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Namba【Doutonbori】Recommend meeting place here! Introduce 10 recommended spots

It is no exaggeration to say that Osaka Namba’s Dotonbori is Osaka’s number one tourist destination. You can enjoy Osaka gourmet, and there are many landmarks that can be said to be a symbol of Osaka, such as “Glico ” and “Kuidaore Dolls”

Dotonbori is the best sightseeing spot in Osaka as well as the downtown area. You can’t meet up or you get lost if you don’t decide meeting place.

It is better to you to set up easy place when you meet up someone. I introduce best meeting spot to you.

1.Many sightseeing spot at Namba (Doutonbori)

Dotonbori has many famous tourist destinations that are often seen on TV.

【Signboard of Glico】

The Signboard of Glico is one of the tourist attractions that you would like to see once you go to Osaka. Glico’s signboard with a height of 20m and a width of 10.38m can be said to be a landmark in Osaka. It is photo spot for tourists. (in front ofebisubashi )Let’s take a photo in the same pose as Glico’s signboard!

※ If you get lost, check here.

【Kuidaore Doll (Kuidaore  Taro)】

Speaking of Osaka mascot is “Kuidaore doll”Round glasses and red striped clothes create a sense of Osaka.It is a very popular souvenir. In fact, it has the name “Kuidaore Taro”.

It used to appear on television and magazines often, but it was originally an advertising doll for the restaurant “Kuidaore”. At that time, it was a time when it was recognized that “eateries are adult places”. It was produced with a cost of 10 million yen so that families could use it. Currently, there are no restaurants, but Kuidaore  Taro has moved to the slightly separated “Nakaza Kuidaore Building” and is still loved by people.

※If you buy souvenir at Doutonbori

【Kani douraku】

There is also a large crab called “Kani douraku” in Dotonbori. The food is delicious while fresh. Now it’s in various places in Japan, but Dotonbori is the main store. Let’s take a commemorative photo with crab.

※If you eat something at Namba, Doutonbori

2. Dotombori is crowded with people every day, so be careful.

Dotonbori is full of tourists every day. There are people who take pictures, people who shoot videos, and many tourists.

Dotonbori is famous sightseeing spot but it is also important to remember that it is a downtown area called Minami.
In other words, other than tourists,Osaka  resident also come around Dotonbori. Dotonbori, the source of information, has not only tourist attractions but also restaurants, playgrounds, fashionable clothes shops and cafes. There are also shops where you can enjoy Corona beer and gourmet food. So there are many people.

When meeting in Dotonbori, we recommend that you set a location that is easy to understand so as not to get lost.

3.If you are waiting at Dotonbori here! 5 regular choices.

I will introduce five classic meeting spot.

3-1.Ebisu bashi (Hikake-bashi)

The Ebisubashi is in front of glico signbord ,between Shinsaibashi suji syoutengai and ebisubashi. An average of 200,000 people a day (350,000 people on holidays) are said to pass the ebisubashi.

By the way, this ebisubashi, also known as “Hikake-bashi”. It comes from the point that the origin was hit on spot. It is not up to that now, but men often talked to women from the 80’s to the 00’s. It seems that it has decreased since the revision of the law, but not only hit on but also lots of bargaining and catching.

Although ebisubasi is a standard meeting spot, it is an average bridge that uses 200,000 people a day as mentioned above, so it may take some time to search for a meeting person depending on the day of the week and time, though the location is easy to understand.

Address: 1-6 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Dotonbori Glico The nearest station / how to the signboard




 “TSUTAYA EBISUBASHI” at the entrance of the Ebisubashi syoutengai is a highly convenient meeting spot that was reopened in 2014.
There is BOOK & Cafe in B1F, and you can enjoy reading with coffee. You can also try out the latest cosmetics for free at @cosme store on the 4th floor. There is also a powder room, so it’s useful before dating!

Address: 1-8-19, Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
TEL: 06-6214-6262
Opening hours:
8:00 am to 4:00 am (BOOK)
10:00 am to 4:00 am (cell · Rental)
10:00 am to 3:00 am (cosmetics)
Regular holiday: None




It may be rare to meet at a clothes shop, but “H & M EBISUBASHI 1 (enisubashi branch)” is recommended for a meeting. Because it is in the middle of Dotonbori, you can find it immediately. You can also shop during the meeting.

There is also “H & M EBISUBASHI MEN’S (A) Men’s Store” on the other side of the road. It is the first H & M mens specialty store in Japan. The total floor area of ​​1,900 m2 of the two stores does not cover the size of H & M UMEDA (Umeda store), but you should surely find clothes that suit you.

At the time of meeting, let’s not make a mistake between “H & M EBISUBASHI 1” and “H & M EBISUBASHI MEN’S”.

Location: H & M EBISUBASHI 1 (ebisubashi branch)
Address: 7-2 Cuneikaemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka CROESUS Shinsaibashi Building
Opening hours:10:00 to 22:30
Regular holiday:Regular holiday



Location: H & M EBISUBASHI MEN’S (ebisubashi Men’s Store)
Address: 2-4-9 Shinsaibashi Suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka City Takahashi Building
TEL: 0120-866-201
Opening hours:10:00 to 22:30
Regular holiday:Regular holiday



3-4. Lotteria ebisubashi

 The Lotteriaebisubashi next to ebisubashi and TSUTAYA EBISUBASHI. You can use it as a drink alone.Let’s sit in the window seat and look for friend from above.

