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Top 10 Things to do in Dotonbori: Osaka Die-Hard Fan Recommends!

Namba, Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi Other Sightseeing

Some of the first attractions that come to mind for the popular tourist spot of Osaka are the Glico sign and the crazy giant crab sign - and those are in Dotonbori! Dotonbori is one of Osaka's most prominent downtown areas, a lively, fun, and delicious spot. There's plenty to see, and plenty to eat, but it would be a wasted trip if you just stop there! There are plenty of other attractions and entertainment that can only be found here. Here are the top 10 things to do in Dotonbori, as recommended by a die-hard Osaka fan, from classic attractions to unique, hidden experiences.

Kyoto Glamping Guide: GRAX in Rurikei Onsen - Lavish BBQ and How Springs in the Utmost Comfort!

kyoto Suburbs Unique Hotels

GRAX PREMIUM CAMP RESORT Kyoto Rurikei is located in Rurikei Onsen in Nantan City, in the central part of Kyoto Prefecture. About an hour's drive from the Kyoto City center, it is acclaimed for providing a relaxing and luxurious Kyoto glamping experience. We visited it in order to write this report about it.

3 Best Hotels in Kobe Japan with Amazing Views of Kobe Bay!

Kobe, Sannomiya, Kitano Hotels

Kobe is full of sightseeing places with an international touch. When you stay at these hotels in Kobe, Japan, you're sure to fall in love with the city! From the buildings reminiscent of the old foreign settlements to the chic Western-style cuisine eateries and the Chinatown crowded with Chinese restaurants, there's so much to do. Plus, the scenery of the view spanning from the Rokko Mountains to the city to the Port of Kobe is said to be "worth a million dollars." This article will provide a selection of hotels in Kobe at which you can enjoy the city's magnificent scenery.

Japanese Restaurants and Foreigner-Friendly Services: What Is Needed and Further Thoughts

Kyoto Station, To-ji Temple Other Japanese Food

With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics creeping up, the number of tourists visiting Japan rises with each passing year. Most of them would surely want to visit iconic locations, and even more would want to enjoy the various delicacies of Japan. However, the fact that a good number of Japanese do not speak English remains a perceived problem, and confusion due to the language and cultural barriers might spoils one’s experience. Today, we’ll be looking at the responses of 275 Japanese eatery managers (with 60% of them situated in Tokyo) regarding their thoughts on foreign customers. While more than 60% of said managers had favorable views on them, the establishments’ services themselves were less than sufficient to receive foreign customers. On that note, we talked with these managers about two subjects: what measures they wish stores would take in receiving foreign customers, as well as what kind of resolve and manners should staff take towards them. Below are the individual opinions of some of the respondents.

Visiting Kyoto in Summer 2020: Ultimate Guide to Kyoto Weather and What To Pack!

Kyoto Station, To-ji Temple Summer

Kyoto in summer is a popular time for people to visit Japan's cultural capital. However, the heat and humidity in summer are intense. Kyoto, which is a quite large prefecture, has a different climate depending on the area. Therefore, a local writer will describe the typical temperatures in June, July and August, the clothes you should wear, and what you may find useful. To play it safe, because there can be unexpected weather changes, you should check the latest information on the weather forecast site immediately before you depart for this area.

Choice Spots

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