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Just a Rainy Sunday in Osaka...

JAPAN | Sun, 12 Jun 2016 | By angelica | Views [557]

It's Sunday evening - the second official Sunday of this year's rainy season  in Japan ,and I'm currently sat on my balcony listening to the rain crash down onto the streets surrounding my apartment building.    At lunchtime today, ... Read more >

Tags: asia, everyday life, japan, osaka, rainy season, relaxation

Photos: Japan/ Trip to Japan

JAPAN | Tue, 27 May 2014 | By ciel | Photo Gallery

It was a trip from couple of years ago, and some of the photos were lost. However, everything still seems so visible from memory :)
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Tags: golden pavilion, japan, kinkakuji temple, kobe, kyomizu temple, kyoto, osaka

Visiting the Land of the Sun

JAPAN | Tue, 23 Oct 2012 | By chubipower | Views [518]

My first glimpse of Osaka is a mass of brownish buildings on a vast piece of flat land... curiously tucked amidst mountainous region and weaving rivers. My 6 hour 25 minute flight to Kansai International Airport was the quietest I ever sat on. There ... Read more >

Tags: japan, kansai, kyoto, nara, osaka

bright lights..

JAPAN | Tue, 12 Apr 2011 | By jess_dan | Views [718] | Comments [3]

Dear all,  Monday started slowly with breakfast at a small cafe near the station. A traditional Japanese breakfast is expensive and I'm really not a fan of fish for breakfast. So we tried the Japanese attempts at a western breakfast; big thick toast ... Read more >

Tags: aquarium, japan, namba, osaka, umeda.

24 hours in Osaka, Japan

JAPAN | Mon, 11 Apr 2011 | By jess_dan | Views [939] | Comments [4]

Dear All,  Wow, the blog is back. I can't believe that a whole year has gone by since we arrived home! And it only took us a year to find a new adventure...although a much shorter adventure this time. Mum, Dad, Dan and I are spending 2 weeks in Osaka, ... Read more >

Tags: cherry blossoms, hanami, japan, osaka, osaka castle

The Xin Jian Zhen from Osaka to Shanghai

JAPAN | Wed, 8 Dec 2010 | By luke_collings | Views [1759] | Comments [3]

Osaka proved to be the perfect place to relax and collect my thoughts before arriving in China. To say that I was nervous about landing, finding the hotel and learning how to get around would be a understatement. Whilst lying in my cosy hotel bed and ... Read more >

Tags: boat, china, cycle touring, ferry, japan, osaka, shanghai, ship, xin jian zhen

Tokyo to Osaka - The Journey

JAPAN | Tue, 30 Nov 2010 | By luke_collings | Views [2055] | Comments [3]

Day One After a week in Tokyo making final arrangements and going through all my equipment I decided it was about time to hit the road. I'd had a great time and hung out with all my all friends again. Saying goodbye to Nana, my girlfriend who had been ... Read more >

Tags: boat, cycle tour, irago, japan, lake hamana, mikawa bay, mt fuji, osaka, shizuoka, toba

Japan!!!!!!!! Am I still in Asia… or have I landed on the Moon?

JAPAN | Mon, 24 May 2010 | By missy_carrie_gee | Views [791]

Arriving in Japan is like landing on the moon. Seriously. Its got this eerie, clean, perfect Stepford Wives kinda vibe. There is no garbage on the streets, or in the subways. A huge contrast compared to the rest of Southeast Asia. There’s lots of neon ... Read more >

Tags: geijin, japan, kobe, osaka

Photos: Good Times In Osaka~~~2010

JAPAN | Sun, 11 Apr 2010 | By chas | Photo Gallery

Hangin' with Maisie & Junji
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Tags: japan, osaka

Photos: Last Trip~~~OSAKA~~~~2008

JAPAN | Wed, 7 Apr 2010 | By chas | Photo Gallery

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Airplanes and Futons

JAPAN | Wed, 3 Mar 2010 | By kitschey | Views [562]

I`ve made it to Japan, I'm in Osaka and it's 5:00 AM. This will be my second day here so I plan to do the tourist thing on foot. The flight wasn't as bad as I had expected though 13 hours from Toronto to Tokyo still isn't that fun. (a note to my parents:... Read more >

Tags: hayao miyazaki, hostel u-en, osaka, osaka aquarium, totoro

And it's Cheaper Too!

