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】


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
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


Sep 9, 2016

Kishiwada Danjiri Festival

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  : )

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

Sep 1, 2016


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.
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


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.

Jul 13, 2016

PL Art of Fireworks at Tondabayashi, Osaka

Hello, this is Haru from Osaka Hana Hostel.

It comes to be the fireworks season in Japan since the rainy season is almost over.

Last year I already introduced this fireworks event to you,
but I would love to recommend it again as my favorite !!

One of the biggest fireworks event in Japan is held at my hometown ''Tondabayashi'' on the 1st of August.

This fireworks show is considered as the best in the world by many people.
A various kind of artistic fireworks are continuously shot off with BGM.

Its highlight of the mega-size Star Mine blasting 8,000 shots will light up the sky spectacularly.

Could you believe it??
If you can not, please go to Tondabayashi on the 1st of August :)
(Movie from Youtube)

【PL Art of Fireworks】
【official】(No English)

August 1(Mon), 2016

19:55 -20:50 (planned)

Church of Perfect Liberty
〒584-8651 2172-1 Shindo Tondabayashi city

30min from Tondabayashi station by walk
50min from Kongo station by walk
40min from Osaka sayamashi station by walk
**On the day, a lot of people go to these stations.
Even if you find a bus or taxi to the place, you will be caught in traffic.

Name : Perfect Liverty
TEL : 0721-24-1111

Thank you for reading : )
Have a nice travel !!

Jul 10, 2016

swimming in Osaka

Hi,there!The hot and humid days continue.

It is time to go to the beach!

It is not very known but you can enjoy the beach in Osaka!

Pichi Pichi Beach Open

A 700-meter sandy beach where Kansai International Airport and even Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge can be seen in sunny weather is now open with its barbecue area.

Pichi Pichi Beach(Hakotsukuri Kaisui Yokujo)
〒599-0232 3346, Hakotsukuri, Sennan, Osaka
SCHEDULEJuly 2(Sat) - August 31(Wed), 2016
FEEShower 400yen
Shower & Locker 700yen

Jun 22, 2016

Tenjin Matsuri Festival

 Tenjin Matsuri Festival Dedication Fireworks Display

This festival is the greatest in Osaka boasting of a history of a thousand years. On the morning of the 24th, it starts with the Hokonagashi Ritual (Throwing the sacred sword) by Hokonagashi Bridge. Shishi-Mai (Lion Dance) and Mikoshi (Portable shrine) go around the territory of the shrine. In the Hommiya (Main day) on the 25th, the Rikutogyo starts from the shrine at about 15:30, and finishes in the shrine again through the Funatogyo. The festival reaches a climax during that passage. A large number of torch-lit boats cruising the river and the fireworks are splendidly displayed.


2-1-8 Tenjimbashi,Kita-ku,Osaka
SCHEDULE July 24(Sun) - 25(Mon), 2016
FEE Free
INQUIRIES Name : Osaka Temmangu Shrine
TEL : 06-6353-0025

The Tenjin Matsuri festival reaches climax when approx. 4,000 fireworks are set off in the night sky.
Around the Okawa River
SCHEDULE July 25(Mon), 2016
FEE Free

May 18, 2016


Hello : )
This is Haru from Osaka Hana Hostel !!!

Would you love to drink a beer??
If so, please try Japanese Craft Beer !!!!


23 Breweries from the six prefectures of Kansai will be coming together for CRAFT BEER LIVE 2016, the place is just 8min by walk from Osaka Hana Hostel : )
This event is a chance for brewers to showcase approximately 100 beers to local residents in the Kansai area(Osaka, Kyoto, Wakayama, Nara, Hyogo and Shiga)

It's very rare for brewers to have the chance to serve their own beers, this event offers the chance for patrons to hear the voices of beer makers as they enjoy their drinks in an actual "live" situation, because people are encouraged to talk and learn about beer, the event it self is not only for craft beer lovers, but also for those new to craft beer to enjoy as well!

CRAFT BEER LIVE also has the support of a number of local craft beer shops and restaurants, they will be providing the cuisine at the event to match the beers.

