Dotonbori

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Dotonbori, located along the canal of the same name, is a street in the Namba district of Osaka’s Chuo ward that epitomizes the city’s nightlife. The colorful area is an explosion of neon lights, mouth watering street food, retro vibes, clubs, stores, and bars. A popular saying associated with the street is kuidaore, which roughly means to go bankrupt after spending an enormous amount of money on food. To experience the essence kuidaore (responsibly, of course) be sure to check out this renowned partying spot and lose yourself in the contagious energy!

Overview

Address

1 Chome-9 Dotonbori, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0071 (Directions)

Hours

Open 24 hours Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Holidays Open 24 hours

Phone Number

06-6211-4542

Website

http://www.dotonbori.or.jp/en/

General Amenities

  • Shops
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coin lockers

Facilities

  • Restaurant

Accessibility

  • Barrier-free access

Access

Dotonbori extends between Daikokubashi and Nippombashi bridges and is about a 5-minute walk from Namba Station.

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