Located at the southern end of Shinsaibashi, Dotonbori is a well-known and bustling business district, famous for its neighboring theaters, commercial and entertainment venues, and as the birthplace of Osaka cuisine. Japanese people often say "eat in Osaka", which shows that there are many restaurants here. There are huge billboards on both sides of the river with exaggerated and attractive shapes. Among them, the big crab signboard of Glico's signboard and Kani Dōraku's crab are the places where tourists take photos of the most. At night when the neon lights are flashing, you can also take a sightseeing boat and enjoy the night view of the city.
By Subway: Get off at Namba Station on the Midosuji Line, Yotsubashi Line. You can also get off at Nihonbashi Station from the Sennichimae Line and Sakaisuji Line.
Dotonbori has a well-known gourmet seafood restaurant called Crab Dole (か に 道 楽). The large sign at the door is eye-catching and hard to miss. You can eat a good deal of seafood here, the lunch menu is more cost-effective for the traveller on a budget.
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Dotonbori is a modern Japanese tourist attraction that is very popular in Osaka. With a beautiful modern urban panorama, especially at night when this tourist area in Japan is bathed in light.
Not only hunting for Instagramable photos, Toppers can also hunt for a variety of Japanese specialties when visiting this Japanese tourist attraction.
Dotonbori is one of the many tourist areas in Osaka. All Japanese people are probably familiar with the name Dotonbori.
However, many tourists from outside Japan don't really understand what things can be enjoyed here, right?
Therefore, this time we will introduce the interesting things that you can enjoy in Dotonbori, especially for those of you who are going there for the first time.
Dotonbori is the name of one of the shopping centers in Osaka and also the name of the area where the shopping center is located. In addition, Dotonbori is also the name of the river that flows in the northern part of this shopping center. You are guaranteed not to get bored walking around Dotonbori all day long because here there are many shops, places for shopping, and other fun places.
The shopping center was opened by a merchant named Doton Yasui in 1612. Then it began to be called "Dotonbori" when the Dotonbori River was started. The word "bori" in "Dotonbori" comes from the word "hori" which means a drain hole.
Dotonbori is crowded everyday. It's a place where most tourists go to for shopping. Being a tourist, you can buy things tax-free. There’s heaps of stores and restaurants. There's a ferry ride to roam around the place, and of course you have to pay for it. It is best visited at night to see the wonderful bright neon lights and street signs. Cliche as it may sound, this is a must see experience. Not that there's lot of different experiences. However, if you did not got to Dotonbori you missed a big part of Osaka!
Take a glance at the most popular destination in Osaka — Dotonbori. There’s so much to see, eat, and drink in this lively neighborhood. Even I had fun just by walking and looking around! 🤩
Spot the famous giant pufferfish and the iconic Glico Man? Yep, they’re all here. The colorful signs and buildings in this area will keep you entertained all day and night. The more you walk, the more you’ll find flashy signs competing with each other. It’s a destination you won’t want to miss! I also found an Osaka edition coke at a local convenient store in Dotonbori — might be a good souvenir to bring home with you 😉
This is the area you want to explore and get lost during the day but also go out at night! Here you can find bars, clubs, restaurants and much more. The area totally changes when the night comes with all the lights! Every day I was finding new interesting places to go! I Love Osaka