Dotombori District

Dotombori District: Address, Phone Number, Dotombori District Reviews: 4.5/5

Dotombori District
4.5
Write a review
About
The heart of Osaka nightlife, this area is filled with theaters, restaurants, cafes, bars, arcades and nightclubs.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Dotombori District
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
12,473 reviews
Excellent
5,542
Very good
4,966
Average
1,692
Poor
200
Terrible
71

izyphotos
Mascot, Australia708 contributions
This area is located along the canal and only 5 mins walk from Namba station. It is literally an explosion of colour, neon lights, street food, clubs, stores and bars. There are so many of the flashy billboards above the restaurants with the crabs, octopus, dumplings etc. You have to try the Takoyaki - grilled octopus balls. The glico Running Man is a popular icon and can be seen from the Ebisu bridge. You can take a river cruise which goes under the 9 bridges. There is a free ferris wheel which we came across by accident as the entrance of it is from inside the Don Quijote store. It gives a great view of the district. There were many people but as we visitied at the beginning of Covid in March 2020, there were not as many tourists. This is unique and unlike anything you will experience anywhere else.
Written 16 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jamela Q
3 contributions
very nice place to visit specially in evening so many shop for food and souvenir always crowded and connected with shinsaibashi shopping street.
Written 22 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Pancho4112
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan106 contributions
Couples
Went there for a second time. Our first time was in 2016.
This tkmez the place looked dirty and sketchy
Groups of foreigners staring at women walking while drinking and littering. Police was nowhere to be seen.
I would not recommend it to women traveling alone.
Written 31 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Louie Boracay
Boracay, Philippines112 contributions
Couples
I love shopping eating out and walking and this is the perfect place in Osaka Japan you will see a lot of good restaurants bars café and shopping there a lot of tax free stores vintage shops and I love walking so much
Written 1 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

MasCabron23
Okinawa City, Japan375 contributions
We strolled through the district in the night and had a fantastic time. The street food vendors and little shops were time well spent. I highly recommend trying one of the crab restaurants and the okonomiyaki restaurants. There are American stores and, of course, McDonalds and Starbucks.
You can even take a ride in the river, ride the ferris wheel.
The night scenery was equally, if not better, sight. All the lights and billboards light up making it reminiscent of times square in New York.
Enjoy the area!
Written 31 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

MRBP
Luzon, Philippines246 contributions
Walk around and your senses will be treated with different sights, sounds and smell. There are a lot of places for shopping, trying out Japanese food and photo opportunity. Sept. 2017
Written 6 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Marcy
6 contributions
This many people in such small space. We were worried. There are many strange noises that we did not hear in any other places
Written 12 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

muhammad rizal f
Jakarta, Indonesia61 contributions
shopping district with large advertising board and lamp, look great at night.
if you are shopaholic, this is the place, mainly clothes both famous and local brand, drug store, one price store, book and multimedia (book-off) , and restaurant.
Written 31 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jovinnnnn
Singapore, Singapore419 contributions
Family
The area is a big alley of eateries, shops and entertainment arcades. Food sold are rather repetitive hence, looking at which has the shorter queue would be the way to save time and enjoy more food!

Good place for lunch or dinner with the many choices! Probably half a day or so would be sufficient to finish exploring the area!
Written 18 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JCaro
Oxnard, CA6 contributions
Friends
Dotombori has a ton of different food. I was lucky enough to go there and eat Takoyaki as well as eat at the Kaiten-sushi place. I visited there on a rainy week but on a clear morning, there are street performances all the time.
Written 25 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 5,895
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Dotombori District

We recommend booking Dotombori District tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 49 Dotombori District tours on Tripadvisor