Aug 24, 2013

Kishiwada Danjiri Festival!

Kishiwada Danjiri Festival!
The biggest Festival in Osaka, a traditional event is that commenced about 300 years ago to wish for a bountiful grain harvest.
A danjiri is an ornately decorated wheeled float that is drawn during the festival.
People ride inside and on top of it and playing music.

Place: Around Kishiwada station and Hruki station of Nankai Line
Schedule: Sep 14 - 15

Aug 19, 2013

High-School Baseball Tournament

National Invitational High-School Baseball Tournament is held in Koshien Stadium every year.
This stadium is close to Osaka Hana Hostel.

Their play is really amazing.
Many professional baseball players are born from this.

If they lose, you cannot be back in the tournament.
Many Japanese are really look forward to watching their play every year.
If you have a chance, please head to the stadium.

These are tips about tournament.

This means the crowded stands in the tournament.
It looks like a alps.
School songs
Winner school sing their school song after the game.

Siren sound tells start and end of games.
It was important for next game supporters, clews or sellers because they did not have even radios.

Clod of ground

Looser team bring it back to their home town as memory.

Ticekts fee is very cheap : 600yen~

I am sure you can enjoy, even if you are not interested in baseball :p

Aug 17, 2013

Dotonbori River Bon Festival

Do you know about "Bon festival"?
It has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and traditionally includes a dance, known as Bon-Odori.

You can try participating in the Bon Odori (Bon festival dance) at "Tombori River Walk" center of Osaka.
 The lead singer will sing from a stage on a boat and large numbers of dancers will go through the steps on both banks in this Bon Odori worthy of a city next to the water.

Date:   August 18 (Sun)

Access: Dotonbori River (4 minutes walk from "Namba" subway station and, 6 minutes walk from "Shinsaibashi" subway station)

entrance fee: FREE

Let's join the Bon festival and enjoy summer in Japan!!

Aug 7, 2013

Floating Garden Observatory

Have you been to Floating Garden Observatory?
We call it Sky building.
It's one of the sight seeing places in Osaka, go up to the 40th floor and see a nice view of Osaka, sweet dating spot for couples!

And now we have a haunted house in Floating Garden Observatory1st floor!
It looks so scary,doesn't it!?

*The 12th of July (FRI) ~the 8th of September (SUN)
*The 1st floor of the Floating Garden Observatory
*Weekday from 5pm to 9pm 
  Holiday from 2pm to 9pm
*Special ticket-2800yen (Entrance ticket of Floating Garden Observatory and haunted house)

After that why don't you go to this restaurant?
【Sky rouge STARDUST 】
It's Italian restaurant, they have many kinds of wine, cocktail and course! 
It must be a beautiful view since it locates the 39th floor of Floating Garden Observatory!

Enjoy this summer in Floating Garden Observatory!!!!