Dotonbori

Attraction Dotonbori Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0071, Japan Published on: 28-07-2016

2 hours 30 mins
08:00 AM - 11:30 PM
04:00 PM
06:30 PM
First-time visit
Attraction
Cultural
Family
Outdoor
Shopping
Must see
Kids
Free
0.00 USD

Dotonbori is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Dotonbori is a large scale downtown along the south bank of the Dotonbori-gawa Canal. Osaka is known as the gastronomists' town.

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Why Dotonbori is special ?

There are theaters that play traditional puppet shows Bunraku, storytellers' halls and other popular entertainment as well as a number of movie theaters.


Dotonbori is often selected as a scene in the Japanese and foreign movies as the symbol of Osaka. There are promenades on both sides of the Dotonbori-gawa Canal to offer better environment for a downtown, which are always attracting visitors and residents. On both sides of the Dotonbori-gawa Canal are lined with advertisements and neon signs. The entire sides of buildings are decorated with neon lamps. The illuminated signboards and neon lamps reflect on the Dotonbori-gawa Canal at night, making Dotonbori even merrier.


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What to explore at Dotonbori?

There is the Hozen-ji Temple built in the 17th century on the first street to the south of street along the Dotonbori Canal. A paper lantern hangs at the front of the temple, which gives off pale orange light at sunset. The stone paved street in front of the Hozen-ji Temple is called the Hozen-ji Yokocho Lane. Shops with a beautiful latticework stand side by side as a reminiscence of the Edo Period in the 17th century and they give off peaceful atmosphere.

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How to get to Dotonbori?

From Tokyo(Tokyo Station) :

[Rail] Take JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line for 2 hours and 30 minutes from Tokyo Station to Shin-Osaka Station. Take a subway for 15 minutes from Shin-Osaka Station to Namba Station.

From Osaka(Namba Station) :

[Walk] A five-minute walk from Namba Station to the Dotonbori area.

From Nagoya(Nagoya Station) :

[Rail] Take JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line for 50 min from Nagoya Station to Shin-Osaka Station. Take a subway for 15 minutes from Shin-Osaka Station to Namba Station.

Source: http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng

Selling points

  • A bustling and hopping place to be
  • Best place for Shopping
  • Fun for people watching
  • For A Different Shopping Experience
  • “Don't leave Osaka without visiting Dotonbori
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Duration
6.0 days
Estimated
146.26 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
18 places

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Dotonbori Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0071, Japan

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  • There are many food vendors and restaurants here. The food ranges from Kobe beef, giant crabs, puffer fish, sushi, yakatori, takoyaki, okonomoyaki, freshly baked cheesecakes, popcorn etc.
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  • Don't forget to bring cash
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  • When you go shopping, don't forget to bargain
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  • Keep eyes on your kids as it's super crowded at night
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Reviews

FourSquare View more

In terms of getting finding every food you can in Osaka, there is also Kuromon Market. But a street like this only exists in Osaka. You must walk even just to take a photo of a couple of places

TripAdvisor View more

This is definitely a place to come around night time when it gets dark. The lights and signage glimmers thoughout the street. On the south side of the river there are a variety of little shops serving a range of food in small proportions (for me it is). On the north side of the river there are a number of clothing, gift and other shops ranging from cheap no brand shops to zara.

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