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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…

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…

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…

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…

Play as a Hero and Impress Your Girlfriend at This Amusement Park in Osaka!

Hirakata Park (ひらかたパーク) in Osaka (大阪) is considered as one of the most popular and oldest theme parks in Japan. It opened in 1910 and has continuously competed with several other amusement parks in the country such as Universal Studios Japan (ユニバーサルスタジオジャパン), Tokyo Disneyland (東京ディズニーランド) and DisneySea (ディズニーシー), and Sanrio Puroland (サンリオピューロランド). It managed to…

Check Out This Event in Osaka With All-You-Can-Eat Green Tea Treats!

Spring season in Japan attracts attention from tourists from all around the world every year. The hanami (花見), or cherry blossom viewing, is no doubt the main reason to visit the country during this season. Whether with your family or friends, you’ll surely enjoy the time you’ll spend with them in spring. But Japan isn’t…

Get Thrilled this Summer as Zombie Museum Opens Up for a Limited Time in Osaka!

Zombies do not only show up during Halloween in Japan. They can be found in some theme parks across the country, too. And now, a Zombie Museum is opening in Osaka this coming summer to double up the thrill for those wanting to enjoy the zombie culture. Let’s check out the place! Establishment of the…

Get a Glorious Matcha Fix at Hyatt Regency Osaka’s Matcha Mania Afternoon Tea Event!

Do you often have afternoon tea parties with your friends or relatives? Some western countries like the United Kingdom often like tea parties and while Japan may have a different image with teas, tea parties are actually quite popular with different hotels throughout the country. r.gnavi.co.jp/ With matcha’s popularity continuing to rise, especially with foreign…
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