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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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Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6211-4542
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Reviewed today via mobile

Dotonbori is a large pedestrian area in downtown Osaka. The area is filled with restaurants, retail outlets and amusement facilities, very happening especially at night. Do try the ubiquitous Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki available there.

Thank Jainurin J
Reviewed today via mobile

Wow..what a great place to walk around to see all the action and Times Square like surroundings but with a funkier playful edge Loads of people and street food..silly plastic crabs bulls fish Spider-Man etc hanging from buildings This is a great place to photograph...More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed yesterday

Went during the day and did not experience the neon lights. It was very touristy, filled with visiting Chinese tour groups. The only good about it was lots of traditional Japanese restaurants and street snacks. It is difficult to know which are the good ones...More

Thank FYL003
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You have the impression that millions of japanese come together here to stroll around , to shop and to hang out...Many good shopping opportunities , and some really good restaurants , even though somewhat pricey....

Thank kingofpeppange
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This district is rich in bright lights and bustling atmosphere. A long stretch of all types of shops (all the big brands) as well as local fare and every type of restaurant. Obviously best to experience at night. Enjoy.

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is awesome as it is as famous and religious as Yamato for Japanese. This river have some cultural relation to newly Married Japs. Then place is turns into heaven at night-rather than day.

Thank Bibek K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Encouraged by family and friends to visit at night.. it was exciting to look around for different type of street food to taste. Expensive but it is worth a try. Dotonbori is bustling with people. So much to do and your tastebuds and sense of...More

Thank Ma W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed walking around and choosing a restaurant. Ate ramen, okonomiyaki, sashimi, kobe beef, tempura

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are picked by mr YU at railway station. He is polite and friendly . He has well equipped van . He took us to Osaka castle and Museum . He gave good account of history in English. Kind enough to arrange a vegetarian lunch...More

Thank Srinivasrao D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to Osaka for the first time, so I guess I had to come here to see the Glico running man billboard. But other than that, it's just a shopping street you can find in a lot of tourist places. It's not bad exactly, lots...More

Thank Fabianmardi
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Margaret F
4 September 2018|
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Response from mbetowler | Reviewed this property |
I don’t see why not! It’s very busy there, like the main tourist hub. Things tended to shut down around 10pm though in the back streets, maybe earlier.
hafsa c
13 July 2018|
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Response from LuvDaSun222 | Reviewed this property |
If you do a google search of halal restaurants in Osaka you'll see there are a number of them.