Apr 27, 2014

Big Neon Signs of Dotonbori, Glico!

Hi, how are you!
One of the symbols of Osaka is Glico company 's big neon signs!

Many travelers take photos in fornt of this.

Actually this sign is a advertisement of caramel.
This caramel has made since 1922.

Nowadays this is not very popular but many kids still love them :)

This caramel has made you very happy and strong especially when you are tired.
Then this sign also means " Be happy& Be strong !".

Unfortunately, you cannot see this sign for a couple months because of the renovation. It starts from the middle of August, 2014.

I wish this sign exist forever as the symbol of Osaka.


Apr 24, 2014

Maid cafe

I went to a maid cafe in Namba (Denden town) with my best friend's boyfriend who is from Chicago!
It's called "Apple Magic" they just opened in April.

Their specialty is magic and dance,they have a stage and they will show us the magic and dancing show, it starts 5pm,6om,7pm untill they close, takes 20 minutes.

We can't take pictures of maids so I can't upload pictures, too bad:(
We did enjoy a lot!  I was impressed about maids working so hard, magic, dance, talikg with some customers.

Check this place out!!!

Apr 22, 2014

Chinkasai (Hanashizume festival) Osaka Tenman-gu Shrine

This festival is held in Spring when the petals of the flower fall,
and people are relaxing in the good weather.
It is a special ceremony to prevent the spread of diseases.

You can see Gagaku, Kagura and Bugaku which is traditional folklore-based Japanese music and  traditional Japanese Court dances.

Placce: Osaka Temman-gu Shrine
Date: April 25th
Fee: Free

Apr 6, 2014


 Have you gone for seeing cherry blossom?
If not, I will recommend you go to Mt Yoshino.

Traditionally Mt. Yoshino had many cherry trees including around 200 different types and thirty thousand trees. Beautiful but yet fragile mountain cherry blossoms cover path to path, valley to valley and finally all over the mountain.

There are a lot of white moutain cherries around Shimo, Naka, Kami, and Oku area. Senbon is an expression that you can view a thousand cherry trees at a glance.
 Simo-senbon, Naka-senbon, Kami-senbon, Oku-senbon are viewed in chronological order starting from early April through late April.
In this way, you can enjoy a beautiful cherry blossoms for a long period. Night cherry blossoms are also recommended (lit-up).

 Let's enjoy sakura!!