Naniwa is the classical name for the fief around Osaka
. It is now one of the 24 ward
s of Osaka, encapsulating the lion's share
of the Namba
district, as well as the areas known as Nippombashi
, and Imamiya
. This area is also known as ミナミ Minami
in Japanese: it is one of the largest entertainment districts in the city, as well as a great place to go shopping.