Osaka City

Seafood Market in Japan

Popular Seafood Markets and Ports in the Kansai Region

Dec 23, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Japan is well known for its seafood — in fact, seafood is a major part of its culture. To find the freshest dishes, your best option is to head to...[ Click to read more ]

Hatsumode in Kobe – Shrines to Visit for New Years

Dec 20, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Japan only started celebrating the New Year on January 1st, 1873, when the country adopted the Gregorian calendar of the West. Traditionally, the Japanese New Year was the same as...[ Click to read more ]

Top Activities in Shinsaibashi, Osaka

Nov 29, 2022 By Justin Hanus

One of the most famous neighborhoods in Osaka is Shinsaibashi. Although it’s primarily a shopping neighborhood, it’s also a great place to visit for nightlife, restaurants, and cultural attractions. In...[ Click to read more ]

Christmas in Kansai

Nov 29, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Not being a predominantly Christian country, Japan doesn’t celebrate Christmas with quite the same fervour as people in the US, Canada or Europe. For example, Christmas is not a public...[ Click to read more ]

The Highlights of Dotonbori in Osaka

Oct 25, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Named for the canal it runs alongside, Dotonbori is one of the most famous streets in Osaka. Located in the Namba district in the Chuo ward, it is particularly popular...[ Click to read more ]

Thanksgiving in Kansai

Oct 24, 2022 By Justin Hanus

As we approach the autumn season, citizens of many countries start planning for Thanksgiving towards the end of November. This includes Japan. However, Japanese Thanksgiving is slightly different. Rather than...[ Click to read more ]

The Top Things to See Near Every Rail Station in Umeda

Sep 28, 2022 By Justin Hanus

As one of the central districts in Osaka, Umeda has not just one rail station but six. Knowing what you’ll find near each one will not only help you navigate...[ Click to read more ]

Fun Activities for Older People in Kansai

Sep 28, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Japan has a rapidly aging society with a larger percentage of over-65s than anywhere else in the world. It’s no surprise, therefore, that there are plenty of activities across the...[ Click to read more ]

Skate and Scooter Parks in Kansai

Aug 31, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Skateboarding is one of Japan’s fastest-rising sporting activities, propelled by the country’s showing at the Tokyo Olympics, where it won medals, including gold for the likes of Yuto Horigome and...[ Click to read more ]

Navigating Everything on Offer at Osaka Kizu Wholesale Market

Jun 28, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Whether you want a meal made with the freshest fish you can find, are searching for souvenirs, or want to experience a traditional Japanese market, Kizu Wholesale Market in Osaka...[ Click to read more ]