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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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Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6211-4542
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Reviewed yesterday

situated adjacent to the Shintennoji market (huge!), this is a great area for food, shopping and pictures.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aaron S
Reviewed yesterday

one of the largest shopping center in osaka, besides shopping, you can enjoy river cruise and eat some takoyaki and okonomiyaki on the riverside. have to be aware for most shop's closing time though

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank hestyyuniasihpratama
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Japan is awesome, highly recommended this place as part of your trip. It has much to offer from food, clothes and everything in between. You love it and really enjoy yourself

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 2 days ago

it's winter and we decided to walk around dotonburi to enjoy the night. there' s a lot of food stall which sell takoyaki - the best snack in osaka. every night people gather around dotonburi to enjoy the view and the food. the famous spot...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Pangastuti G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Never miss this area. Loads of eateries, shopping a great location to be at. You will be so overwhelm and so spend a couple of hours combing the street.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 7kyoto
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the best places we visited in Osaka. So many bright lights, shops and delicious food to be found! I would recommend going at night, but in the day it is equally as gorgeous!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stephaniewalden1992
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walked through the bazaars and then took the river cruise. That's the best way to see everything. Find a restaurant on one of the back alleys. Smaller the better. Very lively and vibrant

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris V
Reviewed 4 days ago

This crowded tourist spot offers a lot of shop and cafe a long the river. the colorful neon-light signs make this place very unique. If you buy the Osaka Amazing pass, then you can joint the cruise a long the river and enjoy the trip...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must visit place for us as we wanted to take photos with the Glico Man in Osaka main shopping street areas. But a few hundred tourists must have though the same thing as us, as the other tourists from ''kimchi'' land keep...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chow E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Canals, billboards, eateries, street entertainment. In the Shinabashi shopping street which seems to go forever. Very lively area and a must see.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Margaret F
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Dotonbori is like Times Square on New Years Eve every night of the week, month, and year.