One of Osaka's most popular tourist destinations, Doutonbori is a large scale downtown along the south bank of the Doutonbori-gawa Canal.
Each side of the canal is thronged with a massive amount of restaurants, shopping, and amusement facilities.
Thus, it is a popular shopping and entertainment district and is also known as a food destination.
At night, Doutonbori is lit by hundreds of neon lights and mechanized signs; think New York Times Square along Venice’s Grand Canal!!
Obviously, Doutonbori is best viewed at night and one must not miss the famous Glico Running Man sign!!