Tokyo is famous the world over for it’s neon soaked street with never ending districts of nightlife with the lights never dimming. But how about when you get out of Tokyo? Today we take a look at the famous Dotonbori district in Osaka, where you can walk along the Dotonbori Canal, and take in the sights, the world famous food and have a night out you won’t soon forget.
The Dotonbori district is one of the busiest areas in Osaka, anytime of day. With a history that dates back to 1612, when a local entrepreneur, Yasui Doton, began expanding the Umezu River with the canal to increase commerce in the region by connecting the two branches of the Yokobori River. Sadly Yasui died in the Siege of Osaka before he got to see the completion, however his cousins finished the canal in 1615. It was named by the lord of Osaka Castle, and it’s corresponding avenue Dotonbori, in the memory of its creatorRead More