There will be a variety of live music and performances in addition.
As the weather will be heating up with the onset of early summer, it's a great time to enjoy a cold one outside!

〒556-0017 1-3-1, Minatomachi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka
May 28(Sat) 12:00~20:00
May 29(Sun) 11:00~18:00 

2400yen(Beer ticket x7 + original plastic cup)

Beer ticket x1 400yen
Beer ticket x7 2800yen
Original plastic cup 50yen


Let's enjoy drinking!!!!
Thank you for reading : )

May 7, 2016

'Noryo in Minoh'

Hi, How is it going ?
this is Kazuko from Osaka Hana Hostel:)

Nowadays, it is getting hotter and hotter.
Summer is coming soon!

Today I would like to introduce about 'Minoh Kawayuka'


Minoh Kawayuka (Outdoor riverside dining)

 Walking approximately 2-kilometer takimichi trail along the Minoh River from Hankyu Minoh station, you will pass by the shops selling traditional Minoh Sweet "Momiji Tempura (fried maple leaves)", souvenir shop selling original Yuzu(aromatic citron), bright green leaves path and in 10 to 15 minutes you will arrive in the minoh feature "Minoh Kawayuka" where you can have a lunch and a dinner beside the Minoh River hearing the murmur.
Why don't you visit Minoh Waterfall through the beauty of natural surroundings after having a meal at Kawayuka?

*Reservation required

Isoyoshi/Otoha-sansou Ume-yashiki
SCHEDULE April 23(Sat)-June 5(Sun) 
■Isoyoshi 12:00-19:00
■Otoha-sansou Ume-yashiki  <1>11:45~13:15 <2>13:30~15:00
FEE ■Isoyoshi
・Hamo Nabe set(pike conger hotpot) 3,800yen
・Kaiseki (formally arranged dinner to enjoy sake) 3,800yen

■Otoha-sansou Ume-yashiki
・Kawayuka Bento 3,000yen
INQUIRIES Name : Isoyoshi/Otoha-sansou Ume-yashiki
TEL : Isoyoshi 072-724-2477/Otoha-sansou 072-721-3005 

Please enjoy your trip in Japan:)

Mar 30, 2016


Hi, how is it going every one?
Is it every thing alright?

If we ask to our guests that 'What brought you Osaka?'
Probably, they are going to answer for delicious foods,sight seeing, and to get foreigner friends.

Let me introduce about Imazato Marche Yokocho today.

「今里 マルシェ」の画像検索結果

「今里 マルシェ」の画像検索結果

「今里 マルシェ」の画像検索結果

This is  maltinational 'Yatai'(stalls in Japanese) in *Imazato(from Shinsaibashi ,at first please go to Namba station and then take subway Sennichimae line to Imazato subway station)
Imasato Marche Yokocho has opened recently.
However there are always crowded and bustle.

In there you can enjoy every thing as I mentioned above!
First of all, you can get a taste of the Original Japanese foods such as Okonomiyaki,Takoyaki,Yakisoba,Teppanyaki,Yakitori and Oden.

In addition, you can enjoy Nepal foods ,Korean foods and USA stake!!!!!:)

And largely you can drink Japanese Sake here:)

You can check their menu links billows.

The detail is as follows!

If you go to Imazato Marche Yokocho please share your experience with us:)

Mar 20, 2016

Mt. Inunaki Releasing of Trout festival

Mt. Inunaki Releasing of Trout festival 
One of the seasonal traditions of Sensyu area is spring greenery festival. About 80kg of fish trout will be released into the river at upper stream of the Inunaki Bridge.
Please enjoy fishing. (Held early April every year.)

*Please bring your own fishing rod and other related tools to fish.
*Cancelled in the event of rain or the rise of a river flooding.

Go to Nankai Izumisano Sta. on Nankai main Line or go to JR Hineno Sta. on JR Hanwa line. Take a bus to Inunakiyama (犬鳴山) area and get off at Inunakiyama stop.
Upper stream of Inunaki Ohashi (Bridge)
SCHEDULE April 17(Sun) - 29(Fri), 2016

■Releasing of Trout
April 17(Sun)
11:00 and 13:00 (Twice)

FEE Admission free (There are some charged events)             
INQUIRIES Name : Izumisano city tourism bureau
TEL : 072-469-3131

Mar 10, 2016

Nipponbashi Street Festa 2016

Hello !!
This is Haru from Osaka Hana Hostel : )

Which kind of image do you have about Japanese culture??

