Osaka’s Men Brave Cold Water and Run to the Temple at Doya Doya Matsuri

It’s winter in January in Japan and there are low temperatures in many places. Would anyone dare to take a cold shower in the morning? I bet you would not! But there are some strong fellows risking weather and running (almost) naked while cold water is flung onto them. What is all this craziness? Doya…

All About Osaka EXPOCITY, the Largest Entertainment Complex in Japan

Osaka EXPOCITY, Japan’s largest entertainment complex, opened in Suita City, Osaka in November 2015. There are eight entertainment sections and a brief explanation will be given on each of them below. 1. Nifrel A post shared by 生きているミュージアム NIFREL(ニフレル)公式 (@nifrel_official) on Apr 27, 2016 at 2:51am PDT This is the first building on the left as…

Kansai International Airport Terminal 2: Low Cost Carriers and High Standards

You might have probably read a lot of news, articles and reviews about the international airports of Japan. How good they are, how big, how clean, how convenient, how fascinating! But did you know that they have a terminal that is dedicated to low-cost carriers? This is one of the reasons that will make you…

Celebrate the New Year at Universal Studios Japan’s Count Down Party!

As the year draws closer to its new beginning, I’m sure many of you are making plans and preparations for how to celebrate the upcoming New Year with either your family or friends. Some would opt to make domestic or international trips for the holidays or make plans to visit various attractions all over the…

Den–Den Town: Osaka’s Otaku Paradise!

When we mention Otaku Paradise, the first thing that comes to mind is always Akihabara. Yet if you are living / traveling in Kansai area, the nearest Otaku Paradise is always Nipponbashi (日本橋); or to fellow Otakus, better known as Den-Den Town! Den-Den Town flickr.com/ Located near Sakaisuji Line Ebisucho Station, Den-Den Town is very…

Top 5 Places to Go Shopping in Osaka

People who come to Japan for the purpose of shopping normally will go to Tokyo and Osaka as the top choice. It is no doubt that both places are energetic and very attractive for shopping. Besides many interesting options are offered for those who like to browse through many items, the variety of prices is…

Osaka Aquarium: A Complete Guide to the Mysteries of the Deep

As one of the largest public aquariums in the world as well as Osaka’s most popular date spot, Osaka Aquarium was even chosen as TripAdvisor’s No. 1 in Asia! With such accolades and so much to see (8 floors and 27 tanks in 16 main exhibits!), Osaka Aquarium is surely the best spot to go…

Need Your Business to Prosper? Check Out the Toka Ebisu Festival!

Osaka, located in the Kansai region of Japan, is popularly known as a merchant town. Its businessmen show great skills in negotiations. In order to receive more good luck, businessmen try to receive charms for business prosperity by attending a festival called “Toka Ebisu.” It is primarily held at Imamiya Ebisu Shrine- a shrine dedicated…

Top 5 Recommended Winter Illuminations to See in Osaka

During the end of the year, many places throughout Japan hold illumination events. In this article, I would like to recommend you some that are held in Osaka. Some events require entrance fee while some are completely free! 1. Osaka – Illumi-Night Banpaku Xmas Author’s photo Even from the name, we can easily understand that…

Enjoy An Easy Winter Hike up Mt. Kongo, the Tallest Mountain in Osaka

For beginner hikers in Kansai area, one of the easier hiking courses is probably Mt. Kongo, located in the borders of Nara and Osaka. Apar from that it is the tallest in Osaka. For these reasons, many people of all ages come here for a hike all year round. Getting there blogs.yahoo.co.jp/ Some may prefer…
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