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.

PLACE
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
URL


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.



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

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

【Entrance Fee】         
Free

【More Information】
06-6440-3872

URL】      

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
INQUIRIES
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

URL: http://www.city.osaka.lg.jp/naniwa/page/0000373976.html

Sep 9, 2016

Kishiwada Danjiri Festival

Hello.
This is Haru from Osaka Hana Hostel : )

Do you know ''Danjiri''??
Have you ever seen it ??


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!!

Thank you for reading  : )

PLACE
Around Kishiwada station and Haruki station of Nankai Line
1-10, Miyamotocho, Kishiwada
SCHEDULESeptember 17(Sat) & 18(Sun), 2016
FEEFree
URL


Sep 1, 2016

MANPAKU!!!

Manpaku 2016

Japan's largest food festival, Manpaku, is here Osaka! "Manpaku" is the abbreviated name for a "Manpuku(=full stomach) Hakurankai(=exposition)."
It was named in the image of the huge festival that gathered the special gourmets who satisfied you.
The restaurants of Manpaku are great shops that make long lines in a rock festival and become the topic by a product exhibition.
PLACE
Higashi no hiroba , Expo Park
SCHEDULEOctober 8(Sat)- 11(Tue),14(Fri)- 17(Mon), 2016
10:00-18:00(Last entry at 16:30)
FEEWeekdays Adv 300yen/Door 400yen
Saturday, Sunday and National holidays Adv 400yen/Door 500yen
※Admission free for Junior high school student or younger


◆Admission fee for Expo park is required
Adult: 250yen
Junior high or elementary school student: 70yen
INQUIRIESName : Kyodo Information
TEL : 06-7732-8888

URL

Aug 21, 2016

8/27 Moriguchi Fireworks Festival!


Hi, this is Shoko from Osaka Hana Hostel.

I would like to announce that the Moriguchi Fireworks Festival is coming on the 28th of August!
















     


Date: Sunday, The 28th of August


Time: 19:00-20:30

Place: Between Toyosato bridge and Torikai bridge in the Yodogawa-kasen Park

Click here for the map

Number of Fireworks: 5,000


It might be the last fireworks so do not miss it.