Dotonbori is a famous street in Osaka, Japan. As a representative area of Osaka, dotonbori is often seen in films at home and abroad. The Japanese often say, “eat in Osaka.” this shows the number of restaurants and entertainment facilities here. With the development of tourism, there are more and more tourists here and, surprisingly, almost all Chinese people at first sight.
Dotonbori is a must-see for Chinese tourists visiting Osaka, and its neighbor, shinsaibashi, is the largest shopping district in Osaka. Dotonbori is known as a snack and food district, but it also has a large number of cosmeceuticals shops, including shopping districts.
Geographically, dotonbori is actually a canal in the city of Osaka, and the bustling neighborhood is located on its southern bank. Over time, this bustling area is called dotonbori.
Osaka is known throughout Japan as the “world kitchen” because of its mountains and sea, rich in natural resources and ingredients. Dotonbori, therefore, is a must-see stop for the gastro exploration of Osaka, a place that is bustling from day to night, both for locals and tourists alike.
In dotonbori, restaurants and snack bars are dazzling. Many famous snacks like golden dragon ramen, takoyaki, sushi, fugu and so on can be eaten here. It seems that all the delicacies we want to eat are hidden here.
Osaka, Japan’s second largest city, has a long history and a famous food culture. Osaka is poor, Kyoto is poor. This is an old Japanese saying that shows how many delicacies Osaka has. In addition to dotonbori, hsinsaibashi, nambo and other places are also full of snacks, although the main shopping, but delicious but throughout the streets.
Dotonbori is a busy food district, but there are many entertainment facilities, such as theaters, theaters and so on. However, these recreational facilities are eventually overwhelmed by the wave of food, except for local citizens, probably not many tourists to make a special trip. For tourists, dotonbori is a place to eat and shop.
As the name implies, it is a tourist food street in Osaka, with a commercial atmosphere and a continuous flow of people. Locals go, too, but it’s mostly foreign tourists, mostly Chinese.
In addition to the large number of Japanese signs on main streets and surrounding alleys, there are also more reminders in Chinese. The signs of alipay, WeChat and unionpay in cosmeceuticals stores are also obvious, and the staff in the stores are mostly from China. I used to think I was on one of the country’s tourist shopping streets, if it weren’t for the Japanese billboards.
In addition to the variety of Osaka delicacies, there are also huge billboards, the most famous of which is the big crab sign, known as the dotonbori logo, with which many visitors take photos when they come here. There are face signs, boat signs and so on are very large, instantly eye-catching.
It’s just that compared with these overly ostatious billboards, I prefer the signs of snack bars and izakaya in the streets. Although the shops are small and the signs are low-key, they are very interesting, full of interest and inspiration, and highlight the characteristics of Japanese culture.
Especially in the twilight, the lights at the beginning of the dotonbori in the neon lights fell into the food can not extricate themselves in the color. And these shops in the streets and lanes render dotonbori another realm. The feeling of this realm is like a bustling business district, located in an ancient dharshan temple.
For me, dotonbori’s most charming spot is the 17th-century fassan temple, where lanterns hang in front of a light orange tint at dusk. Although everything around it is full of worldly troubles, it still gives off a calm and tranquil atmosphere, which even affects the small shops around it. It can’t help but make people catch up with the feelings of the edo period in the 17th century.
This is also the main reason why I went to dotonbori, but I never expected it to be so busy, not to mention that the streets are almost full of our own people.
People carry bags, line up at snack bars, sit on the sidelines, or drown the crowd in search of a target. The whole area is very lively, dotoborichuan is particularly calm. In the sunset, buildings on both sides of the river were shrouded in the sunset, tourist boats were shuttling between them, and gradually lit up neon lights began to adorn the city.
The small shops in the streets are also more charming, compared with the busy main street business circle, it seems like fashan temple, in the midst of the quiet. But dotonbori will be more bustling in the twilight, and the temptation of food will be more tantalising.