This famous area is named after the canal which runs parallel to its streets. Lit up on all sides like rides at a fairground, the busy shopping and dining areas here are home to a number of giant, moving creatures and foodstuffs which hang from the sides of buildings, including enormous crabs, takoyaki and hands holding pieces of nigiri sushi. Wandering around this area at night brings to life the Osaka of most people’s imaginations. Leading on from the canal side streets are tiny alleyways such as Hozenji Yokocho – cobbled areas with an old-time feel and countless doorways that open to delicious encounters. Dōtonbori is most easily accessed from Namba Station.
1-9 Dotonbori Chuo Ward Osaka 542-0071