Ebisubashi

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  • Address: Japan, 〒542-0071 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, 中央区道頓堀1-10-4
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:15 Mins
  • Tags: Bridge, Family And Kids

This tiny bridge is the source of an amusing but legendary anecdote. When the Kansai-based Hanshin Tigers baseball team tossed a statue of KFC mascot Colonel Harland Sanders into the river from this bridge in 1985, it was followed by an 18 year long losing streak for the team. This was called the 'Curse of the Colonel'. Other than this, it's just a pretty structure that serves a gathering point for locals. That also makes it a nice place to people watch. Check the Glico “Running Man” neon signboard overhead. The first bridge on this location was built in the Edo period.

  • Midosuji Line, Sen-Nichimae Line, Yotsubashi Line stop Namba Station.
  • Sakaisuji Line, Sen-Nichimae Line stop Nippombashi Station.

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  • Ebisubashi Address: Japan, 〒542-0071 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, 中央区道頓堀1-10-4
  • Ebisubashi Timing: 24-hrs
  • Ebisubashi Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Ebisubashi(preferred time): 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ebisubashi: 00:15 Mins
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  • 6.13% of people who visit Osaka include Ebisubashi in their plan

  • 41.54% of people start their Ebisubashi visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Ebisubashi

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

67.92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ebisubashi

People normally club together Tenjimbashi-suji Shopping Street and Midosuji Sculpture Street while planning their visit to Ebisubashi.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Any time of day there's something going on; great during the day shopping, fantastic at night.

  • This is the closest bridge to the Glico Running Man and easily accessible from Namba station. Underneath the bridge, down at water level, one can see the passage of nighttime cruises as they sail by. However, I can’t recommend spending too much time here, since it’s a place where smokers tend to congregate. Really quite disgusting ! Needless to say, crossing the bridge you’ll need to zigzag.

  • Beautiful sights and sounds but not much food or shops open until sun down

  • Probably the best bridge I've ever been to.

  • Somehow it reminds me of the song, 500 miles. Not a shirt on my back Not a penny to my name Lord, I can't go back home this a-way Lord, I'm 1100 miles away from home

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