We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All photos (81)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average27%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Certificate of Excellence
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
1-10-2 Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
Improve This Listing
Dotombori Glico Sign Tours and Tickets
from $73.48
More Info
from $84.78
More Info
from $149.00
More Info
from $47.10
More Info
from $149.00
More Info
from $23.55
More Info
See all tours & tickets
Reviews (121)
Filter reviews
35 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews iconic landmark glico running man restaurants shops neon lights take photos clams signboard symbol leds confectionery bridge dotonbori visitors thousands shopping japan
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 35 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I not sure what’s the famous about this glico running man. But seems like is a must to take photo in front of it. Therefore I just join the crowd. You could just stand at the bridge there and intimate the running sign.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Weishyuan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously everybody know’s about the Glico running man! U must go see to when in Osaka! The good thing is it is in Dotonbori which is the main part of Dotonbori with heaps of good shops and luxury hotels! I give this a 10/10

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Melinda B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Along with the giant takos, crabs, and fugu, the Glico sign is probably the most iconic thing to see at Dotonbori. Trying to get a photo of it without a bunch of other tourists around you is hard, but possible. Just a fun thing to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank David H
Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

A big banner of the Glico running man. All the people take pictures here. At night the banner glows with neon lights.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank emmgee8
Reviewed August 18, 2019

This is special place to visit even though it is always crowded all the time.Everyone came to look for Glico Sign Billboard to take a picture in front of it in their own style. Mostly photo style like on Glico Sign Billboard. For several times...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ranijapantraveller
Reviewed July 3, 2019

As mentioned, this is my separate review for Dotonbori Glico Running Man Sign. Located from the south end of Shinsaibashi shopping arcade, which traverses Dontonbori canal by the famous Ebisubashi Bridge which no vehichles pass by only pedestrians. It is a popular meeting point for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Krubee
Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

The most famous icon of Osaka. One of the must visit places. The surrounding is very nice and pleasant due to the different signboards and restaurants/shops along the canal. When you come here at night, it is nice to take photos with the brightly lit...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 588phis
Reviewed May 18, 2019

For a sign? Of a running man? Next to a crossing that the population of Melbourne was trying to cross at the same time Thank God it was sunset for a pro here.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Jemkh
Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

This sign is an iconic landmark of Osaka. It has thousands of lights and has become a point of reference. Yo can see it from the Ebisu bridge.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank MTorre
Reviewed April 24, 2019

what's the fuss about a sometimes half-lit signboard of a 'running man'? admittedly, it's old (since 1935 in its first version), but so what? absolutely overrated, imho!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank gl0ugl0u
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 458 nearby hotels
Cross Hotel Osaka
1,850 reviews
.06 miles away
OYO 644 Hotel Art Inn Namba
35 reviews
.12 miles away
Dotonbori Hotel
788 reviews
.13 miles away
APA Hotel Namba Shinsaibashi
313 reviews
.15 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 39,120 nearby restaurants
Kimukatsu Osaka Shochikuza
902 reviews
.01 miles away
Takoyaki Ichiban, Dotombori
43 reviews
.02 miles away
Taco Bell Dotombori
15 reviews
.02 miles away
Yaba Ton Osaka Shochiku Zaten
9 reviews
.01 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2,871 nearby attractions
Minami (Namba)
1,986 reviews
.02 miles away
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street
4,797 reviews
.03 miles away
Ebisu Bridge
612 reviews
.02 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Dotombori Glico Sign staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions about Dotombori Glico Sign