See Millions of Beautiful Lilies at This Flower Viewing Event in Osaka This Summer

Looking for things to do in Osaka this summer? How about seeing 2.5 million lilies simultaneously in bloom at Osaka Maishima Yurien Garden (大阪舞洲ゆり園)? This garden by the bay is definitely a must-visit place this summer season. Be captivated by the beauty of these flowers with the following activities available in the garden! 1. Stroll…

Will There Be a Real-Life Mario Kart at the Upcoming SUPER NINTENDO WORLD in Osaka?

You must have already heard of the upcoming collaboration between Universal Studios and SUPER NINTENDO WORLD. Although there’s no actual date when it will be opened, Universal Studios Japan (ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ジャパン) wants the plan to materialize before the opening of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo (東京). Part of the plan is the rumored opening of…

Enjoy Fireworks, Dragon Boat Race, and More at This Summer Festival in Osaka

Summer is here once again, and in Japan, it is also a season for festivals and grand fireworks displays (花火; hanabi). Usually, you can experience these colorful events from July to August, but if you are visiting Osaka (大阪) in June, you can enjoy one of the earliest summer festivals! Takaishi Seaside Festival (高石シーサイドフェスティバル) Takaishi…

Try These Special ”Fragrance” Cakes in Osaka to Stimulate Your Senses!

There is a boutique located in Osaka (大阪) that sells the beautiful and delicious creations of patisserie owner Seiichiro Nishizono (西園誠一郎). All of the sweets here are focused on their fragrance, as many say that smell is the sense that embeds itself the deepest in the human memory. The sweets from Seiichiro,NISHIZONO are appealing to…

Witness the Beautiful City of Osaka Get Illuminated with Candles at This Event!

Watch one of the busiest areas in Osaka (大阪) light up with candles for two hours as buildings and business establishments around switch off their lights in an effort of creating environmental awareness and saving energy. The event is called “One Million People’s Candle Night @ Osaka City (100万人のキャンドルナイト @ OSAKA CITY)” and is organized…

5 Best Firefly Viewing Events and Spots in Osaka This Early Summer

Firefly sightings in this modern day have become very rare. I used to enjoy watching them light up a whole tree when I was young, but for some reason, they are becoming rare to find. Especially in the city, with all the technological advances everywhere and the colorful bright neon lights flashing in almost every…

27 Recommended Hotels and Ryokan in Osaka for the Perfect Trip in 2017

Welcome to the largest city in the west of Japan: Osaka (大阪). There is a unique charm to Osaka that finds visitors falling in love with the metropolis as soon as they set foot in it. This is most certainly in part thanks to its distinctly friendly, outgoing locals, the hip vibes omitted from the…

Play as a Hero and Impress Your Girlfriend at This Amusement Park in Osaka!

Hirakata Park (ひらかたパーク) in Osaka (大阪) is considered as one of the most popular and oldest theme parks in Japan. It opened in 1910 and has continuously competed with several other amusement parks in the country such as Universal Studios Japan (ユニバーサルスタジオジャパン), Tokyo Disneyland (東京ディズニーランド) and DisneySea (ディズニーシー), and Sanrio Puroland (サンリオピューロランド). It managed to…

Which Rides at Universal Studios Japan Are Fun for Non-Japanese Speakers?

Not speaking the language of a country where you visit a theme park is normally not a major issue because the attractions largely involve visuals and physical experiences. But with Universal Studios (ユニバーサル・スタジオ) parks, things are a little different. The attractions attempt to create a whole world for us to live in for a brief…

Admire Japanese Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom at These 3 Spots in Osaka

This is the time of the year when cherry blossoms are in full bloom in Japan. Many people have probably already planned the places they will be having their drinking parties at for the coming weeks. If you haven’t experienced this kind of culture in your country, then dream no more. Pack your things and…
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