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Dotonbori

Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #2 of 216 Attractions in Osaka
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Type: Neighborhoods
Description: The heart of Osaka nightlife, this area is filled with theaters, restaurants, cafes, bars, arcades and nightclubs.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Must visit place , lot of shopping streets and Takoyaki .. River makes it special location .. And lots of dining options and boat tour is not bad .

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere and always busy. Great to look around, to eat at and lots of shopping that can be done.

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Berlin, Germany
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13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I really liked this area because this I how I always imagined Tokyo. Lots of advertisement lights and street food and crazy people walking around. Definitely a must see place in Osaka!

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Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Interesting place to visit in the evening. Very bright & noisy with lots of people around. Plenty of restaurants with a wide variety of food & lots of shops. Keep clear of the side streets if you don't want to see girls touting for business.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Dotonbori is near our hotel so we merely walked to Dotonbori which is a huge shopping mecca for high end and local shops. It is very crowded and I enjoyed people watching. There are a lot of restaurants there as well. You can walk along the riverfront and find a nice place to eat also. If you enjoy shopping, this... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you love budget shopping, this is the place. We purchased some items from Roko Shira, a shop which sells pre-loved luxury items. Staff were friendly and accomodating. Also loved the chicken nuggets at a corner near The Daiso store.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Visited the place but it was really crowded and it reminds me of Taiwan's ximending too. Anyway, just fun to walk in the crowds and see all the neon sighboards esp Super Dry Asahi beer signage.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Dotonbori is a nice shopping area. But for a city female person living in Asia, who has been spoiled with shops opened till 11pm; Dotonbori can't make much impression for me. Don't get me wrong, I think this is a cool area and you should def pay a visit. However, comparing to Shinjuku / Shibuya / Ginza in Tokyo, or... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

full of lights and life this street it lovely, however i believe it is better for night life. I WOULD HAVE STAYED THERE ALL DAY. GREAT PLACE good place especially for shopping

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Geneva, Switzerland
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It's a nice combination of shopping, restaurants and nightlife. I'm glad I went just to observe the crowd but it's not my kind of scene every night. If you want to be out there, grab a bite and then watch people this is a nice way to pass an evening.

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