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    Konishi Snow Blanche Beer

    by Ewingjr98 Written May 26, 2014

    Favorite thing: Konishi Snow Blanche beer is a Belgian witbier in the style of Hoegaarden beer. Konishi Snow Blanche was awarded the World Beer Awards' Best Belgian Style Witbier in 2013 for Asia.

    Snow Blanche pours a very light, pale gold with a thick head. The scent is classic witbier, light and fruity with hints of spices, like cloves. The taste is a little weak and underwhelming, but still good. I wish it had a stronger finish, and it would be a very good beer.

    3.5 out of 5 stars.

    Konishi beer was established in 1550 as a sake brewery, and it began making beer in 1998 when Japan relaxed its liquor laws. In addition to its brewery operations, Konishi imports a number of Belgian beers such as Vedett.

    Address: 〒 664-0845 Itami City, Hyogo Prefecture Higashiarioka 2-13
    Website: www.konishi.co.jp/
    Telephone: 072-775 -0524

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    Konishi Shirayuki Komin Bakushu Beer

    by Ewingjr98 Written May 26, 2014

    Favorite thing: Konishi Shirayuki Komin Bakushu Beer is a mild ale with a weak 4.5 percent alcohol by volume. The beer pours a hazy copper color with a lingering off-white head. The scent is of yeast and bananas, and the taste is mild and weak, again with hints of sweet banana.

    3.5 out of 5 stars.

    Konishi beer was established in 1550 as a sake brewery, and it began making beer in 1998 when Japan relaxed its liquor laws. In addition to its brewery operations, Konishi imports a number of Belgian beers such as Vedett. The brewery is located in Osaka.

    Address: 〒 664-0845 Itami City, Hyogo Prefecture Higashiarioka 2-13
    Website: www.konishi.co.jp/
    Telephone: 072-775 -0524

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    Kinshachi Platinum Ale

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Sep 28, 2013

    Favorite thing: Kinshachi Beer is one of two beer lines produced by the Kinshachi Brewery in Nagoya. Kinshachi Brewery, formerly known as Land Beer, brews beer under the Mitsuboshi line (mitsuboshi meaning three stars, similar to Mitsubishi's three diamonds) and the Kinshachi line which is named after the gold, tiger headed dolphins that adorn Nagoya castle and the label on the bottles.

    I found Kinshachi Platinum Ale, along with a few other Kinshachi beers, at a small grocery store in Nara. We enjoyed this beer, along with a Mitsuboshi Vienna Lager, on the train from Nara to Kyoto while taking in the Japanese scenery.

    The Platinum Ale, a wheat beer, comes packaged in a bottle with a fancy silver label. The beer is a light yellow with a thin head. It is sweet, as most Japanese beers seem to be, but not overly sweet, making it more enjoyable. While the Platinum doesn't get great reviews on RateBeer.com, I found it very enjoyable.

    4 out of 5 stars.

    Address: 1-7-34 Naka-ku Sakae, Aichi-ken Nagoya-shi, Japan 460-0008

    Phone: 052-223-9192

    Website: http://www.kinshachi.jp/

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    Mitsuboshi Beer Vienna Lager

    by Ewingjr98 Written Sep 28, 2013

    Favorite thing: Mitsuboshi beer is one of two beer lines produced by Kinshachi Beer in Nagoya. Kinshachi Brewery, formerly known as Land Beer, brews beer under the Mitsuboshi line (mitsuboshi meaning three stars, similar to Mitsubishi's three diamonds) and the Kinshachi line which is named after the gold, tiger headed dolphins that adorn Nagoya castle and the label on the bottles.

    I found Mitsuboshi Beer Vienna Lager, along with a few other Kinshachi beers, at a small grocery store in Nara. We enjoyed the beer on the train from Nara to Kyoto while taking in the Japanese scenery. The beer is golden amber with light tan head. The taste is sweet with hints of caramel, but probably a bit too sweet to be great.

    3.5 out of 5 stars.

    Address: 1-7-34 Naka-ku Sakae, Aichi-ken Nagoya-shi, Japan 460-0008

    Phone: 052-223-9192

    Website: http://www.kinshachi.jp/

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    just some links

    by globetrott Updated Jun 21, 2010

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    Favorite thing: Infos about Osaka in english

    Kansai - the international airport of Osaka

    Yassai Hossai - an annual festival in Iwatsuta Shrine

    Access from the World's Main Cities to Osaka

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    Osaka

    by Gili_S Written Dec 1, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Osaka is basically a large business city and one of the largest in Japan. I am almost sure that if I have't had that special deal to fly to Osaka International Airport direct from Finland, I might not been visiting this city at all. However, after all I did enjoy this city and the two nights we spent here.

