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11 Popular Osaka Drugstores: Best Places For Bargains on Cool Japanese Products!

11 Popular Osaka Drugstores: Best Places For Bargains on Cool Japanese Products!

Date published: 30 November 2020
Last updated: 21 December 2020

Every time you visit Kansai, you should never skip a visit to an Osaka drugstore! Osaka drugstores sell more than just medicines. You can also find food, drinks, and cosmetics at affordable prices! Because of this, they have become an incredibly popular shopping destination for visitors.

Here we will introduce 11 popular Osaka drugstores in the most convenient locations, right near Osaka, Namba, and Shinsaibashi Stations. Each of these shops takes strict measures against coronavirus, so you can put down any hesitations as you pick up souvenirs.

Table of Contents
  1. 1. Matsumoto Kiyoshi Crost Osaka Station: Right Off the Central Exit
  2. 2. Cocokara Fine Umeda: At the Entrance of Umeda Subway Station
  3. 3. Sugi Drug Umeda: Huge Osaka Pharmacy With Everything You Need
  4. 4. Ainz & Tulpe LINKS UMEDA: Spacious Store with Cosmetics Galore!
  5. 5. Sugi Drug Ebisubashi-suji: A Wide Variety of Popular Goods
  6. 6. Tsuruha Drug Ebisubashi: Where a Giant Crane Welcomes You
  7. 7. Kokumin Drug NAMBA CITY: Located Inside a Giant Shopping Mall
  8. 8. Sundrug Shinsaibashi Chuo: A Drugstore with a Chic Atmosphere
  9. 9. Matsumoto Kiyoshi Shinsaibashi: A Longtime Favorite Shop
  10. 10. Cocokara Fine Shinsaibashi Nagahori-dori: 3 Floors of Products!
  11. 11. Tsuruha Drug Shinsaibashi-suji 2-chome: Well-Stocked with the Super-Popular "Elixer"
  12. There are many drugstores around Osaka Station, Namba Station, and Shinsaibashi Station!

1. Matsumoto Kiyoshi Crost Osaka Station: Right Off the Central Exit

1. Matsumoto Kiyoshi Crost Osaka Station: Right Off the Central Exit

Matsumoto Kiyoshi is one of the most widely-known drugstores throughout Japan. The Matsumoto Kiyoshi Crost Osaka Station branch is one of the most easily accessible, being the closest drugstore to JR Osaka Station.

From Osaka Station's central ticket gate, turn right and head downstairs to the basement. You'll find Matsumoto Kiyoshi Crost immediately on your right. Although it is a smaller, underground location, it is complete with medicines, healthy foods, and daily necessities. They are also authorized dealers of the popular product SK-II, often bought as a souvenir.

Special services for tourists
Duty-free shopping available. Payment by credit card, AliPay, and UnionPay available.

Measures against Covid-19
Regularly cleaned and disinfected; disinfectant solution installed; staff required to wear masks/wash hands/use disinfectant/gargle/measure temperature; sheet partitions at counters and registers

  • Matsumoto Kiyoshi Crost Osaka Station
    マツモトキヨシ クロスト大阪駅店
    • Address 3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0001
    • Nearest Station Access: Immediately off JR Osaka Station
    • Phone Number 06-6344-5861
    • Closed: Open daily

2. Cocokara Fine Umeda: At the Entrance of Umeda Subway Station

2. Cocokara Fine Umeda: At the Entrance of Umeda Subway Station

Osaka Metro Umeda Station is one of Osaka's main transportation hubs. Cocokara Fine Umeda is located right in front of the Midosuji Line north ticket gate, a convenient spot whether coming from within Umeda or stopping by on the way somewhere else.

Although an underground shop, Cocokara Fine Umeda sells all kinds of items you may find yourself in sudden need of, including medicines, cosmetics, health foods, and more. Free Wi-Fi is also available if you'd like to do a little more research before buying!

Special services for tourists
Duty-free shopping available.

