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“Dotonbori - nightclub central”
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Owner description: The heart of Osaka nightlife, this area is filled with theaters, restaurants, cafes, bars, arcades and nightclubs.
Reviewed January 15, 2013

This is very much a Japanese attraction for locals. It is interesting to saunter around but all the clubs and bars look very similar. It certainly seems quite an "innocent" place despite the billing in the tourist brochures - plenty of families out on the town when we were exploring.

Thank Steph T
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

This is a must do in the night. It is a food street with lots of restaurants & lots of colourful billboards promoting the ofterings of each establishment.

You could take a good hour at least just walking along and deploring the street.

Many good restaurants here, ask your hotel reception to recommend one based on your tastes.

Thank Edster88
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

A street full of restaurants. Be sure to eat takoyaki and okonomiyaki, as the Osakans do. The restaurants are very quirky with large signages. Very, very crowded, mostly by locals. You won't believe how thick the crowd is especially at night. Don't hesitate to veer away from the main street and eat at side restaurants because they serve equally great food with much much less crowd.

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

giant "big crab", running man on side of building, lots of flash to look at for your tourist video however the area has a lot of drinking going on. more for a younger "college" crowd partying. lots of place to eat, not much shopping or other sights to see.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

You don't need much time to visit this area, but it's fun, quirky, has lots of things of the 'giant' type such as crabs, octopus etc, loads of pachinko gaming/slot arcades and great little local eateries.

Worth a visit for the people watching. Fun photos from the bridge overlooking a Japanese Venice kind of waterway.

Some great shopping in the mall just up the road.

The place made us smile!

Thank AinsLou
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