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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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  • Before the glico sign I think Minami 1-historic, is a photographer. Familiar sight on television. I think because the river's changing looks more stylish in a repeat visit.
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  • Really vibrant and bustling - but come prepared for throngs of crowds all clamoring to take the same few shots of the iconic glico man and the river. Nice energy and atmosphere and lots of restaurants...  more »
  • This years Asian travellers increased very much. Eating in front of the store, you can shop even more. That you enjoy or see the lights burn, visit when you travel to baked crab Kani doraku, Osaka, Osaka. Departs from the port town [storyteller and Naniwa expedition cruise], guide Let's enjoy rakugo as seen from the top of the ship and dotonbori neon, is recommended.
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