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Choose From the 7 Dreamiest Spots to See Cherry Blossom in Japan!

Hanami (flower viewing) has been a traditional custom in Japan for centuries and is mostly done from the end of March to the beginning of May, depending on the weather. If you are planning on doing hanami with your friends and family during spring, then make your way to one of these 7 celestial spots:…

The 5 Best Spots Across Japan to View Plum Blossoms

One thing most people who are interested in Japan and Japanese culture notice rather quickly is the fact that cherry blossoms (sakura) are a big deal here. Every year at the beginning of spring, the nation eagerly awaits their favorite season to finally hit the parks with picnic baskets and barbecue sets. So much so,…

How to Get to Osaka’s Hot Spots with the Osaka Loop Line!

The Osaka Loop Line is by far one of the easiest ways to travel around Osaka for a beginner, and you can use your JR Travel Pass to board the trains! It links a lot of the best tourist spots in the city, with access to slightly further out areas along the line also. City…

What to Buy in Osaka: 40 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 40 of…

A Brief History Of Osaka

Osaka is one of the main spots for tourists to see when they visit Japan. But how many of them actually know that Osaka wasn’t always called Osaka and that it is incredible old? Did you know that? No? Then I invite you for a quick journey back in time. The Early Years Remains of…

5 Refreshing Places Worth Visiting in Osaka

Sometimes when we travel to, or start to live at a new place, and we are thinking of where to go, we tend to choose the most popular- which happen to be the most crowded too- places. But are there cool places you can visit and yet feel relaxed? The answer is YES. If you…

Osaka Castle vs Nagoya Castle!

Castle is an important building in Japan. In Japan, castles were built as a place to guard from enemy attack or for military defence. Built in 15th – 16th century, castles in Japan have passed some period of reconstruction, mostly because of burned down. Now a day castles are used as a museum and people…