Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice makes his return to Japan this June, playing a series of unplugged concerts. The 'Cannonball' singer will be heading towards Osaka's Theater Sekaikan on 17th June, Nagoya's Tokuzo live house venue ..
You may have heard of the cat cafe (here and here), a trend that started in Japan and that has now taken the world by storm. But, have you heard of the Owl Cafe? In this latest plot twist to the "cute animal + coffee shop" formula, visitor..
Wagashi are traditional Japanese confectioneries, which evolved into an art form in Japan's ancient Imperial capital of Kyoto. Beautiful to the touch, sight, and smell, they are a feast for all the senses. The Japanese appreciation of the seaso..
Dining Tabi is an elegant addition to the chic Hiranomachi culinary scene, having opened its doors in 2014. It has a large selection of Sake which is perfectly matched with its superb Japanese inspired French dishes, masterminded by chef Tanaka since..
Hotel Mystays is a Japanese hotel group with an extensive network covering major cities all over Japan. On my visit to Osaka, I stayed at their Shin-Osaka property (there are another two Hotel Mystays situated downtown in Shinsaibashi). For its conve..
Do you remember when you first fell in love? What can you remember? The voice? The scent? Scent can be such an evocative sense, and at the Hotel Inter-continental Osaka, they really want you to fall in love with this five star hotel. Stepping into t..
Osaka is not a small city. It requires detailed planning to see its highlights in a limited time. At the same time, a convenient and comfortable place is needed to make the most of exploring the city. The answer to this is HOTEL MYSTAYS Sakaisuji-Hon..
My first impression of Osaka was that it was very modern and spacious city. I stayed in a hotel that was very close to the Osaka Castle, so I took my first walk from there. I came too late to get inside, was told that it was very modern. Actually, I ..
Despicable Me! fans can rejoice as Universal Studios Japan unveiled yet another wonderful theme-park in April 2017, Minions Mayhem, as one of their latest additions. This yellow extravaganza includes a 3-D ride, minion-themed food bazaar and a mercha..
Alongside the Parthenon, the Taj Mahal and Sagrada Familia, Osaka’s Sky Building was nominated in 2008 as one of The Times’ Top 20 Buildings in the World. Even at an impressive 40 stories tall, it seems to dissolve gently into the sky. R..