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 […]


Maguro Koya

Name: Maguro Koya まぐろ小屋 Cuisine: Tuna (Bowls) Cost: ¥-¥¥ (¥1000+) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Small; 9? counter seats, two 4-seat table, and one 6-seat table Wait: ~15-30? minutes Area: Nara City, Japan Station: Kintetsu Nara Station The restaurant is easy enough to find. It’s just three blocks down the side street from the station. The place is quite small and intimate. It’s run by a friendly… Continue reading Maguro Koya