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Travel to Osaka: The year will be great ...

Dealing with a 27th wrestler in person was not high on my to-do list when I arrived in Japan. But I was in his backyard in Sakurai, near where sumo started 2,000 years ago, so it seemed rude not to. Seconds later, I realized that I had secured the shiroboshi (victory) and honor of my […]

Chris Rowthorn’s Inside Osaka Travel Gui

“Osaka is usually overlooked by people who rush to visit Tokyo and Kyoto,” longtime travel writer Chris Rowthorn tells CH. “But it has a flavor of its own and it’s always a pleasant surprise for those who visit it: it’s cheaper and more accessible than Tokyo, and less formal and stuffy than Kyoto.” With Japan […]