Jan 20, 2018

Osaka-jo Castle Illuminage

Slip back in time to Japan 150 years ago!?

Running for a limited period of three months,the "Japanese Illumination" event,unique even by global standards,is set on the stage of Osaka Castle,the site of a significant turning point in history,to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of modern Japan.

●Date:until the 25th of February 2018
Opening hours:17:00~22:00
●Place:Osaka Castle Park "NISHINOMARU GARDEN"
●Admission fees:Adults 1200 yen/Children 600 yen

Nov 23, 2017


Syoren-in is located in the middle of two important temple (Heian Jingu & Yasaka Shrine), it was a really surprised to find such a nice and quiet temple in Kyoto.The garden is gorgeous and you can sit an contemplate it from an inside (and warm) room.  Totally worth it !

October 29 –December 4, 2011
Opening hours
18.00–22.00 (Entry accepted until 21.30)
Admission fees
Individuals: Adults, 800 yen; Grade 18 students and Younger Pupils ,400yen

Groups (over 30) :Adults, 700 yen; High School students, 350 yen; Middle school students, 300 yen; Younger Pupils , 200 yen

Nov 12, 2017

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
SCHEDULEEarly November - Early December, 2017
9:30 - 17:00(Entry till 16:30)
FEENatural culture garden・Japanese garden
Adult 250 yen
Elementary and Junior high school student 70 yen
INQUIRIESName : Expo Park
TEL : 06-6877-7387

Sep 21, 2017

Takenouchi Kaido Touro Street of Lamps

Takenouchi Kaido Touro Street of Lamps

Takenouchi Kaido(Route) is the oldest public road, which was built in 574, (21st year of the Emperor Suiko). Back then, this route connected the capital of Asuka and Naniwa. On the route, there are many old temples, shrines and relics. These places developed as post stations for travelers. Even today, there are old Yamato style houses along the route that creates the atmosphere of back then.

Takenouchi Touro will be held this year again. After sunset, numerous Andon lamps lining both sides of the street create a subtle and profound atmosphere.

Takenouchi Kaido
〒583-0992 2265-1, yamada, taishi, Minamikawachi

SCHEDULE      October 21(Sat), 2017
14:30 - 21:00
(Lighting the lamps at 17:00)

FEE Admission Free

INQUIRIES   Name : Takenouchi Kaido Touro Street of Lamps Office
TEL : 0721-21-1600


Sep 13, 2017

Kishiwada Danjiri Festival 2017

Kishiwada Danjiri Festival is one of the most famous and thrilling festival in Japan.

Massive wooden floats called "Danjiri" are accelerated to the human running speed. Kishiwada Danjiri Festival is characterized by 35 teams, and each carries a loud orchestra and a person who performs an expressive dance on the roof. But what really makes Kishiwada Danjiri Festival so special is the speed at which the floats are turned 90 degrees at crossroads and corners.
You can also enjoy viewing Danjiri closely when it stops in front of you. It is large and heavy (weigh up to 5 tonnes) and has elaborate carvings. the floats parade slowly through the town, illuminated by over 200 paper lanterns. There are stalls selling snacks and beverages on streets.
Around Kishiwada station and Haruki station of Nankai Line
1-10, Miyamotocho, Kishiwada
SCHEDULESeptember 16(Sat), 17(Sun), 2017
■Yoimiya Festival on 16th 6:00 - 22:00
■Honmiya Festival on 17th 9:00 - 22:00
INQUIRIESName : Kishiwada City
TEL : 072-423-9486

Quoted from OSAKAINFO

Jul 14, 2017

Tenjin Firework Festival on the 25th of July

Hello!This is Shoko from Osaka Hana Hostel.

It has been so hot these days in Osaka.

Today, I will introduce one big summer event

Tenjin Fire work Festival.

==Event Information↓=================

Date and Time: The 25th of July

No. of Fireworks:About 5,000

Place:Kawasaki Park and  Sakuranomiya Park

Access: 2 minutes walk from west exit of JR Sakuranomiya station.
             5 minutes walk from Tenmanbashi station (Subway)


Phone:06-6353-0025 Osaka Tenmangu

Pay seat:Table seat 5500yen, free seat at beach 4000yen 
    ※for more information, call 06-6809-1588

*It will be cancelled when it rains.


I could see so many beautiful fireworks very near last year and it was awesome experience.

I also enjoyed many kind of food stands there.

Enjoy this big summer event with your friends and family :)

Please do not forget to drink lots of water because it is going to be super hot!!

Jul 1, 2017


We've created a plan where you can enjoy Japanese cuisine in a professionally-fitted kimono at a hotel-run restaurant and freely walk around Osaka hotspots like Dotonbori and Osaka Castle for a reasonable price.
Please enjoy One day kimono dressing course(4 hours, nomally 5500yen) and Triple layer boxed lunch(nomally 5280yen)!

Check in at Wasobi and prepare to dress in your kimono.Select your desired pattern and accessories after arriving at Wasobi and making your payment. The staff will then dress you. We will take care of your luggage free of charge.
Have lunch at BenkayGive your ticket to the staff when you visit and enjoy your triple-layer boxed lunch, filled with seasonal flavors.(11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
Around the town/shopping
Go out on the town in Dotonbori and Midosuji. Make sure to return to Wasobi by 6:00 p.m.
Wasobi/Hotel Nikko Osaka
SCHEDULEApril 1(Sat), 2017 - March 31(Sat), 2018
*Closed on Sunday and National holidays, between December 16(Sat)-January 8(Mon).
INQUIRIESName : Wasobi
TEL : 06-6227-8864