Friday, December 14, 2012


"g.u"  is UNIQLO  sister brand  store  !!

Low-cost  clothing  brand  for  Women, Men, Kids.

website →  (Sorry  only Japanese)

There is no  English  map so  check our  restaurant website English  map .

 Very near from our restaurant (It is about  30seconds' walk from our restaurant) and  it is inside of  Shinsaibashi  shopping arcade.


「ARIMA ONSEN in Kobe,Japan」

ARIMA  ONSEN is hotsprings(onsen) in Kobe, Japan.

( Arima-cho  Kita-ku  Kobe City ,Hyogo Prefecture, Japan )

☆ Arima Hot Springs Tourism  Association (Language: English/ Chinese/Korean)

☆ About  Arima Onsen  ( JAPAN  GUIDE)

☆ Official Kobe  Tourism site  「FEEL KOBE」  (Language: English/ Chinese/Korean)

☆ KOBE   Information Center  & Tourist  Information  Centers  (English)  (Chinese)  (Korean)

Onsen  feels  fantastic  on a cold night !

And  bathing   in an outdoor  hot  spring  spa  makes you feel  great  !!




Wednesday, December 12, 2012

「Free Wi-Fi 」 in Osaka , Japan

Our  restaurant  is  Wi-Fi  free!!!

We  provide  Wi-Fi  hotspots , so  please  enjoy    Japanese  style  table  barbeque "YAKINIKU" at our  restaurant !

Friday, November 9, 2012


■Toei Kyoto Studio Park [東映太秦映画村]

This movie studio replicated an old town in the Edo era to be used for filming Japanese movies and tv dramas.
You can rent a costume of a Japanese princess and Shinsengumi (Shogunate police and armed forces in the Edo period), and walk through the studio.
There is also a Ninja house, animation and Ukiyoe museums. You can stay all day. (English)   ←check

■Ninja Yashiki (House)【忍者屋敷】
The one and only real Ninja house that exists in Japan.
Experience several tricks in the house which Ninja used to protect themselves from enemies.

2331 Ryuhoushi,Kounan-cho,Kouga-shi,Shiga (japanese)
JR Kusatsu-Line "Kounan sta." (JR草津線甲南駅) 

■Ninjamura (Village)【忍者村】
You can get the feel of what being a Ninja is like here. You can throw Shuriken (throwing knives) and do Ninja training.
Kouga Ninjyutsu Museum has the largest selection of Ninja related materials.

394 Iki,Koga-cho,Koga-shi,Shiga,Japan

JR Kusatsu-Line (for Takushoku sta.) "Kounan sta." (JR草津線甲南駅 ※拓殖駅行き) 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Akachan Honpo (Baby goods store)

↑Find  this  sign !!!

It is a popular baby goods store (for age 0 - 5 years old) in Japan.
They carry baby clothing, shoes, toys, foods, diapers, strollers and maternity clothing.
Akachan Honpo【アカチャンホンポ】

Right by exit #9, Honmachi station (Subway, Midosuji line). If using the elevator, take exit #7. 
3-3-21 Minamihonmachi,Chuo-ku,Osaka

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

flea market in Osaka

 A flea market is held in a famous temple and shrine in many cases.
Curios, furniture, old-clothes, handmade goods and many more exhibits are found at the flea market.
The stands come out while the flea market takes place. Please be advised that there are not many benches or chairs on site.
You can still worship during the flea market. There .
F N"s a chance of cancellation when it rains.
■Tuyutenjin-Shrine("Ohatutenjin)  -お初天神:
Event Date:every 1st,Friday
near by
Subway Tanimachi-Line "Higashi-Umeda Sta."
5 min walk from sta.
(....Subway Umeda sta.)
 2-5-4 Sonezaki,Kita-ku,Osaka 530-0057

Event Date:21.22 of every month

near by
Subway Tanimachi-Line "Shitennojimae-Yuhigaoka Sta."
5 min walk from sta.
(...JR Momdani sta.)
1-11-18 Shitennoji.Tennoji-ku,Osaka

■Toji-Temple 東寺:
Event Date:21 of every month

15~20 min walk from JR Kyoto Station.
10 min walk from Kintetsu Kyoto Line "Kintesu-Toji sta.(近鉄東寺駅)"
1 Kuji-cho,kita-ku,Kyoto

■Kitanotenmangu-Shrine 北野天満宮:
Event Date:25 of every month
Kyoto City Bus "Kitanotenmangu"Station located immediately

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A cheaper way to Osaka from Kansai Airport!

