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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...

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...

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...

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...

Ame-Mura (American Mura) is a famous shopping district in downtown Osaka. It is famous for having great shops, delicious food, and an atmosphere that is difficult to find anywhere else in Japan. 1. Big Step info.hanatour.com/ Big Step is a giant shopping center square in the middle of Ame-Mura. It has many...

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 osaka-info.jp/ Abeno Harukas is Osaka's new leading...

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...

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...

Between March 15 and September 13, 1970, a world's fair was held in Osaka as the Expo '70 and was the first world's fair held in Japan. The theme of the expo was all about "Progress and Harmony for Mankind" and was represented by a symbol called the "Tower...

Universal Cool Japan is an event by Universal Studio Japan (USJ) which aims at themes based on elements of Japanese culture such as manga, anime, pop culture, and games. Thus, they are unlike the other attractions in USJ which are usually based on Hollywood films. The event has five...

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