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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. See Dotonbori and all Osaka has to offer by arranging your trip with our Osaka travel planner.
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  • Super crowded, great atmosphere, reminds me of Ximending. Rows and rows of restaurants, street hawkers, local souvenirs shops. Had a great dinner at one of those ramen vending machines shop and spent ...  more »
  • If you come up with ' Osaka ' where dotonbori. Japan Korean people more than places such as the atmosphere, Myeong-dong, Korea, Ralph is squealing;. But the flowing river? rivers? The ambiance is cool, kinda hotter Sun.
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  • For 7 days in Osaka, go to Boston for dinner every night. Here choose a lot, there are Japanese style, and crab food, and chapter fish Burning, Cafe, every night to eat different dishes and not boring. In the past few years, Osaka has been a Chinese tourist, and all of them have been served in China. There is something strange about translation, and sometimes it is better to call them than to return to Japanese to eat first.
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