Viewing the Dotonbori Glico Sign and Exploring the Dotonbori District

Seeing the famous Dotonbori Glico Sign and walking around the Dotonbori District was like Time Square in New York City - times three

Besides delicious food in Osaka, the main thing on my to do list was to visit the iconic Dotobori Gilco sign. I’d checked earlier to see if it was possible to get a canal ride to tour Osaka and Dotonbori District. However, it was in our favor that all the tours were booked for the next few days. Based on the rain and the time limits we were on, it was best to taxi from our hotel to the district.

All I can say is wow, wow, wow.

Now, not all of the signs were illuminated in neon. However, the colors, vibe and feeling was even better than Times Square.

Luckily, the rain kept at bay until our desired stop time of 10pm.

After the main walk down 1-Chrome, and across 2-Chrome we ended up back to the main road for our hotel. The rain fell steadily, giving the ambiance that reminded me of the vibe of Blade Runner.

Walking around the Dotonbori District was everything I wanted as a last day in Japan.

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Dotonbori Glico Sign

1 Chome-10-3 Dotonbori
Chuo Ward, Osaka, Japan 542-0071
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