After spending about two hours at Osaka Castle, we went to Dotonburi for some dinner. Since we had JR Passes, it was a bit difficult to go to Dotonburi. To get to Dotonburi from Osaka Castle, we had to ride the train from Osakajokoen Station to JR Namba Station. Once you get down at JR Namba Station, its a long (and quite confusing walk) to Dotonburi. There weren’t a lot of signs to get there plus the underground walkway was a little too complex for day one! We persevered and we finally got there. What we didn’t expect was the extremely long walk to Dotonburi proper.
After the long walk and the overwhelmingly large number of restaurants up and down the street, we were just about to settle for about anything. We sat down in one of the benches drained and hungry when we Googled for the number one place to eat in Dotonburi. Lo and behold, the restaurant was right in front of us! Since it was day one, the whole process of ordering food scared us! The serves all spoke in Japanese and showed no intention of speaking in English. We resorted to pointing food and just praying what we ordered arrived correctly. It did, and it was so good!
The food and atmosphere were definitely one for the books. I’d love to go back again and explore more of the area!