Pokémon Sword/Shield Plush Keychain Preorder Gift Photos

Important Update: Apparently those pictures that I’ve captured are of little dolls, not the actual keychains. Although they looked very little and presented near the Sword and Shield area. Sorry for the mistake. The original article remains, just keep in mind that these are not images of the keychains. Those can be seen on the […]

Retro Game Stores in Osaka: Best Places To Buy Old Games

Retro game floor

One of my favorite things to do in Japan on a casual day is getting into those retro game stores in Osaka. These are literally vintage gaming history museums. A place where you can travel back in time and observe the world of gaming as it was many years back. Usually, when people are searching […]

Japan WiFi Buddy Pocket WiFi Actual Speed Test in Osaka

4G Softbank Pocket Wifi

It’s the second long trip I take to Osaka, Japan. I use ‘Japan WiFi Buddy‘ Diamond Pocket WiFi package. This is their most recommended package and it great for those who need lots of download/upload data bandwidth. By this I mean, uploading photos and videos to YouTube, sharing lots of photos on Instagram, downloading movies, […]

HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel Osaka

Osaka cityscape view from Hep Five Ferris Wheel

The HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel is a large above-ground 75-meter Ferris Wheel on the roof of Hep Five shopper complex. I already tried another Ferris Wheel attraction, and this was the Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel, but that was at night. Arriving at HEP FIVE from Umeda Station I arrived at Umeda early in the morning, […]

I Tried Suntory The Premium Malt’s Aki Kaoru Ale (2019)

Today I was in Dotonbori. I walked quite a lot, so I’ve decided to take a break and drink a new beer. I’ve chosen the Suntory The Premium Malt’s Aki Kaoru Ale (2019). It’s an Autumn Seasonal edition. Nothing like a Chilled Beer in a Hot Day Today it was quite hot, more than the […]

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 […]

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 […]