Liam Carrigan

As a six year resident of Osaka, Liam Carrigan knows the city inside and out. He writes regularly for a number of other online and print publications across the world. Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Liam first game to Japan in 2006. Liam graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in 2006 with a BA in Journalism. He believes a reporter’s first allegiance must always be to the truth, no matter how inconvenient that truth may be.
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Konohana Ward: Osaka’s Playground

There’s a lot to like about Osaka. The great food, the energetic nightlife, the friendly and entertaining demeanor of the locals. However, if you had to single out one particular attraction that draws more visitors,...

Miyakojima Ward: Sun, Sakura and a Cold Beer!

Of all the summary articles I’ve written on the various places to visit in Osaka thus far, I’ll be honest and say that Miyakojima was the one I thought would prove to be the...

Nishinari Ward: The Dark Side of Osaka

Often portrayed as a venue for the less endearing elements of Japanese society, Osaka is considered by some to be inferior to its nearby neighbor and former imperial capital, Kyoto.

Asahi Ku: Osaka’s Gentler Side

Bordering the city of Moriguchi to the north of Osaka, Asahi ward is one of the more laid back, tranquil areas of the city. It is a far cry from the bright lights, fast...

Tennoji Ward: Where City and Nature Come Together

There are plenty of stories of urban renewal playing out all across Osaka these days. However, few places have seen as meteoric a rise in status over the last few...

Suminoe Ward: Sightseeing and Birdwatching by the Sea

Suminoe is, in terms of land mass at least, one of Osaka City’s biggest wards. It is also however, one of the least talked about. However, today, I hope to...

Minato Ward: Exploring Osaka’s Harbor District

Almost every major city in Japan has a Minato Ward of its own. Minato literally means “port” in Japanese, and so each coastal city in the country has one. However, there...

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Ultimate 5 Day Osaka Itinerary

Osaka is endlessly interesting and absolutely delicious! Being known, as the city of merchants and Japan’s kitchen, Osaka has a long history,...

Another Storm Incoming: This Week in Osaka September 18th to 25th 2020

Each week, here at Osaka.com, we bring you a selection of some of the top stories about Osaka making the local and...

Cycling in Osaka | Taisho Ward: Cycle tour in wonderland

Are you a bit tired of hustle and bustle in urban Osaka? Then why not rent a bike and explore...

Osaka Wins 2nd US Open Title: This week in Osaka September 11th to 18th 2020

Each week, here at Osaka.com, we will bring you a selection of some of the top stories about Osaka making the local...

HOW TO MAKE JAPANESE CURRY: ULTIMATE GUIDE

WHAT IS JIYUKEN CURRY? Opened in Nanba, Osaka, Jiyuken Curry is steeped in history. Instead of having the curry and rice separately, a...

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