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Osaka for Runners: An Exercise Guide

Osaka for Runners: An Exercise Guide


Posted By on May 20, 2015

  On a Saturday morning before the rush of day begins, the streets of Osaka in Higobashi area are quiet and uncrowded.  For runners and those who love morning strolls, it is the perfect window in which to explore the city on foot. Along the river, trails are conveniently laid out to provide a scenic route to pedestrians, joggers, and dog walkers alike.     There are many things to see in the area while on foot....

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Osaka Prefecture (大阪府; Osaka-fu) is part of the Kansai Region (関西地方; Kansai-chiho) on Honshu, the main island of Japan. Despite being one of the smallest prefectures area-wise, it boasts an impressive amount of cities. Thirty-three to be exact; with the most famous being it’s capital city of the same name– Osaka. After Tokyo, it’s the second largest city in Japan with 24 wards. Filled with diverse neighborhoods and a vibrant street...

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There were once around 5,000 castles all across Japan, but today there are sadly only around 50 left. While many are very spread out from each other, it can be hard to decide which ones to visit. Here are 10 of the must-visit Japanese castles. 1. Himeji castle Not only is Himeji a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but it’s a listed National Treasure of Japan. It is Japan’s most complete, and most stunning castle. Because of...

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Located along the waterfront in Nakanoshima, each year the Hikari Renaissance brings a warm holidays  atmosphere to the city of Osaka. Accompanied by light and sound, there are two main showcases, neither that you’ll want to miss. The first area is known as the Festival Park of the Light, which takes place over Osaka’s City Hall. At night it is here that the buildings facades are lit up with 3D mapping displays to tell a...

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Filled with German Christmas traditions, Christkindlmarkts are popular during the holidays and seem to find themselves popping up in many major cities across the western world. However I never expected to see one in Japan, so you can imagine that I was very surprised when one appeared in Osaka. Upon visiting I later learned that this is the only German Christmas market in all of Asia! Colorful gingerbread-like houses began to appear...

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Universal Studios Japan (ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ジャパン), or USJ for short, is located in Osaka. It is one of four Universal Studios theme parks in the world, and was the first one to be built outside the United States. It is the second most visited theme park in Japan and is often referred to as the Disneyland of Kansai. Universal Studios Japan is over 40 acres large and divided into different sections: Hollywood, New York, San Francisco, Jurassic...

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