Dotonbori

30 of the Best Hotels in Osaka for a Fun and Fabulous Stay in 2017

Osaka is famous for being the city from which many of Japan’s most well-loved comedians hail. It’s also the home of delicious street food dishes, Universal Studios Japan, and the famous Glico Running Man sign that is one of the most photographed spots in Osaka. Visitors will not be short of things to do and…

Become a Ninja in Osaka On a Training and Sightseeing Cruise

Ninja is a word that has made it around the world. These mystical ancient warriors that would crawl like spiders to the rooftop and enter their enemy’s house as quiet as a mouse. On a trip to Osaka, you can put yourself in a ninja’s shoes and experience a cruise of the city to see…

5 Festivals and Activities to Participate in This Summer at Dotonbori in Osaka!

Dotonbori is one of the popular destinations in Osaka for both local and foreign tourists. The long sidewalk of Dotonbori is where you can find different shops, entertainment facilities, and restaurants with their colorful and creative signboards which give an ordinary day a festive atmosphere when you are walking in the area. During the summer…

27 Recommended Hotels and Ryokan in Osaka for the Perfect Trip in 2017

Welcome to the largest city in the west of Japan: Osaka (大阪). There is a unique charm to Osaka that finds visitors falling in love with the metropolis as soon as they set foot in it. This is most certainly in part thanks to its distinctly friendly, outgoing locals, the hip vibes omitted from the…

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…

Why is Japan’s Famous Glico so Successful at Creating Mouthwatering Treats?

If you’ve eaten Pocky, Seventeen Ice Cream or Cheeza, then you’ve probably heard of its manufacturer, Glico. The company is formally known as Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd. which is headquartered in Osaka. It has been producing traditional candies for a long time in Japan which have been adored by so many loyal consumers who can’t…

The Ultimate Guide To Dotonbori: Home to Osaka’s Most Delicious Street Food

Osaka, the biggest city in Kansai and 3rd biggest in the whole of Japan, has undoubtedly some of the best street foods to offer. Right by the Glico man on the bustling side of Dotonbori, is a street chock full of local specialties. The atmosphere is lively and vibrant, with throngs of people excitedly eating…