Visiting Animate Nippombashi and Buying a Weekly Shonen Magazine

Animate, Manga store in Nippombashi, Osaka, Japan

Today I went to many places. One of them was to Nippombashi, to check out the Animate store there. While browsing through many different manga books and anime products, I also bought Weekly Shōnen Magazine (60th Anniversary Edition). Buying a Weekly Shonen Magazine (60th Anniversary Edition) The Weekly Shonen Magazine is a weekly shōnen manga […]

Watching September Aki Basho Live Stream in My Room

One of the things that I enjoy doing in my Japan hostel room is watching live sumo tournaments on YouTube. Today I watched a live stream of the September Aki Basho (Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament). Seeing Mitakeumi Hisashi (Dewanoumi stable) winning against Takakeishō Mitsunobu (Ozeki rank). I was watching Mitakeumi Hisashi throughout the tournament.  He […]

Gorgeous Phoenix Statues Showcased at Daimaru Shinsaibashi Grand Opening

Two phoenix sculptures showcased at the grand opening of Daimaru Main Building

I visited Daimaru Main Building grand opening on September 20, 2019. On the first floor, there were two impressive large Phoenixes statues. Those statues were designed by Kohei Nawa. In this blog post, I want to share more information and photos of those magnificent golden and platinum phoenix statues. Magnificent Phoenix Statues I was blown […]

Gokuraku-jodo Garden

Gokuraku-jodo Garden

It happens sometimes where you enter a place so beautiful and peaceful, that you’ll find it hard to describe it in words. For me, that place was Gokuraku-jodo Garden, a hidden magical Japanese garden at Shitennoji Temple—Gokuraku-jodo Garden (極楽浄土の庭). A Japanese Garden that you can Easily Miss I won’t be here telling you this if […]

24 Karat Gold Pikachu for Sale at the Pokemon Center

24 Karat Gold Pikatchu statue

Yesterday I visited the grand opening of the new Pokemon Center Osaka DX store in Shinsaibashi. At the far backside, there was a little cabinet that not many people paid attention to. There it was, a super cute little 24-Karat gold Pikatchi Pokemon figure. Now, I don’t read Japanese, but I saw K24 and what […]

Jump Shop Daimaru Shinsaibashi

JUMP Shop at Daimaru shopping center, Osaka, Japan

In this post, I want to share my visit at the new JUMP Shop that was opened at the Daimaru Shinsaibashi Main Building, on the 9th floor. A Little about Jump Comics For those who don’t know, Jump (ジャンプ Janpu) is a popular line of manga magazines created by Shueisha. Some known those as Jump […]

Pokémon Center Osaka DX

Pokémon Center Osaka DX store

Today I visited the new Pokémon Center Osaka DX. A brand new Pokémon store opened on September 20, 2019. This is also the grand opening of Daimaru Shinsaibashi main building. In this post, I’ll share my experience with this new store with lots of product pictures. Daimaru Shinsaibashi Grand Opening The new store is located […]

Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping District & Dotonbori Walking Day Trip

Shinsaibashi-suji street in Osaka, Japan

Yesterday I went on a walking day trip, starting from Namba and finishing at Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori. Well, most of the day I Was around Shinsaibashi-suji, the busiest shopping district in Osaka, Japan. This day diary is from September 19, 2019. It was a beautiful day outside and nice weather, not too hot. Passing Through […]