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Namba Oriental Hotel Review

Can’t get enough of Namba’s electric atmosphere? Stay there in comfort at the Namba Oriental Hotel, a mid-range hotel positioned right in the heart of Namba’s shopping, dining, and entertainment area. Though mere minutes away from both Namba Station, a busy transportation hub, and Dotonbori, one of Osaka’s highlights, the hotel retains a peaceful ambiance. … Read more

A tall building taken from the bottom looking up. The text on this article reads,"Intercontinental Hotel Osaka."

Intercontinental Hotel Osaka: The Height of Luxury

The Intercontinental Hotel Osaka has everything: all of the luxury and amenities you’d expect from an up-to-date, five-star hotel, combined with Japan’s first-class customer service and attention to detail. Add in three restaurants, a bar, a bakery, breathtaking views over Osaka, and a fantastic location with shopping, dining, and entertainment within easy reach, and it’s … Read more

Silver metal bowls filled with various Korean dishes (mostly vegetables).

Tsuruhashi Korea Town: Japan’s Largest Korea Town

Want to know one of Osaka’s best-kept secrets? The city has the largest Korea Town in Japan. You have a lot to see and do in Osaka’s K-town. The neighborhood offers much more than just authentic Korean barbeque.  The narrow streets and old houses look like something out of post-war Japan. The elderly residents still … Read more

Osaka Station City as seen from above, at night.

Osaka Station City: Shopping and Food Galore!

The new Osaka Station City opened in 2011. The architects replaced a crowded and boring train station with a light and airy building complex. It’s now considered one of the most attractive train stations in Japan. It’s not just the station that’s been updated. The surrounding area looks great as well. As part of the … Read more

Abeno Harukas building taken from afar, with other buildings around it.

Abeno Harukas: The Skyscraper That Stands Above the Rest

The Abeno Harukas Skyscraper is the tallest building in Japan. It’s also home to Japan’s largest department store – and it doesn’t stop there. The building complex has a railway station, an observation deck, a hotel, an art gallery, a garden, and lots of restaurants. The Abeno Harukas building offers something for everyone! About the … Read more

The Osaka Aquarium with its ocean creatures design on its walls.

Osaka Aquarium – Explore Mysterious Creatures of the Sea

One of the largest aquariums in the world, Kaiyukan (Osaka Aquarium) is considered one of the best aquariums in the country. The are eight floors of exhibits to see, many of which circle around a central pool that spans several floors. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan This is the crowning glory of the attraction – I’ll bet … Read more