Japanese food? temple?? Sakura(cherry blossom) ??

How about ''Anime'' ??
Do you know it ??

Every year in March, the streets of Denden Town are closed to traffic to make room for one of the biggest anime-themed events in Kansai !!

The Nipponbashi Street Festa is a colorful festival featuring cosplayers in elaborate attire, robot performances, live music and much more.

This popular event is a must for anybody interested in seeing the ultimate in Japanese pop culture.

The cosplayers are more than happy to pose for photos, so don't be afraid to take your camera.

Are you interested in this Festa??
''Anime''  is one of the famous Japanese culture, so if you are in Osaka, let's join !!

Sakaisuji Ave. (Ebisu-cho Cross~Nipponbashi 3-chome Cross)
Ebisu-cho Naniwa-ku ~ Nippombashi Chuo-ku, Osaka

March 20 (Sun), 2016

Admission free


Thank you so much for reading!!!
Have a good day : )

Feb 28, 2016

Plum blossom at Osaka Castle

Some 1250 plum trees representing 95 varieties stand in one of the largest gardens of its kind in Osaka The trees usually begin flowering early from the end of January and are trimmed into short, wide shapes so that visitors can enjoy them easily without casting their eyes up.
 Plum is also beautiful and has more color comparing than Cherry blossom.

Full bloom of the day recent years are 

16th March, 2015
12th March, 2015
10th March, 2015
18th March, 2015
14th March, 2015
It's coming soon!! Don't miss it!:D
Access: 10minutes walk from JR/Subway Morinomiya station

Feb 4, 2016

Expo Park Ume Festival

Viewing Ume (Japanese plum tree's blossoms) is also popular attraction as well as Sakura.
There are 124 kind, 600 Ume tree at natural culture park, and 37 kinds, 80 Ume trees are at Japanese garden.
The shop for Ume products such as plum jam, Umeboshi will be open during the festival. 
You also have the opportunity to have look Japanese tea ceremony room in the Japanese Garden where usually not open for public.
PLACE 〒565-0826 Senri EXPO Park, Suita City, Osaka Pref.  
SCHEDULE February 20(Sat) - March 21(Mon), 2016
FEE Natural culture garden・Japanese garden :
Adult JPY250, Primary and secondary student JPY70

Jan 10, 2016

Let's enjoy Strawberry Picking : )

This is Haru from Osaka Hana Hostel.

Do you like a strawberry??

I would like to recommend Japanese Strawberry Picking to you : )
You can enjoy eating Japanese fresh tasty strawberries!!

【Harvest Hill】
Enjoy three varieties of strawberries -Sagahonoka, Tochiotome, Benihoppe - in all-you-can-eat style.
Experience the differences in the sweetness and flavor of these varieties and find your favorite! Reservation required, at least one day prior to the day you wish to visit.

*Place : Harvest Hill

*Address: 〒590-0125 2405-1, Hachigamineji, Minami-ku, Sakai City, Osaka
*Schedule : January 5(Tue) - May 31(Tue), 2016

Adult(junior high school student and older):1,500yen
Child(4 years old and older)/1,100 yen
Toddler(1 to 3 years old)/500 yen
*A park admission fee is required separately

Name : Harvest Hill
TEL : 072-296-9911


【Tondabayashi City Agricultural Park (Savor Farm) 】
Abundant sweet red strawberries have ripened!
The greenhouse interior remains very warm even in the depths of winter.
They operate on a first-come, first-served basis each day until all the red berries are gone.
No reservations are accepted, so please come early.
*Address:  〒584-0054 2300 Kannabi, Tondabayashi City, Osaka Pref.
*Schedule : In session / to end of May (planned)
1,200yen for one section(About 2 pack of strawberries / Entrance fee is required)

Thank you for reading : )