Osaka

Strawberry mochi dumpling vending machine made our Japanese station dungeon crawl worth it

Delving into the depths for daifuku.

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Can French fry and instant yakisoba-flavored sodas surpass kimchi as Japan’s best strange ramune?

Just because you can make something taste different doesn’t mean that you should.

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We slide down Osaka’s most famous tower and get free curry for it

It could be higher, but we’ll let that slide.

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Osaka Expo nightmare-fuel mascot needs name, organisers ask for suggestions and Twitter delivers

The mascot, described as aggressively disgusting, is currently without a name to call it by.

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Luxury hotel chain opens hotel on edge of Osaka’s infamous Nishinari for its “deep culture”

Brings new meaning to the phrase “slumming it.”

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Osaka Metro to test stores where you can pay with your face, even with a mask

What are robbers supposed to do now?

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Osaka makes decision on terrifying mascot for upcoming world’s fair

Definitely not a conventionally kawaii character.

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Visiting Japan’s trendiest cafeteria, inconveniently located in the heart of Osaka

It’s going to take more than this creepy door to keep us from the cheap food inside.

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The secret staff cafeteria at a Japanese train station that few people know about

It’s like a dungeon quest, but anyone who finds this special door can enjoy the cheap meals hidden behind it.

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Which of these three terrifying characters do you want as the mascot of Osaka’s World Expo?

A lot of eyes, very few “Ayes!” in public opinion poll.

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Take a Korean vacation in Japan with Tokyu Hotels and Shibuya 109’s newest themed hotel plan

K-pop fans will love this budget-friendly staycation!

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An expert in entertainment recommended us an Osaka sightseeing spot little known even to locals

It even gave our reporter a profound experience!

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Step into a manga at Japan’s 2-D cafes in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto

Magical cafes whisk you away from the harsh realities of 3-D living. 

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A delicious bowl of Osaka soba stuffed with tempura shrimp that’s also an edible pun

And it’s not a limited time offer!

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Getting a driver’s license in Japan the hard way: The first driving test a few more times

Third time isn’t such a charm after all.

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New Japanese mascot character: A train station monster that grabs children who don’t mind the gap

Kind of like a Japanese version of Pennywise the Clown. 

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Osaka restaurant has ramen for those who like it spicy, cold, sweet, hot, creamy, salty and meaty

Waiter, there’s a juxtaposition in my soup.

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Pokémon Café celebrates upcoming release of Pokémon Legends game with new limited-edition menu

Enjoy Hisui Region Pokémon in edible form!

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Getting a driver’s license in Japan the hard way: The first driving test again

Dead man driving…

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Prefectural rivalry in Japan: Survey reveals which areas compete against each other, and why

Competition between prefectures is real, and there’s a reason why it happens.

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