Imperial burial mound “Kofun” in Takatsuki, Osaka

Takatsuki is a city located just at the halfway point between Osaka and Kyoto.  Both JR and Hankyu express trains stop at it.  There are large shopping areas around the station, mountains in the northern areas, and large rivers running through the city.  And also Takatsuki has a long history from ancient times.  Today, I’d like to introduce Takatsuki from… Continue reading Imperial burial mound “Kofun” in Takatsuki, Osaka

Love Osaka Konamon~Okonomiyaki~

There are a variety of delicious foods in Osaka. Especially “konamon” which is a soul food for Osaka people. Do you know “Konamon”?  “Konamon” is a dish made with wheat flour. Udon noodles, pizza, pasta, etc. could be one of Konamon dishes. The culture of this konamon has been developing in Osaka. As you know,  especially okonomiyaki and takoyaki are… Continue reading Love Osaka Konamon~Okonomiyaki~

Welcome, All Vegetarians! No Need to Worry about Food in Osaka.

Being vegetarian is definitely more common in the world than one might think. Vegetarians make up less than 5% of the population in Japan and, to be perfectly honest, I actually had no idea until I wrote this article! I personally don’t have any vegetarian friends, so the topic of vegetarianism didn’t translate into my personal life until I started… Continue reading Welcome, All Vegetarians! No Need to Worry about Food in Osaka.

How To Enjoy Koshien Ballpark ~From one baseball lover to all baseball lovers~

What Is Koshien? Koshien is a baseball park located near Kobe in Nishinomiya, Hyogo prefecture. The stadium was built to host the national high school baseball tournaments and opened on August 1st, 1924. It is the oldest and largest stadium in Japan with a maximum capacity of 55,000 people. It’s famous for being the home of Hanshin Tigers, which is… Continue reading How To Enjoy Koshien Ballpark ~From one baseball lover to all baseball lovers~

A Local Shows You the Way: Three Magic Compliments That Please People From Osaka.

As you may or may not know, Osaka is a very popular city for tourists. However, the charm of Osaka comes not only from the sightseeing spots—but from the people here, too!. Osaka people are generally friendly, lively, and chatty. If you have a chance to visit Osaka and end up having a chat with the locals, it can’t hurt… Continue reading A Local Shows You the Way: Three Magic Compliments That Please People From Osaka.

Japanese Style Garden in Downtown Kansai Area

Tennoji park is one of the popular sightseeing spots of Osaka, which consists of a zoo, municipal museum, greenhouse, Chausuyama Tomb and Keitakuen Garden. It’s located Tennoji, and easy to access right by the station. Men and women of all ages can enjoy a good time all day long. What I recommend most is “Keitakuen” which is a Japanese style… Continue reading Japanese Style Garden in Downtown Kansai Area