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Address: Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
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Description: The heart of Osaka nightlife, this area is filled with theaters...
The heart of Osaka nightlife, this area is filled with theaters, restaurants, cafes, bars, arcades and nightclubs.
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Shopping district & famous Glico icon!

Planned to stop by Dotonbori for the famous takoyaki (find the big octopus signboard) and to take touristy photos with the famous Glico Man icon. But later turned into a shopping... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great shopping and dining area, very busy but we liked it as it was part of Japanese atmosphere. Must go in you're in Osaka

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Dotonbori is a cool shoping japanese style. We ate the best in world takoyaki, made in japan! Many sushi and shell fish food for you to eat till you drop. Environment was calm and slightly cheaper than tokyo.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Planned to stop by Dotonbori for the famous takoyaki (find the big octopus signboard) and to take touristy photos with the famous Glico Man icon. But later turned into a shopping spree. :) There is so much to do and see here. Plenty of souvenir shops here to buy gifts for love ones back home. Also, Shinsaibashi street (shopping) is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A must go visit, plenty of eateries , just queue along with the locals for the best food. prices are affordable except for honteken crab which is a tourist/local hotspot.

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Dontonbori is a location that is always busy with people and shoppers. There bazaars,restaurants and gift shops at every corner . The noise, people and atmosphere is one of organized Chaos but for shopping and to see the sights of a real Japanese city then this is a must see location, if only for the atmosphere. Glico man ( running... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Took two very excitable teens to do some last minute shopping. My daughters key phrase being...you can't get enough anime. Lol I must admit it was quite an amazing experience. I even got sucked in. Also good for gadgets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Like many others, we had a few pix of Glico. Unlimited choices of restaurants, from street stalls to nice restaurants. We came for crabs and we got crabs (lol...)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I stayed here for my stay and was able to easily travel to key places in Osaka, like the bay area, Osaka castle and Hanhsin Tigers stadium. While also being able to enjoy Dotonbori which is full of life, good food, great shops and is always busy and pumping 7 nights a week. A great place in Osaka

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing street. I ate here twice and I simply could not resist its charm and magic. Go at night and in the day, but night is when it is really buzzing and all the lights create a wonderful atmosphere. This is the soul of Osaka.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Fun area to go at night. Lots of shopping, restaurants, and people watching. We had a great night here is this area.

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Address: Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka

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