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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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  • Very busy and crowded, but good food and shopping all around! Went to have Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki as it is a must in Osaka!  more »
  • Even though it has been many times ... but it's not the day or the night, seeing that the solid fruit is going to stop and take a picture again, presumably this is the unique attraction here.
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  • Dotonburi provides all of entertainment, you name it. From the serenading music on the boat tour, groceries shopping of all japanese products, artsy theatres until high end department stores.  more »
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