In Osaka, there are many locations with beautiful cherry blossom viewing spots, such as the iconic Osaka Castle. This time, I would like to introduce a district where a huge part of it is covered in cherry blossoms, Sakuranomiya.
April 8, 2017
I love understanding history and the relationship between our different cultures. Living in Osaka presents me with the door to the biggest Korean community in all of Japan located in Ikuno’s Tsuruhashi.
February 24, 2017
Other than Nintendo, game developers such as Level 5, Capcom and Konami had set up their booths promoting their games to children. There were also card games and booths selling merchandise exclusive to the event.
February 8, 2017
Osaka Tondo Festival is the biggest fire festivals in Osaka. And as such, it has become an integral part of Osaka’s culture.
February 2, 2017
Nothing quite says “Christmas in Japan” like a cutesy, over the top, almost garish light show, with an accompaniment of suitably romantic musical overtones.
December 24, 2016
With its unique Edo-period street display, visitors to The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living can literally walk into history, and make some very modern memories taking photos in kimono.
November 21, 2016
Have you ever watched a movie and looked at the background, perhaps the buildings, the mountains and seas or maybe even just the layout of the road and thought to yourself “I’ve been there before”?
November 2, 2016
For in truth, the traditional Japanese izakaya is neither a bar nor a restaurant, but perhaps best described as somewhere in-between.
October 22, 2016
Horie. This area combines boutique fashion of areas and intimate coffee shops without the bustle of areas such as Umeda and nearby Shinsaibashi. This area is also home to bicycle stores, furniture shops and second hand clothing stores.
October 12, 2016