There’s an area in Osaka called Dotombori that’s pretty much tourist central, and when you go there, it’s easy enough to see why. The main street here is absolutely festooned with restaurants, each with a zanier and more elaborate sign than the last.
There are any number of animals, including a crab (I probably should have taken a video of that one — its legs move up and down)….
…and another crab (which also has moving legs).
And the wackiness doesn’t stop there.
I think you get the idea.
Plus, if you go around the corner, there’s a bunch of elaborate ads overlooking the Dotombori canal, including the iconic Glico Running Man, which has been an Osaka landmark since 1935.
Plus, there’s this location of Don Quijote, a Japanese chain of discount stores. Yes, that’s a ferris wheel, though it’s no longer in use.