Osaka is a gastronomists’ town, and nowhere is this more evident than the exuberant nightlife district of Dotonbori. Flanking Dotonbori Canal in the heart of the city, this pedestrian promenade has been Osaka’s premier entertainment destination for 400 years, with throngs of people soaking in the neon-colored atmosphere as they visit restaurants, bars, food stalls, movie theaters and nearby bunraku puppet theater.

This former merchant's town is one of Japan's largest cities famous for Osaka Castle, street cuisine, shopping arcades, comedy and a recent modern architectural renaissance that including Japan's tallest building.