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Dotonbori in Osaka is a downtown area or town name in Chuo Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture.

Dotonbori is crowded with many tourists every day, and the Kaikyo Bridge in front of the Glico signboard is a popular photo spot

Dotonbori is the center of Osaka, but how exactly do you access Dotonbori and where is the nearest station?

In this article, we, the information brokers of Japan, will tell you how to exactly access Dotonbori and where the nearest stations are!

What is Dotonbori?

Osaka Dotonbori

Dotonbori, located in Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, is the downtown area or town name of Osaka.

The place name Dotonbori was named after Doton Yasui, who pioneered in 1617 (Keio 17 years).

In the Edo period, Dotonbori flourished as a play town, with the appearance of Chikamatsu Monzaemon and Takemoto Gidayu, and the concentration of theater huts.

The current Dotonbori was formed as the play town gradually changed to an amusement district full of theaters, restaurants and entertainment shops.

Where Is The Glico Sign?

Osaka Dotonbori

The place where the Glico sign is installed is located between Shinsaibashi and Namba, the center of Osaka Minami’s downtown area

Dotonbori is located between Shinsaibashi and Namba, and there is the “Dotonbori River” where you can enjoy a cruise. You can see the signboard of Glico, the symbol of Dotonbori, from the bridge over the river.

To the south of Takahashi is the Takahashi Shopping Street, and to the north of Takahashi is the Shinsaibashi Shopping Street.

Next, we will introduce the access method to Dotonbori and the nearest station.

【Train】The Access Method To Dotonbori

【Osaka Metro】
Midosuji Line・Yotsubashi Line・Sennichimae Line
Namba Station Around a 2 minute walk
【Subway Namba Station】
【Hanshin Namba Station】
Osaka Namba Station Around a 2 minute walk
【Osaka Metro】
Midosuji Line
Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line
Shinsaibashi Station Around a 6 minute walk
【Nankai Main Line】
【Nankai Kōya Line】
Namba Station Around a 6 minute walk
【Osaka Metro】
Sennichimae Line
Sakaisuji Line
Nihonbashi Around a 8 minute walk

The station located closest to Dotonbori is Namba Station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line, Midosuji Line, Yotsubashi Line, and Sennichimae Line.

Shinsaibashi Station, the nearest station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line, Sennichimae Line, and Nagahori Tsurumi Ryokuchi Line, is also a popular station for tourists.

Since Dotonbori is located between Shinsaibashi and Namba, there are many stations within walking distance, and you can go to Dotonbori from various stations.

【Shinkansen】The Access Method To Dotonbori

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①Shinkansen⇒Get off at Shin Osaka⇒【Osaka Metro】Get on the Midosuji Line⇒Get off at Namba station⇒Walk 2 minutes⇒Arrived at Dotonbori
・Travel time from Shin-Osaka Station to Dotonbori
:Around 20 minutes
・Travel Fare:280 yen

②Shinkansen⇒Get off at Shin Osaka⇒【Osaka Metro】Get on the Midosuji Line⇒Get off at Shisaibashi Station⇒Walk 2 minutes⇒Arrived at Dotonbori
・Travel time from Shin-Osaka Station to Dotonbori:
Around 18 minutes
・Travel Fare:
230 yen

When you come to Dotonbori from far off, you often use the Shinkansen, but when you go by Shinkansen, it is closest to get off at Shin-Osaka Station.

If you go from Shin-Osaka Station to Shinsaibashi Station or Namba Station, you can get there by using Osaka Metro.

The route from Shin-Osaka Station to Namba Station is very convenient because you can get there without changing trains when you take the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line.

It takes about 15 minutes from Shin-Osaka Station to Namba Station, and the fare is 280 yen.

The way to Shinsaibashi Station is the same as Namba Station, so you can get there without changing trains on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line. It takes about 13 minutes and the fare is 230 yen.

【Airplane】The Access Method To Dotonbori

Airplane

①Itami Airport⇒Osaka Airport Station⇒Get on the Osaka Monorail⇒Get off at Hotarugoike⇒Hankyu Takarazuka Line⇒Umeda Station⇒Get on the Subway Midosuji Line⇒Namba Station
・Travel Time:Around 40 minutes
・Travel Fare:650 yen
②Itami Airport⇒Osaka Airport Station⇒Get on the Osaka Monorail⇒Get off at Senri-Chuo Station⇒Get on the Kita Osaka Express Railway⇒Namba Station
・Travel Time:Around 50 minutes
・Travel Fare:750 yen

When you arrive at Itami Airport by plane from far off, you can get to Namba Station near the Glico signboard, which is the symbol of Dotonbori, by taking the subway or Osaka Monorail.

When going out from Itami Airport, it is necessary to transfer at Senri-Chuo Station or Hotarugaike Station of Osaka Monorail.

To get to Nanba from Itami Airport via Hotarugaike Station, first take the Osaka Monorail from Osaka Airport Station that is closest to Itami Airport to Hotarugaike Station.

From Hotarugaike Station, take the Hankyu Takarazuka Line to Umeda Station. From Umeda Station, take the Subway Midosuji Line to Namba Station. It takes about 40 minutes to get to Namba Station from Itami Airport, and the fare is 650 yen.

Furthermore, the way to get to Namba Station from Itami Airport via Senri-Chuo Station is that you first get on the Osaka Monorail from the Osaka Airport Station, get off at Senri-Chuo Station and get on the Kita Osaka Express Railway and you will arrive at Namba Station. The journey takes about 50 minutes and the fare is 750 yen.

①Itami Airport⇒Osaka Airport Station⇒Get on the Osaka Monorail⇒Get off at Hotarugaike Station⇒Hankyu Takarazuka Line⇒Umeda Station⇒Get on the Subway Midosuji Line⇒Shinsaibashi Station
・Travel Time:
Around 40 minutes
・Travel Fare:
650 yen
②Itami Airport⇒Osaka Airport Station⇒Get on the Osaka Monorail⇒Get off the Senri-Chuo Station⇒Get on the Kita Osaka Express Line⇒Get off at Esaka Station⇒Get on the Subway Midosuji Line⇒Shinsaibashi Station
・Travel Time:
Around 48 minutes
・Travel Fare:
750 yen

In addition, going from Itami Airport to Shinsaibashi which is near the Glico sign that is the symbol of Dotonbori, take the monorail from Osaka Airport Station and change at Senri-Chuo Station and Hotarugaike Station.

If you go through Hotarugaike Station, get off at Hotarugaike Station on the monorail and take the Hankyu Takarazuka Line to Umeda Station

If you get on the subway Midosuji Line at Umeda Station, you will reach Shinsaibashi Station, but it takes about 40 minutes and the fare is 650 yen.

If you go through Senri-Chuo Station, take the monorail at Senri-Chuo Station and get on the Kita-Osaka Express Line.

When you get off at Esaka Station and get on the subway Midosuji Line, you will reach Shinsaibashi Station, but the journey takes about 48 minutes and the fare is 750 yen.

Lastly

How was this article?

There are various ways to get to the Glico signboard, the symbol of Dotonbori.

Please note that travel time and fares vary depending on the type of transportation you visit Osaka.