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Let's Visit the Music Box Museum, with its Lovely, Healing Tone Colors!

The Music Box Museum is a specialty shop of music boxes in Otaru, Hokkaido.
There are many kinds of music boxes made of grass, wood or other material.
And their gentle sounds will captivate you when you step into the shop.
In addition, there are a lot of other items to decorate music boxes to charm visitors, such as beautiful ornaments and dolls that move to the melody of music.

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.

Osaka Prefecture, Let's enjoy Plum Festival at Expo’70 Commemorative Park♪

Expo’70 Commemorative Park, in Osaka, is a lovely place overflowing with natural beauty. No matter the season, it is a place where you can enjoy beautiful flowers and trees.
Taking a leisurely walk through the park on a clear day is one of life’s finer pleasures.
This year’s plum festival will be held on February 18th, in Expo’70 Commemorative Park’s Natural Culture Park and Japanese garden.
The Natural Culture Park features around 600 plum trees of around 120 different varieties, while the Japanese garden has around 80 plum trees of 40 varieties. In both locations, you can enjoy a variety of plum blossoms, in colors like white, pink, and red.
Various events are scheduled during the festival period.

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.
This tradition is so old and familiar to the people of Nara that it is said that spring comes to Nara after Shuni-e ends.

Osaka ARK HOSTEL & CAFÉ DINING

“ARK HOSTEL & CAFÉ DINING” is located right between Osaka’s main stations, Umeda Station and Namba Station. As it’s located in an area called Higobashi, known for being particularly safe, we especially recommend staying here to women.

Nara, Wakakusa Yamayaki

The Wakakusa Yamayaki is an event where the 342-meter-high Mt. Wakakusa that overlooks Nara City is lit on fire.
This is a Shinto ritual meant to calm the spirits inhabiting the keyhole-shaped tumulus on the mountain’s summit.
After around 600 fireworks are launched, 33 hectares of grasslands on the mountain are set aflame.
The dynamic scene that unfolds is almost like watching a forest fire. The winter night sky is dyed red, and the view of the entirety of the mountain lit up is magnificent.