On new year's eve,we Japanese eat Soba (buckwheat noodles) called "Toshikoshi Soba". Around Kansai region,sweet stewed herring is popular topping.
Osaka people call steamed meat bum "Butaman"(豚まん).And 551HORAI is the biggest and most loved brand in Osaka.BecauseThey are all handmade.Bigger than normal butamans,they are so good!
Each JR station has own stamps designed of specific thing of the place.Collecting the JR stamp is called "Oshitetsu".Don't miss the precious joy!
Kobe port tower is landmark of Kobe city with beautiful red meshes pattern.From the observation,you can see both ocean and mountains of Kobe.
This shop sells unique paper goods that you can't see in other stationery stores.And the exciting service! You can make your original notebook.Lovely papers in chic woody store.
Himeji castle is beautiful white castle both world heritage and National treasure.One of the famous sight seeing spot in Japan.
Kakinoha-Zushi (柿の葉寿司) is local specialty sushi of Nara (奈良). Each sushi is wrapped with persimmon leaf.
Osaka central post office is one of the biggest post offices in Osaka.So there are almost all of the postal goods, and open everyday ! And It is located next to JR Osaka station. Easy to visit ! And you can ask how much does it cost to send a post card or greeting from Japan.
Are you cat person ? If the answer is "Yes",You should visit Neko Mart ! Cat goods specialty store at Umeda Osaka.You will be amazed the wide assortment of items (cover all genre !) .
Kobe port is beautiful spot with symbolic landmarks.And It's nice to get a sight from sea ! There are 40 mins short bay cruise tours.