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Dotonbori

Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #2 of 222 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

A must visit place here! Many things to eat and also nice shopping area for women especially! However, try to go before 10pm as most of the shops are closed at 10pm. Try the restaurant with the banner "Best Grilled Chicken in Japan". Their grilled chicken is REALLY good, as also the chicken wings! Yummy! Too bad I don't know... More

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I went here twice, once during the day, and once at night. Night time was insanely busy. There was a great atmosphere and a lot to see and do. The signs all lit up are beautiful to look at and really a must see if you are in the area. During the day it was a little less busy, however... More

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sonoma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

way too busy with cheap restaurants and cheap shopping and lots of crowds. This is where the tourists go.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Dotonbori is one of the principal tourist destinations in Osaka. This was a very vibrant area with tons of people milling about. There are lots of restaurants in the area.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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133 reviews 133 reviews
57 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Loads and loads of restaurant in this area... Food is available 24 hrs. If you are food lover then this is the place to visit.

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La Rochelle, France
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Right at the heart of the city, this area let you experience the night life in downtown Osaka. My wife and I we walked for 3 hours until I felt the legs are not mine anymore, but I think we haven't walk through more than 30% of the area (!) I've never been a shopaholic so this place is not... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Small things are lot. Even close to mid-night you still can find small shops. Very nice to browsing around.

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Great place for anybody and everybody - whether you're a shopaholic, foodie lover,night life addict, or simply enjoy people watching, this is THE place. The shops are so plenty that you will just literally "shop 'til you drop"! So many good eateries to try too. And if you get tired of all the hustle and bustle, you can just sit... More

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Good for eating and shopping! Especially the crab! The street is quiet in the moring and we visited a ramen house for breakfast.

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Seoul, South Korea
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I visited Osaka after almost a year living in South Korea. I don't know if you've ever visited Seoul, but the most famous fashion brands you'll find are Zara, H&M and UNIQLO (though Forever 21 is opening more shops right now). When I went to Dotonbori, I almost cried - well, I kind of cried. I saw my favorite European... More

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