In my previous post you could see pictures of this street during a night which is a side street not so far from Dotonbori area. See how this street looks like during a day time 🙂
FILA oversized vintage top
CONVERSE all stars sneakers
Pictures by Kumansuke Photography
Once the curtain of darkness has fallen, Osaka transforms itself into a showy, neon lit city teeming with exciting and fun places to visit.
There are so many options available for entertainment and dining that it is hard to know where to begin. Sampling Osaka’s nightlife is something that you must do, if you ever find yourself in this wonderful city.
A logical place to start is Dotonbori.
This is the most well known street in the Shinsaibashi drinking district. When you stand on Ebisu Bridge overlooking Dotonbori Canal, you will be able to see the famous Glico runner crossing the finishing line with his arms raised. This billboard is one of the most photographed and iconic images of Osaka.
In addition to having hundreds of bars, this area is also a gastronomist’s heaven as it is filled with many affordable restaurants. They all serve mouth-wateringly delicious Japanese cuisine, too.
I wouldn’t be myself if didn’t recommend that you check out some of the little side streets as well. After all, some of the best places are usually the ones that are just off the main track.
As you walk along Dotonbori Street away from the Ebisu Bridge and Glico Man you will come to an arcade, turn left at its corner and walk for about 3 minutes then turn right. You will come to a place where few tourists venture even though it is close to a main street.
This magical street has a local vibe and was recommended to me by my good friend (thanks Miaka!). Getting lost in the small bars in this area is where I have had some of my best experiences ever.
Brace yourself for some serious bar hopping and remember that you should be able to get good deals on Suntory Whisky.
Finally, don’t forget, what happens in Osaka stays in Osaka! 😛
You can find small bars filled with different kinds of sake from all corners of Japan, truly a heaven for sake lovers!
“Showa Bar” -cozy and inredibly small shot bar with friendly bartender
In Japan , it’s forbidden to take pictures of places and strange people almost at every occasion so you can guess what was this poor waiter saying
“Boys of the night” who entertain female customers in famous hosts bars in Japan
All pics above are taken by me.
Picture taken by Kumanosuke Photography