Dotonbori is a representative tourist spot in Osaka, known for its Kani Doraku and Glico signboards.
Together with the nearby areas of Namba, Shinsaibashi, and Sennichimae, is also known as Minami.

three dimensional octopus signboard at Dotonbori

Dotonbori is lined with various kinds of restaurants, including Osaka’s gourmet foods such as takoyaki, okonomiyaki, and kushikatsu (skewered pork cutlets), and is an area that symbolizes the concept of “Kui Daore(spending extravagantly on food and drink and losing one’s property)”.
The streets are lined with eye-catching and unique three-dimensional signboards, making it a fun place just to walk around.

Dotonbori River
Doutonbori River and Ebisu Bridge

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Dotonbori Dive

As a side note, when the Hanshin Tigers (Japan’s professional baseball team loved by Osaka people) win a championship or on Halloween, which has recently become a popular event in Japan, some people jump off the Ebisu Bridge, famous for its Glico signboard, into the Dotonbori River, commonly known as “Dotonbori Dive”.
However, some people have been injured or killed by “Dotonbori Dive” and it is a very dangerous act, so please do not do it.

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Dotonbori (道頓堀)


Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0071


2-7 minutes walk from Namba Station, JR Namba Station, Osaka Namba Station , Nankai Namba Station, Kintetsu Nippombashi Station


Namba Station
Osaka Metro Midosuji Line, Osaka Metro Sennichimae Line, Osaka Metro Yotsubashi Line

JR Namba Station
JR Kansai Main Line

Osaka Namba Station
Hanshin Nanba Line

Nankai Namba Station
Nankai Line

Kintetsu Nippombashi Station
Kintetsu Line