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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“glico man” (252 reviews)
“neon lights” (207 reviews)
“ramen” (217 reviews)
Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This popular shopping and entertainment district has zillions of dining choices. All that Japan has to offer you will find here with alley way after alley way full of restaurants and bars. There is also a boat trip on the water-made stretch of canal that...More

Thank DT8888
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must visit place but very crowded Day and night! It has all the wonderful choices of cuisine. Especially authentic Japanese like sushi, ramen and sashimi! The ramen was so memorable - it's the best I'd ever came across with. We went there...More

Thank Elion K
Reviewed yesterday

It is hardly worth recommending Dotonbori. If you're in Osaka you will go. Go at night. Expect lots of crowds. Expect line-ups at popular eating spots. Expect to spend more money that you planned on street food.

Thank GVancouver
Reviewed yesterday

Bright neon lights & lots and lots of people outside (& inside) the restaurants & bars. Glico running man is interesting. Backdrop changes to show cities around the world, including Singapore.

Thank FrancisTLim
Reviewed yesterday

This place has a very particular vibe. Lights, lights and more lights, tons of restaurants, clubs, bars, arcades, ...etc. It's a very busy area and the good restaurants have lines for over an hour to get in -worth considering for planning purposes. Also there is...More

Thank FlyWithKids
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We found no different experiences than those exposed in the internet about this place. Except, a few former Halal restaurants are no longer halal. Glico neon signs seems to be the icon of this place, a must place for photo taking. Strolling around the place...More

Thank Andi G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Many good restaurants in this area. Also a good place to shop for souvenirs and tidbits. We like this place.

Thank Travel_FunZip
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Too many options. So much to see. Evening entertainment on the river walk. Ramen 24/7 is what everybody should have. Manga on 4 floors of a store. And freshly cooked food everywhere.

Thank Germaine B
Reviewed 3 days ago

famed for the amazing shop fronts and neon lights, Dotonbori was one of my favourite stops on our Japan journey. Not just an assault on your eyes but your taste bud get a work out too. lots of little back alley eats as well as...More

Thank Asherd01
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots to see here including some unusual and interesting sights that you will only see in Japan. Worth spending an hour walking around. If you are hungry there are a huge number of fast food and budget restaurants to chose from. Lots of neon too...More

Thank Michael J
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Lim J
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
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
3 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