Ebisubashi, Osaka

About Ebisubashi, Osaka

Ebisubashi, Osaka - Address

Address: Japan, 〒542-0071 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, 中央区道頓堀1-10-4

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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.

How To reach Ebisubashi by Public Transport

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

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  • Many restaurants in this area and lots of people here taking pictures with Glico on the bridge. Very exciting place.

  • Iconic bridge. Must see if you are ever in Dotonburi! Really close to a bunch of food and shopping.

  • toooooooooooooo many people, a little bit uncomfortable. but you can buy anything here.

  • At the edge of Dotonbori, one of the most popular spot in Osaka that's filled with all sorts of distractions imaginable for people seeking entertainment, night life, food or just simply to enjoy. You can almost see the sea of people flocking here at this spot. You can almost see the edge of the tsunami. It's the perfect spot to watch people of all kinds. It's the ultimate spot for crowds. I like people-watching and fading into crowds. I like being hidden in plain sight. Dotonbori is naturally crowded. It’s noisy. It’s blinding because of its bright billboards. It’s the Broadway of Osaka and one of the key gathering points is this billboard featuring a running man. It’s called The Glico billboard placed by the confectionery company featuring a runner crossing the finish line. This has become a symbol of Osaka within Japan. Night scene in Dotonbori. Literally filled with people. Each person just a nameless face passing you by, expressionless, unknown. It is at this moment in the midst of multitudes that you can be alone in your thoughts, laid bare in your imperfection. Real. Flawed. Weird. Perhaps even funny, beautiful or amazing. In the midst of the crowd, you can be true to yourself. Lose any sense of expectations on your wanderings here. I had zero plans when I stepped off the metro and followed the bright neon lights in Dotonbori. I simply let those bright neon lights guide my exploration. Sure, that doesn’t mean that you’ll love everything or have no disappointments. It doesn’t mean that you won’t surprise yourself and found new joys in detours. But at least, you can simply appreciate the moment.

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  • An Icon bridge of the canal. It is better to view the bridge from one on the many others.

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