Horie is one of the most fashionable shopping districts in Osaka and Orange Street is the place to be in Horie. This area combines boutique fashion of areas and intimate coffee shops without the bustle of areas such as Umeda and nearby Shinsaibashi. This area is also home to bicycle stores, furniture shops and second hand clothing stores.
View down Orange Street
The best way to explore this street is to start at the top of the street (eastern side, close to America-mura) and wander down, walking into any store that catches your eye.
Let take a look at some of the many interesting shops to stop into along along the way.
There are passionate followers of every sub-culture in Japan, and street wear definitely has a large following. Supreme, a well-known streetwear store, has their Osaka branch on Orange Street and is one of the many street wear stores in Horie. Pop in to see their latest collection, if there is a new line of clothes being released that day, expect a long queue to get in the door.
Address: 1-9-8 Minamihorie, Nishi Ward
Open hours: 11am to 8pm, open every day of the week.
Biotop Corner Shop
The building on the busiest corner of Orange St. has everything a fashionista could ask for – drip poured coffee and a florist/greenery shop on the ground floor, multiple floors of designer clothing in minimalist surrounds, and a pizzeria at the very top. Pull up a stool on and order yourself a drink or ice cream (they also serve beer) and watch people walk by.
Address: 1-16-1 Minamihorie, Nishi Ward
Open hours: 11 AM to 9 PM, open every day of the week.
ASOKO Storefront Sign
If designer clothes aren't your thing, this vibrant shop is a the perfect place to pick up some unique, reasonably priced souveniers. Their range includes watermelon themed flip-flops, pens shaped like flower stems, and an assortment of colourful stationery.
Address: 1-19-23, Minamihorie, Nishi Ward
Open hours: 11 AM to 8 PM, open every day of the week.
MSPC Product Sort
Techically this is more a mens clothing shop than coffee shop, but it is well worth stopping in. This is the Osaka flagship store for MSPC and the cafe features bar stool seats in a compact setting. Either grab your coffee to-go, or if its too hot outside, sit along the bar and watch people shopping.
Address: 1-15-8, Minamihorie, Nishi Ward
Open hours: 8 AM to 6 PM, closed Thursdays.
Living House Salone
Living House Salone Storefront
Living House Salone is one of many designer furniture shops along Orange St., it has a range of modern furniture as well as a few quirky pieces. Worth a look.
Address: 2-4-15, Minamihorie, Nishi Ward
Open hours: 11 AM to 7 PM
Enjoy Cafe Storefront
Towards the end of Orange Street you will reach Enjoy Cafe - a small corner cafe surrounded by greenery. It is a traditional Japanese cafe featuring a darkwood interior and offering a delicious lunch set for around ¥1000. It is open for both lunch and dinner.
Address: 3-4-1 Minamihorie, Nishi Ward
Open hours: 9 AM to 11 PM
Hopefully you've found a couple of souvenirs, had a coffee or two (or three!) and have experienced some of the best boutique shopping that Osaka has to offer.