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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Osaka Great Santa Run 2016
EVENTS & FESTIVALS

Become Claus for a Cause!

Osaka Great Santa Run 2016  Now in its seventh year, the Osaka Great Santa Run 2016 has become a much welcome holiday tradition. The charity run, which takes place around Osaka Castle Park, requires attendees to rent a Santa costume…

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Nomihodai
FOOD & DRINK

Nomihodai & Tomorrow’s Hangover Cure

In the land of flat rate drinking plans booze flows freely. Nomihodai, literally: all-you-can-drink, is a term used to describe fixed price drinking courses offered at many bars and restaurants. Allowing customers unlimited drinking for set time, usually 90 mins…

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Healthy Home Cooking in Namba
FOOD & DRINK

Healthy Home Cooking in Namba

Isshinchabou I first found Isshinchabou when I less than gracefully collided with the shop’s signboard. Although it didn’t really seem so at the time, this was a lucky encounter. Without my little crash, I may have never discovered the tiny…

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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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