato served in skewers, it is old Osaka street food on a stick.

The landmark here is Tsutenkaku Tower, 103 meters high with the observatory offering an amazing view of Osaka. Now in its second reincarnation, the original tower was built in 1912. Tsutenkaku Tower is supposed to resemble the Eiffel Tower.

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Sara Pretelli

Sara Pretelli @sara.pretelli

I'm a photographer & videographer. I was born and grew up in Prato (Italy) but now live in London (UK). I have always loved Japan, enjoy manga & anime, and visited Japan for the first time in 2013. Travelling is my life! I crossed North America, Africa, and Europe but Asia is the continent that fascinates me most so I visited Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, China, and Japan.

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