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The heart of Osaka nightlife, this area is filled with theaters, restaurants, cafes, bars, arcades and nightclubs.
As featured in 3 Days in Osaka
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Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6211-4542
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Reviewed today via mobile

Dotonbori's trade mark. Hahahaha.... but dont forget to buy some souvenirs in here. Try to bargain, it is more cheap than in harajuku or shibuya

Thank aihaibara27
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Osaka is a city for food lovers. Dotonbori is heart of eating where motto is - eat till you drop. Recommend staying here if you visit Osaka

Thank TravelerPM2014
Reviewed yesterday

Crowded, busy, noisy, colourful, exciting and lots of good food! I would suggest visit Dotonbori during the evening and try out all the street foods.

Thank TY J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Frankly I think it is just like any other city centre. You must know you are there to enjoy the hustle and the lights. There is a food street where you can eat different varieties of good-look out for the giant crab. Don't forget to...More

Thank Titus1984
Reviewed yesterday

Dotonbori Market is a must visit on any trip to Osaka. Full of shops, quirky characters, food stalls, neon lights, etc. Walking amid this chaos is a full sensory experience and it is a large departure from the more modern areas of Osaka. Great things...More

Thank _AliCar3_
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very busy and crowded, but good food and shopping all around! Went to have Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki as it is a must in Osaka!

Thank TheresaL1572
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dotonburi provides all of entertainment, you name it. From the serenading music on the boat tour, groceries shopping of all japanese products, artsy theatres until high end department stores.

Thank vidia k
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is crazy and crowded but vibrant and fascinating especially at night. Lots of bars and restaurants. Department stores. Just a lot to look at. A peak at Osaka life as well as tourists.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dotonbori is a great neighbourhood to visit with great food and great shopping. It really comes alive at night, so that's the best time to visit. You have high end mingling with humble street food and the same goes for the shopping. There's something for...More

Thank Jenpy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Crowded all the time. Gets worst at night. For food hunters, be prepared to queue up. Huge selection of food, shops, souvenirs. Heading back on a weekday. Heard that most shops are opened till 10:30 - 23:00.

Thank BlueMeow
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Margaret F
4 September 2018|
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Response from mbetowler | Reviewed this property |
I don’t see why not! It’s very busy there, like the main tourist hub. Things tended to shut down around 10pm though in the back streets, maybe earlier.
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hafsa c
13 July 2018|
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Response from LuvDaSun222 | Reviewed this property |
If you do a google search of halal restaurants in Osaka you'll see there are a number of them.
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