Nov 29, 2009

Illumination Fantasy at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

Oct.30th 2009 - Feb.21st 2010
(except for Jan.12th, 13th, 14th, Feb.4th and 5th)

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
1-1-10 Kaigandori,Minato-ku,OsakaCity

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Nov 20, 2009

Shinno Matsuri

On the 22nd and 23rd of November, from 9am, will be held a very important festival in Osaka : the Shinno Matsuri. The small Sukunahikona shrine (少彦名神社) will be crowded with people coming to celebrate the free distribution of medicines during a plague of cholera in 1822. This shrine is also known as Shrine of the Health and Medicine Gods. Don't forget to buy the little paper tiger, as a charm to protect you from diseases !

To go there : Get off at the Kitahama subway station and walk down the avenue for few minutes toward south (google map).

Nov 3, 2009

Rare occasion to enjoy japanese old culture in Osaka

It's called Tanada Yume Akari and will took place in Chihaya Akasakamura Omori, Osaka on the Nov 7
The rice terraces have been kept since the 14th century in this village, and on this day they will be illuminated with 2,000 candles. Fee rice balls, zenzai (sweet dessert) and pork soup offered to the first 300 people accepted!
Time: 5pm-8pm (postponed until Nov 8 in case of rain).
Getting there: Kintetsu Railway Osaka line, Tondabayashi stn, bus to Chihaya-akasaka Chugakuko-mae.
Admission: free
Tel: 0721-72-1447.