Shingo Nishinari – Osaka Local Rap

Shingo Nishinari – Osaka Local Rap

Posted by in Media, Music, Osaka on 21. Oct, 2012 | 2 Comments

Looking for some fun Japanese music to listen to? OSAKA UP. The video features all the famous places in Osaka. Dotonbori Bridge, Tsutenkaku, Taiyou no Tou, and the entire video is in Kansai dialect. What more could you ask for? It also includes funny commentary on Osaka life, like Grandma’s who talk super fast and [...]

Excellent Hamburg and Steak in Osaka

Excellent Hamburg and Steak in Osaka

Posted by in Food, Osaka on 01. Sep, 2012 | Comments Off

Had some delicous steak in the Kitashinchi area of Osaka a while ago after I saw it introduced on a Japanese TV show. If you’re looking for an awesome lunch in Osaka check it out. You can walk to Kitashichi from Umeda station (closest to Nishi-Umeda) in about 15 or 20 minutes, but there is [...]

Umeda Sky Building

Umeda Sky Building

Posted by in Osaka, Travel on 20. Aug, 2012 | Comments Off

Looking for something touristy to do in Osaka? Consider a visit to the observation deck on Umeda Sky Building! The views are pretty spectacular, and it’s conveniently located near Umeda station. Admission is not too expensive either! The Japanese name is 空中庭園 which means “sky garden,” but most people will understand if you say Sky [...]

Tourism in Osaka – Doutonbori River Cruise

Tourism in Osaka – Doutonbori River Cruise

Posted by in Osaka, Travel on 12. Aug, 2012 | 1 Comment

Ever wanted to take a 20-minute cruise down Doutonbori river in Osaka? I lived in Osaka for about 4 years and didn’t… but I tried it yesterday! My parents are in town visiting so I was desperate to find easy touristy things for them to do. My mom would be happy just walking around a [...]

Yodogawa Hanabi Taikai 2012

Yodogawa Hanabi Taikai 2012

Posted by in Osaka, Travel on 09. Aug, 2012 | 5 Comments

Summertime in Japan means festivals and fireworks displays! I’m staying in Osaka now so I was able to check out Yodogawa Fireworks festival. There are also fireworks during Tenjin Festival, which I also went to, but locals all agree that Yodogawa Fireworks display is more spectacular on the fireworks front. At Japanese fireworks events, usually [...]

Tenjin Matsuri 2012

Tenjin Matsuri 2012

Posted by in Culture, Food, Osaka on 26. Jul, 2012 | 1 Comment

I went to Tenjin Matsuri (天神祭) in Osaka again this year! This year the festival was on July 24th and 25h. Every year the festival is held around Tenmabashi station area and events are centered around the river and Tenmangu Shrine. I have been to Tenjin Matsuri in the past, multiple times in fact, but [...]

Japanese Craft Beer in Osaka – QBrick

Japanese Craft Beer in Osaka – QBrick

Posted by in Food, Osaka on 24. Jul, 2012 | 2 Comments

I have a sudden interest in Japanese craft beers. I’m no expert, but I like beer. Japan has already made an international name for itself with Japanese whiskey, and now it seems that Japanese beer is also getting some attention. One of my friends in Shanghai mentioned that Japanese craft beer is pretty amazing, and [...]

Osaka Motor Show 2012

Osaka Motor Show 2012

Posted by in Crazy Consumers, Osaka on 25. Jan, 2012 | Comments Off

I went to the Osaka Motor Show! (I was in Japan last week, back in Shanghai already though.) This was my first motor show, but it was basically what I expected. A geeks paradise. Cars, girls, lots of guys with cameras, and an excuse to point your camera at anything and take 100,000 photos in [...]

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