May 27, 2017


Hello!! This is Shoko from Osaka Hana Hostel.

The biggest beer festival of the world called Munich Oktoberfest is coming to Osaka again!

Live music and dance will be performed on the stage, too.

It will make you sing and dance with other people next to you.

Not only lots of beer but you can also enjoy German foods such as sausages and pretzels.

Let`s enjoy and feel German Festival together with your friend and family.



Placa: Nagai Park  

          〒546-0034 1-23 Nagaikoen, Higashisumiyoshi Ward, Osaka

Schedule: May 19( Fri )- June 4( Sun )

               Mon-Fri 15:00-21:00/ Sat,Sun and public holiday 11:00-21:00

Entrance fee: 200yen ※Free for elementary school student or younger

Other: Not allowed to bring any food and beverage

May 9, 2017


Firefly viewing night at Expo Park

Expo Park is a rare place where you can still appreciate the magical natural light emitted by Genji-botaru and Heike-botaru, Japanese fireflies. Please note that firefly viewing will be cancelled in the event of rain.
PLACE 〒565-0826 5-2, Senribanpakukoen, Suita, Osaka Prefecture
SCHEDULEMay 27(Sat) - June 11(Sun), 2017
9:30-21:30(Entry until 21:00)
*Closed on Wednesdays
*Photo/Video not allowed
FEEAdult 250 yen
Elementary and junior high school student 70 yen
INQUIRIESName : Information
TEL : 06-6877-7387

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】