Hi! I'm Miyuki, a Japanese woman from Osaka, Japan. This blog is mainly about the introduction of places, events, and various stuff in southern part of Osaka City, Osaka, Kansai, and Japan

by berry-raspberry

Today, the 1st of August was thefinal day of Sumiyoshi Festival.

The parade took place along Old Kishu Road.


These are the photos taken in Osaka City Side:

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The photos below were taken on Sakai Side:

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This year, due to the heavy rain in Nara, the Yamato River’s water level got too high to go into the river.


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The portable shrine went across the bridge.

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# by berry-raspberry | 2017-08-01 20:11 | Sumiyoshi Shrine

The Biwako Terrace

Although Shiga Prefectrue is located inwarm Kasai Area, it has heavy snow in the winter. It is the exception.

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In the west side of Lake Biwa, there is BiwakoValley. It is a popular place for skiing, and only winter season was theirseason, but………

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The Biwako Terrace opened last fall, sothat we can enjoy the view.

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I went there on one of the holidays ofGolden Week.

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Nice Views!!!!!

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However, it’s definitely much better to gothere on weekdays, definitely not during the Golden Week. Too many people!!


http://www.biwako-valley.com/tips/biwako_terrace_en/




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# by berry-raspberry | 2017-05-26 00:27 | Shiga | Comments(0)

Roses, peonies, poppies, etc, are in full bloom in Nagai Botanical Garden in Nagai Park.

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From May 19th through June 4th,“Osaka Oktoberfest”, a beer festival from Munich, Germany, is held at NagaiPark.

Admission 200 yen.

It’s not in October, but May and thebeginning of June (before the rainy season) is a very nice time of the year inOsaka!






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# by berry-raspberry | 2017-05-18 00:29 | Osaka C.-HigashiSumi | Comments(0)

One of the largest tombs in the world,Emperor Nintoku’s tomb.

It was built in the middle of the 5thcentury.

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In Sakai City Museum, across from the tomb,you can see a short movie about Emperor Nintoku’s tomb with English subtitles.

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There is also Disen Park across from thetomb.

Ancient mausoleums are only Emperor Nintoku’s,but there are also small tombs in the park, which makes the park calm.


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Ume, plum blossoms are blooming.

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A few minute walk from Mikunigaoka Stations of JR Hanwa Line or Nankai Koya Line.
About 15 minute walk from Goryo-mae Station of Hankai Tramway.





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# by berry-raspberry | 2017-03-13 00:22 | Osaka Pf - Sakai | Comments(0)

This is an incredible place where you can experience the luxuriouslife back in Edo period about 250 years ago.


In Edo Era, Osaka was the centeral business place in Japan.


Kagaya Jinbei was one of the successful business people; he was like abanker in those days.



After he retired, he devoted to develop the rice fields.

The newlydeveloped rice fields were called “Shinden”.



There are four Shindens, including Kagaya Shinden, remained inOsaka Prefecture.



Kaisho means a gathering place.


It was also Kagaya Family’s villa by the sea.


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The gate

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Sward rests at the entrance


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Zen style window.


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The sliding panel paintings are from 400 years ago.

Now it’s got pale but was painted with gold powder.

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View through the kitchen door.


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This stream used to be connected to one of canals which broughtthem to Minami Area, such as Namba, Dotombori maybe for business, orentertainment.


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The waiting place for tea ceremony.


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His name Kagaya, is now the name of the town.




Admission Free


Now the property is owned by the City of Osaka.




4-8-7 Minami Kagaya, Suminoe-ku, Osaka City





About 15 minute walk from Abikomichi Station of Hankai Tramway (Nickname:Chin-Den)

About 17 minute walk from Suminoe Koen Station of Subway Yotsubashi Line(Yotsubashi Sen)

About 20 minute walk from Suminoe Station of Nankai Main Line (NankaiHonsen)




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# by berry-raspberry | 2017-02-27 00:10 | Osaka City-Suminoe | Comments(0)
The lobby of Four Seasons Hotel in Kyoto is full of flowers designed by Nicolai Bergmann, a Danish Flower Artist who resides in Japan.
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Four Seasons Hotel Kyot opened last fall.

445-3 Myohoin Maekawa-cho Higashioji-dori Shibutani-sagaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0932
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The old tea company, Tsuboichi bought an old Japanese house which was built over 400 years ago, and renovated it into a nice tea room that everybody loves.

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It employs the tea ceremony guru, Sen no Rikyu’s idea,” Shichu no Sankyo”, which means even in the town, feel like in the mountain or in the nature.

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Matcha is good!
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Japanese sweets is also good!
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Website:http://www.tsuboichi.co.jp/saryo

Saryo TSUBOICHI
1-1-2 Kuken-cho, Sakai City, Osaka
Next to Shimmei-cho Station of Hankai Tramway


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# by berry-raspberry | 2016-11-14 00:16 | Osaka Pf - Sakai | Comments(0)