3 ‘Yaki’ or Grilled Dishes Hailing From Osaka That You Must Try

Osaka (大阪) cuisine is very famous and it sort of inspired other cuisines in Japan with its mouthwatering dishes. The saying that Osakans “eat until they drop,” aka “kuidaore (食い倒れ),” shows that they love food more than anything else. One of the food varieties that they love the most is the grilled or yaki (焼き)…

5 Things to Do at Japan’s Oldest Summer Festival Held in Osaka!

Summer is here! While it’s normally uncomfortable to deal with the intense heat, especially in Asian countries such as Japan, there are several ways to enjoy the season without having to lock yourself inside the comforts of your air-conditioned hotel. One of the most eagerly awaited major summer festivals is the Aizen Matsuri (愛染まつり) in…

Stressed Out? Throw Dishes and Relieve Your Frustration at This Place in Osaka

Are you frustrated because your job is getting you nowhere? Are you angry about the economy or politics? Do you feel like screaming and breaking things, but do not want to reveal your other side? Whatever the reason may be, you can relieve your frustration at this unique place in Osaka (大阪). Get rid of…

The Gudetama Cafe in Osaka Has a New Limited Matcha Menu! Don’t Miss It!

Sanrio’s (サンリオ) popular character, Gudetama (ぐでたま), has a themed cafe in Osaka (大阪), and this summer 2017, they are providing a new special menu in collaboration with the matcha (抹茶) specialty store, MACCHA HOUSE Maccha-kan (抹茶館). This limited menu is only available from June 5 to July 9, 2017. Find out more about it below!…

See Millions of Beautiful Lilies at This Flower Viewing Event in Osaka This Summer

Looking for things to do in Osaka this summer? How about seeing 2.5 million lilies simultaneously in bloom at Osaka Maishima Yurien Garden (大阪舞洲ゆり園)? This garden by the bay is definitely a must-visit place this summer season. Be captivated by the beauty of these flowers with the following activities available in the garden! 1. Stroll…

Will There Be a Real-Life Mario Kart at the Upcoming SUPER NINTENDO WORLD in Osaka?

You must have already heard of the upcoming collaboration between Universal Studios and SUPER NINTENDO WORLD. Although there’s no actual date when it will be opened, Universal Studios Japan (ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ジャパン) wants the plan to materialize before the opening of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo (東京). Part of the plan is the rumored opening of…

Enjoy Fireworks, Dragon Boat Race, and More at This Summer Festival in Osaka

Summer is here once again, and in Japan, it is also a season for festivals and grand fireworks displays (花火; hanabi). Usually, you can experience these colorful events from July to August, but if you are visiting Osaka (大阪) in June, you can enjoy one of the earliest summer festivals! Takaishi Seaside Festival (高石シーサイドフェスティバル) Takaishi…

Try These Special ”Fragrance” Cakes in Osaka to Stimulate Your Senses!

There is a boutique located in Osaka (大阪) that sells the beautiful and delicious creations of patisserie owner Seiichiro Nishizono (西園誠一郎). All of the sweets here are focused on their fragrance, as many say that smell is the sense that embeds itself the deepest in the human memory. The sweets from Seiichiro,NISHIZONO are appealing to…

Witness the Beautiful City of Osaka Get Illuminated with Candles at This Event!

Watch one of the busiest areas in Osaka (大阪) light up with candles for two hours as buildings and business establishments around switch off their lights in an effort of creating environmental awareness and saving energy. The event is called “One Million People’s Candle Night @ Osaka City (100万人のキャンドルナイト @ OSAKA CITY)” and is organized…

5 Best Firefly Viewing Events and Spots in Osaka This Early Summer

Firefly sightings in this modern day have become very rare. I used to enjoy watching them light up a whole tree when I was young, but for some reason, they are becoming rare to find. Especially in the city, with all the technological advances everywhere and the colorful bright neon lights flashing in almost every…
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