A traveler's guide to Osaka

A traveler’s guide to Osaka

Tokyo has its landmarks and quirky attractions, Kyoto has its rich historical heritage, but Osaka is the beating heart of the Kansai region. A modern city that second only to Tokyo when it comes to urban delights, and with a considerable historical background that lies hidden behind the modern jungle. Osaka is a huge commercial center that at first sight may seem nothing but a sprawl of concrete buildings with little character of its own, but nothing could be further from the truth. Osaka is... [ read more ]

The most delicious traditional Japanese dishes

The most delicious traditional Japanese dishes

No matter where you live, if you've ever eaten out somewhere, then you've probably encountered Japanese cuisine at least once in your life. When it comes to national cuisines, their degree of popularity around the world is probably a good measure of how good they actually are. And seeing as Japanese cuisine has reached countries hundreds of miles away from Japan, you can be sure that Japanese food is nothing if not fabulous. But although most people have heard or tasted dishes like sushi, te... [ read more ]