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Dotonbori is one of the principal tourist destinations in Osaka, Japan. Running along the Dotonbori canal from Dotonboribashi Bridge to Nipponbashi Bridge in the Namba district of the city's Chuo ward, Dotonbori is a popular nightlife district filled with good food, exciting entertainment options, and an eccentric atmosphere. The area is well-known for the giant illuminated signboards, including the famous runner crossing a finish line for the Glico confectionery company. The iconic image of the runner crossing the finish line has become synonymous with Dotonbori and Osaka. Come for the food, stay for the nightlife, and enjoy Osaka like a local during your Japan Tour or free day in Osaka.
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Popular shopping district also known as Osaka's Kitchen
Small ball shaped snacks made with flour, egg, and octopus
Tower with The Floating Garden Observatory offering a great view of Osaka
Large shopping mall specializing in anime and character goods
Known to be a more dangerous area of Osaka with higher homeless rates but great food
Reconstructed after it was burned down by lightening; now modified into a museum
Osaka's largest shopping district and delicious street food
Deep-fried skewered dish in made with various meats, seafood, and vegetables.