Osaka's nickname used to be "Kitchen of the Nation," and it is taken over till today. Osaka is famous for its food. Dotonbori was located at the south part of Osaka and named after Mr. Doton Yasui, who devoted his fortune to construct the canal about 400 years ago. After, the Japanese government invited playhouses to this place, and then many restaurants were built for the people who gathered to enjoys the dramas.
You can also get on a boat and enjoy Tonbori Cruise from here.
Dotonbori town was always crowded with people (this day was holiday and even more crowded!) and very busy. Let's go to the south street of the canal, and enjoy the lives there. You will be amazed by the giant signs of the many restaurants.
Giant crab at Kani Doraku restaurant. Not only it is huge, but also moving! The width is more than 5 meter and the this sign's price is about JPY7,000,000 (about USD 70,000.)
Sushi is huge and puffer fish is also huge!
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