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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: 38 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…

2 Hidden Gems to Visit in Osaka Away From the Hustle and Bustle

The common replies that we usually hear when asked by people regarding the attractions in Osaka, one usually suggest places such as Osaka Castle, Dotonbori, Universal Studio Japan or even Umeda Sky Building. However, did you know that there are other nice, lesser-known attractions as well? Suigetsu Park (水月公園) Author’s photo The first gem I…

Embrace the Gorgeous Autumn Scenery of Katsuoji Temple in Osaka!

November provides plenty of great opportunities to travel all over Japan to enjoy the beautiful scenery that nature provides with the autumn season in Japan. However, if you find yourself in Osaka in particular, there is one place that stands out from the rest that comes highly recommended – and nope, it isn’t the famous…

Satsukiyama: A Hidden Treasure in Osaka

Mount Satsuki or Satsukiyama(五月山), located in Ikeda City, Osaka has more to offer than just a mountain area. There is a nice park, better known as Satsukiyama Park (五月山公園) and Satsukiyama Zoo (五月山動物園) as well. Mount Satsuki Author’s photo First, let me introduce Mount Satsuki. This mountain is around 320 meters tall and is connected…

Get Ready to Soar with USJ’s Upcoming Record Breaking Ride!

If you’re into high-speed attractions like roller coasters, it is easy to satisfy your need for thrills in Japan. You can pick from several large amusement parks featuring some of the world’s wildest rides. The most famous one is probably Tokyo Disneyland, but especially if you are looking for faster rides places like Fuji-Q Highland…
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