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On new year's eve,we Japanese eat Soba (buckwheat noodles) called "Toshikoshi Soba". Around Kansai region,sweet stewed herring is popular topping.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Himeji castle is beautiful white castle both world heritage and National treasure.One of the famous sight seeing spot in Japan.
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Kakinoha-Zushi (柿の葉寿司) is local specialty sushi of Nara (奈良). Each sushi is wrapped with persimmon leaf.
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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.​
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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 !) .
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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.