Dotonbori Street

Dotonbori Street is the place to go for drinks or food in the evening in Osaka.  It’s full of reasonably priced restaurants and bars, and has a lively character that will force you to get out your camera and take a few pics!

Budget travel tips

  • It’s a nice place any time of the day, but gets particularly lively and exciting in the evening.
  • Stay clear of bars that have cover charges.  There are plenty without, and signs outside usually say if there is a cover/table charge. Ask “charji??” to check if you are worried.

How to get there

From Nanba station (Osaka Subway line), take Exit 14 or 15B, then walk north towards the canal for a minute. Dotonbori Street is the wide street on the right, just before the river.

From Umeda station (Osaka), take the Midosuji line (Osaka Subway) to Nanba station and follow the instruction above (7 mins, 230 yen).


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Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who has lived in and visited Japan for over a decade. Having traveled across the country, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel here, and has also worked for many leading tourism companies. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association.