CANADA | Sat, 20 Feb 2010 | By kitschey | Views [418]

Here's a link to the hostel I'm staying at in Osaka. It's pretty funky looking and there's a cafe below. Check out the photos!

Tags: hostel, osaka

Sayonara Osaka, I will miss you!!

JAPAN | Tue, 16 Jun 2009 | By kurenai | Views [1555]

I’m sitting here at my computer on the very last night that I’ll live here in Japan. It’s such a crazy bitter-sweet feeling. I’ve had so many amazing experiences here as well as so many wretched stories as well. It has been one wild rollercoaster ... Read more >

Tags: japan, life, osaka, sayonara

Osaka Aquarium: Ocean, You Meet Whale Shark

JAPAN | Thu, 14 May 2009 | By kurenai | Views [5143] | Comments [1]

Well, that’s what it says on the front of the English brochure handed to me at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Engrish at it’s best.   During Golden Week (Japan’s spring break) one of my friends came over from Nagoya and we decided ... Read more >

Tags: aquarium, dolphins, fish, japan, jellyfish, kaiyukan, osaka, otters, penguin, shark

Host Club Hustle

JAPAN | Wed, 8 Apr 2009 | By kurenai | Views [14936] | Comments [1]

So Saturday night – or rather early Sunday morning – a couple of Western friends and I decided to visit a host club. For 3 of us (myself included) this was our first step into the dark and mysterious world of hosting but the last of our group ... Read more >

Tags: host club, japan, nightlife, osaka

It's time for sumo!!

JAPAN | Fri, 27 Mar 2009 | By kurenai | Views [2578]

Sumo season is here in Osaka and with it comes bustling crowds of people in an already bustling part of a busy city (Namba). This is probably the strangest time for a foreigner to live in Osaka because not only are you repeatedly mistaken for ... Read more >

Tags: culture, japan, osaka, spring, sumo, tradition

Midnight necropolis: a night at a Japanese goth club

JAPAN | Mon, 23 Mar 2009 | By kurenai | Views [2870]

A midnight in a cemetery?! Well, not quite. Rather inside the bottom basement floor of a smoky dark club. I give you Midnight Necropolis: the gothic club night that happens once a month here in Osaka. While the name and “theme” changes (Black ... Read more >

Tags: clubbing, fashion, goth, gothic, japan, nightlife, osaka

Catching some culture: Osaka's National Art Museum

JAPAN | Sun, 1 Mar 2009 | By kurenai | Views [5802]

My friend and I felt the need for a little bit of culture so we headed over to the National Museum of Art in Osaka. Leaving Higobashi exit 3 (on the blue Yotsubashi subway line) we followed a map directly outside the station to the museum. ... Read more >

Tags: art, china, contemporary, culture, japan, kanji, museum, osaka

Laughing with Pirates!

JAPAN | Mon, 23 Feb 2009 | By kurenai | Views [2491] | Comments [1]

The Pirates of the Dotonbori, that is, an Osaka-based improvisation group who put on shows at various venues throughout the year. Think of a local-based “ Whose Line Is It Anyway? ” show and that’s what these guys are except their shows are ... Read more >

Tags: club, comedy, improv, improvisation, japan, osaka

Bunraku: Puppet Theater

JAPAN | Mon, 26 Jan 2009 | By kurenai | Views [3856]

Bunraku – boon-rah-coo – or traditional Japanese puppet theater was founded in Osaka in 1684, though apparently established as the form we know today coming about in 1872 (I’m quoting the Wiki here). Bunraku contains the puppeteers (the ... Read more >

Tags: culture, japan, new years, osaka, puppet, theater, winter

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