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…
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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…

Red Roof Plus Osaka Namba – A Comfortable Stay In The Heart Of Osaka

Want to find the best place to eat in Japan? Go to the nation’s kitchen – Osaka. It is popularly known for its food in Japan and abroad. Some food critics even suggested that it is the food capital of the world. So if you want to stay in Osaka while trying out their delicious…

What to Buy in Osaka: 37 Souvenirs to Capture the Kansai Experience!

Many people who visit Japan tend to head to the capital city of Tokyo as their first destination. While Tokyo is undoubtedly a fantastic place to visit with its impressive Tokyo Skytree, many shrines and temples, exciting events, shopping areas, and low crime rate, there are also many other great cities to visit in Japan.…

Try These Delicious Michelin-Worthy Takoyaki Balls at Aizuya!

While Michelin stars are commonly awarded to world-renowned fine dining restaurants and hotels, the recently released 2016 Michelin Guide contains several restaurants in Japan that feature B-Gourmet or B-class foods. sharkingforchipsanddrinks.com/ One of the many B-class restaurants featured by Michelin for their 2016 guide is Aizuya—a restaurant that specializes in takoyaki in the Kansai region.…

Great News for Muslim Travelers: Kansai International Airport is Muslim Friendly!

Are you a Muslim who is going to Japan through Kansai, or having a transfer there, and looking for places to pray or find Halal food to eat at the airport? Good news! Kansai International Airport is Muslim friendly! In order to accommodate the needs of Muslim passengers at the airport, special rooms have been…
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