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Dotonbori is Osaka's most famous evening entertainment district with neon lights, shops, restaurants, riverside boardwalks, boat rides, and big-city hustle and bustle.
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The Glico Man sign uses LED now. The tourists mimic the Glico Man's pose. The area is regularly patrolled by the police so it's less sleazy than before.
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The Glico Man is also very famous in Asia, with many Asian tourists posing with it.
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Interesting to watch how the background changes.
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Rome's Colosseum and Glico Man.
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Eiffel Tower and Glico Man.
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Glico Man at Dotonbori.
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Ebisubashi Bridge or the "pick-up" bridge. However, it is regularly patrolled by police to prevent solicitations.
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Welcome to Dotonbori!
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Lots of neon signs, like Ginza in Tokyo.
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Another Dotonbori icon is Kuidaore Taro, a mechanical drum-playing clown that used to be the mascot of a restaurant that has since closed.
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So this clown was moved here, not far from its original location.
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Restaurant row is fun too. Crab restaurant Kani Dōraku's crab sign has been here since 1960.
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Gyoza restaurant in this retro area.
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Sushi
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Boardwalks along the canal.
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Lots of tourists. Dotonbori is quite a spectacle at night.
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Besides neon signs, shops, restaurants, and boardwalks, there are boat cruises along the canal in Dotonbori.
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Lots of indoor shopping arcades.
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Halloween
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Honolulu Coffee in Dotonbori, Osaka
 
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