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Dotonbori, Osaka

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Whether the lights, the entertainment, or the food draws you to Dotonbori, visit this lively, colorful street to see downtown Osaka. Running along a canal, with promenades on either side and bright, neon signs illuminating the area, this street offers hundreds of restaurants and street food options. Serving as a theater district since the 17th century, the area offers entertainment ranging from traditional puppet theater to multiplex movie theaters. Put Dotonbori at the forefront of your travel plans using our Osaka family vacation planner.
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  • Aside from the amazing audio visual smorgasbord, the smells and tastes of Dotonbori are not to be forgotten.  more »
  • We went at about 5pm on a Friday. It was already very crowded. The tourists and locals were streaming in slowly. There were many eateries. You can buy takoyaki, okonomiyaki, pablo cheese, Kobe beef an...  more »
  • This is a must to visit if you are in Osaka ! You have to go at night to see al the lights the are amazing, people are ever wear and the are so much stores, restaurantes and bars !! Amazing place to t...  more »