Explore Osaka Bay Area: Universal Studios Japan, Aquarium and More!

What is the most pleasant area in Osaka? There are probably many. This city offers many things to see and eat in different areas: Umeda, Shinsaibashi, Dotonbori, America Mura and many more. Yes, this city is interesting for everyone who visits, especially young people. Besides the places in the city’s center, bay area of Osaka…

A Brief History Of Osaka

Osaka is one of the main spots for tourists to see when they visit Japan. But how many of them actually know that Osaka wasn’t always called Osaka and that it is incredible old? Did you know that? No? Then I invite you for a quick journey back in time. The Early Years Remains of…

Halloween in Osaka: Frightfully Fun Street Partying!

Halloween is a massive thing in Japan. This may seem strange, as it is a traditionally western event and doesn’t have historical significance in Japan or much of the rest of Asia. But over the last decade October 31st has become a great excuse for wacky costumes, street parades, Halloween parties, and all the other…

3 Places to Stay in Osaka Regardless of Budget

When people think of Japan, they instantly think of Tokyo. While Tokyo is undeniably the heart of Japan, people should not forget about Osaka. Kansai region’s Osaka is the capital city of Osaka prefecture and is often regarded as Tokyo’s rival. However, unlike Tokyo’s very busy lifestyle, Osaka is more laid-back and friendlier. Visiting Osaka?…

5 Refreshing Places Worth Visiting in Osaka

Sometimes when we travel to, or start to live at a new place, and we are thinking of where to go, we tend to choose the most popular- which happen to be the most crowded too- places. But are there cool places you can visit and yet feel relaxed? The answer is YES. If you…

The Musical Ikutama Summer Festival

Ikukunitama Shrine 4.bp.blogspot.com/ Ikutama shrine is located at Ikutamamachi, Tennoji-ku, Osaka. The shrine burnt in the 8th year of the Tensho Period (1580) during the Ishiyama battle. It was moved to the current location when Hideyoshi built the Osaka Castle in the 11th year of the Tensho Period. Ikutama shrine has an annual summer festival…

Hidden Gems in Osaka: Expo 70’ Commemoration Park

The first World Expo in Japan On the 15th of March, 1970 in Suita, northern Osaka the first World Expo in Japan opened its doors. atamatote.blog119.fc2.com/ It attracted a record number of visitors (64 million) over the 6 months of operation, a record which was held until the 2010 expo in Shanghai. There were stunning…

The biggest festival of Osaka, Tenjin Matsuri

Tenjin Matsuri (天神祭) is one of the three popular festivals alongside the Sanno Festival in Tokyo and Gion Festival in Kyoto. It is also the biggest summer festival in Osaka and is an annual event held on 24-25 of July. Tenjin Matsuri is an ancient event that first took place in 951 as purification rites…

KAIYUKAN: Osaka’s Mega Aquarium

One easily discernible sight when boating around the Osaka Port is a huge trendy building that looks more like a toy made of Lego blocks. It may not seem like it, but that building at the Tempozan Harbor is in fact Japan’s second largest aquarium, the Osaka Aquarium – Kaiyukan. travelneu.com/ upload.wikimedia.org/ Built in 1990,…

9 Legendary Foods You Must Try When Visiting Osaka!

Do you know that Osaka is a city in Japan that is famous for its many good foods? Yes, the people who have visited Osaka before will certainly remember the goodness of its foods. Some of the Osaka dishes can also be sometimes hard to find in other cities in Japan. This article will provide…
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