What represents Dotonbori? With must-do poses, a puppet you have to visit and two glamorously decorated theaters from the outside, Dotonbori has has many places to visit.
The Glico display board, erected in 1935, has been rebuilt six times in the past 80 years. Right now, it remains a famous attraction in Osaka. When I went to Osaka recently, I was very lucky to be able to see the temporary Glico display board with Haruka Ayase while it was being rebuilt.
Next stop: puppet street. The Kuidaore Taro Clown is a legendary character in Dotonbori. It was once take down in 2008 due to a financial crisis, but it came back to life after the company was taken over by a corporation. Look at this silly puppet! You have to take a picture with it!
Osaka Shochikuza Theater plays traditional Kabuki every day. The theater looks like a western building with coloured in Kabuki-themed colours. Inside the theater is a wide and comfortable space for people to enjoy excellent Kabuki performances and the famous bento of Shochikuza.Dotonbiri Kadoza, the theater of Shochiku Geino, is not far away. It is painted in the ever-stylish black and red, and is a small and cozy theater for comedians to make close contact with the audience. Don’t miss this place if you are a fan of Shochiku Geino artists.