JAPAN TRAVELOGUE – LAST PICTURES OF DAY 13 – OSAKA - DOTOMBORI

by Antonio Gil December. 03, 2020 375 views
Dotomobory canal

Dotomobory canal

Glico Man: Originally installed in 1935, the sign depicting a giant athlete on a blue track is a symbol of Glico candy. The current version is the sixth

Glico Man: Originally installed in 1935, the sign depicting a giant athlete on a blue track is a symbol of Glico candy. The current version is the sixth

The buzz of a city

The buzz of a city

Dotombory street, where neons rule

Dotombory street, where neons rule

♫♫ Glico (Running) man in Osaka. How it became a landmark! ♫♫

The lively entertainment area of Dotonbori is Osaka’s most famous tourist destination and renowned for its gaudy neon lights, extravagant signage, and the enormous variety of restaurants and bars.

Looking down the Dotonbori Canal towards Ebisubashi Bridge

The name “Dotonbori” generally refers both to the Dotonbori Canal and to Dotonbori Street which runs parallel to the canal’s southern bank. It is one of the most colorful areas in Osaka and an absolute must-visit location when traveling through Kansai region.

The History of Dotonbori

The history of this area goes back to 1612 when a merchant by the name of Yasui Doton invested all of his personal capital in an ambitious local development project. Doton’s plan was to divert and expand the Umezu River into a new waterway that would link the local canal network with the Kizugawa River. Unfortunately, Doton’s project was interrupted by war and he himself was killed during the Siege of Osaka in 1615. Later that same year, Doton’s cousins completed his work and in his memory the new canal was named Dotonbori or “Doton Canal”.

www.osakastation.com/dotonbori-area-the-bright-heart-of-osaka/

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José Manuel 9 months, 3 weeks ago

👍👍👌👌👍👍

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 9 months, 3 weeks ago

🙏🙏🙏🙏

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Chuck Staruch 9 months, 3 weeks ago

an amazing trip with amazing captures! My favorite is #3 city abuzz nice work!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Chuck Staruch 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you my friend. It sure was an amazing trip. Have a great weekend

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Camellia Staab 9 months, 3 weeks ago

I really like the colors and lights in #1 &7. Something about neon and night photography just appeals to me. Definitely a very busy city.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 9 months, 3 weeks ago

#7 was a long exposure with the camera on top of my backpack. Scores of people walking up and down this famous street. Thanks dear friend

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Berckmans Peter 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Busy,busy,busy. Like the monochrome ones

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 9 months, 3 weeks ago

It was an incredible sea of people. Thanks Peter

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