5 Festivals and Activities to Participate in This Summer at Dotonbori in Osaka!

Dotonbori is one of the popular destinations in Osaka for both local and foreign tourists. The long sidewalk of Dotonbori is where you can find different shops, entertainment facilities, and restaurants with their colorful and creative signboards which give an ordinary day a festive atmosphere when you are walking in the area. During the summer…

Nintendo’s New Service at This Japanese Airport Makes Waiting More Fun!

Waiting can be annoying and boring for a lot of people but is often hard to avoid. When you fly internationally, you probably arrive at the airport several hours early to ensure you don’t miss your flight. It’s significantly more difficult when traveling with small children, as they can be even more impatient than adults…

Witness the Okawa River Turn Into Milky Way at This Summer Event in Osaka

As the summer months are fast approaching, so are this season’s festivals and colorful events in Japan. In Osaka particularly, an annual event called “Heisei OSAKA Legend of the Milky Way” lights up the Okawa River with little LED balls, making the river look like our galaxy, the Milky Way. Check it out! The Legend…

Get a Discount for Wearing High Heels at this Café Bar in Osaka!

Every pair of new shoes takes some time to break into, and nothing is more comfortable than wearing open flat shoes in summer. However, walking in high heels is considered to be an elegant footwear choice. For those who love wearing high heels, here’s an economic incentive for you! MyPlace (マイプレイス), a café and bar…

Don’t Miss These 3 Major Summer Festivals in Osaka Held in July!

Osaka is not only known for its food and shopping districts but is also home to dozens of festivals held during the summer season. If you are traveling to this beautiful city at this time of the year, you definitely won’t fall short of things to do. Among its numerous summer festivals, these three major…

Find Out About Osaka’s Glico Running Man and His History

When I first visited Osaka (大阪) in 2014, I admit that I wasn’t aware of the famous landmark located in Dotonbori-Ebisubashi (道頓堀戎橋) in Osaka’s south district. When I went there the first time and saw the crowd taking pictures with the huge Running Man signboard, I was amazed how popular the landmark seemed, particularly to…

Drive Around Japan in Style With This Gorgeous Japanese-Style Rental Car!

Japan’s transportation system is extensive. There are so many options to choose from if you travel around the country. Renting a car is one of the most economical ways of exploring the different places in the country where public transportation is inconvenient and infrequent. In order to help tourists explore the cultural areas of Osaka…

Appreciate Contemporary Art in a Unique Setting at This Unmissable Event in Osaka

ART OSAKA (アート大阪) is an annual summer art fair and is one of the large art festivals in Japan. 2017 will mark its 15th year and for this year’s edition, 54 art galleries from within Japan and from other countries will be participating. ART OSAKA is an interesting event where hotel rooms are used as…

3 ‘Yaki’ or Grilled Dishes Hailing From Osaka That You Must Try

Osaka (大阪) cuisine is very famous and it sort of inspired other cuisines in Japan with its mouthwatering dishes. The saying that Osakans “eat until they drop,” aka “kuidaore (食い倒れ),” shows that they love food more than anything else. One of the food varieties that they love the most is the grilled or yaki (焼き)…
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