• Japan September 12, 2009 1 Comment
    2009
    Sep
    12

    Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) is a district in the Chūō-ku ward of Osaka, Japan and the city’s main shopping area. It centers around Shinsaibashi-suji, a covered shopping street, that is north of Dōtonbori and parallel and east of Mido-suji street. Associated with Shinsaibashi, and west of Mido-suji street, is Amerika-mura, an American-themed shopping area and center of Osaka’s youth culture. Major stores and boutiques concentrates are found around the area. Shinsaibashi is easily accessed via the subway.

    Dōtonbori (道頓堀) is one of the principal tourist destinations in Osaka, Japan. It is a single street, running alongside the Dōtonbori canal between the Dōtonboribashi Bridge and the Nipponbashi Bridge in the Namba ward of Osaka. A former pleasure district, Dōtonbori is famous for its historic theaters (all gone now), its shops and restaurants, and its many neon and mechanized signs, including snack/candy manufacturer Glico’s giant electronic display of a runner crossing the finish line.

    Shinsaibashi, Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan. Photo by KaKa.

    Shinsaibashi, Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan Travel. Photo by KaKa.

    Japan Osaka commercial street and food street Shinsaibashi Dotonbori. Japan, Osaka, Photo by kakanow, http://kakanow.com

    Japan Osaka commercial street and food street Shinsaibashi Dotonbori. Japan, Osaka, Photo by kakanow, http://kakanow.com

    Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan Tour. Photo by KaKa.

    Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan Tour. Photo by KaKa.

    Shinsaibashi, Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan Travel. Photo by KaKa.

    Shinsaibashi, Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan Travel. Photo by KaKa.

    Shinsaibashi, Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan Travel. Photo by KaKa.

    Shinsaibashi, Osaka, Japan Travel. Photo by KaKa.

    Shinsaibashi, Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan Travel. Photo by KaKa.

    Shinsaibashi, Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan Travel. Photo by KaKa.

    Osaka street, Japan Travel. Photo by KaKa.

    Osaka street, Japan Travel. Photo by KaKa.

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  • 2009
    Aug
    29

    Is it Japanese way?
    Japan attaches great importance to refuse classification. The classification method looks very complicated for the foreigner tourists. In Japan, even the humble covers are also can be very lovely landscaping. In main big city, smoking is forbidden in the street, the violation person will be fined.

    Japan attaches great importance to refuse classification. The classification method looks very complicated for the foreigner

    Japan attaches great importance to refuse classification. Japan, Tokyo, Tour, Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    Lovely manhole cover at shinsaibashi in Osaka, Japan. Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    Lovely manhole cover at shinsaibashi in Osaka, Japan. Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    Another lovely manhole cover at Osaka Castle, Japan. Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    Another lovely manhole cover at Osaka Castle, Japan. Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    Another lovely manhole cover at shinsaibashi in Osaka, Japan. Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    Another lovely manhole cover at shinsaibashi in Osaka, Japan. Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    In Japan's big city, smoking is forbidden in the street,the violation person will be fined. Japan, Tokyo, Tour, Photo by KaKa

    In Japan's big city, smoking is forbidden in the street,the violation person will be fined. Japan, Tokyo, Tour, Photo by KaKa

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  • Japan, Tour and Vacation August 24, 2009 1 Comment
    2009
    Aug
    24

    Osaka Castle (大坂城・Osakajo) is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

    Originally called Ozakajō, it is one of Japan’s most famous castles, and played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period. Osaka Castle is situated on a plot of land roughly one kilometer square. It is built on two raised platforms of landfill supported by sheer walls of cut rock, using a technique called Burdock piling, each overlooking a moat. The central castle building is five stories on the outside and eight stories on the inside, and built atop a tall stone foundation to protect its occupants from sword-bearing attackers.

