Dotonbori (道頓堀) is one of the principal tourist destinations in Osaka, Japan, running along the Dōtonbori canal from Dōtonboribashi Bridge to Nipponbashi Bridge in the Namba district of the city's Chuo ward. [Wikipedia]
Dotonbori is one of Osaka’s most popular destinations, with hundreds of neon lights and huge billboards advertising different stores. It runs parallel with Dotonbori canal and is a popular food, shopping and entertainment destination. This is also next to Osaka's red district as you will notice people offering services both to locals and tourists. As you walk around the many eateries in the area, try some takoyaki or octopus balls, a very popular dish in Osaka.
Dotonbori is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Osaka and it is located in the district of Nanba, running along the Dotonbori canal from Dotonboribashi Bridge to Nipponbashi Bridge. The area is always busy but especially at night, when the chaos combined with the shiny neon lights make it the place to be. Absolutely incredible.
Hozenji (法善寺, Hōzenji) built in 1637 is a small buddhist temple in central Osaka dedicated to Fudo Myoo, one of five wisdom kings.
Kuromo Market (黒門市場, Kuromon ichiba), over a 170 years old, is a 580 meter long market inside a shopping street containing approximately 150 shops.
Osaka has been the capital of Bunraku, the traditional Japanese puppet theater, for many centuries. The National Bunraku Theater is a two-hall and exhibition room complex located in Chūō-ku, Osaka. The theater is now one of the few places where where the fascinating art form of bunraku can be seen. The complex opened in 1984 as the country's fourth national theater and became the headquarters of the Bunraku. The National Theater is operated by the Japanese Arts Council, an independent administrative body of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. English programs and headphones are available. The performances usually take place at three-week intervals in January, April, June, July / August and November.