Held on the 21st of each month, this is a brilliant way to find unique gifts and souvenirs whilst exploring one of the most impressive temples in Osaka. The will be stalls with Japanese antiques, kimonos and porcelain as well as traditional food. There are plenty of bargains to be found and it’s a bustling introduction to what can be a quiet temple.
The big grass square at the 99 Islands Pearl Sea Resort in Sasebo plays host to a festival of oysters on weekends and public holidays throughout February (and on the first Sunday of March this year). Four hundred grills and […]
A paid-entry illumination event with a very Japanese theme, this is a great way to get festive in Osaka this winter. Taking their inspiration from the Taisho period, the show will take you back to the Japan of a century […]
A snowy wonderland appears each winter in this quiet onsen town as hundreds of small snow-houses are built. Illuminated in the evenings, the kamakura are a beautiful sight, and a barbecue inside one can even be arranged. During the day […]
Celebrating the album ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part Two’, Brit-indie-pop band the Foals will be in Japan for three nights – starting in Nagoya, then Osaka and ending in Tokyo. With six albums under their belts, the […]