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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 3 days ago

Probably the most photography place in Osaka, nightscape. There are lots and lots of people taking photos of the famous Dotombori and billboards.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Busy shopping and street food area. You can wonder around for hours and not get bored. Try a little bit of everything.

Thank 548danielg
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good area to do shopping, dining restaurants and street food. The place is packed daily throuhout the day/ night by tourists. Nice neon lights, walking streets and river. Great atmosphere.

Thank joongyc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Don’t ask me why but I loved the vibe here! One of my favorite spots in all Japan. Great also if you are in a cosplay situation and you want to show off

Thank SimoneCP86
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Definitely cannot cover the whole place in one day. Restaurants, cafe, boutiques, departmental stores such as H&M, Uniqlo n Gu n all kinds of things. A must go when in Osaka.

Thank Janeslg
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In my 3 weeks stay at Osaka, I had not seen as many people gathered together in an area than I saw at Dotombori. There were quite a number of youngsters who were obviously enjoying the night activity there. The well lit skyscrapers were a...More

Thank Amsa M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of the hot spot for tourist so is a must to visit. Avoid visiting during weekend and peak hours as the crowd will be so big. I took a river cruise along the river as included in the Osaka Amazing Pass.

Thank zh0ngyic
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

At night this area comes alive with the bright lights of neon signage. Lots to do and see here - shopping, slot machines and food. It’s nice to stroll around a soak up the atmosphere, albeit the crowds can make it a bit overwhelming.

Thank Wombling_Free_7548
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was astonished at the amount of action on a Thursday evening. The atmosphere around the bridge and the river was great. Loads of people in loads of restaurants. Terrific lights. An area of 6 x 6 blocks was buzzing. After what I thought I...More

Thank Coylum
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Osaka’s Shinjuku, Bright advertisement boards and shop fronts , to me the iconic imagery of modern Japan

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Margaret F
4 September 2018|
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Response from kaukau | Reviewed this property |
Dotonbori is like Times Square on New Years Eve every night of the week, month, and year.