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dotonbori development disaster



Anyone who has spent any time in Osaka will have been to Dotonbori, famed for its nightscene of Bladerunner-esque lights, big crabs on walls and tasty dogs in windows.

Recently, the area along the Dotonbori canal has been given a makeover, but unfortunately not one that has proved popular among Osaka's ardent shoppers.


The new walkway, ideal for a gentle stroll or a quiet moment to reflect upon the real worth of branded items, is always eerily quiet. It seems there are no people because there are no shops.

The shops can, however, be found just a few metres away....
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On Monday, 19 March, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said:

They have been working on that bridge for three years. I can not see any progress.  



On Monday, 19 March, 2007, Blogger Scary Monster said:

Man, you picture of the place not be doing it justice. Me were afraid to walk into the arcade it were be a seething mass of undulation that reminded me of a gathering of cockroaces in mating season...Who goes to Dotonbori for a walk anyway? The river smells.  



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