Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Nov: Osaka: Dotonbori

Shopping!  Start the night by taking an exit from Namba station.  Just look for the covered walk and this is also where most of the people are passing by.

By then you’ll reach a bridge along side the Dotonbori canal.  Here is the photo of the few famous landmarks of the place:

Glico Man: Originally installed in 1935, the giant neon athlete on a blue track is a symbol of Glico candy. The sign has been altered on several occasions to celebrate events such as the World Cup and to show support for the Osaka baseball team, the Hanshin Tigers.



Kani Doraku Crab: This six and a half meter crab is on the front of the crab restaurant Kani Doraku. It is mechanised, being able to move its arms and eyestalks. Built in 1960, this mechanical billboard soon spawned imitations, including a squid that puffs steam and oni (demons) that light up at night.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C5%8Dtonbori#Landmarks

Continue to shop around the covered market near Daimaru mall in Shinsaibashi.



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