Setsubun @ Yasaka Shrine

Name: Setsubun at Yasaka Shrine Date: February 3rd (and 2nd) Time:  Feb. 3rd 11:00 – 16:00~; Feb. 2nd 13:00 – 16:00~ Cost: Free Place: Yasaka Shrine Area: Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Japan Station: Keihan Gion-Shijo Setsubun is the day before the first day of spring in Japan. Many temples and shrines have events where they throw lucky beans (fuku-mame) to drive away… Continue reading Setsubun @ Yasaka Shrine

Nipponbashi Street Festa

Name: Nipponbashi Street Festa 日本橋ストリートフェス Date: The Sunday around March 20th-ish Time: 12:00 – 15:00 Cost: Free Place: Den Den Town Area: Nippombashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Nippombashi, Ebisucho Nipponbashi Street Festa is Kansai’s biggest annual cosplay event. It goes on for most of the afternoon, but from 12:00-15:00, they block part of Sakaisuji Ave. near Den Den Town and… Continue reading Nipponbashi Street Festa

Falafel Garden

Name: Falafel Garden ファラフェルガーデン Cuisine: Falafel, pita, Israeli Vegan items Cost: ¥ (~¥1,000) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash, Credit Card Size: Big Area: Sakyō-ku, Kyoto City, Japan Station: Demachiyanagi Station The restaurant is just down the street from Demachiyanagi Station. The place smelled of coriander? seeds. Nice smell. The place has a nice and cozy decor. It has large glass windows… Continue reading Falafel Garden

Tenpyōsai (Spring)

Name: Nipponbashi Street Festa 日本橋ストリートフェス Date: The Sunday around March 20th-ish Time: 12:00 – 15:00 Cost: Free Place: Den Den Town Area: Nippombashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Nippombashi, Ebisucho Nipponbashi Street Festa is Kansai’s biggest annual cosplay event. It goes on for most of the afternoon, but from 12:00-15:00, they block part of Sakaisuji Ave. near Den Den Town and […]

Busha Shinji

Name: Nipponbashi Street Festa 日本橋ストリートフェス Date: The Sunday around March 20th-ish Time: 12:00 – 15:00 Cost: Free Place: Den Den Town Area: Nippombashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Nippombashi, Ebisucho Nipponbashi Street Festa is Kansai’s biggest annual cosplay event. It goes on for most of the afternoon, but from 12:00-15:00, they block part of Sakaisuji Ave. near Den Den Town and […]

RAPAS WADACHI

Name: Fuku Ryu RAPAS Benke WADACHI ふく流ラパス 分家 ワダチ Cuisine: Mazesoba Noodles Thick, flat, crinkly Cost: ¥ (~¥700) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Small; 14 counter seats Wait: People usually finish eating ramen within 15 minutes Area: Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Sakaisuji-Hommachi, Exit 8 Their main menu is very limited. Only three, four items on menu. I don’t know if I can… Continue reading RAPAS WADACHI

Pane-Pane

Name: Pane-Pane パーネ・パーネ Cuisine: Bakery – melon bread Cost: ¥ (¥140) Bargain: Cheap Payment: Cash Size: N/A Wait: People usually finish eating ramen within 15 minutes Area: Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Nippombashi Station, Exit 5 Here’s a quick review. A coworker told me that this tiny shop sells great melon bread. I was in the area so I decided to check… Continue reading Pane-Pane