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Universal Studios Japan – Everything you need to know

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Introduction to Universal Studios Japan Universal Studios Japan, located in Osaka's Bay area was opened on the 31st March 2001 and it was the first Universal Studios ever opened outside of the United States. In...
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Osaka Museum of History – Visitor’s Guide

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Osaka is home to many great museums where you can learn more about Japan and they can provide you shelter if a rainy day changes your plans. After showing you around the Osaka Museum...

Cup Noodles Museum in Osaka – The birthplace of instant ramen

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Who wouldn’t know instant ramen and cup noodles? This super easy-to-make, yet tasty dish is a beloved staple food not only in students’ dorm rooms but also in many households all over the world....

Billiken: The Unofficial Mascot of Osaka

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If there’s one thing the Japanese love, it’s cutesy mascot characters, and Billiken is no different. From Kumamoto’s adorable chubby bear, Kumamon, to Funabashi City’s bizarre infant/pear hybrid “Funnashi” these characters are everywhere. My...

Tsutenkaku Tower – The Symbol of Shinsekai

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Osaka is famous for many things but its most popular tourist attractions are undeniably Osaka Castle and colorful Dotombori full of neon lights and cosmopolitan nightlife. Besides these two, however, there’s also one more...
Crowds at Imamiya Ebisu Shrine. Source: Osaka Tourism & Convention Bureau https://osaka-info.jp/page/imamiyaebisujinja-tokaebisu

Toka Ebisu: a popular annual festival

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New Year is traditionally one of Japan’s most important holidays, and a rare occasion where many of the country’s businesses close for the day. One popular way to celebrate Japanese New Year is with...

Osaka Museum of Housing and Living – A detailed visitor’s guide

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Osaka is known for many things, such as its exquisite cuisine, crazy nightlife in Dotombori, great shopping or the remarkable Osaka Castle. However, Osaka is also home some of the finest, family-friendly museums, where...

Best Places to go Shopping in Osaka

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Besides being the Nation’s Kitchen, Osaka has also the reputation to be a shopper’s paradise. Osaka is historically a city of merchants, therefore you can expect to find here a variety of high quality...

Facing the Music: Osaka’s Top 5 Concert Venues

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If there’s one thing Osaka folks know better than most other Japanese, it’s how to have a good time. Osaka nightlife Nowhere is this more apparent than when you take a quick glance at the...

Den Den Town – The Ultimate Guide

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For many lovers of Japan’s culture, people, and spectacle, one of the most common gateways into such fandom is through what is now affectionately known as the “Geek Culture”. den den town osaka As a...
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