Old wooden row houses have survived for long periods in this area just besides busy Umeda, and many of them have been renovated to variety shops, clothing shops and cafes. It is also fun to walk under the railway, where up and coming shops and restaurants stand side by side.
梅田の繁華街の側にあるこの中崎町には、木造の長屋が戦火をまぬがれ今でも多く残り、雑貨店、古着屋、カフェなどにリノベーションされて使われています。このエリアでは新しいお店が並ぶ高架下を歩くのもまた楽しいものです。

1. (SHOP / CAFE / GALLERY)
iTohen

Gallery Books Coffee
2-14-18 Honjonishi, Kita Ward
06-6292-2812 CLOSED / mon, tue
11:00-18:00
http://www.skky.info/top.html

2. (SHOP)
Nijiyura / 注染手ぬぐい にじゆら

Artisan hand-dyed face-cloths with designers' pattern
4-1-7 Nakazakinishi, Kita Ward(104)
06-7492-1436 no holiday
11:00-19:00
http://www.nijiyura.jp/

3. (CAFE)
Utena Kissaten / うてな喫茶店

Coffee shop renovated from an old Japanese house
1-8-23 Nakazakinishi, Kita Ward
06-6372-1612 CLOSED / tue, 1st mon
12:00-20:00

4. (SHOP)
Sakura building / サクラビル

Full of nice vintage clothing shops inside
1-6-36 Nakazakinishi, Kita Ward
*hours and holidays depend on shops

5. (RESTAURANT/CAFE)
NOON + CAFE

Cafe, live venue and gallery under the railway
3-3-8 Nakazakinishi, Kita Ward
06-6373-4919 CLOSED / irregular
11:00- depends 
http://noon-cafe.com/