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What are your favorite places to visit in Osaka? | Ichimon Japan 20

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Today’s Question

On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: What are your favorite places to visit in Osaka?

Topics Discussed

  • A basic overview of the main areas of Osaka
  • Osaka’s best burrito place: El Zocalo
  • Osaka Castle and Osaka Castle Park
  • The Umeda Area
  • Yodobashi Camera
  • The Minami area
  • Universal Studios Japan and its Cool Japan special events/rides
  • Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan
  • Shinsaibashi and Namba
  • The city of Minoh/Minō and its famous autumn foliage
  • Minoh’s Momoji Tempura (deep fried and battered maple leaves)
  • The Open Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses
  • The Nipponbashi/Den-Den Town area
  • Kushikatsu
  • The Shinsekai area
  • Osaka’s famous symbol: Tsūtenkaku
  • The tallest building in Japan: Abeno Harukas
  • The Tsuruhashi area
  • The Japan Mint (Dokuritsu Gyōsei Hōjin Zōheikyoku) and its annual cherry blossom event
  • The Round One chain of amusement centers
  • And more!

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Sources, Links, Videos, Etc.

Here is some extra information about the Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses.

Here is some more information on Minoh.

For more information on Tsuruhashi (Osaka’s “Korea Town”), you can check out the link below.

The article below discusses the delay of the opening of Super Nintendo World.

The name of the burrito shop mentioned in today’s episode is El Zocalo Burrito. You canf ind the address below.

The video below is about Minoh’s famous Momiji Tempura (deep fried maple leaves).

Japanese Vocabulary List

Most episodes feature at least one or two interesting Japanese words or phrases. Here’s some of the ones that came up on this episode. All information is from Jim Breen’s WWWJDIC.

  • Momiji
    • 紅葉 : 紅葉(P); 黄葉; 椛 【こうよう(紅葉,黄葉)(P); もみじ(P)】 (n,vs) (1) autumn colours; fall colors; leaves changing color (colour); (2) (紅葉, こうよう only) leaves turning red; red leaves; (3) (黄葉, こうよう only) leaves turning yellow; yellow leaves; (n) (4) (もみじ only) (See 以呂波紅葉) (Japanese) maple (Acer japonicum); (5) (もみじ only) (col) venison; (6) (See 紅葉襲) layered colors in garments, resembling autumn colors

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