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Address: Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
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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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Noisy in evening rather boring during day time

We visited Dotonbori on two different occasions for lunch and an evening walk. Well it is always crowded but definitely better during evening. More lively and noisy and as long as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Georgios F
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Oslo, Norway
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Singapore, Singapore
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

visited this place many times at night. lots and lots of delicious food there! nice displays around too. lots of people

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Main tourist attraction in Osaka with lots of restaurants and small shops. It's also filled with lots of giant neon lights. I think the attraction for me is the 3D giant display.

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Thank StephNgoi
Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You will spoilt for choice when it comes to food here. From ramen to takoyaki to hotpot to sushi, they basically have it all here. A die die must try is the by the road side stall that sell grill abalone and scallop. You will never regret for having it. Damm, I still miss that taste.

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Thank ChrisLee146
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Dotonbori in night. The street was extremely beautiful with a river middle. I had tried the boat and traveled along the Dotonbori. The glico board, was a classic. Everyone should visit there for two times one in afternoon one in evening. You will discover a new Osaka.

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Thank Yosef J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great area for shopping, eating and drinking. We ended up around this area most nights. Huge variety of bars, clubs and restaurants.

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Thank Liam F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The neons are bright and nice, but crowds don't look so appealing to make me want to visit this place one more time.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Dotonbori on two different occasions for lunch and an evening walk. Well it is always crowded but definitely better during evening. More lively and noisy and as long as you watch tour kids suitable for families with young children as well. Place is full of neon lights, smell of food and people. It is a must as you... More 

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Thank Georgios F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Your eyes and tummy will enjoy dotonbori. Halfday walk in this area is not enough, especially when you're looking for something. It is a must to see dotonbori before your flight going home for your おみやげ. We enjoyed takoyaki and ramen aroud this area. For tourists, a lot of store offers tax free shopping. I suggest buying in Don Quijote.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a must to go when you visiting Osaka. Along the bridge with beautiful river you can take great photos. This place is famously know for it's nightlife, sightseeing place, and also shopping. Many local people with unique outfit you could find here. And you can also find so many delicous culinary nearby. We met nice Korean tourists... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even though "Blade Runner" takes place in a dystopian L.A. circa 2019, it sure looks a lot like the neon-saturated Dotonbori district in Namba Osaka. OK, not as nihilistic but I wonder if filmmaker Ridley Scott took inspiration from this area for the set decorations. After a long day touring Kyoto and Nara and an hour-long drive through heavy traffic,... More 

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