Dotonbori Canal

If you have seen a picture of Osaka before, it was probably of Dotonbori Canal.  The remodeled canal is an amazing area, and so much better now that you can walk along it’s banks.  Countless photo opportunities and lots of lights.

Budget travel tips

  • Best in the evening.
  • Make sure you also check out Dotonbori Street when on the canal.

How to get there

From Nanba station (Osaka Subway line), take Exit 14 or 15B, then walk north towards the canal (about a minute).

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

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Recommended Hostels and Cheap Hotels

B&S Eco Cube Shinsaibashi

Modern, clean capsule hotel with a women-only floor.  Free Wi-fi and PC use. Check prices at Booking.com.

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Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who lived in New Zealand and Japan for many years. Having traveled across these countries, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel, and also worked at many leading tourism companies in both countries. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association. Those heading to Taiwan should check out his new site, Taiwanna Travel.