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Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
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The heart of Osaka nightlife, this area is filled with theaters, restaurants, cafes, bars, arcades and nightclubs.
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Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday

I was on a 6 day visit to Osaka and decided to stay near Dotonbori. Dotonbori is definitely tourist friendly (in Japan a lot of places are rather closed off to foreigners / non-Japanese speakers). I'm from Toronto and let's just say ANY restaurants you...More

Thank makch85
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went there with our 2 boys aged 6 & 2 and we also had a stroller. It was pretty crowded but we managed.There was a lot of street food but we went there on a mission which was to try the BBQ'ed King Crab...More

Thank The_Coconut_Family
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was aware of the osakan maxim "Kuidaore" (eat yourself into ruin) and witnessed it when I got to Dotonbori. Wow !!! This place is just amazing and you can easily stroll for hours just savouring the best of Japanese street food, especially osakan Okonomiyaki,...More

Thank AbSat1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This site has been shown in many different Japanese dramas! The Japanese "running man"! Great place for a Kodak moment ! It's different when you come during the day time to the night (at night, the light and the color is quite amazing) so I...More

Thank leciel83
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dotonburi felt a little overdone, in my opinion. Lots of shops and other businesses jammed in all over the place, lots of colour and energy, but very little depth or character. It felt a little contrived, or hyped up. How many takoyaki does a person...More

Thank ModusOperandie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

All the restaurants and shopping are here. Spend at least 4 hours, and additional 4-6 hours if you enjoy buying Japanese goods.

Thank IHoHongKong
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Plenty of shops to explore, so be prepared to spend a lot of time in here. Some great shops worth a look, but certain types of shops became a little repetitive. There were some bargains to be had, but don't expect to find things heavily...More

Thank Wendy A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Dontonbori to me is a street food adventure. All kinds of street food all lined up to choose from. My family loves the Tako-yaki. A must try. It is a flour based dough with an octopus (we call it squid in my country) in the...More

Thank FIdes2013
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although packed with tourist. It is a must when you are in Osaka to come to Dontonbori and take a photo in front of the glico running man sign. The covered walkways are so good to keep away the elements.

Thank foodiemaxi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place has been prominently featured in documentaries, travel books & brochures as a must go place in Osaka. It is quite similar to Ximending, Taipei. Lots of dining & shops. Very colourful, crowded & interesting. Come & soaked in the lively atmosphere. And perhaps...More

Thank Travelove58
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Lim J
When is the best time to visit Osaka and how to go Kyoto from Osaka?
5 June 2017|
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Response from Dendy W | Reviewed this property |
I think osaka and kyoto or all of japan is a beautiful place. So u can visit anytime u see fit for your activity or interest. It is most beautiful when the Sakura flower blossoming. It is the golden weeks. From osaka to... More
Mervyn T
We are staying at nippombashi, how do we get to dotonburi?? Is it close enough to walk or is subway better, which rail also please thank u everyone! ✌🏼
3 May 2017|
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Response from Jazziv | Reviewed this property |
Walking is good option because Dotonbori is in the middle of Namba subway station 5 mins walk) and Nippombashi subway station(7 mins walk). You may check Google map or get a map from the hotel.
Mervyn T
Are there public toilets at dotonburi area!! What times do shops and restaurants usually close?? Thank you!!🙏
2 May 2017|
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Response from Corihi | Reviewed this property |
I only saw one public restroom which was pretty "crude". On the women's side, there was only one stall with no toilet paper. We could actually see into the men's side (at the urinal) while waiting in line. I spotted the... More