A cheaper way to Osaka city from Kansai International Airport!

There are 2 railway options from the airport to Osaka city. One is the Nankai railway and the other is JR (Japan railway).
The Nankai railway used to be cheaper than JR, but JR currently offers discount tickets exclusively for foreign visitors.
The ICOCA card (Train and bus pass card) costs 4000 yen.
It includes 1 Kansai airport – Osaka city round trip ticket fare and 1500 yen worth of train and/ or bus fares.
Most public transport accepts the ICOCA card.
The ICOCA card is convenient for getting around the city. Just place the card closely to the sensor (located on the ticket gate). You can also use the ICOCA card to purchase drinks at vending machines (that have the ICOCA sign).
When the balance becomes zero, you can put more money into the card at ICOCA machines located at most stations.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Red leaves festival in Minoh, Osaka

Minoh no Momiji Matsuri (Red leaves festival in Minoh, Osaka)
Minoh is one of the best red leaves viewing spots in Osaka. Minoh station is located 20 minutes from Umeda, Osaka. Minoh park entrance is right by the train station.
Minoh waterfalls was selected as “One of Japan’s Top 100 waterfalls”. The waterfalls are 33m high and surrounded by red leaves.
It is a 2.7km hike (approximately 40 minutes) to the waterfalls.
Free Admission 
Leaves start changing colors in mid- November.
Late November is the best time to view red leaves.
You may encounter wild monkeys.
※10,000 yen fine if you feed monkeys
Near minoh train station, there’s Minoh Spa Garden (Hot spring facility), a perfect spot to relax.

■Minoh Spa Garden ■
Admission/ 900 yen
Holidays/ None

Monday, August 6, 2012

Shichiya (Pawnshop)

There are so many luxury brand shops in Shinsaibashi,
 but if you don’t want to pay full price, Shichiya (Pawnshop) might be a good option.
 You can get a bargain price for used or even unused top brand items.
You never know what you will find, check it out! You  may find a great-buy.
 Let us introduce a few of the many pawnshops in Shinsaibashi.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tanabata (star) Festival in KANSAI 【JULY】

The Tanabata Festival  (Star Festival ) is seen in various parts of the country.
 On Star Festival  night, It is believed that a wish comes true when you write your wish on the paper strips and hang them on the bamboo.

[Star Love Festival] in Osaka Tenmangu Shrine

In pond near the back gate of Tenmangu Shrine
Circumvent the large circle and wishes come true.

◇Tenmangu Shrine◇
2-1-8 Tenjimbashi,Kita-ku,OsakaCity

Schedule: July 7
Fee: Free

Tanabata Evening at Shitennoji Temple

Monday, July 2, 2012

Studio Ghibli goods Store "DONGURI Republic" in OSAKA

There's a store that sells Studio Ghibli (film production) goods,
 including" My Neibour Totoro" ,"Kiki's Delivery Service"  popular goods and
 Latest film goods, at Osaka Umeda Station( Hankyu Line).

UMEDA sta. is central station

This small, movie related (from old films to today's films) goods store is something you might want to check out if you are a fan of Hayao Miyazaki

When you get off in the basement, there is a "Kiddyland " store.

 KIDDY LAND has provided fun times for both children and grownups.

Hankyu 3rd St., 1-1-3 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0012

どんぐり共和国(DONGURI Republic)North floor

 [Open] 10:00-21:00, closed irregularly


Thursday, June 14, 2012

[ hotel ]FIRST CABIN in Osaka

FIRST CABIN is new "compact" membership hotel with the image of first-class airplane.

