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Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
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The heart of Osaka nightlife, this area is filled with theaters, restaurants, cafes, bars, arcades and nightclubs.
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Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth a look It's noisy, crowded and chaotic (and it's only Wednesday night!), Lots of shops, Neon lights, food stalls restaurants and bars. Specialty are the Takoyaki (Octopus Balls) not actually part of the male octopus anatomy, but a bit of Octopus, cooked in a...More

Thank Dan R
Reviewed yesterday

Dotonburi is definitely a food haven for those who never tire of trying new things. There are more restaurants to discover along the inner streets and they are worth trying. M Matsusaka Yakiniku is one of them, pricey yes but definitely an experience! Right beside...More

Thank Nylene Anne S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Where the famous Glico man graphic could be seen with his arms raised to symbolize their sport victories. Locals and tourists have their pictures taken with their arms raised up high just like Glico man.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A famous landmark in Osaka. Dotonbori is definitely a tourist place. Find an accommodation around this area and you will not regret it. Lots of good foods in here, such as the famous okonomiyaki, king crab, ichiran ramen. It is always crowded but it is...More

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rubbish all over place Some shops are under renovation Too much smokers STRONGLY NOT RECOMMENDED FOR KIDS!!!

Thank Hendra T
Reviewed 2 days ago

A trip to Osaka is not done without a visit to Dotonbori. packed with tourist, the de facto photo taking of the Glico Man

Thank B3NB3NB3N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The place has been more about the tourist. For the past few days, many tourist crowding the street and all type of personality are here to come and go. If you would like to find local food this is not the place for you. There...More

Thank Abdul M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Be sure to visit early afternoon/ evening because everything closes up between 10-11. Lots of shopping and food. Had a yummy bowl of ramen. Long line but it moved pretty quick.

Thank GotFisk
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must visit place in Osaka and with streets filled with restaurants. Great walks in the quaint streets and bars to provide overall entertainment

Thank SVP15
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was on a 6 day visit to Osaka and decided to stay near Dotonbori. Dotonbori is definitely tourist friendly (in Japan a lot of places are rather closed off to foreigners / non-Japanese speakers). I'm from Toronto and let's just say ANY restaurants you...More

Thank makch85
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Lim J
When is the best time to visit Osaka and how to go Kyoto from Osaka?
5 June 2017|
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Response from Dendy W | Reviewed this property |
I think osaka and kyoto or all of japan is a beautiful place. So u can visit anytime u see fit for your activity or interest. It is most beautiful when the Sakura flower blossoming. It is the golden weeks. From osaka to... More
Mervyn T
We are staying at nippombashi, how do we get to dotonburi?? Is it close enough to walk or is subway better, which rail also please thank u everyone! ✌🏼
2 May 2017|
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Response from Jazziv | Reviewed this property |
Walking is good option because Dotonbori is in the middle of Namba subway station 5 mins walk) and Nippombashi subway station(7 mins walk). You may check Google map or get a map from the hotel.
Mervyn T
Are there public toilets at dotonburi area!! What times do shops and restaurants usually close?? Thank you!!🙏
2 May 2017|
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Response from Corihi | Reviewed this property |
I only saw one public restroom which was pretty "crude". On the women's side, there was only one stall with no toilet paper. We could actually see into the men's side (at the urinal) while waiting in line. I spotted the... More