Dotonbori hopes 3,000 join Bon dance in Guinness record bid

Jun 9, 2015

Dotonbori hopes 3,000 join Bon dance in Guinness record bid

The Dotonbori shopping district in Osaka is planning a Bon dance festival with 3,000 participants on Aug. 16, in a bid to break the Guinness world record for the number of such dancers performing at the same time. The event will celebrate the 400th anniversary ...

Osaka takes plunge with canal pool

May 22, 2013

Osaka takes plunge with canal pool

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If an Osaka company has its way, getting roaring drunk and jumping, or falling, into Dotonbori Canal after either a Hanshin Tigers victory or a wild night out in neighboring Shinsaibashi will be less risky, healthwise, but it will no longer be free. That's because ...