Dōtonbori (道頓堀) – A Food Lover’s Paradise in Osaka, Japan

Dotombori, Osaka Dotombori, Osaka

Osaka is well-known for being the gastronomist’s town of Japan. The prominent nightlife district of Dōtonbori (道頓堀, pronounced tombori) is often considered the mecca of the city’s penchant for cheap, good food. Inundated with restaurants, izakaya bars and street stalls selling signature Osakan delights such as okonomiyaki, takoyaki and kushikatsu, it is no wonder the eclectic area is often highlighted as a must-see destination in scores of different travel guidebooks. Good thing we stayed at the amazingly convenient Cross Hotel during our 4-day Osaka visit (the final leg of our Japan trip) – Dōtonbori was pretty much a two minute walk away. Continue reading “Dōtonbori (道頓堀) – A Food Lover’s Paradise in Osaka, Japan”