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2017/04/08

2017/04/08 - Osaka Report

Full bloom (mankai) in Osaka was announced on April 6, two days ago, and that was where i went today. Accordingly to the official announcement of mankai, the cherry trees I saw today were at their peak and very...
2017/01/20

Craft Beer Japan: Osaka

Craft beer has enjoyed a surge in popularity in Japan in recent years with the tipple now more available nationwide than ever before...
2016/04/05

2016/04/05 - Osaka Report

It's full bloom for cherry blossoms around southern and central Japan this week as the 2016 sakura season continues. Many of the best sakura viewing spots in major cities like Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka...
2016/03/30

2016/03/30 - Osaka Report

The sakura season is starting to speed up as sights across the country continue racing toward the peak. Today Fukuoka became the first major city to have its cherry blossoms reach full bloom, while several other...
2015/11/26

2015/11/26 - Osaka Report

Today I headed east to continue reporting on the autumn colors (koyo) from the Kansai Region. After an early morning train ride, I arrived in Osaka, stowed my bags, and hopped a Hankyu train for...
2015/04/01

2015/04/01 - Osaka Report

After the warm and sunny weather yesterday where temperatures reached about 24 degrees Celsius in the Kansai Region, the weather took a turn and there was a steady rain all day today. However, thanks to yesterday's...
2014/11/21

2014/11/21 - Osaka Report

After visiting Kyoto, Hiroshima and Nagoya this week, it was about time to show some love to...
2014/04/04

2014/04/04 - Osaka Report

After three days of beautiful weather, I woke up to slight rain and cooler temperatures today. Because of last night's rain and strong gusts...
2014/03/06

Shopping around Northern Osaka

Today, the japan-guide team visited Osaka's northern district around Osaka Station. This is the financial center of the metropolitan city and the home to headquarters of many famous corporations such as ...
2013/11/27

2013/11/27 - Osaka Report

For today's report I paid a visit to Minoo Park (also Romanized as Mino or Minoh) about 30 minutes north of Osaka Station. The park is one of Osaka's better autumn color...
2013/04/02

2013/04/02 - Osaka Report

News agencies reported that the peak for this cherry blossom season had arrived in Osaka just slightly before this past weekend...
2013/03/27

2013/03/27 - Osaka Report

This morning had been cloudy. Like sheets of muddy melancholy hung up in the air; the clouds gave a sleepy feel...
2012/04/14

2012/04/14 - Osaka Report

The cherry blossoms in Osaka officially reached full bloom five days ago on April 9, two days after Sean's first report from the city. In...
2012/04/07

2012/04/07 - Osaka Report

For those who would like to know some Japanese terminology in relation to cherry blossoms in Japan, kaika (開花) is the instance when...
2011/04/15

2011/04/15 - Osaka Report

During today's visit to Osaka, I found that the city's somei yoshino cherry trees have reached and past their most attractive state for this season. There was occasional rain throughout the day, causing many more petals to fall from the trees. Today was the second and final...
2011/04/10

2011/04/10 - Osaka Report

Today I spent the last day of my contribution to this year's Kansai Region reporting by checking out some of the best cherry blossom spots in Osaka. After today I'll be heading back to the Kanto Region, and will hand off the area to...