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Starting January 7, 2019, Osaka's Namba Oriental Hotel is offering a "Takoyaki Experience Buffet Lunch Plan". By adding this plan to the "Face Full of Smiles Vegetable Buffet", you can make your own version of Osaka's specialty, Takoyaki (octopus dumplings).
Lately, when you think of Shinsekai in Osaka, it’s become synonymous with kushikatsu. The restaurant that started this new trend is “Kushikatsu Daruma.” There are currently 18 locations of “Kushikatsu Daruma.” Even just within Shinsekai, where the chain originated, there are 4 locations, “Shinsekai Honten,” “Janjan,” “Tsutenkaku,” and “Dobutsuenmae.” This time, I decided to visit the largest location of them, “Kushikatsu Daruma Dobutsuenmae.”
The first Omu-rice in Japan! “Hokkyokusei Shinsaibashi main branch” established in Osaka in 1922!Read Later
This restaurant is located in the Shinsaibashi area of Osaka near Dotonbori. There is a section of Shinsaibashi called Amerika-Mura. It is a trendy area for the young generation. In Amerika-Mura there is a traditional Japanese house that captures everyone`s eyes.
It is Osaka’s well known restaurant “Hokkyokusei”. This restaurant was established in 1922.
Hokkyokusei is an Omu-rice speciality shop with more than 10 locations in department stores throughout Osaka.
I went to eat lunch at the Hokkyokusei Shinsaibashi main branch.
Since it opened in March of 2017, Ramen Kobo Mensaku has enjoyed a good reputation as a cheap and tasty place, so I went to check it out.
Shitenno-ji – Doya-Doya FestivalRead Later
The Doya-Doya Festival is a festival in which boys wearing loincloths and headbands scramble to gather evil-warding charms.
I decided to grab lunch at “Irori to Kamameshi Shizuru,” located in Dojima, an office town in Osaka. Their famous kamameshi (a rice, meat, and vegetable dish served in a small pot) is only available on weekdays and it’s supposed to be very affordably priced.
I received a really interesting souvenir from a friend who visited Universal Studios Japan! It was a frog made of chocolate. It's sold at Honeydukes, a sweets shop in the Harry Potter area.
“Kobe beef Teppanyaki Rio” is located in Umeda, the heart of Osaka. It is a teppanyaki restaurant that primarily serves Kobe beef, so it tends to be a bit on the pricey side, but if you visit for lunch you can enjoy a great meal for around just 1000 yen.