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Dotombori

Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #4 of 201 attractions in Osaka
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: The heart of Osaka nightlife, this area is filled with theaters, restaurants, cafes, bars, arcades and nightclubs.
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Manila, Philippines
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We stayed just across Dotombori and the place has so much life the whole day! People meeting just to eat or have coffee. Lots of restaurants to choose from. A lot of shops if you are looking for hust about anything. But price a bit too high for me. Nevertheless, its a must see place when you're in Osaka.

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Manila, Philippines
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Even if you're not a foodie, it's a must visit just so you can say you've been there. The atmosphere is as lively as the lights. Quite overrated at times but still worth a visit because a trip to Osaka isn't complete without one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Stayed for one night on 16 Apr. As per TA reviews, hotel is centrally located, though a 8-10 mins walk to namba subway. Room is of japan standard with small toilet but clean. Hotel staffs are friendly and helpful.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We spent 2 nights in Namba an we basically spent all of our time in Dotombori! You will find some great shopping, the beautiful neon lights and amazing restaurants and street food! Can't wait to come back and spend a few more days!

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Glico Man is an icon so be sure to look for this neon sign when you are there. Lots of good places to eat!

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We like Dotombori. Lots of people and energy. Lots of food if you love food. It was located near the hotel so we went there a couple of times for our meals. Must visit.

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Singapore
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Dotonbori is a horizontal strip (including the canal) separating the straight arcades of Ebisubashi and Shinsaibashi. My impression of Dotonbori; Mechanical crabs, Takoyaki stalls, Kinryu ramen, puffer fish etc. Full of restaurants and lots of people. More lively at night, neon sign everywhere. You can try canal cruise or stroll around this area on your own. Don't missed out recording... More

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Daegu, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I spent one night in Osaka and was told to check out Dontombori street. I was a little reluctant at first after such a big day of travelling but told myself to go anyway and I am so glad I did! One long bustling street that has everything you could ever hope for from a Japanese City - flashing neon... More

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San Francisco, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Great food, colorful, vibrant, energetic, scenic & worth a visit. Shinshaibashi is right there, so shopping, food & fun all in one stop. Must visit when in the area!!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Join the queues for takoyaki, people watch, buy knick knacks from the shops. Crowded but well worth a visit for a lively night out.

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