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Sweet Japan: The Secret Behind Osaka's Insanely Popular MADAME SHINCO Desserts!

Osaka Suburbs Other Cafes and Sweets

MADAME SHINCO is well-known for their Baumkuchen, which is also popular by mail-order. Most people associate current chairwoman Madame Shinko with bright pink colors and leopard print designs. Today, I visited the Madame Shinco Main Branch in Minoh, Osaka to enjoy their limited edition sweets as well as a live performance that can only be seen here! I even got to learn about the real President Shinko herself.

Osaka's New Can't-Miss Hot Spring Theme Park “Solaniwa Onsen” Is Waiting For You!

USJ, Nanko Port Hot Springs (Onsen) & Bath Houses (Sento)

Relaxing in a hot spring is one of the best things about traveling in Japan. Solaniwa Onsen Osaka Bay Tower is an excellent place to experience a wide variety of hot springs and enjoy various shows. Only about 8 minutes from JR Osaka Station, it’s conveniently located for Osaka sightseers and even offers a free shuttle service to nearby Universal Studios Japan. So put on a yukata and feel your fatigue slip away!

Visiting Lake Biwa: 3 stylish cafés offering dreamy views of the area

Shiga Suburbs Other Restaurants

Lake Biwa is the largest lake in Japan. Many people visit it throughout the year to enjoy its changing scenery. Here we will introduce three charming cafés from which to enjoy the scenery of Lake Biwa.

Inside Beautiful Koshien Stadium, Japan's Mecca for Baseball Fans

Nishinomiya, Koshien Stadium, Amagasaki Other Sports

Hanshin Koshien Stadium is considered the holy land of baseball in Japan. The stadium in Nishinomiya City located between Osaka and Kobe boasts a history of more than 90 years. It is the home ground of the Hanshin Tigers, one of Japan’s premier pro baseball teams, and also the stage for the wildly popular high school tournaments. Join us for an inside look as we visit the stadium!

Kobe Travel Guide: Figuring Out the Maze That is Sannomiya Station!

Kobe, Sannomiya, Kitano Other Sightseeing

When traveling to Kobe, Sannomiya Station is your first point of call! With access to various locations via five transportation methods, the JR Line, Hankyu Railway, Hanshin Electric Railway, Kobe Municipal Subway, and Port Liner (Port Island Line), this station is considered the hub of Kobe. It's great that you can move between stations without even going outside via the underground shopping route. However, the station premises can be complicated, and it can be easy to get lost if you are unfamiliar with the routes. So today, we would like to introduce Sannomiya Station and how to navigate it, including best transfer routes to other railways and how to get to tourist attractions with ease.

Choice Spots

  • Arashiyama, Uzumasa
  • Gion, Kawaramachi, Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Kobe, Sannomiya, Kitano
  • Kyoto Station, To-ji Temple
  • Nanba, Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi
  • Nara, Ikoma, Tenri
  • Shinsekai, Tennouji, Tsuruhashi
  • Umeda, Osaka Station, Kitashinchi
  • USJ, Nanko Port
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