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The first World Expo in Japan On the 15th of March, 1970 in Suita, northern Osaka the first World Expo in Japan opened its doors. atamatote.blog119.fc2.com/ It attracted a record number of visitors (64 million) over the 6 months of operation, a record which was held until the 2010 expo in...

Tenjin Matsuri (天神祭) is one of the three popular festivals alongside the Sanno Festival in Tokyo and Gion Festival in Kyoto. It is also the biggest summer festival in Osaka and is an annual event held on 24-25 of July. Tenjin Matsuri is an ancient event that first took...

One easily discernible sight when boating around the Osaka Port is a huge trendy building that looks more like a toy made of Lego blocks. It may not seem like it, but that building at the Tempozan Harbor is in fact Japan's second largest aquarium, the Osaka Aquarium -...

Do you know that Osaka is a city in Japan that is famous for its many good foods? Yes, the people who have visited Osaka before will certainly remember the goodness of its foods. Some of the Osaka dishes can also be sometimes hard to find in other cities...

While Japan is very well known for its unique and rich history, it is almost equally as famous for its modern cultural exports such as video games and anime. Anime is synonymous with Japan and many of everyone’s favourite games have been branded with a Made in Japan hot...

Ame-Mura is the Osaka resident's shorthand for Amerika Mura (America Village), an eclectic shopping district in-between the Hommachi and Namba areas of Osaka. This area is famous for having a wide variety of fashion shops, restaurants, and music and dance clubs. It is similar to China towns in...

I Scream You Scream… baronsmarket.com/ Who hates ice cream? Nobody! Ice cream in Japan is incredibly delicious. Dairy in general in Japan is incredible. As summer nears us, you are going to want an icy snack. So if you are in Osaka, where should you go to get some delicious ice...

Related article: Hidden Gems in Osaka Part 1 : Namba Yasaka Shrine Related article: Hidden Gems in Osaka Part 2 : Okuninushi Shrine Shikitsumatsunomiya The next stop on our journey through Osaka highlights an attraction that is arguably hidden yet undoubtedly a gem within the heart of Osaka’s bustling main district. Imamiya...

Relevance article: Hidden Gems in Osaka Part 1 : Namba Yasaka Shrine Continuing on our journey through the back alleys and lesser known areas of Osaka we have the Okuninushi Shrine known as Shikitsumatsunomiya which is located a stones throw away from Daikokucho station in the heart of Osaka. Although...

If someone mentions Osaka there are plenty of favorite classic attractions that come to mind such as Osaka Castle, Doutonbori, Nipponbashi, Osaka Tower or Tempozan with it's giant Ferris wheel and aquarium. However what about those places that are off the well worn tourist circuit? The kind of places that...

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