Namba is a district of Osaka, Japan. Namba is regarded as the center of so-called Minami ("South") area of Osaka. Its name is a variation on the name of the surrounding ward, Naniwa. Namba is best known as the city's main south-central railway terminus: JR, Kintetsu, Nankai, and three lines of the Osaka Municipal Subway have stations there. Some of the most famous images of Osaka, including the Glico Man and the Giant Enemy Crab, are located around the Dtonbori canal in Namba.
Namba is also known as an entertainment district, and hosts many of the city's most popular bars, restaurants, nightclubs, arcades, and pachinko parlors. The area is also known for shopping, with the Takashimaya department store (for older styles) and the sprawling underground Namba City shopping mall.