Hi, I’m Keiko from Osaka! This is one of the questions I am asked a lot by tourists who are visiting this region, but on a tight schedule. Osaka or Kyoto, which city should I visit? “Both!” I really want to say. But I understand this is not possible for some, and perhaps even not・・・
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Local tells Top 5 Cooking Classes in Osaka!Learn how to cook Japanese food
Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka! Osaka is known as the central kitchen of Japan. The region is full of dishes popular not only in Japan but world wide. You may be familiar with some of these dishes. Takoyaki (grilled bowls with octopus inside), okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake), kushikatsu (deep fried meat and vegetables on skewers)…. Does・・・
Local tells Top 10 Thing to Do in Namba,Osaka !Don’t miss out these spots!
Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka! Namba is a southern entry to Osaka and one of the major entertainment areas along with Umeda. The area is developed around Namba station which serves major railways as well as bus lines. There are many dining and shopping options in the area and one of the popular spots to visit・・・
Local tells Top 10 Things to Do in Umeda!Enjoy entertainment area in Osaka!
Umeda is a major commercial and entertainment area in Osaka. It is also a transportation hub of the northern part of Osaka. I am sure most of the tourists who come to Osaka will pass by here. It is a great place if you are looking to go for shopping, looking for something yummy or・・・
Local tells 10 Must Eat Foods at Kansai International Airport!
Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka! If you are visiting Osaka, Kyoto (Kansai) area, you are most likely coming in or going out of Kansai International Airport. In this article, I will introduce you to 10 great finds in the airport for truly Kansaai dining experience. Don’t be fooled that these restaurants are inside the airport. These・・・
Local tells 10 Osaka Dialects and Slangs that Make Osakans Happy!
Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka! Did you notice that there are various dialects in Japan? Though we share a single language, Japanese, depending on the region, we speak in different dialects, have different slangs and use different intonations. Some dialects are so different that people from other regions sometime do not understand exactly what is being・・・
Local tells Top 5 best Kaiseki Restaurants in Osaka!Enjoy authentic Japanese meals
Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka! Kaiseki is a traditional multi-course meals enjoyed in Japan. What sets Kaiseki apart from other Japanese cuisines is its intricate attentions to the taste, presentation, texture and the seasonality of ingredients. When you experience Kaiseki, you will know that dining is also an art. Though it depends on the individual menu・・・