Dotombori (道頓堀) – Osaka, Japan

Another must on our Osaka list was Dotombori, surrounded by water canals this famous street is known for its shops and restaurants, and of course its neon billboard signs; especially that Glico athlete sign. First we stopped for some Starbucks coffee, because these two days we spent in Osaka were definitely the coldest of our trip, and then we shopped! Well, more like i shopped! I wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity to shop at Forever21 and H&M. After we had lunch at a Korean BBQ restaurant, followed by a spontaneous river cruise tour.


I regret not eating Okonomiyaki while in Osaka, but i know i WILL try it next time we’re in mainland.

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Hi! I'm Laura, the girl behind Little Island Takara. I am a military wife and American expat living in Okinawa, Japan! Most days you will find me reading books, wondering what cafe to go to next or daydreaming of my next adventure.

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  • The art on the building is so pretty! Looks like a fun city to explore.

  • I love Dotombori, it is always so lively and fun! Whenever I go it is always such a change from the quiet old fashioned streets in Kyoto!

  • Wow, it looks so beautiful and SO different from the US which I always find incredible. 🙂 thanks for sharing your adventure!