Can you Survive the Zombie Apocalypse at Universal Studios Japan?

Have you ever wanted to experience the horror and the chaos that you would usually only see in the scenes of a zombie film? Lots of us have wondered how we would handle it and if you go to Osaka’s Universal Studios Japan around Halloween time you can experience the madness for yourself! travelcaffeine.com/ Universal…

Minoo Park: An Enchanting Autumn Getaway

If you are in Osaka this autumn and want a short getaway to enjoy the season, there’s a beautiful place considerably near the city. Though it is close by, it has a completely different feeling from Osaka. This place is called Minoo Park (or Minoo Koen). Author’s photo Minoo Park is a Quasi-National Park, located…

Get Lost in Your Favourite Movies at Universal Studios Japan!

In Japan, lots of people love American culture and American movies are always very popular – big name actors even appear in commercials they would never consider back home, so it’s not surprising to discover Japan has its own Universal Studios just outside the city of Osaka. It’s pretty easy to find, just head to…

Suntory Yamazaki Whisky Distillery Tour and Tasting!

When most people think of whiskey (or whisky, depending where it’s from, of course!) they tend to think of Ireland and Scotland but for quite some years now Japan has been becoming more and more well known for producing some of the best whiskey around. Yamazaki Distillery tour Author’s photo One of the biggest producers…

Hukulou Coffee Owl Cafe: Can a Cat and an Owl be Friends?

At Hukulou Coffee, located in Nakazaki-cho, Osaka, there is a little owl named Fuku (who is named after the Japanese word for owl which is “fukurou”) and a kitten named Marimo. Usually cats and birds don’t get along but these two make the most adorable pair. They actually look a bit similar too! They are…

Kuidaore, or How to Eat Yourself to Bankruptcy in Osaka

Don’t believe anyone who says they don’t like to eat. We can immediately assume that they must be not from this planet because who isn’t in love with food? Humans love food, even animals revere food! However, Osaka takes it to a whole new level. boutiquejapan.com/ Osaka is passionate about food, as validated by the…

Spa world! Relaxing escape in the middle of Osaka

In Japan onsen, or hot springs are hugely popular as a way to relax and unwind but usually you have to go out of the city to find a good place to soak. In Osaka, however, there is a place where you can experience different styles of hot springs inspired by locations all around the…

Cosplay fun in Osaka! Nipponbashi Street Festival

One of the things Japan is hugely famous for around the world is its love of Cosplay! For anyone unfamiliar with cosplay it comes from the words “costume” and “play” and involves dressing up and acting like your favourite characters from manga, anime, movies or video games. Lots of us have had a go at…

Osaka’s most dangerous festival: Kishiwada Danjiri

If you enjoy your festivals with an element of danger to them then you should try going to the Kishiwada Danjiri festival in September, known as one the most dangerous festivals in Japan! What is the Danjiri festival? logsoku.com/ Danjiri festivals are always spectacular as teams of dozens of men laboriously pull huge, wooden portable…

What is Yakiniku? One of Japan’s Favourite Dining Styles!

Yakiniku is a Japanese word that actually means “grilled meat” – and that’s exactly what a yakiniku restaurant is all about! These restaurants are extremely popular in Japan, and you will find many different brands, all with different meat you can choose! Author’s photo How does it work? Author’s photo Almost all yakiniku restaurants will…
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