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Address: Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
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Great atmosphere!!!

Was here over the weekend and it was amazing. There were lots of little shops to walk into from clothing, accessories, shoes, hats, drugstores, etc to larger Malls like... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bright lights, great shops and eateries. It leads into the Shinsaibashi undercover long shopping strip area. Without doubt a real must see in Osaka. Easy 3 stops on the subway from Umeda Station which is next to Osaka station. Don't miss the Gyoza little shop next to bridge and big screens. Crab meat sushi was a highlight as was the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was here over the weekend and it was amazing. There were lots of little shops to walk into from clothing, accessories, shoes, hats, drugstores, etc to larger Malls like Takashimaya. There were also plenty of eateries to choose from, such as sushi, steak, ramen, tempura and other food options (including dessert like ice cream or cream puff) to choose from.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ahh Dotonbori. Put this place on your to-do list if you are ever in Osaka. Food, shopping, more food, more shopping! You will probably get a headache with all the noise from the crowds, both locals and tourists. If it gets too much, take a break along the canal that runs through Dotonbori. Bring your camera, comfortable walking shoes and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice area to walk and try local specialties. Many small restaurants where you can try Ramen, Sushi and Takoyaki.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love this place for the great variety of food! Must haves are the crab legs from one particular store and any takoyaki and okonomiyaki. Also yums are the ice cream soft serves. MUST VISIT if in Osaka!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A bustling street! A great place to have a coffee and people watch. Lots of restaurants to chose from- and had a great Thai massage.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place has so so many different street food and snacks. Be sure to go here on an empty stomach. There are so many stores. You'll spend like a whole day here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at a hotel within walking distance to Dotonbori. I'd say this was the best decision we've ever made. 90% of our meals were all taken at a restaurant or stall in this area, and all of them were simply magnificent! During our trip, we gravitated towards eating as much takoyaki and ramen as we could. We also sampled... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love shopping for cosmetics here in Japan. Plenty of such shops along Dotonburi. For those who love Japanese cosmetics .. this area is place to go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the place to go when you want to try different streetfood/delicacies while immersing yourself in the unique offerings Osaka has in store. I personally enjoyed strolling by the dotonbori river, walking around, and of course shopping! There are 2 donki stores in the immediate area open 24 hours!

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