Allan Hsu

Allan was originally from the city of Taipei in Taiwan. Allan has been a frequent traveller to Japan, especially Osaka. He enjoys the city because of its passionate open-minded people, its great food, cultural significance and of course its proximity to the rest of Kansai region. Allan started Osaka.com in 2012 with the goal to turn it into the most comprehensive, unique and interesting Osaka information website available.
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Big Enthusiasm- 阪神タイガースThe Hanshin Tigers 360

Founded back in 1935, the Hanshin Tigers belonging to the Central League is the second oldest baseball team in Japan next to The Yomiuri Giants. These two teams, being the biggest baseball teams have...

Ishibashi’s famed yakitori is a rare treat

In going from the Umeda district of Osaka to view the maple leaves of Minoo, you must change from the Hankyu Takarazuka line to the Minoo spur at Ishibashi Station. This is a good...

How to walk in Osaka

Entering a new culture is like learning to walk again—in Osaka, this is literally true. Train stations teem with throngs of black-headed figures headed hither and yon. What should be a simple case of...

Sushiro – cheap fun sushi train experience in Osaka

I have a car, two kids with big appetites, and a limited budget. Combine these with a craving for sushi and the obvious answer is Sushiro. In Japan, independent sushi bars with artisan chefs are...

The Yoshimoto Kogyo — A Big Deal in Japanese Entertainment

The Yoshimoto Theater, the esteemed comedy theater in Namba, is deeply intertwined with a very important entertainment conglomerate that emerged from the traditional theater practice. The Yoshimoto Kogyo is the agency for the comedians...

Osaka’s long term goal to become an international green city

Osaka’s position as an important port city has long been established. As far back as the 7th century it was, for a very short period, the capital of Japan (under the name of Naniwa)...

Autumn leave viewing in Osaka

As November sets in the talk of the town inevitably switches to Kyoto. After all, where else might one go to sample the beauty of the changing colors of autumn leaves? Well, you could...

Ring Out, Osaka Bells!

New Year’s Eve! The biggest festival of the Japanese year! Crowds shoulder-to-shoulder in the freezing street, vying to get to throw their money into the giant shrine collection chest and pray for the health and...

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