Measures against Covid-19
Disinfectant solution installed; staff required to wear masks/wash hands/use disinfectant/gargle/measure temperature; partitions plates installed; instruction sheets available at registers; shop interior and equipment regularly cleaned and disinfected; well-ventilated interior

  • Cocokara Fine Umeda Shop
    ココカラファイン 梅田店
    • Address 8-6 Kakudacho, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0017
    • Nearest Station Access: Immediately off Osaka Metro Midosuji Line, Umeda Station (North Ticket Gate)
    • Phone Number 06-6292-5377
    • Hours: 7:30AM-11:00PM
      Closed: Open daily

3. Sugi Drug Umeda: Huge Osaka Pharmacy With Everything You Need

3. Sugi Drug Umeda: Huge Osaka Pharmacy With Everything You Need

Sugi Drug Umeda is located right off of Osaka Metro Umeda Station, Exit 1. Sugi Drug Umeda is a spacious shop with various goods, including medicines, cosmetics, diapers, personal hygiene products, groceries, and even alcohol. Vitamin supplements such as cod liver oil are especially popular with foreign customers.

Specialists such as registered dietitians, pharmacists, and beauty consultants are available on-site. They will also answer your questions using a translation device. Free Wi-Fi is also available if you prefer to search on your own. If you tend to find yourself in need of various things while out and about, this is the perfect shop for you!

Special services for tourists
Duty-free shopping available. Alipay and WeChat Pay accepted. Support available in English and Chinese

Measures against Covid-19
Disinfectant solution installed; staff required to wear masks/wash hands/use disinfectant/gargle/measure temperature; partitions plates installed; instruction sheets available at registers and aisles; shop interior and equipment regularly cleaned and disinfected; well-ventilated interior; customers required to wear masks

  • Sugi Drug Umeda
    スギ薬局 梅田店
    • Address 1-1-23 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0012
    • Nearest Station Access: Immediately off Osaka Metro, Umeda Station (Exit 1)
    • Phone Number 06-6376-5601
    • Hours: Open 24 hours (Temporarily 9:00AM-10:00PM)
      Closed: Open daily

4. Ainz & Tulpe LINKS UMEDA: Spacious Store with Cosmetics Galore!

4. Ainz & Tulpe LINKS UMEDA: Spacious Store with Cosmetics Galore!

LINKS UMEDA is a large shopping center directly connected to Umeda Station's north ticket gate (Osaka Metro Midosuji Line). Ainz & Tulpe LINKS UMEDA is a cosmetics and drug store on the 2nd floor that prides itself on being a place that visitors could easily spend an hour shopping. As an Osaka-based flagship store, they offer a wide variety of goods and cosmetics throughout their spacious shopping floor.

Ainz & Tulpe LINKS UMEDA supplies a wide range of domestic and international skincare and makeup products and medicines and supplements. LIPS and HIPS is their original brand, popular for cute designs and fragrant body and hair care goods. DAZZ SHOP is famous for its carefully-selected colored contacts and makeup.

Special services for tourists
Duty-free shopping available. Alipay, WeChat Pay, and UnionPay accepted.

Measures against Covid-19
Disinfectant solution installed; staff required to wear masks/wash hands/use disinfectant/gargle/measure temperature; partitions plates installed; instruction sheets available at registers and aisles; shop interior and equipment regularly cleaned and disinfected; well-ventilated interior; customers required to wear masks

  • Ainz & Tulpe LINKS UMEDA
    アインズ&トルペ LINKS UMEDA店
    • Address 2F LINKS UMEDA, 1-1 Ofukacho, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0011
    • Nearest Station Access: Directly connected to Umeda Station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line (North Ticket Gate)
    • Phone Number 06-6136-7508
    • Hours: 10:00AM-9:00PM
      Closed: Same as LINKS UMEDA

5. Sugi Drug Ebisubashi-suji: A Wide Variety of Popular Goods

5. Sugi Drug Ebisubashi-suji: A Wide Variety of Popular Goods

Sugi Drug Ebisubashi-suji is located right in front of underground mall Namba Walk's Exit B13, just off Osaka Metro Namba Station. They mostly sell medicines and cosmetics and are convenient for when you just need to pick up something quickly. On-site beauty consultants are available to help you using a translator.

