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The heart of Osaka nightlife, this area is filled with theaters, restaurants, cafes, bars, arcades and nightclubs.
As featured in 3 Days in Osaka
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Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6211-4542
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Reviewed yesterday

it was a 10 min walk from my hotel , and its very crowded . there are many bars , restaurants , street foods and lots of neon lights. beautifull view since it hugs the dotonbori canal , with boats coming and going .

Thank travelabound
Reviewed yesterday

When you think of Japan, you think of the bright lights and activities of the Dotonbori. Thousands of tourists were all over, so very loud and crowded. Lots of Takoyaki stands line the streets. Many shops and restaurants to choose from. Was our last night...More

Thank jfurukaw
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This must be the best place in Japan for authentic Japanese foods!! Tokyo for shopping, Osaka for food (and shopping!). One thing you’ll notice when on a lookout for a restaurant though is that lines can be painfully long. As i remember correctly, the one...More

Thank Elle D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Who doesn't want to take a pic or two with Glico Man? Well then you can proceed to the alleys for shopping. This area tends to be so crowded especially at night. There are a lot of shops and eateries. Don't forget to eat Takoyaki...More

Thank BillNabilah
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is very touristy but a must visit at the same time as there are so many shops and restaurants around. Not forgetting the iconic glico running man who everyone loves to take photo with. Recommended to visit this place at night when all...More

Thank aaong86
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a happening area of Osaka, with the dazzling light shows from the huge wall of LED panels something all tourists will stop to behold. Lots of great food in the district as well, with a michelin-starred okonimiyaki restaurant nearby.

Thank jaytee11dimensions
Reviewed 2 days ago

What my title said is what you get. A few things you gotta do there: 1) Have takoyaki at where the Giant Octopus is and not the others. have the museum set. 2) Have ichiran ramen at the second location and not the main one...More

1  Thank Jerome C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This area is great. It is bright, loud , crowded, glitzy etc etc etc. You can easily spend 4 hours here(we spent close to 6) start from one end of the street and try many many many street food vendors that the area is famous...More

1  Thank Amarshallsaf
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's one of those places that's famous because it's famous. Some bright lights, big billboards, but there are many similar places in big cities around the world with brighter lights and bigger billboards. Really crowded with tourists though. The plus point is it is central...More

Thank i1aan
Reviewed 3 days ago

In terms of spectacular and depth, this site in Osaka is considered by me as only mediocre, that is, if you are an average tourist in terms of familiarity and knowledge on Japanese culture, this site will not bring you much enlightenment and i believe...More

Thank Edward L
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Margaret F
September 3, 2018|
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Response from mbetowler | Reviewed this property |
I don’t see why not! It’s very busy there, like the main tourist hub. Things tended to shut down around 10pm though in the back streets, maybe earlier.
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hafsa c
July 13, 2018|
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Response from LuvDaSun222 | Reviewed this property |
If you do a google search of halal restaurants in Osaka you'll see there are a number of them.
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