- Pick Up Naughtiam's Japanese
- Osaka - A Gathering Place for the World's Shoppers
- For Funky Souvenir Lovers - Limited Edition Naughtiam
- Mementos for the Practical-Minded
- To All the Commuters Out There...
Pick Up Naughtiam’s Japanese
Sure, other cities have their charms, but so many visitors to Japan fall in love with Osaka’s friendly citizens, delicious food, and excellent shopping options. After a few days enjoying Osaka’s warm atmosphere, if you find yourself looking for the perfect memento of your time in the city, we have the perfect thing for you – Naughtiam accessories made with lots of Japanese style, and a heaping dose of Japanese quality.
Osaka – A Gathering Place for the World’s Shoppers
In a city with so much to offer, the image that jumps to mind for many when they imagine Osaka might just be the Glico man, stuck in his famous running pose for decades now. You’ll find him in Namba, the billboard hanging above Dotonbori and right outside of the always-popular Shinsaibashi.
While plenty of people flock to Shinsaibashi for the many shops lined up along the main drag and its side streets, if you poll a group of Osaka natives about their favorite shopping spots, and you might find one answer that comes up even more often. You see, lots of local shopaholics prefer Umeda, the area around Osaka Station. Huge shopping complexes compliment narrow alleys to create this other center of shopping activity in Osaka.
A meeting place for many locals and favorite shopping destination for even more, the Yodobashi Camera facility sells way more than just cameras, or even electronics. Inside those walls are shops of all kinds, including our accessory shop of choice, the Japanese brand Naughtiam, which is inside a new addition to the Yodobashi complex.
Naughtiam Links Umeda Branch
5th Floor, 1-1 Ofukacho, Kita Ward, Osaka
Hours: 9:30 – 22:00
For Funky Souvenir Lovers – Limited Edition Naughtiam
If you’re looking for a souvenir that will remind you of Japan every time you look at it, these wallets in their World Heritage Art Series are a clear choice! The outsides are made of smooth, simple leather, but open them up and inside you’ll find bright, cheerful illustrations of iconic Japanese landmarks, designed by Japanese illustrator Koichi Matsuda. Probably the most immediately recognizable to first-time visitors to Japan, one of the options is Mt. Fuji.
For a different kind of Japanese landmark, these wallets feature a psychedelic rendition of Himeji Castle (姫路城) in Hyogo Prefecture, one of Japan’s very first UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Mementos for the Practical-Minded
Finding the perfect wallet can be a tall order, especially when you just want something slim and simple that’ll hold the things you need with you every day. We think Naughtiam’s French Mag Series is a pretty good option, though! Longer wallets that can hold 11 cards, sleek coin purses perfect for travel (trust us, you’ll need them in Japan!), and money clips for the rest of your cash and cards.
Thin and embossed, the leather’s super lightweight. Stick a couple of bills in one of these little money clips, and the strong magnets will keep it securely in your pocket, without weighing you down.
For more of a luxurious touch, the items from their Alpha Wax Series are designed in Japan, but made with Italian leather. Even the lining is made of leather, for quality that won’t quit on you.
Grab one of their key cases, a popular accessory in Japan, and you’ll have a memento that lasts for years to come! (It even has space for a chunky car key fob.)
For the minimalists out there, we recommend something from the COM-ONO Series, designed around one simple concept: simplify your life.
These itty bitty wallets have dedicated spaces for coins, bills, and a card or two, while still staying about as compact as can be. And the little strap that helps you pull cards out in seconds? Ingenious!
Then again, folding up every bill you get can get on your nerves if it’s not something you’re used to. For people who’d rather not, they also offer options where the bills just slide right in, and then the whole thing snaps closed. The storage to size ratio is still pretty amazing.
To All the Commuters Out There…
… Naughtiam might just have the perfect bag for your commute. These utility-focused bags are great for anyone taking public transportation every day, or students lugging around their stuff between classes. At 42cm tall (16.5 in), they’re made for people of all sizes.
Plus, we think the two-tone color-blocking looks pretty slick.
Of course, being made in Japan, you know these bags won’t be falling apart on you any time soon. They actually don’t have them in stock in Umeda, so head south to Osaka’s Namba area to pick one up at the Naughtiams there.
For commuters with long walks on their way to work or school, or even backpackers with travel on the mind, the CIE Series is a practical choice. Simple and modern, the fabric and zipper are water resistant! Let it rain – your things will be fine.
The little laptop compartment means it’ll be safe, and won’t stick out into your back either.
The CIE Series also includes these little cross-body bags, which you might just want to pick up at the beginning of your trip to Japan.
The compact size and plentiful compartments make it handy for carrying keys, some cash, and a few little necessities. It’s bound to become a favorite vacation bag.
① The Hep Five Ferris Wheel
Grab your new bags and put them to work! Get out there and enjoy Osaka, starting with the huge, red ferris wheel that’s something of a symbol of Umeda. A ride around the Hep Five Ferris Wheel will give you a pretty good view of the area!
② Yasaka Shrine (八坂神社)
Shopping and food are great, but you can’t take a trip to Japan and skip out on all the temples and shrines! Yasaka Shrine is a little unique, with some pretty impressive visuals.
③ Osaka’s Kitchen: Kuromon Market (黒門市場)
Nicknamed “Osaka’s Kitchen” thanks to the wealth of fresh ingredients, delicious food prepared on the spot, and local specialties, Kuromon Market is a must-see when you’re in Osaka.
Make sure you arrive with an empty stomach! The wealth of stalls and vendors of all kinds means you can sit down for full meals, or snack on street food (made right before your eyes!) until you’re ready to explode.
Whether you’re looking for something to carry around your things in style while you travel Japan, or a high-quality wallet to treasure for years to come, you’re sure to find a good souvenir or two at Naughtiam. So head over to their new branch in Umeda’s Yodobashi Camera, and have a look around, before putting your new items to use on the streets of Osaka!