Location:Lotteria ebisubashi
Address: 1-10-1, Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
TEL: 06-6213-5463
Opening hours:8:45 to 22:30
Regular holiday: None



3-5. Don Quixote Doutonbori

 Dotonbori River  through the north of Dotonbori. Along the river is the Don Quijote Dotonbori Store.

The yellow lane and the riverside along the river stand out more than this. The world’s first long round ferris wheel offers about 15 minutes of aerial walks, so if you’ve successfully met in person, let’s get on!

※ Click here for an article on the Ebisu tower.

Location:Don Quijote Dotonbori branch
Address:7-13 Soeemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka
TEL: 06-4708-1411
Opening hours:Open 24 hours
※Ferris wheel 11: 00-23: 00 (final ride 22:45 ) In case of change
Holiday: Non



4.You can use it for meet up spot. 5 Recommended Spots

We introduced Dotonbori’s regular waiting spots, but there are a lot of other spots that can be used for waiting. Here are some recommended meet up spots.

4-1. Namba Grand Kagetsu

 Speaking of Osaka comedian! There are various performances every day, “Namba Grand Hanatsuki”, which is a few minutes from Osaka Metro Midosuji Line Namba Station.

The reason why Namba Grand kagetsu is recommended to meet is because there is no other similar place. There are 2 stores in H & M Dotonbori, and Lotteria is a chain store. If you get lost and someone tells you the way, you will never be guided to another place.

And Namba Grand kagetsu is selling various kinds of goods and souvenirs. The ability to buy souvenirs is another attraction.

Location: Namba Grand kagetsu
Address: 11-6 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka City
TEL: 06-6641-0888
Operating hours:10:30-21: 00
※ Varies depending on the day
Regular holiday: None



4-2. Takashimaya Osaka store

Dotonbori is a short walk from Namba Station, so it might be nice to meet at Namba Station, but the station is quite complicated. Therefore, the entrance to the 1st floor of the Takashimaya Osaka Store located just off Namba Station is a recommended meet up place.

Location: Takashimaya Osaka Store
Address: 5-1-5 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka
TEL: 06-6631-1101
Opening hours:10:00-20:00 (Gold soil is from 20:30. May vary depending on the date and store. )
Regular holiday: January 1st



4-3. family mart ebisubashi

 There are not many people meet up spot at the convenience store. So, unlike other meet up spots, “FamilyMart ebisubashi Store” can find your company.

You can buy cigarettes, and you can withdraw some money at the ATM.

However, staying in the store is not good. So let’s wait outside the store and protect manners so as not to disturb the store clerk and other customers.

Location:Familymart ebisubashi
Address: 1-9-1, Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka City Tachibanaya Building 1F
TEL: 06-6214-3011
Opening Hours:24 hours
Regular Holiday:None
Access:Navigating the nearest station / how to Dotonbori Glico signboard



4-4. Saint Mark Cafe Osaka Nankai Namba Station Store

“Nanban Galleria”, which leads to Nankai Namba Station, is famous as a meet up spot, but “Sanmark Cafe Osaka Nankai Namba Station” is also ideal for meet up. Cafe is in front of 3F south ticket gate of Nankai train Namba station. It is useful when going to Namba by train. It’s also good to arrive a little earlier and wait while drinking coffee slowly.

Location: Saint Mark Cafe Osaka Nankai Namba Station
Address: 5-160 Namba Station, Chuo-ku, Osaka City Nankai Namba Station 3F
TEL: 06-6630-7309
Opening Hours:7:00-22:00
Regular Holiday:Non



4-5. Kinryu ramen Doutonbori

 Kinryu Ramen is a pork-bone-based refreshing soy sauce-flavored ramen. The taste is very popular with the locals. And it is open 24 hours.

Such a Kinryu Ramen building is famous for dragons. It’s also very stand out , so it’s perfect for meet up places.

Location: Kinryu Ramen Dotonbori
Address: 1-7-26 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
TEL: 06-6211-6202
Hours:24 hours
Regular holiday:Non



5.Let’s decide the meet up place firmly so as not to get lost!

The Dotonbori area, which is essential for sightseeing in Osaka and  many people go there every day. It takes only 15 minutes from Shin-Osaka Station to Midosuji Line Namba Station (transportation cost of 280 yen), it a popular tourist destination. Because there are so many people, you need to decide it.

There are also normal meet up spots, but there are many other spots that are perfect for meet up!

You should decid the meet up spot in advance when meet people in the Dotonbori area, and check the location so as not to get lost

※Information of Midosuji line Namba station


Dotonbori is Osaka’s number one tourist spot. And it is a busy area.
There is a lot of people every day so it’s very important to decide the meet up place. There is a normal meet up spot such as Ebisubashi and TSUTAYA EBISUBASHI.
Namba has a lot of meet up spots.

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