If you and your significant other are travelling together in Japan around February 14th, you're already well on your way to having a unique Valentine's Day. The Nunobiki Herb Garden would be more suited for those looking for a low-key, quietly intimate day.
The clever designs and tight collaborative efforts with many a familiar Japanese character, thank you Sanrio and Disney for those, jostle unashamedly for your attention. Somewhere between the Meiji chocolate bars and the Valentines appropriate heart-shaped moulds, I found a treasure chest of Japanese special edition goodness.
When one thinks of romantic city breaks, the likes of Rome, Paris, and other such European capitals frequently come to mind. It’s fair to say the grey, metallic metropolis of Osaka doesn’t enter most minds in this regard. That being said however, Osaka certainly has no shortage of prime locations for a nice, romantic date, provided that you know where to look.
If you are living in Japan and want to give gifts to your host family, coworkers, or housemates, or if you are just visiting and want to buy things to take home with you, here are some inexpensive suggestions.