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Things to do in Chuo Ward

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Udon Restaurant
“It’s the most famous street in Osaka. You can eat a lot of delicious food here. You’ll have an unforgettable experience. ”
  • 286 locals recommend
Discount Store
“You can buy something cheap. You should take a train to go Shinsaibashi from Kitahama station.”
  • 149 locals recommend
Theatre
“National Bunraku Theatre plays a significant role in preserving, developing and passing on the traditional art forms of the Kamigata (Osaka-Kyoto), especially the art of Ningyo Joruri Bunraku (puppet drama).”
  • 87 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
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“famous for spicy ramen noodle and have a good reputation, especially for foreigners.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“If you are clubbed, I suggest to to Giraff, is one of the biggest night club in Japan. It has 4stories with full of club-goer every night! Especially, on the weekend, there are throng amount of hot boys and girls. Just visit there and feel groove with them ;) Note:Do not forget to bring your ID!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Place to eat
“'Dotonbori' One of the most famous tourist attraction of Osaka.You can see Glico Man here. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Udon Restaurant
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“A famous Udon shop , I love this shop , reasonable price , a lot of variety of food , have new menu according the season, must must go and try even you need to wait.believe me. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Many items you can enjoy from small children to elderly people. Of course, as well as the latest game machines, bowling with a powerful screen lane, karaoke which makes you want to use a different room each time, spot cha not getting tired even if you play all day, Osaka Minami in various situations as a state-of-the-art playground We hospitality guests with all staff so that we can serve you. If you have never come, please experience Round One's play by all means!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Kani Doraku Crab Restaurant is world famous for the six and a half meter moving crab on the front of the restaurant. Kani Doraku Crab Restaurant is in Dotonbori, a popular tourist destination in Namba Osaka, which is famous for its restaurants. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Place to eat
“One of the most famous night spot: The street which has various kinds of restaurants and bars extended to Houzenji Temple.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Discount Store
“大阪市, 大阪府, 542-008 The biggest discount shop group in Japan, Don Quijote! To come visit Dotonbori-ten, try to find the landmark of Osaka Minami - the yellow ferris wheel! ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Public Art
“The best shopping and restaurant area. This town is very popular among foreign tourists.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Place to eat
“This is the closest bridge to the famous Glico Running Man. It's always busy with people trying to be in the same photo square with that famous glico running man.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Place to shop
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“The theater underwent major renovations which were completed in 1997. Preserving its characteristic front exterior walls, called the Arc de Triomphe of Dotombori, it is now a new theater with two stories underground and eight stories above ground, all designed to handle a wide range of programs making full use of the latest stage equipment but based on the traditional dignified stage layout of Kabuki. It is fully equipped with the latest performance devices, including Japan's fastest revolving stage, a suspension rail attached to the ceiling, and an elevating stage. 1-minute walk from exit 14 of Namba Station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line 大正12年(1923)、日本初の様式劇場としてミナミの繁華街の道頓堀に誕生。1997年にそのシンボルだったネオ・ルネッサンス様式の正面の大アーチを残し、最新設備を導入した演劇専門の劇場としてリニューアルしました。歌舞伎公演を中心にミュージカルなどあらゆる舞台芸術を上演しています。 1階には演劇専門の書店、地下には道頓堀地ビールの醸造を店内で行っている居酒屋など、さまざまなジャンルの味の名店がそろっています。 Osaka Metro御堂筋線「なんば駅」14番出口より徒歩1分です。”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A long-established store that can be said to be the originator of Osaka's specialty dish (kushikatsu)”
  • 38 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“In this country where seafood is sometimes eaten so fresh it's still moving, Zauo has tables on long 'fishing boats' over tanks where patrons fish for their own dinner. If you're lucky enough to hook something, there's celebratory drumming and your fish is whisked away to be prepared how you like (priced according to the type of fish). Alternatively, try an eight-piece sushi omakase nigiri , or a very tasty shio-yaki (salt-grilled) fish set from the menu. ¥300-per-person table charge. Reserve for a 'boat' table.”
  • 12 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Ramen Restaurant
“famous for spicy ramen noodle and have a good reputation, especially for foreigners.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Nightclub
“If you are clubbed, I suggest to to Giraff, is one of the biggest night club in Japan. It has 4stories with full of club-goer every night! Especially, on the weekend, there are throng amount of hot boys and girls. Just visit there and feel groove with them ;) Note:Do not forget to bring your ID!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Udon Restaurant
“A famous Udon shop , I love this shop , reasonable price , a lot of variety of food , have new menu according the season, must must go and try even you need to wait.believe me. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Kani Doraku Crab Restaurant is world famous for the six and a half meter moving crab on the front of the restaurant. Kani Doraku Crab Restaurant is in Dotonbori, a popular tourist destination in Namba Osaka, which is famous for its restaurants. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A long-established store that can be said to be the originator of Osaka's specialty dish (kushikatsu)”
  • 38 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“In this country where seafood is sometimes eaten so fresh it's still moving, Zauo has tables on long 'fishing boats' over tanks where patrons fish for their own dinner. If you're lucky enough to hook something, there's celebratory drumming and your fish is whisked away to be prepared how you like (priced according to the type of fish). Alternatively, try an eight-piece sushi omakase nigiri , or a very tasty shio-yaki (salt-grilled) fish set from the menu. ¥300-per-person table charge. Reserve for a 'boat' table.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice udon- the soup is soooo nice ! The oily beancurd is super yummy ! Pretty filling though the portions are not so big. Nabayaki udon has everything in it incase U want a variety.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
““Kinryu Ramen” is famous as they have a big sign since they opened in 1982 in Dotonbori. It used to be only a few Ramen places around this area, and this place always had line as they opened for 24 hours. It is still popular as they open for 24 hours so people go after drinking. They have only one soup that is soy sauce based on Tonkotsu. If it is not enough, add “Kara nira” and “Kimuchi” which are free topping. Please visit!”
  • 13 locals recommend

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