Being located right on the Ebisubashi-suji shopping street, the center of Namba, there are plenty of restaurants in the area, including takoyaki and okonomiyaki shops, as well as izakaya. Sugi Drug Ebisubashi-suji is the perfect spot to visit before or after a meal! Free Wi-Fi also available.

Special services for tourists
Duty-free shopping available. Alipay accepted. Support available in English and Chinese

Measures against Covid-19
Disinfectant solution installed; staff required to wear masks/wash hands/use disinfectant/gargle/measure temperature; partitions plates installed; instruction sheets available at registers and aisles; shop interior and equipment regularly cleaned and disinfected; well-ventilated interior; customers required to wear masks

  • Sugi Drug Ebisubashi-suji
    スギドラッグ 戎橋筋店
    • Address 3-chōme-5-1 Namba, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0076, Japan
    • Nearest Station Access: Immediately off Osaka Metro, Namba Station, Namba Walk (Exit B13)
    • Phone Number 06-4395-5757
    • Hours: 10:00AM-7:00PM
      Closed: Open daily

6. Tsuruha Drug Ebisubashi: Where a Giant Crane Welcomes You

6. Tsuruha Drug Ebisubashi: Where a Giant Crane Welcomes You

Tsuruha Drug Ebisubashi is located in Dotonbori, one of the top tourist destinations in Osaka. Dotonbori is famous for the exciting, 3-D signboards that grace the fronts of each shop. Tsuruha Drug Ebisubashi has one of its own - a gigantic crane hanging right in the entrance to greet you!

This spacious, two-floor shop has an expansive lineup of medicines, health foods, cosmetics, snacks, baby products, and more. The medications, health goods, and cosmetics seem to be especially popular with foreign customers. The 2nd-floor cosmetics lineup is very popular with women and tends to draw crowds, as well.

Special services for tourists
Duty-free shopping available. Alipay, WeChat Pay, and UnionPay accepted. Support available in Chinese and Korean

Measures against Covid-19
Disinfectant solution installed; staff required to wear masks/wash hands/use disinfectant/gargle/measure temperature; partitions plates installed; instruction sheets available at registers and aisles; shop interior and equipment regularly cleaned and disinfected; well-ventilated interior; crowds monitored and seat spacing maintained; may deny entry to customers in poor health; customers required to wear masks

  • Tsuruha Drug Ebisubashi
    ツルハドラッグ 戎橋店
    • Address 1-8-16 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 542-0071
    • Nearest Station Access: 3-min walk from Osaka Metro, Namba Station (Exit 14)
    • Phone Number 06-6214-9268
    • Hours: 10:00AM-8:00PM
      Closed: Open daily

7. Kokumin Drug NAMBA CITY: Located Inside a Giant Shopping Mall

7. Kokumin Drug NAMBA CITY: Located Inside a Giant Shopping Mall

Kokumin Drug NAMBA CITY is on the 2nd floor of the main building of Namba CITY, a huge shopping mall that directly connects to Namba Station (Nankai Electric Railway). Its convenient access makes it one of the most recommended shops. Surrounded by all kinds of clothing shops, eateries, and convenience stores, you can do all your souvenir shopping on a single trip!

Kokumin Drug NAMBA CITY offers a full lineup of medicines, cosmetics, daily necessities, and contact lenses. The shop interior is bright and lively, the perfect atmosphere for shopping in comfort.

