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Address: Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
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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Take photo with Glicoman that's a must!

Actually nothing much just billboard that everybody has to take a photo with. Should go only at night as the lights will be bright and the streets full of people (tourists). Lots... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This area comes alive in the evening and is the best place to get the real buzz of Osaka in the evening. Once the night falls, the neon lights truly come alive and it seems that all of Osaka locals and visitors converge to this place to make it the spectacle that it is! If there is one place to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Actually nothing much just billboard that everybody has to take a photo with. Should go only at night as the lights will be bright and the streets full of people (tourists). Lots of restaurants and shops nearby offers good variety.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Fun area with lots going on at night, and plenty of restaurants to choose from for dinner. The canal is very good for photos.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Dotonbori is definitely the place you want to be in for the nights in Osaka. You would enjoy wandering along the streets, be it looking at the neon lights or the fancy restaurants. We took the Dotonbori boat ride as part of our day pass, which was enjoyable. There were many food options to be explored, and we particularly enjoyed... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Make sure to go hungry because you will want to fill up on the many street food offers like takoyaki (octopus balls), lobster, Kobe beef to name a few. You can get a Sapporo beer at the local convenience store. Stroll the many shops. Take a walk along the river. There is so much to see and do here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

loved it here, to see all the lights, and designs of the storefronts and buildings was fantastic. can also walk by the river. Have to try the octopus balls that is what the area is known for. Loved all the shopping, and sights of Dotonbori, including the famous Glico man

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place to just wander around, looking at some wonderful shops and restaurants. Please do not think that you have to sit and eat in just one place, have a snack and drink at one place, wander off and find another, as grazing and having a drink is very acceptable, and the quality of the food demands that you should... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Lots of restaurants and shops around the area. It's a good place to just roam around, browse through shops and find yourself dinner and yes Takoyaki!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Lots to do in Dontonbori. I had just two nights to explore and it was certainly not enough. Really great night life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

we chose to spend our evening on dotonbori cruise. it was a good experience. the moments when all LED lights up, the colorful buildings create beautiful scenery. Escpecially the most famous glico billboard. do not forget to try takoyaki or other famous local snacks. this area is also famous with shopping and eating street. Must visit dotonbori to complete your... More 

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