Osaka-fu Local Customs

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    by jckim
  • Local Customs
    by jckim
  • food & specialities
    by jckim

Osaka-fu Local Customs

  • etiquettes / behaviors

    Osaka Local Customs

    In the streets you will at some places see trees that are lighted at night, that looks quite funny and romantic. It has nothing to do with christmas, because we had been there in March. We had 3 nights in Osaka and each night I made some stroll through the city and always felt perfectely safe.

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  • culture & history

    Osaka Local Customs

    One way of immersing yourself in Japanese culture is to take a public bath. For the uninitiated and often inhibited Westerner this may be challenging, but it is well worth the experience! Follow these steps to stay in sync with Japanese cultural practices when visiting a public bath: 1. Disrobing. Enter the public bath and locate a locker for...

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  • food & specialities

    Osaka Local Customs

    One of the local delicacies in Osaka is takoyaki, or octopus balls. These round dumplings are sold by street vendors and stalls in Dōtonbori and elsewhere. The octopus is chopped and mixed with other ingredients such as spring onion, covered in the batter and cooked in special takoyaki pans. A sauce is added (typically a brown sauce similar...

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  • language

    Osaka Local Customs

    OSAKA DIALECT: Osakaben is a special dialect spoken by the people of Osaka. Some of the commonly used terms are as follows:mo-karimakka Hi! How are you doing? ohayo-okaeri Have a nice day! o-kini Thanks. nambo How much? e- Good. akan No good. No way. Don't.

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  • subway

    Osaka Local Customs

    In Japan, the rule on escalators is to stand on the left, the opposite of what I am used to in London. This surprised me a little as the Japanese drive on the left just as we do and I thought that like us they would also climb their escalators on this side. But no – you stand on the left and walk on the right. And being the Japanese, they all...

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  • Presents are important

    People in Osaka, as in the rest of Japan, give a lot of presents. The biggest gift-giving seasons are midsummer and the end of the year. Department stores have large displays of gifts to give your business contacts and friends during these seasons. At other times of the year, too, gift giving is big. If you visit someone's house, you should bring...

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