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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…

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…

Travel Back in Time to the Edo Period at this Museum in Osaka!

It is true that there are many historical buildings and monuments in the Kansai (関西) region alone or, in fact, throughout Japan. But how often do you get to stroll through a street with Edo period (江戸時代) buildings without the interference of a modern landscape? A visit to the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living…

Osaka’s Most Famous Clown: The History of Kuidaore Taro

Dōtonbori (道頓堀), Osaka (大阪) is home to some of the region’s most famous symbols and landmarks. Most of these landmarks are tied to restaurants, such as Kani Dōraku’s (かに道楽) giant moving crab that hangs above the restaurant door, seemingly waving to customers going inside. One of Dōtonbori’s – and perhaps Osaka’s – most famous landmarks…

Appreciate Different Types of Art at These 4 Museums in Osaka

If you are traveling in Japan and would like to know which place has the most number of museums and art galleries, look no further than Osaka (大阪). It is a delight for the artistically inclined and curious as the city is brimming with galleries, exhibitions, and events. If you’re truly inspired by art, then…

Enjoy 3 of Osaka’s Towering Skyscrapers on Your Next Travel Adventure to Japan!

As the third most populated prefecture in Japan, Osaka is boasting with some of the tallest skyscrapers in the country. Here are 3 towering skyscrapers which allow you to enjoy the sprawling cityscape and enjoy all of Osaka’s views in one fell swoop! Abeno Harukas flickr.com/ Abeno Harukas is Osaka’s new leading landmark which is…

This Unusual Sewerage Science Museum In Osaka Is More Fun Than You’d Think!

In order to create a pleasant urban world where modern landscapes are introduced, a sewer system becomes an important component for sanitation and waste management. In Osaka City, a Sewage Works Project Program was created which has been promoting activities that contribute to a recycling-oriented society. To commemorate its founding, the Sewerage Science Museum was…

Bunraku: See Art in All Shapes and Sizes with the Magic of Traditional Japanese Puppetry!

The second part of this series features Bunraku (文楽)which is, strictly speaking, performed not by human beings but puppets! Let’s head into this fascinating world of traditional Japanese puppetry and explore the appeal of this art form! How Bunraku came about blog.goo.ne.jp/ Bunraku is a type of Japanese puppet performance which was brought from Awaji…
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