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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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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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101 reviews 101 reviews
40 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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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New Orleans, Louisiana
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Dotonbori is great! I wish every city had a place like this! A young crowd, mostly. Dotonbori is bright and gaudy with neon at night. But the street is super-clean and cheerful. It's a great atmosphere. After a hard day's work day-tripping to Kyoto, Kobe or Nara--or just seeing the attractions of Osaka, this is a great place to relax.... More

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Manila
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

It's a tourist place but you just have to enjoy the food that is uniquely Japanese -- try everything that you can especially the grilled crab. It can be expensive but you do not eat this everyday right. The takoyaki is also very good.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Dotonburi was most crowded place i found in Osaka. Osaka landmark, the Glico Man is located there. You could also enjoy the local delicacies esp takoyaki and okonomiyaki which are Osaka's trademark snacks. I tried takoyaki everywhere, but i found the yummiest in Dotonburi area.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Too much to see but also very crowded, cannot really enjoy.Too many tourists in the area. Another issue is the Glico signboard. It was removed for improvement. Why they cannot keep the old one there and replaced it with the new one, using minimum disruption.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We went on a free volunteer guide which is a guide with only real high school students there in Osaka. So they knew many things and I learned a lot of things too. You can book the free students volunteer guide from http://pipsjapan.org/book/ We had a nice experience there because of their nice free guides.

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Perak, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you use the Osaka Amazing Pass, you will still need to get the ticket. It is located right in front the waiting line. Just ask the staff. Best view to enjoy is somewhere between 6pm till night.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Besides the plenty restaurants, cafe, bar, and shopping places, this place is meeting point for tourist and local to celebrate the nights in many ways. I enjoy myself being in the crowd and do people-watching. Definitely a must visit place for tourists when travel to Osaka.

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