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Celebrate the New Year at Universal Studios Japan’s Count Down Party!

As the year draws closer to its new beginning, I’m sure many of you are making plans and preparations for how to celebrate the upcoming New Year with either your family or friends. Some would opt to make domestic or international trips for the holidays or make plans to visit various attractions all over the…

Need Your Business to Prosper? Check Out the Toka Ebisu Festival!

Osaka, located in the Kansai region of Japan, is popularly known as a merchant town. Its businessmen show great skills in negotiations. In order to receive more good luck, businessmen try to receive charms for business prosperity by attending a festival called “Toka Ebisu.” It is primarily held at Imamiya Ebisu Shrine- a shrine dedicated…

Top 5 Recommended Winter Illuminations to See in Osaka

During the end of the year, many places throughout Japan hold illumination events. In this article, I would like to recommend you some that are held in Osaka. Some events require entrance fee while some are completely free! 1. Osaka – Illumi-Night Banpaku Xmas Author’s photo Even from the name, we can easily understand that…

Can you Survive the Zombie Apocalypse at Universal Studios Japan?

Have you ever wanted to experience the horror and the chaos that you would usually only see in the scenes of a zombie film? Lots of us have wondered how we would handle it and if you go to Osaka’s Universal Studios Japan around Halloween time you can experience the madness for yourself!   Universal…

Cosplay fun in Osaka! Nipponbashi Street Festival

One of the things Japan is hugely famous for around the world is its love of Cosplay! For anyone unfamiliar with cosplay it comes from the words “costume” and “play” and involves dressing up and acting like your favourite characters from manga, anime, movies or video games. Lots of us have had a go at…

Osaka’s most dangerous festival: Kishiwada Danjiri

If you enjoy your festivals with an element of danger to them then you should try going to the Kishiwada Danjiri festival in September, known as one the most dangerous festivals in Japan! What is the Danjiri festival?   logsoku.com/ Danjiri festivals are always spectacular as teams of dozens of men laboriously pull huge, wooden…

Halloween in Osaka: Frightfully Fun Street Partying!

Halloween is a massive thing in Japan. This may seem strange, as it is a traditionally western event and doesn’t have historical significance in Japan or much of the rest of Asia. But over the last decade October 31st has become a great excuse for wacky costumes, street parades, Halloween parties, and all the other…

The Musical Ikutama Summer Festival

Ikukunitama Shrine Ikutama shrine is located at Ikutamamachi, Tennoji-ku, Osaka. The shrine burnt in the 8th year of the Tensho Period (1580) during the Ishiyama battle. It was moved to the current location when Hideyoshi built the Osaka Castle in the 11th year of the Tensho Period. Ikutama shrine has an annual summer festival on…

The biggest festival of Osaka, Tenjin Matsuri

Tenjin Matsuri (天神祭) is one of the three popular festivals alongside the Sanno Festival in Tokyo and Gion Festival in Kyoto. It is also the biggest summer festival in Osaka and is an annual event held on 24-25 of July. Tenjin Matsuri is an ancient event that first took place in 951 as purification rites…

Hidden Gems in Osaka: Nipponbashi Festival

While Japan is very well known for its unique and rich history, it is almost equally as famous for its modern cultural exports such as video games and anime. Anime is synonymous with Japan and many of everyone’s favourite games have been branded with a Made in Japan hot iron. Many people come to Japan…