In your room, there is  26-inch  TV , small table and bed.
free wired internet access.

Shared bathroom and toilet.

One night from  4800yen 
  *⇒Discount 3400yen(06.2012 check up)

Located in center Osaka, interesting facilities, nice staff and low price

4F Midousuji-Namba Bldg. 4-2-1 Namba, chuo-ku, osaka-shi Osaka 542-0076 JAPAN
direct access to Namba Station, exit 13 (Midousuji-line)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Firefly viewing spot in KYOTO 【 June 】

Shimogamo Shrine

To view released fireflies (not wild)

Take a city bus (Route #205) from Kyoto station, and get off at Shimogamo Shrine. One minute walk from the bus stop.

The fireflies are by the stream in the woods of Shimogamo Shrine

In early June, “Hotarubi no chakai (Firefly viewing event)”, 600 fireflies are released.

On the main street, “Nouryou ichi” takes place, with old Japanese shops selling Japanese sweets, soba and more.

Performances like Kagaku (Japanese traditional music and dance) and Jyuni hitoe no mai (Traditional dance in layers of kimono) are take place.

Firefly release scheduled around 19:50

Unfortunately, most of the fireflies no longer exist in the wild. They are either  protected or artificially raised by humans.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Kuromon Ichiba (Market) in Osaka

There’s a market called “Osaka’s Kitchen” near Nipponbashi station.

Since this market is in a covered shopping arcade,
you can enjoy even on a rainy day.

You can find fish, meat, vegetables, snacks,
clothing and commodities shops.
Sushi and Japanese restaurants are also in this shopping arcade.



Monday, April 30, 2012

OSAKA Unlimited Pass

Have fun all day long, from morning to night.

you can use

One-day unlimited use on trains and buses + 28  facilities in Osaka


[OSAKA Unlimited Pass]

  • (1)Floating Garden Observatory

  • (2)HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel

  • (3)Natural hot spring Naniwa no Yu

  • (4)Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

  • (5)Osaka Science Museum

  • (6)Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka

  • (7)Osaka Castle Museum

  • (8)Osaka Castle Nishinomaru Garden

  • (9)Osaka Museum of History

  • (10)Osaka International Peace Center(Peace Osaka)

  • (11)Entrepreneurial Museum of Challenge and Innovation

  • (12)Sakuya Konohana Kan

  • (13)Natural Open-air Hot Spring Spa Suminoe
  • (14)Nagai Botan
  • (15)Osaka Museum of Natural History
  • (16)Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum
  • (17)Tombori River Cruise
  • (18)Dotombori ZAZA
  • (19)Osaka Human Rights Museum(Liberty Osaka)
  • (20)Tsutenkaku Tower
  • (21)Shitennoji Temple(Chushingaran, Honbo Garden)
  • (22)Osaka City Museum of fine Arts
  • (23)Tennoji Zoo
  • (24)Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel
  • (25)Cruise Ship Santa Maria
  • (26)Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building Observatory
  • (27)Osaka Suijyo Bus (Aqua-Liner)
  • (28)Osaka MariTime Museum

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

[ osaka fast food ]Hanamaru UDON


"Kake Udon(hot)"-  small 105yen ~
Just a simple soup and noodles

Ebi (Shrimp) Tempura 105yen( (other 105yen ~)

For self-service shop, select your own, paying the money carries.

Cheap UDON shop "はなまるうどん(Hanamaru Udon)"

Friday, March 23, 2012

【famous ones】Passing through of SAKURA in Osaka

560 meter long road cherry blossomsin the Mint Bureau
In the spring, the spectacular cherry blossoms here form a breathtaking tunnel of pink that draws great crowds

Address :1-1-79 Temma,Kita-ku,OsakaCity
Access :Subway "Temmabashi st"
from Tenmabashi st to Sakuranomiya   One way

