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Eco Edo Art Aquarium
Hip art and music centered around live goldfish
Expand your view of goldfish
The Eco Edo Art Aquarium is a modern exhibit that combined traditional Japanese themes with thousands of live goldfish, avante-garde fish tanks, and a dance club atmosphere complete with live music on weekend nights. It's not to be missed.

Wandering Nakazakicho
Exploring the underbelly of Osaka's youth culture
Colorful street paintings in the area give a cheerful and vibrant atmosphere
Abound in an assortment of hip cafes, gift stores, and hairdressers, the Nakazakicho reveals the underbelly of Osaka's youth culture.

Ohatsu Tenjin Shrine
A lover's sanctuary in central Osaka
These heart-shaped 'ema' (wooden boards where wishes are written), depict Ohatsu and Tokubei and hang in memory of their story
A lover's sanctuary in the Osaka Kita and Umeda area, Ohatsu Tenjin (officially Tsuyuno Tenjinsha), beholds one of Japan's greatest love stories. Japan's 'Romeo and Juliet', the story of Ohatsu and Tokubei has kept lovers flocking to the shrine for generations. 

Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri
Japan's Largest Danjiri Festival
Neighbourhood teams pull their danjiri (floats) through the streets of Kishiwada, vying for glory.
The Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri is the largest, if not greatest, danjiri matsuri (float festival) in Japan. Celebrating 300 years of tradition, neighbourhoods compete by racing 35 4-tonne danjiri through the streets of Kishiwada. Held every September, the festival is a direct train ride from Kansai Airport. With the event's immense popularity, it is still possible to get an unobstructed view of the danjiri and the chanting float-pullers. If you follow the path directly opposite Kispa La Park, it is possible to explore the surrounding streets, which have reduced crowds and greater views.

Art Space Yosuga
Connecting people and cultures through art
Art Space Yosuga is located in a twin pair of traditional Japanese houses and includes residences as well as a gallery/bar
Art Space Yosuga (Art space 寄す処) is an artists' residency, gallery and cafe/bar located 15 minutes walk from JR Kyoto Station. The derived meaning of 'Yosuga' is 'connection' and establishes the founding philosophy for the art space. Art Space Yosuga is a platform for communication - linking art, cultures, and the international community. Located in a twin set of renovated traditional Japanese houses, Art Space Yosuga incorporates a shared living and working space along with a cafe/bar gallery

Tanabu Festival
Three nights of lights, shrines, sake and festive people
The "dashi" shrines of neighborhood gods. 
Tanabu Festival is a centuries old celebration of the end of summer involving colorful lights, massive moving shrines, dancers, food, sake and the best expression of northern Aomori's hospitality. 

Blue Water Explorations, Okinawa
#Okinawa: #Fishing charters & marine exploration
Group leader, Papa Keith!  
Fishing charter on Okinawa: Try fishing in Okinawa Islands with Blue Water Explorations.

The Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival
A glorious exhibition of drunken insanity
The pyre up in flames after the men charged with defending it have fled.
The Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival, an outrageous combination of flames, kindling and tons of sake is held every year on January 15th in Nozawa Onsen, a hot spring resort and ski village in northern Nagano Prefecture.

Roppongi Kaguwa
Wicked entertainment and delectable cuisines
Oiran-Za show
Located in Tokyo’s popular nightlife district, Roppongi Kaguwa is not your typical restaurant where one merely dines and wines. Fronted by a sophisticated Japanese-style façade, this dinner theatre incorporates a huge variety of wicked entertainment and delectable cuisines that can only be best described as ‘an excellence of fusion’.

Sunset Live
Fukuoka's 3-day summer outdoor music and art festival
Home Grown is one of the many top acts of Japanese reggae featured at Sunset Live
Fukuoka's top outdoor summer music and art festival comes each September at Keya Beach. 15,000 attend the three-day annual event.