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  • Osaka and time in the place

    by deejo77 Written Aug 22, 2008

    Favorite thing: Yes it is probably to many nights - we were there for 3 in total (our plane got in late first night) and we came back from Tokyo and spent a night before we flew out again. The only really good thing is you could do a day trip to Kyoto or hiroshoma etc and have the one base.
    Dee

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  • Coin Laundry Near Osaka Station

    by jukebox333 Written Apr 16, 2008

    Favorite thing: Just in case anyone else needs to know, we found that the Hearton Hotel, 2 mins walk west of Osaka Station (and near the Hilton, Granvia and other hotels), has a coin laundry open to the public, on B1.

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    Mail Your Postcard at Osaka Post Office

    by freddie18 Updated Jul 21, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Yes, if you are mailing a postcard or any mail from Osaka, it is very convenient that you post it at Osaka Post Office. It is very easy to find being located near the Osaka City Centre. It is open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM and closed on weekends and holidays.

    If you do not have Japanese yen in your pocket, then you can also change your dollars to local currency. Find the counter windows on the left hand corner of the building.

    The Post Office is situated across from the westside of JR Osaka Station within easy walking distance from the Sakurabashi exit. The address is:

    3-2-4 Umeda, Kita-ku Osaka City 530-8799

    For a detailed information, please check the following link:
    http://www.ofix.or.jp/travel/tips/Mail.html

    Fondest memory: Local people impressed me. Take for example the postal employees and subway staff. They are courteous and really have good manners. Very helpful.

    Osaka Post Office
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    Rakugo

    by tyusen Updated Jan 8, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Rakugo is Japanese comic storytelling. It’s serious art rather than pop culture. It consists of one comic storyteller. He/she sits down on a center stage and talks comic story alone. Osaka is a center of Rakugo (usually called “Kamigata Rakugo”). It’s very hard for foreigners to understand it, but if you want to feel traditional Japanese mass culture, it’s worth watching. The most famous Rakugo family is Katsura Beicho family. Beicho is not only the chairman of the family but also a human national treasure of Japan. Some well-known comedians on TV belong to this family; Katsura Nanko, Katsura Zakoba etc… They have New Year’s recital every January at Sankei Hall, Osaka. It is always sold out, so you need to book tickets in advance (Office Beicho: 06-6365-8281). By the way, Beicho family has been making effort to popularize Rakugo. They made some Rakugo stories in English and they are now trying to make Chinese version. Unfortunately, the pioneer of English Rakugo, Katsura Shijaku, killed himself a few years ago. I hope his pupils will follow after him.

    Rakugo
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    Spending the time with a new friend

    by huggy93 Written Sep 30, 2004

    Fondest memory: After seeing the castle etc. I really just enjoyed walking around Osaka looking and people watching.

    As the dusk began to settle in, that's when the city became alive for me. The lights were on and there was an excitment in the air, ranging from a peaceful bustle to different interactions of people.

    My friend and I

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    Pedestrian Crossings

    by FamousWorldTraveller Written Oct 11, 2003

    Favorite thing: When you cross the street, the pedestrian crossings display the usual little green person, but they also play Christmas carols to tell you it is time to cross the street! What fun! Christmas in October.

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    INTERNET ACCESS

    by heywinks Written Dec 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: If you need to use the internet while in Osaka, go to Yodobashi Camera in Umeda. On the street level there is an internet cafe. I believe it is the cheapest in Umeda..about 300yen/hr I think. I haven`t been there but I`ve passed by it & there is always a line to use the computers. It`s a very convenient location though, & you can`t miss Yodobashi Camera.
    It`s a HUGE white bldg right outside Hankyu/JR/Hanshin stations.

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  • I went to a small village...

    by noellehime Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: I went to a small village near Kyoto called Ikoma, I think. You need to use a cable car to get up to it and then you need to climb up a sttep road to a beautiful and peaceful temple. It was so nice up there. If you look out, you can see Kyoto and Oskaka. It was great!! But there are many more things to see, too.

    Fondest memory: On the second day I was in Osaka, my friend and her father took me to Minoue, or monkey mountain. It was amazing. There are cute, but a little scary, monkeys everywhere in a beautiful natural setting!
    Also I enjoyed the fact that in Osaka,there is so much to do. You can go to different parts of the city and just do what you want.And all parts offer unique experiences. It's great!!

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    Free internet access in Osaka

    by beornot2be Written Sep 7, 2004

    Favorite thing: Free internet access is available at Yahoo Broad Band Park.
    It is located on the right side of the Yodabashi-Umeda building, next to the Osaka station (north side).

    Yahoo BB Park
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