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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…

What to Buy in Osaka: 39 Souvenirs to Capture the Kansai Experience!

When people travel to Japan, the first place they might think to visit is usually Tokyo. However, in Kansai, there is a whole other city with a reputation for talkative, fun people and delicious food. Travelers tend to enjoy Osaka for its hustle and bustle along with the presence friendly locals! Here are 39 of…

Yakyu: the history of Baseball in Japan

History Known as Yakyu in Japanese, baseball is the most popular sports in Japan. Imported from US in the old times, baseball gained popularity in the country of the rising sun and is now one of the most favourite games among all the age groups. Nowadays, many tournaments are conducted all over the country at…