What to do in Shinsekai!
Is it dangerous? Compared to the city back-alley in America or Europe, No! But you may have some creepy encounters if you go at night (last I went, there were some homeless people trying to pick-pocket). I do not recommend for you to go at night alone especially if you are a women who has no self defense skills! So I recommend just walking through certain areas in the afternoon to early evening (before the sun sets). Or if you want to go at night, go as a pair or group.
Head towards Tsutenkaku tower. Along the way, you can grap some street food! At night (preferably with a pair or group), this area lights up giving a older Japan feel. Inside the tower there are different levels to different things like Wakuwaku land, current exhibitions, garden, the observation floor, and more.
Throughout the alley of Shinsekai towards the tower, try osaka style deep fried food skewers!! REMEMBER, NO DOUBLE DIPPING. If you need to get more sauce, put the sauce on a piece of lettuce or tray if none then continue.
Experience onsen/spas from around the world! There are a bunch of saunas as well. Please know that some spas are biological gender seperated. On even months, women will experience asian spas while men will experience european spas. On odd months, it is reversed. Women will experience european spas and men will experience asian spas. There are some communal all gender areas on other floors. Also, in the gender specific pools, you will be completely naked until you go to a communal area which require bathing suits. So if you are uncomfortable with that, then bring a towel with you to cover up. That’s how spas work in Japan 🙂
Important reminder for those who have tattoos, you will not be able to enter spa world if you have a visible tattoo.