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Dotonbori, Osaka

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Whether the lights, the entertainment, or the food draws you to Dotonbori, visit this lively, colorful street to see downtown Osaka. Running along a canal, with promenades on either side and bright, neon signs illuminating the area, this street offers hundreds of restaurants and street food options. Serving as a theater district since the 17th century, the area offers entertainment ranging from traditional puppet theater to multiplex movie theaters. Put Dotonbori at the forefront of your travel plans using our Osaka family vacation planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Don't go before the 16! It doesn't. All in Osaka started afternoon. And more if it gets very hot. Everything is different after this time. It has life. Before these only if you went to the morning didn't see what is. So better that you come back at night. Another thing. The most beautiful of Osaka. No doubt they all. There are businesses on the side to do some shopping. And shots of the Dotombori which are the best travel photos!
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  • August 17, 2017
    Every time into small balls to 順 it near the same Landmark--glico photo-induced, 順 will buried the game, cowboy season time, special evening forced Club Med to water leak barrier
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  • August 17, 2017
    Billboards in glico's trademark dotonbori! And anyway many people feeling a little dirty. For when the Tigers won a really plunge into someone dirty river! And I was surprised. You can stroll around than go see dotonbori, drinking and eating!
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