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

[SAKURA 2012] cherry blossoms Mt.Yoshino in Nara

Mt.Yoshino is famous for it's cherry blossome

World heritage

30,000 cherry trees will greet you 

||| Transportation |||

Kintetsu Line
 [ Osaka Abenobashi ]-------(Shakudo)----(Kashiharajingu-mae)  ---(Asuka)---
Train fare : One way 950yen  (Limited express (Reserved seat) +500yen)
Ride time : About 90 minutes

Going up the mountain on foot, if you hoes is ropeway
[Yoshino]---(3 minutes walk)---[Senbonguchi]---ropeway(about 3 minutes/350yen)----[Mt.Yoshino ] 

*How to get to Osaka Abenobashi
 [Osaka]---JR Line (about 20 minutes/190yen)--[Tenno-ji]---(about 6 minutes walk)---[ Osaka Abenobashi ]

 [Shinsaibashi]---subway Mido-suji  Line (about 9 minutes/230yen)--[Tenno-ji]---(about 5 minutes walk)---[ Osaka Abenobashi ]

||| WEB |||

Yoshino Information:

Monday, March 19, 2012

KYOTO-UJI Volunteer Guide

One guide may take up to 15 tourists, guiding hours are maximum 4 hours. 

 actual expenses and admission fees and transportation fare for the volunteer guides are supposed to  be met by you if necessary.
In addition to that the transportation cost of 1,000 yen per guide 
     to cover the cost of commuting is requested. 

Uji Tourist Volunteer Guide Club
Tel & Fax: from outside of Japan +81-(774)-22-5083
from Japan (0774)-22-5083

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Instant Ramen Museum in Osaka

This museum has convey the importance of invention and discovery through a variety of instant noodles exhibition.

"My Cup Noodle Factory"
Make the original instant ramen *300 yen each
Buy a cup from a vending machine
Draw a picture on your own cup
Choose your favorite soup and ingredients
5460 combinations are as
Your ramen only one in the world

製品写真The Instant Ramen Museum
HANKYU Railway Takarazuka-Line "Ikeda "station
 5 minutes walk from station
Adress : 8-25 Masumi-cho Ikeda Osaka

Admission : free
Hours : 9:30am 〜 4:00pm
closed : every Tuesday

Saturday, February 25, 2012

"DARUMA" Japanese good luck charms

Darma does not fall due to the heavy bottom
it's a symbol of good fortune as it never let sit self down

when a person takes on a new challenge,  paints one black eye onto the doll's face.
 Later, once the challenge has been overcome or a dream realized, the second eye is painted in celebration of success.

KATSUO Temple (勝尾寺)
temple of the winner's luck
A good place to see the cherry blossoms. Also good foliage.
Dharma has lined up a lot in various places
adress : Katsuo-ji Temple, Mino City, Osaka,  562-8508

Entrance fee¥400
Hour8am~5pm; 8am~6pm on Sundays and national holidays

Friday, February 24, 2012

Dotonbori hotel in osaka

3min's walk from namba station

single 6,000yen~


Free rental bicycle

Free DVD rental

Free computer rental

wi-fi is available every room Free

  website →

Thursday, February 23, 2012

[sakura 2012] vol.1 Flowering cherry blossoms information

Seems to be slower than usual

Expected full bloom
   OSAKA  4/4〜4/11

          KYOTO  4/5〜4/12

   TOKYO  4/3〜4/9

May change depending on the weather there
More detailed information will be announced in March and will be
          *Forecast at the time of 22/02/2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

NARUTO.NINJA shop "SHINOBIYA" Osaka Tenpozan market place

Ninja , Bushi , japanese item store

For children is made of rubber "shuriken".There is also a steel
Up to about 550 yen from 50yen

Naruto related items are sold out quickly for popular products

3rd floor  of Tenpozan market place (天保山マーケットプレイス)
     (The 2nd floor also has a "one piace" store) 
11:00am 〜 8:00pm     *holiday(27.28/06/2012)

subway:Chuo-line  "Osaka-ko"station.   5 minutes walk from Osaka-ko st.
There are shops in the vicinity of the Aquarium KAIYUKAN