The first round-the-pond style iris garden in the Kansai Region. Popular as a place where visitors can somehow feel relaxed while walking among 13,000
Firefly viewing is one of the delights of early summer. Enjoy the beautiful light emitted by Genji-botaru (Luciola cruciata) and Heike-botaru (Luciola lateralis), the most common firefly species in Japan.
Significant intangible folk cultural asset. Pray to the spirit in the planted rice seedlings for a rich harvest. Held in a full-scale rice field on the premises of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine.
Please enjoy summer taste in Umeda Tanabata, recreating the Tanabata Festival of Sendai.
Summer festival at Aizen-san, a temple devoted to a god of love and marriage. It is also called Yukata Festival, because people begin wearing yukata summer kimono at this time of the year. It is a lively festival with 250 stalls open from early evening.
Over 25,000 hydrangea plants along the Promenade for as far as 1.5km, pleasing to the eyes of spectators strolling in the park.
"The mountains are a man's world…" well, not any more. These past few years, in Japan "Yama girl (mountain girl)" meaning females who enjoy the outdoors in fashionable outdoor clothes have become a trend.（2013.4.30）
Many of Japan’s foremost sightseeing spots are located in Kansai, the region surrounding Osaka. （2013.4.30）
Let’s go to the Instant Ramen Museum!The world's first instant noodle product originated in Osaka.（2013.4.30）