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Hidden Gems in Osaka: Expo 70’ Commemoration Park

The first World Expo in Japan On the 15th of March, 1970 in Suita, northern Osaka the first World Expo in Japan opened its doors. atamatote.blog119.fc2.com/ It attracted a record number of visitors (64 million) over the 6 months of operation, a record which was held until the 2010 expo in Shanghai. There were stunning…

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…

Shimanami Kaido: A Scenic ride from Honshu to Shikoku

If you’ve travelled Japan a lot then you’ve probably spent a lot of time near the sea. This slim country with over 2000 islands has a lot of coastline to cover and nearly all of the major cities are on a coast. However, one of the most beautiful and rewarding ways to enjoy this is…

Hidden Gem in Osaka Part 3: Imamiya Ebisu Shrine

Related article: Hidden Gems in Osaka Part 1 : Namba Yasaka Shrine Related article: Hidden Gems in Osaka Part 2 : Okuninushi Shrine Shikitsumatsunomiya The next stop on our journey through Osaka highlights an attraction that is arguably hidden yet undoubtedly a gem within the heart of Osaka’s bustling main district. Imamiya Ebisu shrine Author’s…

Hidden Gems in Osaka Part 2: Okuninushi Shrine Shikitsumatsunomiya

Relevance article: Hidden Gems in Osaka Part 1 : Namba Yasaka Shrine Continuing on our journey through the back alleys and lesser known areas of Osaka we have the Okuninushi Shrine known as Shikitsumatsunomiya which is located a stones throw away from Daikokucho station in the heart of Osaka. Although it is located on one…

Hidden Gems in Osaka Part 1 : Namba Yasaka Shrine

If someone mentions Osaka there are plenty of favorite classic attractions that come to mind such as Osaka Castle, Doutonbori, Nipponbashi, Osaka Tower or Tempozan with it’s giant Ferris wheel and aquarium. However what about those places that are off the well worn tourist circuit? The kind of places that don’t make it into Lonely…