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~

Love Story of Panda “Hama Family”

〜Prologue〜 Adventure World is a theme park with animals which consists of a safari, aquarium, and amusement park in Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture. You can see animals from a short distance in a safari car, enjoy dolphin shows, and children can pet and feed animals. Wakayama is surrounded by mountains and the sea, and there are a lot of sightseeing spots… Continue reading Love Story of Panda “Hama Family”

Let’s take a day trip to Arima hot springs!

Japan’s oldest hot-spring resort is Arima Onsen, located partway up Mt. Rokko near Kobe and to the west of Osaka, it takes about one hour and 30minutes to go to Arima Onsen from Osaka station or Shin Osaka station (the station where the Shinkansen stops) by express bus. It’s the easiest way to go there without transfer. If you want to… Continue reading Let’s take a day trip to Arima hot springs!

The Locals Know Kobe

Kobe is known as a tourist spot. There is all kinds of information. You don’t know what to choose. If you read the report I wrote, you can catch recent trends. I want to really recommend these spots. – View – Shiosai Park I highly recommend this great view there!! Seeing the mountain and Kobe’s downtown night view from the seaside is… Continue reading The Locals Know Kobe

Enjoy the Eizan Railway, enjoy my hometown Ichijoji

“Onoriyasu” Eiden, “Oideyasu” to my hometown Ichijoji! Hi everyone! Today I’d like to introduce a small local railway which runs through my home town. It is called the Eizan Dentetsu or Eizan Electric Railway, but we call it Eiden for short. In the title, “Onoriyasu” means “Let’s get on” and “Oideyasu” means “Welcome” in traditional Kyoto dialect. Let’s Eiden a… Continue reading Enjoy the Eizan Railway, enjoy my hometown Ichijoji

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~

The Dos and Don’ts of the Deer in Nara Park

Nara Park is a five minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station, or about a twenty minute walk from JR Nara station. It is well known for having over one thousand free-roaming deer. It is one of the must-see areas in Nara city, which has a certain charm that draws you in. Even though they are very friendly and cute, you… Continue reading The Dos and Don’ts of the Deer in Nara Park

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