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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Minoh Falls

From Umeda Station, downtown Osaka, it takes only about 30 minutes to get to Minoh.
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There is a nice walking trail along the valley.
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People’s destination is Minoh Falls. It’s a real waterfall in Minoh
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Take Hankyu Takarazuka Line from Hankyu Umeda Station.
Transfer at Ishibashi Station to Hankyu Minoh Line. Minoh is the terminal station.

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by berry-raspberry | 2011-09-27 01:03 | Osaka | Comments(0)
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On the first day of March, 2011, I introduced the waterfall, “Misogi no Taki” in Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine on this blog. http://indigo05.exblog.jp/14342519
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At that time, I heard the water system there was under the construction.
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I was hoping that the construction was over, and on the day after the typhoon, I expected the existence of water at the waterfall.

The weather got very clear, dry, and beautiful after the Typhoon Roke.
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Look. There is no water. Even a drop.
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What I saw around there was a cat
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and ducks.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-09-25 23:50 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)
Typhoon Roke has swept over Japan. It rained and blew this morning in Osaka. Osaka was OK, but there are some areas which were damaged, again this time.
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Just before the Typhoon Roke was about to get close to Kansai area, I went to the local library.
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You know, you can borrow books at the library. You can also borrow CD’s and DVD’s. There are even English books at an Osaka municipal library.
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Each ward has its own library. It is a good place to stay at, because you can meet local people and get information, if you live in Osaka City.
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Here is the instruction for a local municipal library: Osaka Municipal Library and Branches

http://www.oml.city.osaka.jp/english/index.html
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-09-22 01:21 | Osaka | Comments(0)
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When I went to Fushimi, I dropped by at a small coffee shop called “Goo”. Japanese pronunciation is [gu:].
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The owner herself makes coffee: good coffee brewed by vacuum coffee maker.
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The coffee was good, and the owner was very friendly.
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It is a very comfortable place…. unless nobody smokes inside.
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There is "Torii" like the one in Fushimi Inari Shrine.

Goo is between Keihan "Fushimi Inari Station " and "Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine".
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-09-20 00:14 | Kyoto | Comments(0)
I went to a casual French Restaurant for a kind of “Power Lunch”.
The name of the restaurant is “Le Ai”. The Japanese way of pronunciation is [ru ai]. If it’s real French, it has to be “L’ai”, right? “Le” is a French article. I guess “Ai [ai] is the Japanese word which means love.
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There is their bakery on the first floor.
Thier restaurant is on the second floor.
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There are two Le Ai’s in Osaka. The main restaurant is in Shinsaibashi. The one I went to is in Karahori, very close to the exit number 3 of Subway Tanimachi 6-chome Station.
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This is their lunch combo of the day: soup, bread, salad, pasta, and beef. The beef was so soft and delicious.
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With coffee, it cost 1,000 yen.

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by berry-raspberry | 2011-09-15 00:10 | Osaka City-Chuo | Comments(0)

Fushimi Inari Shirne in Kyoto

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Fushimi Inari Shrine was started in 711, and it is said that it was started by one of Hata Family members, Hata Irogu. Hata family is one of Torai-jin families. Torai-jin means the people who migrated from the direction of Eurasia in 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th centuries.
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Unfortunately, the main shrine is under the construction until September 30. There is going to be a big ceremony for 1300th anniversary in October.
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This shrine has lots of lots of Torii.
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Torii means the gates like these. It is said the color of red prevents from evil.
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People and companies have kept dedicating torii to show appreciation, so the number of torii has been increasing.
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There are a lot more on these mountains.
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It takes about 2 hours if you want to go around the whole Fushimi Inari Shrine.


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Why don't you buy a miniature torii at a souvenir shop?

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by berry-raspberry | 2011-09-11 01:34 | Kyoto | Comments(0)
Moving is tiring, and I am still tired. But I am happy with my brand-new work place.

By the way, Typhoon Talas brought scary rain in Osaka, but fortunately, not as much as mountain areas of neighboring Nara and Wakayama Prefectures and Mie Prefecture. A lot of concerns are needed in these areas.

It was still rainy occasionally on September 5.

Here are some photos I took at Tennoji Ekimae Station of Hankai Uemachi Line on September 5.
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A Tram was working for a campaign.
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by berry-raspberry | 2011-09-06 22:57 | Osaka City -Abeno | Comments(0)