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Osaka, Koinobori Festa 1000

In the Koinobori Festa, around 1000 carp-shaped streamers are hung as wishes for children’s health and for protection of the Akuta River, a symbol of Takatsuki City.

Introducing Popular Food Sold at Hankyu Umeda, Osaka's Major Department Store!

Located in the center of Osaka, Hankyu Umeda is one of Japan's top department stores, offering a wide selection of trendy items from both inside and beyond Japan. In particular, it boasts the greatest quantity of fashion and cosmetic products in all of Kansai! What's more, by collaborating with a variety of food makers, Hankyu Umeda Department Store keeps developing products that are only available here. Among these items, this article will introduce 3 of the most popular that are now on sale at newly-opened shops inside this department store!

Hostel Wasabi Osaka Bed with Library

“Hostel Wasabi Osaka Bed with Library” opened in December of 2016. As its name suggests, this is a unique library-like hostel that you can stay in overnight. Located a 5-minute walk from Kintetsu Nankai Railway’s Namba Station, it’s in a prime location for both sightseeing and business in Osaka.

Nara Prefecture’s Todai-ji – Nigatsu-do Shuni-e

First held in the year 752, this event has been held every year without fail for over 1260 years!
Held by the temple’s monks in front of Nigatsu-do’s figure of the Eleven-Headed Kannon, the temple’s idol, the event exists to repent for the everyday sins of humanity and wish for everyone’s happiness.