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Kobe Chinatown (Nankin-Machi)

What is Kobe Chinatown like? Kobe Chinatown (Japanese: Nankin-machi) is one of the three major chinatowns in Japan, and known as a tourist spot in Kobe. It was established soon after the opening of Hyogo […]

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Yoshisen (Flag Shop in Osaka)

Yoshisen is a small but interesting shop that sells miniature ad flags. It is located on Matsuya-machi Street (commonly called Matcha-machi Street) in Osaka. I went there and talked to the shop owner. He told […]

Kuromon Ichiba Market 1-2

Kuromon Ichiba Market (Food Market in Osaka)

A Market with a Black Gate? Kuromon Ichiba Market is renowned as “the kitchen of Osaka,” and it is always crowded with the locals and tourists. “Kuromon Ichiba” means “a market with the black gate,” […]

the Glico Man sign

Dotonbori, Osaka

There Is a Lot to See Dotonbori is a downtown in the south area of Osaka City. There are tons of restaurants and things to see, and it is always crowded with tourists from Japan […]