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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. See Dotonbori and all Osaka has to offer by arranging your trip with our Osaka travel planner.
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  • The title describes the place. All kind of food and souvenirs stores are there. All restaurants plays strange song at the entrance... Neons all around  more »
  • We can enjoy nightlife culinary and shopping along Dotonburi Street. Also can meet people from our country as tourist here.  more »
  • This is one of the main attraction for Osaka. It’s very lively with a lot of restaurants and shop near by. The decor is somewhat very unique, a lot of shop hang some figures next to their sign (cow, o...  more »

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The majority of Osaka's moderate and expensive accommodations concentrate in the districts of Umeda, Kyobashi, Namba, and Shin-Osaka. Base your stay in or near Minami neighborhood for proximity to a wide selection of shopping and dining options. For quick access to long-distance transportation to other cities and areas, look for hotels in Kita district. Many backpackers prefer the budget options in the Tennoji area, where the quality of rooms and prices vary wildly--call or check websites of specific establishments before you make reservations.
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