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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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  • Definitely a must visit, never to miss place in Osaka where you can find everything you need from food, clothing, shoes, cosmetics, local products, etc etc. All the best foos in Osaka may be found her...  more »
  • The sultry summer night, in some areas there was a special and fun event. Every time I come it's still brimming with places for people every time
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  • Dotonbori is a very busy tourist street with lots of tourists and locals every evening. Street has lots of food stalls and restaurants. Filled with a few large shopping centre. We were there almost ev...  more »

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