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

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カテゴリ:Osaka City - Kita( 17 )

Grand Front Osaka

Grand Front Osaka is in the north of JR Osaka Station. It is a complex of shopping mall, offices, a hotel, and apartments. Some universities or companies have their laboratoies too.
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There is a long line
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for this tea room.
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Waiting time is 45minutes!

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Overall, my impression of this complex is it's too americanized.

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Ten-go Nakazaki Dori Shotengai has old Showa atmosphere.

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A used book store, and tofu factory shop, and so on.
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There is a unique café & bar which opened recently.
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You can also buy tropical fish here.
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In the day time, you can drink coffee or soft drink. In the evening until midnight, it becomes a bar. With the view of tropical fish, and the sound of water running, you can have a relaxing time here.
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(Sorry, this is not a good picture)


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by berry-raspberry | 2012-02-25 18:34 | Osaka City - Kita | Comments(0)

Taste of New Orleans

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Have you ever been to New Orleans?
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Café du monde is a famous café in New Orleans.
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The one in French Quarter is my favorite. Good café au lait and beignets, street performers’ jazz playing and that’s what I miss.

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Now I found Café du Monde in Osaka. It’s a chain coffee shop in Japan, not as big as Starbucks, though.
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Beignets were almost the same, I guess.
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by berry-raspberry | 2012-02-21 22:51 | Osaka City - Kita | Comments(0)

Osaka Station

This is the newly-opened JR Osaka Station.
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Some people say it looks like the one in Europe.
As architecture, I don't know whether it's good or not, but the newly-developed one surely made the station more functional.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-08-24 19:33 | Osaka City - Kita | Comments(0)
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A new Singaporean restaurant opened last month. It is on the 14th floor in newly-renovated Daimaru Departmet Store next to JR Osaka Station.

I went to have lunch. Lunch is a buffet style.
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This is my first serve. I loved their nasi goreng.
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Of course, this is not enough.
I had second serve.

After the second serve, I had lomen.
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Yum!


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by berry-raspberry | 2011-05-02 23:15 | Osaka City - Kita | Comments(0)

Pekemon Center Osaka

On the 13th floor of Daimaru Department Store in Umeda, next to JR Osaka Station, there is Pokemon store, called “Pokemon Center Osaka”. This place is full of kids on weekends.

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Pikachu.
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In Pokemon Center Osaka, there are original goods, like these towels.
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You can find unique souvenirs here!
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-04-28 18:55 | Osaka City - Kita | Comments(0)

JR Osaka Station

Here is a newly-built part of JR Osaka Station. This part is like a bridge over tracks.
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The upper area of the newly-built part and the new commercial buildings are going to be open on the 4th of May.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-04-26 19:34 | Osaka City - Kita | Comments(0)
When there isn’t so much time for a lunch time, and there are few people waiting, this Japanese restaurant is good. They take orders and serve food quickly. “Shin Kiraku is a popular place for businesspersons working around western part of Umeda (Kita Area). It is on the basement of Hilton Plaza East Building.
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It’s a tempura restaurant. My favorite. So I had combo of tempura on rice in a bowl, miso soup and pickles. It was 880 yen or so.
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Other dishes are good, too.
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(Duck soup combo)


There is an English menu here!
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At night time, I guess people may come here to relax and drink sake.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-02-02 21:12 | Osaka City - Kita | Comments(0)

Buildings around JR Osaka Station

There are several newly-built buildings, and some buildings are being built around JR Osaka Station.

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The building in the middle in the picture is Hankyu Office Tower Building, I went to its observatory the other day.



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The building in the middle is “Mitsukoshi-Isetan”. It will be open on May 4th this year, and it is going to be a very big department store. There is also an office tower attached.



And the renovation of Osaka station, Daimaru Department store, and a hotel will be completed and open in April.
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I just hope our economy is good enough. Am I too pessimistic?
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-01-27 18:20 | Osaka City - Kita | Comments(0)
There are several big recently-built buildings around JR Osaka Station and there are some still under the construction.
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Next to Hankyu Department Store, which has existed for a long time, 41-story Hankyu Office Tower Building emerged last year.

The elevator will take you to the 15th floor directly.
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There is an observatory on the 15th floor, and it’s open to public.
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You may feel like relaxing with a cup of coffee, but No Food or Drink is allowed here to keep it clean.


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by berry-raspberry | 2011-01-21 19:18 | Osaka City - Kita | Comments(0)