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  • Address: Dotonbori, Chuo Ward, Osaka 542-0071, Japan

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Dotonbori Tours

The most famous entertainment neighborhood in Osaka, Dotonbori (also called Dotombori) boasts a rich history, an exciting nightlife, and cultural gems. Situated along the Dotomborigawa River, Dotonbori stretches down a single street in in the city’s Minami area. Formerly a pleasure district, geishas once flocked to Dotonbori as the go-to place to entertain their customers. Today remnants of that lively history can be felt and seen in the numerous small restaurants and bars that dot the river. In fact, Dotonbori is Osaka’s best neighborhood for both domestic and foreign food. In addition to drinking and dining, Dotonbori has excellent shopping. 

At night, Dotonbori comes to life with hundreds of neon lights. The most iconic images of the neighborhood are the larger-than-life neon “Guriko” sign – an image of a running man – and the Kani Doraku crab sign, an advertisement for a popular restaurant that features a moving crab. These images are so famous that souvenir shops sell them on key chains and other keepsakes. During the day, local traditions can be observed. For instance, when the local Hanshin Baseball team wins a national title, hordes of locals run to the area and jump into the river to celebrate. No trip to Osaka is complete without exploring the enigmatic, exciting Dotonbori district.

Practical Info

Dotonbori is located 5 minutes walking from the Namba Station of the Midosuji Subway Lineo or from the Namba Station off the Kintetsu railway. Parking is available but limited.

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