• Nankin-machi Lantern Fair

    Nankin-Machi Lantern Fair

    Nankin-machi Lantern Fair is a festival of Kobe Chinatown (Japanese: Nankin-machi) that is a popular tourist attraction in Kobe. More than 400 red lanterns are hung above the Chinatown, and you can enjoy the oriental [...]
  • the “galleria” (2017)

    Kobe Luminarie

    (In this article, I’ll introduce you how to enjoy Kobe Luminarie at this time, on December 9, 2017, but it is not absolute as the circumstances depend on when you go. Use the following information [...]


551 Horai Ebisubashi Flagship Store

551 Horai (Ebisubashi Flagship Store)

551 Horai is one of the most popular chain stores that sell Chinese steamed pork buns (Japanese: buta-man) in Kansai region (the southern-central region of Japan’s main island, Honshu). The pork buns are loved by […]

the kushikatsu

Kushikatsu Daruma (Hozenji-Ten)

Kushikatsu Daruma is a kushikatsu restaurant chain based in Osaka. I went to Kushikatsu Daruma Hozenji-ten that is located near Hozenji Temple. You can see the restaurant manager, Katsuya Ueyama in front of the restaurant. […]

the meibutsu curry

Jiyuken (Namba Honten)

Jiyuken Namba Honten is a small but very popular restaurant in Namba, Osaka. It is famous for its meibutsu curry. (“Meibutsu” means “a specialty of the house.”) Many TV celebrities have eaten the curry, so […]



Today’s Kitano Meister Garden (Kobe)

Dec. 15, 2017 Kitano Meister Garden is not a garden but a multi-purpose building with various shops. It used to be an elementary school, so it has a nostalgic atmosphere.


  • Dec. 10, 2017 People are excited about The World’s Tallest Christmas Tree Project in Kobe, Japan. The project is led by Seijun Nishihata who has experienced Kobe Earthquake (Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake). The project is [...]
  • oseibo
    Dec. 4, 2017 In Japan we have a custom to give gifts to people in the summer and winter. The summer gift is called ochugen, and the winter gift is oseibo. They are given to [...]
  • Nov. 25, 2017 Kyoto is often said to be a wonderful place that represents Japanese culture, because it has its long history and traditional culture as well as many temples and shrines. Many people think [...]
  • okazaki1
    Oct. 7, 2017 It is often pointed out that Japanese people look strange because it is difficult to tell what they think about religion. Many Japanese have Christmas parties every year, and these days some [...]