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I believe that pizza is the greatest creation that humankind has yet made. When the aliens come to our little blue and green planet to conquer us and blow up our national monuments, they will taste pizza and immediately reverse their policy, and invite us into whatever federation of...

As the third most populated prefecture in Japan, Osaka is boasting with some of the tallest skyscrapers in the country. Here are 3 towering skyscrapers which allow you to enjoy the sprawling cityscape and enjoy all of Osaka's views in one fell swoop! Abeno Harukas osaka-info.jp/ Abeno Harukas is Osaka's new leading...

In order to create a pleasant urban world where modern landscapes are introduced, a sewer system becomes an important component for sanitation and waste management. In Osaka City, a Sewage Works Project Program was created which has been promoting activities that contribute to a recycling-oriented society. To commemorate its...

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...

Popular Sanrio characters are always one to have their own themed cafes. Especially in the country's capital Tokyo, you'll see one character after the other popping out in limited-time cafe collaborations. The love for good food and drinks, a cute and relaxing atmosphere, and of course the characters are...

The Kansai region is considered to be the historical heart of Japan. It is popularly known all over the world for its delicious cuisine which is the reason why many tourists are attracted to the area. If you're traveling via Shin-Osaka Station, don't forget to grab a bite even...

The second part of this series features Bunraku (文楽)which is, strictly speaking, performed not by human beings but puppets! Let's head into this fascinating world of traditional Japanese puppetry and explore the appeal of this art form! How Bunraku came about blog.goo.ne.jp/ Bunraku is a type of Japanese puppet performance which was...

Did you know that some people prefer to go on DIY train tours? They ride one train line and go to attractions near the stations connected to the line. In Osaka, one line that visitors can consider hopping onto is the JR Osaka Loop Line. Operated by JR West,...

If the JR Yamanote line is the most convenient train line in Tokyo, the Osaka Municipal Subway’s Midosuji Line would be its Osaka cousin. Many of Central Osaka’s tourist spots are accessible via the Midosuji Line (colour-coded red) and it is the oldest subway line in Osaka. commons.wikimedia.org/ Many of...

Thanks to the development of low-cost carriers (LCC), the price of air tickets are becoming relatively cheap. However, most LCC airlines only offer tickets at unfavourable time slots, like very early in the morning or very late at night. So it can make booking accommodation downtown quite uneconomical which...

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