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The heart of Osaka nightlife, this area is filled with theaters, restaurants, cafes, bars, arcades and nightclubs.
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As featured in 3 Days in Osaka
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Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6211-4542
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came right at dusk, and it was jammed packed. This little district was hopping, from restaurants, boat tours, a very unusual Ferris wheel, and people watching galore. Takoyaki every other store. Fresh tuna carving shows. Good bars with Japanese craft beer. You could walk...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank jayy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dotonbori certainly is less exciting during the day but you could actually enjoy the little details, like the small eaters. There are still a bunch of tourist but you donโ€™t have to zigzag through the crowd. Give it a try!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank TravelWithLi
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Crazy colourful shopping district. Must see. We did a small tour here that took us away from the usual street area. Would recommend doing this first so you get to know a bit of the area as it can be daunting at first. For me...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank joenelson2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Must see when the sun is gone. The neon lights and crowds of people are a must to see. We didnt go much on the quality of the food. Maybe a little touristy. Easy to get to from Namba. Just walk down a verg very...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank leanneandtony
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Doronbori is such a happening place packed to tourists by the bus loads and locals. It has so many landmarks such as th Glico Running Man sign, Kuidaore Tori, Konamon Museum, Kani Doraku and Don Quijote to name a few. We spent 1.5 days exploring...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Mengyau
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is the beating heart of Osaka, it is so dynamic colorful and a crazy nightlife. You can anything you need there.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Mokh2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised with the sights, sound and aromas of Dotonbori. Its almost like a large and exciting playground for adults and kids alike. The food choices were plentiful and varied in prices for all types of budgets. This is a must visit when...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank sisons2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

The amount of people that were here on a Friday about 4 PM was absolutely crazy. The shops had garish signs. Lots of people were eating and walking so I'm guessing there is some good food here. We didn't stay long enough to find out....More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank marmie1a
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect place to come to show you the shopping side of Japan although very touristic it does showcase all the street food and shops you could want. If you look hard enough there are some cool bars to pop into. Easy to find and walking...More

Date of experience: November 2019
1  Thank si_79
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You would have to be boring to not enjoy it here. Plenty of bars and restaurants. I was even taken to a hidden pay-trance club. Lots of shopping during the day too. A very Japanese city experience.

Date of experience: November 2019
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csgohan4
October 4, 2019|
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Response from CanuckJames | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. Just as a note, most of the food stall food items are made to be eaten immediately or they end up not as tasty. However, they can and will package everything to take home, if desired.
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amymiko07
February 10, 2019|
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Response from amymiko07 |
thanks. I chk last year was nov. koyto was end nov. this year cherry blossom came early so autumn leave might be early or not?
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xxseeteexx
January 13, 2019|
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Response from Alshamsi89 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Yes some of the shops will open and mostly restaurant are open also.
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