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