Dotonbori’s famous Glico sign seems to be peering into the Dotonbori River; meanwhile, a giant crab sign moves in a perpetual dance. Crowded with restaurants and lined with giant signs, Dotonbori is a bustling entertainment district where visitors can truly experience Osaka—the city of kuidaore (extravagant eating). Have a bite at a shop selling kushiage (fried vegetable and meat skewers) or okonomiyaki (savory pancakes filled with meat and vegetables), Osaka specialties. Or spend a day visiting the various takoyaki (octopus dumplings) or butaman (steamed pork bun) restaurants. Day and night, this lively thoroughfare is frequented by great numbers of tourists.

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Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Doutombori
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[Toll] Free
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Available(oosaka Free Wi-Fi)
Average budget
[Day] 1,001-3,000yen [Night] 3,001-5,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes

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  • Magnificent at Night or Day!
    5.0 Reviewed:2021.03.31
    We strolled through the district in the night and had a fantastic time. The street food vendors and little shops were time well spent. I highly recommend trying one of the crab restaurants and the...
  • Cool billboards
    5.0 Reviewed:2021.03.06
    Walk around and your senses will be treated with different sights, sounds and smell. There are a lot of places for shopping, trying out Japanese food and photo opportunity. Sept. 2017
  • Too crowded
    2.0 Reviewed:2021.02.12
    This many people in such small space. We were worried. There are many strange noises that we did not hear in any other places

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