Nov 23, 2017


Syoren-in is located in the middle of two important temple (Heian Jingu & Yasaka Shrine), it was a really surprised to find such a nice and quiet temple in Kyoto.The garden is gorgeous and you can sit an contemplate it from an inside (and warm) room.  Totally worth it !

October 29 –December 4, 2011
Opening hours
18.00–22.00 (Entry accepted until 21.30)
Admission fees
Individuals: Adults, 800 yen; Grade 18 students and Younger Pupils ,400yen

Groups (over 30) :Adults, 700 yen; High School students, 350 yen; Middle school students, 300 yen; Younger Pupils , 200 yen

Nov 12, 2017

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
SCHEDULEEarly November - Early December, 2017
9:30 - 17:00(Entry till 16:30)
FEENatural culture garden・Japanese garden
Adult 250 yen
Elementary and Junior high school student 70 yen
INQUIRIESName : Expo Park
TEL : 06-6877-7387

Sep 21, 2017

Takenouchi Kaido Touro Street of Lamps

Takenouchi Kaido Touro Street of Lamps

Takenouchi Kaido(Route) is the oldest public road, which was built in 574, (21st year of the Emperor Suiko). Back then, this route connected the capital of Asuka and Naniwa. On the route, there are many old temples, shrines and relics. These places developed as post stations for travelers. Even today, there are old Yamato style houses along the route that creates the atmosphere of back then.

Takenouchi Touro will be held this year again. After sunset, numerous Andon lamps lining both sides of the street create a subtle and profound atmosphere.

Takenouchi Kaido
〒583-0992 2265-1, yamada, taishi, Minamikawachi

SCHEDULE      October 21(Sat), 2017
14:30 - 21:00
(Lighting the lamps at 17:00)

FEE Admission Free

INQUIRIES   Name : Takenouchi Kaido Touro Street of Lamps Office
TEL : 0721-21-1600


Sep 13, 2017

Kishiwada Danjiri Festival 2017

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.
Around Kishiwada station and Haruki station of Nankai Line
1-10, Miyamotocho, Kishiwada
SCHEDULESeptember 16(Sat), 17(Sun), 2017
■Yoimiya Festival on 16th 6:00 - 22:00
■Honmiya Festival on 17th 9:00 - 22:00
INQUIRIESName : Kishiwada City
TEL : 072-423-9486

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Jul 14, 2017

Tenjin Firework Festival on the 25th of July

Hello!This is Shoko from Osaka Hana Hostel.

It has been so hot these days in Osaka.

Today, I will introduce one big summer event

Tenjin Fire work Festival.

==Event Information↓=================

Date and Time: The 25th of July

No. of Fireworks:About 5,000

Place:Kawasaki Park and  Sakuranomiya Park

Access: 2 minutes walk from west exit of JR Sakuranomiya station.
             5 minutes walk from Tenmanbashi station (Subway)


Phone:06-6353-0025 Osaka Tenmangu

Pay seat:Table seat 5500yen, free seat at beach 4000yen 
    ※for more information, call 06-6809-1588

*It will be cancelled when it rains.


I could see so many beautiful fireworks very near last year and it was awesome experience.

I also enjoyed many kind of food stands there.

Enjoy this big summer event with your friends and family :)

Please do not forget to drink lots of water because it is going to be super hot!!

Jul 1, 2017


We've created a plan where you can enjoy Japanese cuisine in a professionally-fitted kimono at a hotel-run restaurant and freely walk around Osaka hotspots like Dotonbori and Osaka Castle for a reasonable price.
Please enjoy One day kimono dressing course(4 hours, nomally 5500yen) and Triple layer boxed lunch(nomally 5280yen)!

Check in at Wasobi and prepare to dress in your kimono.Select your desired pattern and accessories after arriving at Wasobi and making your payment. The staff will then dress you. We will take care of your luggage free of charge.
Have lunch at BenkayGive your ticket to the staff when you visit and enjoy your triple-layer boxed lunch, filled with seasonal flavors.(11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
Around the town/shopping
Go out on the town in Dotonbori and Midosuji. Make sure to return to Wasobi by 6:00 p.m.
Wasobi/Hotel Nikko Osaka
SCHEDULEApril 1(Sat), 2017 - March 31(Sat), 2018
*Closed on Sunday and National holidays, between December 16(Sat)-January 8(Mon).
INQUIRIESName : Wasobi
TEL : 06-6227-8864

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