Osaka's Champs Élysées, this ginko-tree-lined boulevard is Osaka's most elegant thoroughfare and home to its greatest concentration of department stores. To the east of Mido-suji is the Shin-sai-bashi-suji arcade, one of Osaka's best shopping and entertainment streets. If you're in town on the second Sunday in October, catch the annual Mido-suji Parade, with its colorful procession of floats and musicians. The Shin-sai-bashi stop (Exit 7) on the Mido-suji subway line
is in the heart of the city's shopping districts.