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CREATE & EXPLORE

It’s often said that there are two types of travelers – those that see and those that DO. This category is for you doers that have come to OSAKA to CREATE & EXPLORE!


Osaka is a metropolis bursting with exciting places to explore. Regardless of season, day, or even hour – there is always something exciting to get into; if you know where to look or who to ask. Unlike many of Japan’s more conservative cities, Osaka and its people welcome bold-spirited individuals. After all, Osakans are BOLD!  So don’t be surprised, if mentioning adventure to them ends up with you: exploring an abandoned building, making traditional crafts, drinking to sunrise in a hidden bar or driving around the city in a go-cart dressed as Mario. In Osaka, you can expect the unexpected!    

Minoh-San-Ryuanji Minoh Falls
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Fall Colors in Japan

It might feel like winter in Tokyo, but here in Osaka there’s still time for fall… if you hurry! When visiting Japan, you can find yourself enjoying the different seasons that the country has to offer. Many are familiar with…

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sento 101
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Stripping Down with Strangers

Sento 101  Sento, are like onsens (hot springs) hard working, rough around the edges brother. They come in as many shapes and sizes as their outdoor counterparts and offer the same relaxing experience with none of the journey. Chances are…

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Keitakuen
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Tennoji’s Hidden Garden

Keitakuen, a Green Oasis in the Heart of the City In the heart of city, tucked away behind the Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, you’ll find the garden oasis – Keitakuen. This incredibly serene and completely unexpected traditional Japanese garden,…

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Silver Ball Planet
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Pinball Paradise in Amemura

Silver Ball Planet Not really a game player much less a game lover, I really didn’t know what to expect when I headed to Silver Ball Planet for some pinball. I had read that the space, which covers a good portion…

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DIY Manhole Cover Rubbings
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DIY Manhole Rubbings

With so much to see strolling the streets of Japan, it’s easy to overlook the beauty that lies underfoot. But oh, what a shame to do so! Japan is blessed with having some of the most gorgeous manhole covers that I have…

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