Osaka Japan to provide downtown sewer swimming

osaka canal jumpers
Last year we told you all about Osaka’s sewer swimming in our report: ‘Dive Dotonbori’ (3Yen 2012Mar24).

As shown on the left, folks in Osaka Japan love to jump off the downtown Dotonbori bridge into the toxic slime of the canal to celebrate the wins of the local baseball team, the Hanshin Tigers.

Osaka takes plunge with canal pool
The Japan Times | 2013/05/22
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, healthwiseplans are moving forward to build an 800-meter-long swimming pool in the heart of the canalthe world’s largest outdoor swimming poolmore

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7 thoughts on “Osaka Japan to provide downtown sewer swimming”

  1. Seems like just another case of sanitizing away the grubby charm of Osaka in a long line of attempts to clean up the place and turn it into just another sterile, characterless Japanese city.

  2. As if the drunken masses need another reason to take the nightly plunge!

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