Special services for tourists
Duty-free shopping available. Support available in Chinese (availability may vary by time of day)

Measures against Covid-19
Disinfectant solution installed; staff required to wear masks/wash hands/use disinfectant/gargle/measure temperature; partitions plates installed; instruction sheets available at registers and aisles; shop interior and equipment regularly cleaned and disinfected; well-ventilated interior; customers required to wear masks

  • Kokumin Drug NAMBA CITY
    KoKuMiN なんばCITY地下店
    • Address NAMBA CITY B2F, 5-1-60 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 542-0076
    • Nearest Station Off of Namba Station (Nankai Electric Railway)
    • Phone Number 06-6644-2647
    • Hours: 8:00AM-9:00PM; Fridays 8:00AM-9:30PM
      Closed: January 1st

8. Sundrug Shinsaibashi Chuo: A Drugstore with a Chic Atmosphere

8. Sundrug Shinsaibashi Chuo: A Drugstore with a Chic Atmosphere

Sundrug Shinsaibashi Chuo is located between Osaka Metro's Namba Station and Shinsaibashi Station. It is about 3 minutes on foot south of Shinsaibashi Station (Exit 5), and sits in the middle of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, which connects Shinsaibashi and Namba.

Because it is a covered shopping arcade, you can walk there from the station, even if it's windy and rainy. Sundrug Shinsaibashi Chuo's stylish shop interior features black signboards and a simple design, with a vibrant lineup of cosmetics. From bargain items to brand names such as Shiseido, Kose, Kanebo, and Sofina, their lineup is sure to appeal to cosmetics lovers of all kinds!

Special services for tourists
Duty-free shopping available. Alipay, WeChat Pay, and UnionPay accepted.

Measures against Covid-19
Disinfectant solution installed; staff required to wear masks/wash hands/use disinfectant/gargle/measure temperature; partitions plates installed; instruction sheets available at registers and aisles; shop interior and equipment regularly cleaned and disinfected; well-ventilated interior; crowds monitored in shop, elevators, and escalators; may deny entry to customers in poor health; customers required to wear masks

  • Sundrug Shinsaibashi Chuo
    サンドラッグ 心斎橋中央店
    • Address 2-8-5 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 542-0085
    • Nearest Station Access: 3-min walk from Osaka Metro, Shinsaibashi Station (Exit 5)
    • Phone Number 06-6214-3080
    • Hours: 9:00AM-9:30PM
      *Hours temporarily shortened from 10:00AM-9:00PM
      Closed: Irregular days

9. Matsumoto Kiyoshi Shinsaibashi: A Longtime Favorite Shop

9. Matsumoto Kiyoshi Shinsaibashi: A Longtime Favorite Shop

Matsumoto Kiyoshi Shinsaibashi is located in this very same Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping District. It is a 4-minute walk from Shinsaibashi Station, Exit 5 (Osaka Metro), and is within walking distance from Namba Station.

Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street stretches about 580m from north to south. This shopping district is a popular tourist destination lined with restaurants, clothing shops, and department stores such as Daimaru Shinsaibashi, and regularly draws crowds from Japan and abroad, especially on weekends.

Matsumoto Kiyoshi Shinsaibashi's sales area spans 2 floors, making it a spacious and comfortable place to shop. They have a full lineup of medicines, health foods, cosmetics, toiletries, daily necessities, tobacco products, and more. They are also an authorized distributor of SKII, as well as various other cosmetic brands such as Shiseido, Kanebo, Kose, and Sofina. Whether for souvenirs or for yourself, this branch is the perfect place to shop!

Special services for tourists
Duty-free shopping available. Payment by credit card, Alipay, WeChat Pay, and UnionPay accepted.

Measures Against Covid-19:
Disinfectant solution installed; staff required to wear masks/wash hands/use disinfectant/check temperature; sheets installed at counters; instruction sheets available at registers

  • Matsumoto Kiyoshi Shinsaibashi
    マツモトキヨシ 心斎橋店
    • Address 2-1-21 Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 542-0085
    • Nearest Station Access: 4-min walk Osaka Metro, Shinsaibashi Station (Exit 5)
    • Phone Number 06-6213-5621
    • Hours: 9:00AM-8:00PM
      Closed: Open daily

10. Cocokara Fine Shinsaibashi Nagahori-dori: 3 Floors of Products!

10. Cocokara Fine Shinsaibashi Nagahori-dori: 3 Floors of Products!

Cocokara Fine Shinsaibashi Nagahori-dori is located at the intersection of Shinsaibashi-suji and Nagahori-dori, and is visited by many tourists as well as locals. It is easily accessible from the underground shopping center, Crysta Nagahori (South Exits 10 and 11), which is directly connected to Osaka Metro Shinsaibashi Station. With a spacious interior spanning three floors, it's a popular spot to shop!

