Mar 23, 2017

5 Good Sakura Spots in Osaka

Hi, this is Shoko from Osaka Hana Hostel.
I'm happy because it is getting warmer and warmer these days.

Today, I will recommend you 5 good Sakura spots in Osaka!

1. Osaka Castel Park
Best Time: Late March - Mid-April

2. Utsubo Park *This is the nearest spot from Hana Hostel
Best Time:  Late March - Early April

3. Japan Mint
Opening Period: The 11th of April - The 17th of April

4. Kema-sakurabomiya Park
Best Time:  Late March - Early April

5. Shitenno temple
Best Time:  Late March - Early April

Don't miss to see beautiful sakura if you will be in Osaka during the above period.  

Mar 2, 2017

Plum viewing in Kotatsu

Plum viewing in Kotatsu

Plum viewing in Kotatsu
Plum viewing in Kotatsu

You can enjoy the viewing of 300 ume trees while relaxing in Kotatsu. (small table with an electric heater underneath and covered by a quilt). During the period, sweet red-bean soup with rice cake, hot chocolate, oranges, sweet mild sake and some other food are available for take-out at the restaurant "HONEYSUCKLE CAFE".

In case of rain, it will be called off.

Osaka Prefectural Flower Garden (Fululu Garden)
2292-1 Tako, Kawachi-Nagano City
SCHEDULEFebruary 22(Wed) - Late March
February 10:00-17:00
March  9:30-17:00
FEEAdult 540 yen
High school students 220 yen
Free for junior high school student or younger
INQUIRIESName : Osaka Prefectural Flower Garden (Fululu Garden)
TEL : 0721-63-8739

Feb 1, 2017

Good Izakaya in Namba

Hi, This is Shoko from Osaka Hana Hostel.

There are not enough events in January so I will introduce a nice Izakaya restaurant in Namba.  

The restaurant is 「Sakai Tachibana」.

Every dish are so delicious but I chose three best ones.

No.1 Croquette

It is really big but taste is also good!!

No.2 Deep fried Shrimp "Ebi furai"

This deep fried shrimp is huge! It matches with Taru-Taru source very well.

No.3 Assorted Sashimi

The middle fish is Chu-toru (Tuna). It melts in your mouth.

They have a set menu for lunch.
You should try this restaurant once if you have chance to come to Namba!!

■■■Shop imformation■■■

Name: Sakai Tachibana

Address: 1st floor in Namba CITY South bld., 5-1-60 Namba Chuo-ku, Osaka.

TEL: 06-6644-2890

Opening Hours:Mon-Fri 11:00~14:00  17:00~23:00(L.O.22:00)
              Sat/Sun   11:00~15:00  16:30~23:00(L.O.22:00)

Jan 3, 2017

Ebe-ssan : )

Ten-day Ebisu at Imamiya Ebisu Shrine

Ten-day Ebisu at Imamiya Ebisu Shrine

A ritual is held at Imamiya Ebisu Shrine for three days to pray for prosperity in the New Year. The Purple Lantern Homa Rite is held on the 10th, marking the peak of the festival. A million people visit every year to receive Fukusasa, or lucky bamboo leaves from Fuku-Musume.

Imamiya Ebisu Shrine
〒556-0003 1-6-10 Ebisunishi,Naniwa-ku,OsakaCity
SCHEDULEJanuary 9(Mon) - 11(Wed), 2017
FEEAdmission free
INQUIRIESName : Imamiya Ebisu Shrine
TEL : 06-6643-0150

Nov 24, 2016

Garmany Chiristmas Market 2016 in Umeda

German Chiristmas Market is now open at Umeda Sky Building Wonder Square!

In this event, you can feel and enjoy real German Christmas even if you are in Osaka.  

Illuminations over 100,000 glisten on a big Christmas tree.

There are also some craft shops and small pubs selling German sausages and beer.

Umeda Sky Building Wonder Square
1-1 Ooyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka City

【Opening Period
The 18th of November - The 25th of December

【Entrance Fee】         

【More Information】


Nov 15, 2016

Autumn Foliage in Osaka

Expo Park Autumn Foliage Festival

Expo Park Autumn Foliage Festival

Natural culture garden and Japanese garden in Expo park is the one of the places to must-visit to for spectacular autumn foliage .
More than 10000 trees, 20 kind of them such as maples, ginkos, taxodium distichums , acer buergerianum and others , are ablaze with autumnal tints.
During this autumn foliage festival, several special events are held.

PLACE 〒565-0826 Senri EXPO Park, Suita City
SCHEDULENovember 5(Sat) - December 4(Sun), 2016
9:30 - 17:00(Entry till 16:30)
FEENatural culture garden・Japanese garden :
Adult 250yen
Elementary and Junior high school student 70yen
Name : Expo Park
TEL : 06-6877-7387

Oct 6, 2016

Minatomachi Riverside Night Market on the 7th and 8th of October

Enjoy various type of stalls and live music at Naniwa Riverside Night Market on the 7th and 8th of October.

Place: Minatomachi Riverside
       1-3-1 Minatomachi Nniwa-ku, Osaka-shi

Date and Time: The 7th of October  17:00-22:00
                      The 8th of October   13:00~21:00