Ebisubashi, Osaka

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

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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Ebisubashi, Osaka Reviews

  • Pretty cool area. Takes a while to get your head around how crowded and busy the whole thing is. Plenty of food options. Most places have seating upstairs with a bar. Lots of street food options and plenty going on well into the night.

  • Lovely bridge. Super crowded. I didn’t notice too much vehicle traffic. Great phot opportunity but the best time to go is probably early morning if you don’t like crowds in your pictures like me.

  • Popular spot for taking selfie with the famous 33m Glico Running Man neon sign at the Ebusu-bashi bridge.

  • 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.

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