Posts Tagged ‘ Osaka ’

Where to see Noh in Japan

Aug 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Events, History & Culture

It’s art in the park, Japanese style…one of Japan’s oldest traditional performing arts will be enacted in the shadows of historic Osaka Castle in the Kansai region of Japan this month but you can also witness it outdoors on Sado Island and in Tokyo or Okinawa in a more traditional setting at various times throughout […]

A Taste of Culture Through Tsukemono

Jul 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Food

Nothing goes to waste in the Japanese kitchen says Elizabeth Andoh.  It’s a statement that she goes on to prove as she conducts a recent workshop on how to make tsukemono, Japanese pickles.  A nub of ginger that is too small to grate without risking harm to your knuckles, a small piece of carrot or […]

Budgeting Your Time In Japan

Jun 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Travel

Planning a trip to Japan or even travel within Japan is an exciting proposition that can easily get thrown into disarray once you are on the ground.  One of the most common questions that we are asked in the Japan Discovered! weekly tweetchat goes something like this:  “I have X days in Japan, can I […]

Japan:A Closer Look at Kansai – Part 2

Feb 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Regional Travel Resources

Osaka is the largest city in the Kansai region and there is a healthy rivalry between residents of Tokyo and Osaka about which is the best city.  Wakayma prefecture is home to an abundant supply of natural beauty and historic spots.  Both prefectures offer visitors many interesting things to do and see so take some […]

Top 10 Tourist Destinations in Japan

Nov 28th, 2008 | By | Category: Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo and Vicinity

A Visit Japan campaign was launched by the Japanese government with the establishment of the Japan Tourism Agency in October of this year.  The Visit Japan campaign is aiming to increase the number of annual visitors to from the 6 million that came in 2007 to 10 million by 2010 .  So where do most […]

The Art of Spies, Women & the Fighting Spirit in Japan

Nov 7th, 2008 | By | Category: Events, Museums

Spies & women have been know for their subtle, and not so subtle, fighting spirit throughout Japan’s long history and the three subjects are featured prominently in art exhibits around Japan this November. “Women Artists in Osaka: 20th Century Art from Japanese-style Bijinga Paintings to the Postwar Avant-Garde” If you were the daughter in upper […]