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Nintendo to open second store in Osaka, ...

Nintendo will be opening a new official physical store in Osaka, Japan in late 2022. The new store will appear at Daimaru Umeda, one of the city’s most well-known department stores, located near Osaka Station. Nintendo Osaka will be the company’s second permanent official store in Japan. Its first store in Tokyo is located in […]

Cycling in Osaka, Japan | Travel + Leis...

Most summers over the past few years, I’ve spent long days biking in quiet loops around Osaka, Japan. I will be visiting local friends, but also to eat, walk, drink and hang out in their beautiful city, a complex urban grid that is still easygoing and open, with its plethora of green spaces against the […]

Photographers create stunning nightscape...

Nights full of neon signs obscured by freezing rain evoke a film noir philosophy. Photographer, designer and creator Omi Kim captures the night city and turns ordinary sights into extraordinary visions. The Osaka, Japan-based designer specializes in street photography, portraiture, and graphic composites that push the boundaries of reality. Kim, who is called Omi on […]

Taiyoshi Hyakuban – Osaka, Japan

Taiyoshi Hyakuban opened in the The Taisho era over a century ago in western Japan’s largest red light district, Tobita Shinchi. Like many brothels of that time, it took the form of a ryōtei, a luxurious Japanese-style restaurant to avoid detection. Over time, it ceased its brothel activities and became a traditional Japanese restaurant. Historically, […]

THE BRAND LABO Co., Ltd. in Osaka, Japa...

OSAKA, Japan – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Innovative, lightweight and portable, this stylish and easy-to-use portable fireplace is the perfect partner for solo camping, bike camping, hiking, fishing, and other casual outdoor excursions. THE BRAND LABO is a startup that works with local workshops and manufacturers to create innovative products that deliver new value and revitalize […]

Super Nintendo World opens in Osaka, Jap...

(CNN) – Children and adults alike lined up to experience the world’s first Super Nintendo World and its life-size Mushroom Kingdom, which opened Thursday at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. Many wore Mario’s iconic red hat, while others were decked out in head-to-toe Nintendo memorabilia. A few minutes after participants entered, queues formed to take […]

World’s first specialty egg store opens

Eggwich, otherwise written as egg’wich, is a new type of hamburger that replaces hamburger buns with eggs. It has recently gained attention as a healthy alternative to conventional bread burgers because it allows you to increase your protein intake while reducing your sugar intake. It was created in the United States, so it may be […]

Craft Beer and Kushikatsu: A Culinary Gu...

A number of people on the Osaka beer scene had told me to visit Koji, who is considered to be some kind of local guru. His shop talks about it, with hundreds of bottles from all over the world sitting on tables like soldiers in training; two large refrigerators are filled with even more offers. […]

Worldwide Sensation SCANDAL (Osaka, Japa...

Photo: @takeshiyao Osaka rock group in Japan SCANDAL Announces with regret the postponement of its highly anticipated North American WORLD TOUR “Kiss From The Darkness” 2020, due to COVID-19. The tour, which was originally scheduled to begin September 17 in Anaheim, Calif., Has been rescheduled for FALL 2021. The updated 5-city date series includes a […]

MEET LITTLE TOKYO: TaNoTa Takoyaki – Sha

TaNoTaTakoyaki opened their brick-and-mortar Little Tokyo in 2018, but they’ve been part of the neighborhood as a food truck since 2010. It was originally started by three surfing friends, Takeo, Nori and Taichi (hence TaNoTa). Takeo is now the sole owner of the brick and mortar storefront at Japanese Village Plaza. Sharing the same space […]