Pray for love and health at Hozenji Yokocho

The entrance to Hozenji Yokocho Alley

At the end of Dotonbori Street, you will encounter a small stone-paved alley in the old Osaka style, very charming, called Hozenji Yokocho. The origin of the name of this street comes from the temple named Hozenji worshiping Great Vow Bodhisattva (Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva). Here placed the famous sacred Mizukakefudo statue. If you come here, pouring water over the statue and wish, it would come true. Because many tourists and indigenous people come here to pray for love and health, so over time, the statue is covered with green moss.

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Charming alley
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To wish for luck and health, local merchants and tourists will pour water over these moss-covered statues at the Hozenji Temple. | dotonbori blog

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Hozenji temple at the end of Hozenji Yokocho Alley. | dotonbori blog

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Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

Address: 2 Chome-7-21 Higashishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0083, Japan

Visit the painting museum of Kamigata Ukiyoe

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Entrance to the museum | dotonbori blog

In addition to shopping, discovering food and playing, you should also experience some traditional culture of the Japanese people. At this museum, there are displays of Ukiyoe paintings born from the Edo period. Admire the Ukiyoe paintings and experiencing on how to make some Ukiyoe paintings to learn more interesting things about Japanese cultural history.

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Interior of the museum | dotonbori itinerary
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Entrance to the museum
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Making Ukiyoe painting | dotonbori itinerary
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The results
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Outside artworks

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Learn how to make Ukiyoe paintings
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Outside | dotonbori blog

Address: 1 Chome-6-4 Nanba, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0076, Japan
Hours: 11AM–6PM / Monday: Closed
Phone: +81 6-6211-0303

Shopping in Shinsaibashi

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Many clothing stores along Shinsaibashi shopping arcade

After depositing the emotions at the Kamigata Painting Museum, you can spend the midday to the afternoon to wandering at the busy shopping street of Shinsaibashi. This is the largest shopping area in Osaka. There are many lovely fashion stores, grocery stores and cafés. Walking and shopping for souvenirs for relatives and friends here is a good idea.

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Entrance to arcade shopping area
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Many clothing stores along Shinsaibashi shopping arcade
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Uniqlo store | dotonbori itinerary
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Disney store
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Lovely gift
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Very crowded and bustling | dotonbori itinerary
Shinsaibashi, Osaka
Charming souvenir shop
Shinsaibashi, Osaka
Clothes shop
A ceramics store off the side of Shinsaibashi shopping street in Ninami district | dotonbori blog
Shinsaibashi, Osaka
Shoes store

Lovely souvenir items | dotonbori blog
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Crowded, bustling of Shinsaibashi at night

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Dotonbori itinerary: Night

Discover street food paradise of Dotonbori

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Osaka Tower

When night falls, it is also the busiest time in Osaka, the bustling streets lights up, bright, sparkling. Dotonbori street food night market with hundreds of local specialty food stalls and full of aromatic awaits you to discover. No need to have a dinner, let’s spend your stomach to eat a lot of street delicacies here.

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Market entrance gate lights up
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Interesting shop signs
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Grill beef skewer
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An eye-catching ice cream
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Teppanyaki Kobe beef street food
Takoyaki
Takoyaki, must eat in Japan

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Osaka is home to Okonomiyaki, must eat in Osaka
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Osaka street food
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Kushikatsu, must eat in Osaka
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Vendors street food
making onomiyaki
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Gyoza hotdog Dotonbori Osaka
Gyoza hotdog at Dotonbori | dotonbori blog
street food stalls
Dotonbori street food stalls
Grilled crab for take-away at Kani Doraku Dotombori Honten
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Grilled scallop

The nightlife in Osaka is extremely lively, vibrant, not to mention we are in the most playful neighborhood of Osaka, so why still worry and bored? Minami area has a lot of fun and special entertainment spots, you can walk on the street and watching the streets lights up, watching street music performances and experience boat sailing on the Dotonbori River. Or if you want an impressive night, there are a lot of bar, pub for you to choose, feel free to play but also remember to carefully protect yourself. Yayyyyy, enjoy your night.

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Minami district at night.
Dotonbori running parallel to the Dotonbori canal – one of the most famous destinations in Osaka
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Riding boat on the Dotonbori River
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Live music on boat along Dotonbori river | dotonbori itinerary

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Charming bar | what to do in dotonbori osaka

I have shown you all the places to play and check-in in the top-rated neighborhood of Osaka. These locations are located close to each other and can be walked. The itinerary I arrange is also quite tight and must be constantly moved, depend on the actual situation you can re-arrange the schedule more suitable for you. And don’t forget to share your experiences with us. Have a lucky trip!

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Shitennoji Temple in cherry blossoms season

Are you looking for more Osaka travel guide and top things to do in Osaka: Tours, activities, attractions and other things? Read more: Osaka travel blog — The fullest Osaka city guide for a wonderful trip to Osaka for the first-timers.

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