Rich merchants here in Onomichi built temple after temple around the hills facing the sea, and by doing so created a place that attracted artists and writers, as its picturesque beauty was beyond belief. Traces of and references to all artists and poets who have been inspired by the town can be found all around the city, in the form of carved rocks, statues, famous writers' feet moulds, museums, residences.
I didn’t spend much time in Osaka, but I managed to see a few things. Here are my top 7 wacky things to do in Osaka!
It may only be the end of June as I write this, but already, rainy season is ending, the sun is shining, the skies are blue and the beer gardens are calling to me. Yes, dear readers and friends, summer is here in Osaka.
Unlike the nearby cities of Kyoto and Himeji, Kobe doesn’t at first glance anyway, seem like a typical Japanese city. The city has enjoyed a rich and colourful history as an international port going back several hundred years.