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Osaka, Koinobori Festa 1000Read Later
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.
“Maizuru Port Toretore Center” is the michi-no-eki, or road station, with the largest seafood market near the Sea of Japan. You can have the fish at the various stalls either cooked or prepared into sashimi for you, letting you dig in to the fresh fish right then and there!
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!
One thing that brings to mind the upcoming "Golden Week" (from the end of April through the first week of May) is Niku-Fes, a major food entertainment event. While this popular event always takes place somewhere in Japan, it will be held simultaneously during this year's Golden Week in both Tokyo and Osaka.
“Es Presso Coffee GREEN” is located in a residential area about a 10-minute walk from JR Hanwa Line’s “Shinodayama Station” in Osaka Prefecture’s Izumiotsu City. It may look like an old coffee shop, but in actuality it’s a café with great deals on its items, so I decided to stop by right away!
Hostel Wasabi Osaka Bed with LibraryRead Later
“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.
In Osaka's Kita-Shinchi district, there is a new style of restaurant specializing in tempura, called Naniwa Tempura Ishin. Tempura made with Osaka's local ingredients is paired with Champagne in a marriage made to delight diners. This time, I went there to try their lunch of a deluxe tempura bowl topped with truffles!
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.