As one of the largest drug stores in the region, Cocokara Fine Shinsaibashi Nagahori-dori offers a wide variety of goods, especially medicines, cosmetics, and health foods. They also offer an assortment of beauty products such as anti-aging creams that are especially popular with working women. The shop is fully equipped with free Wi-Fi and seems to have just about anything you'd need in all kinds of situations.

Special services for tourists
Duty-free shopping available. Support available in English and Chinese (via translation device)

Measures against Covid-19
Disinfectant solution installed; staff required to wear masks/wash hands/use disinfectant/gargle/measure temperature; partitions plates installed; instruction sheets available at registers and aisles; shop interior and equipment regularly cleaned and disinfected; well-ventilated interiors

  • Cocokara Fine Shinsaibashi Nagahori-dori
    ココカラファイン 心斎橋長堀通店
    • Address 1-chōme-1-10 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0085, Japan
    • Nearest Station Access: Osaka Metro Midosuji Line, Shinsaibashi Station (Exits South 10, South 11)
    • Phone Number 06-6252-2033
    • Hours: 9:00AM-11:00PM
      *Hours temporarily shortened to 10:00AM-9:00PM (Monday-Friday) and 10:00AM- 9:00PM on Saturdays.
      Closed: Open daily
      *Temporarily closed on Sundays/public holidays due to Covid-19

11. Tsuruha Drug Shinsaibashi-suji 2-chome: Well-Stocked with the Super-Popular "Elixer"

11. Tsuruha Drug Shinsaibashi-suji 2-chome: Well-Stocked with the Super-Popular "Elixer"

Tsuruha Drug Shinsaibashi-suji 2-chome is a drugstore located between Osaka Metro's Shinsaibashi Station and Namba Station. Easily accessible from the surrounding brand-name shops of Shinsaibashi and Namba's tourist attractions, it is easy for tourists to get to.

This shop offers a wide range of goods, including medicines, health foods, cosmetics, snacks, daily necessities, baby products, pet products, and more. Shiseido's brand Elixir is one of the most popular items, especially with women.

There are also separate unaffiliated shops on the 2nd and 3rd floor, including 100-yen stores and more.

Special services for tourists
Duty-free shopping available. Alipay, WeChat Pay, and UnionPay accepted. Support available in Chinese and Korean

Measures against Covid-19
Disinfectant solution installed; staff required to wear masks/wash hands/use disinfectant/gargle/measure temperature; partitions plates installed; instruction sheets available at registers and aisles; shop interior and equipment regularly cleaned and disinfected; well-ventilated interior; crowds monitored and seat spacing maintained; may deny entry to customers in poor health; customers required to wear masks

  • Tsuruha Drug Shinsaibashi-suji 2-Chome
    ツルハドラッグ 心斎橋筋2丁目店
    • Address 2-2-19 Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 542-0085
    • Nearest Station 5 minute walk from exit 5 of Osaka Metro Shinsaibashi Station
    • Phone Number 06-6214-0268
    • Hours: 10:00AM-8:00PM (Business hours temporarily shortened due to Covid-19)
      Closed: Open daily

There are many drugstores around Osaka Station, Namba Station, and Shinsaibashi Station!

As you can see, there are a number of drugstores around Osaka Station, Namba Station, and Shinsaibashi Station. The ones introduced today are highly recommended for their especially good access.

While Osaka drugstores are certainly convenient for buying personal goods, at these shops, you may find yourself enjoying shopping for souvenirs as well!

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Kiko Matsuda, Keiko Kimura, Risa Tsuji, and a team of female writers familiar with Kansai. We love eating, drinking and traveling! We share fun information based on our experiences.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
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