Exploring Dotonbori (Part Two)

In this post there is more from the Dotonbori area of Osaka, a bright commercial area in the city famous for its neon lights.

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This was clearly a very popular place as there were queues there the whole evening. IMG_6389

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We arrived at a nice time because the sun was beginning to set. But as the light began to fade the place really came to life – the lights became more prominent and the colours really did feel the streets. IMG_6393

IMG_6394By the time we had finished our okonomiyaki  the sun had set and the street lit up, quite literally.  IMG_6407

In this area there was so much to photograph. I often try to look for details, even in the busiest and most colourful places. Here a small inscription on a doorway to a restaurant shows what you can miss if you don’t pay attention to the details. IMG_6413

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In addition the main street there were lots of different side streets leading off in different directions, often covered like this one, filled with even more amazing restaurants and shops. I probably could have spent a good week working my way just around this area, never mind the rest of Japan!IMG_6420

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This entry was posted by Jennifer Ferreira.

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