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Dotonbori

Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #4 of 215 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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I've been to Osaka, Japan twice in the last four years. And each time I made it a point to take a tourist run through Dotonbori. The area is full of life, it's like being on a movie set, action all around! If you have an opportunity when going to Osaka add Dotonbori to your list of must see, you... More

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Genève
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

You should come to this street during the night and see all lightings. It is quite incredible. The restaurants around are overpriced but seeing them does not cost.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Daikisuisan - this kaiten (revolving belt) sushi place on dotonbori, hands down best piece of otoro I had in Japan. $7 something a piece, 1/2 inch thick, 5" long piece. No tsuji (sinew) at all. I ate 4 pieces and decided i had to stop…which was a mistake because its more expensive at home (in Hawaii) and the quality here... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Dotonbori will not disappoint anyone looking for a decent meal. We walked for a while before deciding on a okonomiyaki specialty restaurant along the canal. There are so many food stands selling takoyaki and okonomiyaki. We found it to be a bit touristy but if you are visiting Osaka for a first time, it is somewhere you should at least... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Awesome area with lots of restaurants and great to wonder through day or night. Easy to try lots of different foods.

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Tortona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Impossible to go to Osaka and miss this marvelous spot, without a doubt this is one of the top attractions of the city. All those lights and those billboards that light up the surrounding streets like daylight. Dotonbori is not only light, but it is a lively crowded and full of shops corner of the city, restaurants and shops everywhere.... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Supposedly crowded area with lots of shops and restaurants. I liked Tsutaya bookstore was right there near Glico man!

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Visited Dotonbori as it is a famous landmark. Like others have said the prostitutes are out in force and command space on the main bridge near the running man. There are both male and female prostitutes that are propositioning passers by. It probably isn't a place for young children. Having said that there are lots of places to eat and... More

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Sydney
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

food, atmosphere and shopping are all good. good place to go for an evening stroll. there is nothing else to say - this 50 characters limit should be changed.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

busy busy busy...lots of outdoor shopping and endless restaurants...take a picture or a selfie on a busy crosswalk.

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