    The Castle grounds, which cover approximately 60,000 square meters (15 acres) contain thirteen structures which have been designated as Important Cultural Assets by the Japanese government,  including the Toyokuni Shrine, dedicated to Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

    Tourists Ferry train to go to the Osaka Castle. Japan, Osaka, Photo by KaKa

    Tourists Ferry train to go to the Osaka Castle. Japan, Osaka, Photo by KaKa

    Tourists Ferry train to go to the Osaka Castle. Japan, Osaka, Photo by KaKa

    Tourists Ferry train to go to the Osaka Castle. Japan, Osaka, Photo by KaKa

    The majestic city wall and fosse of the Osaka Castle. Japan, Osaka, Photo by KaKa

    The majestic city wall and fosse of the Osaka Castle. Japan, Osaka, Photo by KaKa

    Osaka Castle, Japan, Osaka, summer, Photo by KaKa

    Osaka Castle, Japan, Osaka, summer, Photo by KaKa

    The majestic city wall and fosse of the Osaka Castle. Japan, Osaka, Photo by KaKa

    The majestic city wall and fosse of the Osaka Castle. Japan, Osaka, Photo by KaKa

    Osaka Castle, Japan, Osaka, summer, Photo by KaKa

    Osaka Castle, Japan, Osaka, summer, Photo by KaKa

    One of the city gate of Osaka Castle. Japan, Osaka, Osaka Castle, Photo by KaKa

    One of the city gate of Osaka Castle. Japan, Osaka, Osaka Castle, Photo by KaKa

    Osaka Castle, Japan, Osaka, summer, Photo by KaKa

    Osaka Castle, Japan, Osaka, summer, Photo by KaKa

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  • 2009
    Aug
    22

    The night view of Osaka Bay, from the World Trade Center Osaka 48 floor. Osaka is a city in Japan, located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, in the Kansai region of the main island of Honshū.

    Osaka is a designated city under the Local Autonomy Law and the capital city of Osaka Prefecture. Osaka has historically been the commercial capital of Japan, and is at the heart of Japan’s second largest metropolitan area of Keihanshin (Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto), whose population is 18,643,915.

    The ratio between daytime and nighttime population is 141%, the highest in Japan, highlighting its status as an economic center. Its nighttime population is 2.6 million, the third in the country, but in daytime the population surges to 3.7 million, second only after Tokyo.

    The night view of Osaka bay, from the Osaka World Trade Center 48 floor. Japan, Osaka, Photo by KaKa.

    The night view of Osaka bay, from the Osaka World Trade Center 48 floor. Japan, Osaka, Photo by KaKa. (Click image to view big size)

    The night view of Osaka bay, from the Osaka World Trade Center 48 floor. Japan, Osaka, Photo by KaKa.

    The night view of Osaka bay, from the Osaka World Trade Center 48 floor. Japan, Osaka, Photo by KaKa. (Click image to view big size)

     

    For a good selection of places to stay with discount prices visit Osaka Hotels for more information.

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  • Japan, Tour and Vacation August 13, 2009 1 Comment
    2009
    Aug
    13

    In Osaka, there is a very famous commercial street and food street: Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori.
    Many interesting restaurant signs at there.
    I can say, Japanese has their very special taste of decorating art.

    Interesting restaurant signs at Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan, Photo by KaKa, http://kakanow.com

    Interesting restaurant signs at Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan, Photo by KaKa, http://kakanow.com

    Interesting restaurant signs at Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan, Photo by KaKa, http://kakanow.com

    Interesting restaurant signs at Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan, Photo by KaKa, http://kakanow.com

    Interesting restaurant signs at Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan, Photo by KaKa, http://kakanow.com

    Interesting restaurant signs at Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan, Photo by KaKa, http://kakanow.com

    Interesting restaurant signs at Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan, Photo by KaKa, http://kakanow.com

    Interesting restaurant signs at Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan, Photo by KaKa, http://kakanow.com

    A Japanese traditional style small restaurant, very lovely front. Japan, Osaka, shinsaibashi and Dotonbori, Photo by KaKa, http://kakanow.com

    A Japanese traditional style small restaurant, very lovely front. Japan, Osaka, shinsaibashi and Dotonbori, Photo by KaKa, http://kakanow.com

    Interesting restaurant signs at Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan, Photo by KaKa, http://kakanow.com

    Interesting restaurant signs at Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan, Photo by KaKa, http://kakanow.com

    Interesting restaurant signboard at Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan, Photo by KaKa, http://kakanow.com

    Interesting restaurant signboard at Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori, Osaka, Japan, Photo by KaKa, http://kakanow.com

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