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Dotonbori Osaka

Japan Winter 2024

Hiroshima | Japan

03 Mar 2024 | Sun

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Dotonbori Osaka

Our first visit to Dotonbori, Osaka was an unforgettable experience. Our hotel was conveniently located, just a short 20-minute walk away. Despite visiting in early March, which is typically considered off-season, we were surprised by the bustling crowds in Dotonbori. The vibrant sights were truly impressive, with famous signs lighting up the night sky. The shopping and food options were plentiful and diverse. Experiencing the lively atmosphere of Dotonbori in person was truly amazing.

Dotonbori Osaka
Beautiful Evening at Dotonbori Osaka

Dōtonbori or Dōtombori (道頓堀, pronounced [doːtomboɾi]) is a district in Osaka, Japan. Known as one of Osaka’s principal tourist and nightlife areas, the area runs along the Dōtonbori canal from Dōtonboribashi Bridge to Nipponbashi Bridge in the Namba district of the city’s Chūō ward. Historically a theater district, it is now a popular nightlife and entertainment area characterized by its eccentric atmosphere and large illuminated signboards.

One of the area’s most prominent features is an illuminated billboard for confectionery company Glico displaying the image of a runner crossing a finishing line, which is often seen as an icon of Osaka within Japan.

– Dotonbori Osaka > Wikipedia

Map | Dotonbori Osaka

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