What to do in Dotonburi!
I will also include surrounding areas with this location as well like Shinsaibashi! Namba is also nearby if you want to combine itineraries.
Location: 4, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0076, Japan
You can’t go to Osaka and skip Dotonburi and the famous Ebisu Bridge! Pose near the Glico Man sign or Massive crab sign. This whole area lights up at night as well so visit it then! Around this area is shopping and a lot of food, so explore, explore, explore. You can find great seafood like crab hotpot and okonomiyaki.
Tonbori River Cruise
At Ebisu river, you can also do a rive cruise. It is pretty popular with foreigners and out of city travelers. It’s about 9 dollars for adults and you circle around major landmarks of Osaka. The loading area is near the ferris wheel Don Quixote!
Osaka is famous for its takoyaki and what better way to get it than at the Kukuru takoyaki place near Ebisu bridge in Dotonburi. It’s wonderful and I highly recommend. As a suggestion, if you do not like slimy or gooey textures, I do not recommend takoyaki, but it doesn’t hurt to try!
Shinsaibashi-Suji Shopping Street
Near Dotonburi is Shinsaibashi. I personally recommend going to this shopping street. A lot of shops are tax free so enjoy and shop cheaply! If you are interested in fashion, this area is for you.
Amerikamura is America Village. This is area is popular for youth hangouts and shopping. The clothing styles and people there take on a more American Hipster vibe. You can find takoyaki, cafes, and bars here too– oh yeah, and a mini statue of liberty.