Osaka

Pac-Man rickshaw is back! This time to eat in Osaka’s Shinsekai district

Back due to popular demand and this time in Osaka, Pac-Man will give a few lucky passengers a ride as it chases takoyaki.

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A sexy penguin, Studio Ghibli cats, and other cosplayers take over Osaka for Street Festa【Pics】

Now in its 13th year, the Den Den Town event is one of the biggest otaku gatherings in central Japan.

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Pancakes on a stick are Japan’s hottest new food trend

The one store that sells these delectable treats is just as cute as the skewered pancakes themselves!

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Japanese gang of elementary-school-age bamboo thieves let off the hook for heartwarming reason

Childhood is notoriously short in education-and-work-come-first Japan, but these tykes’ throwback idea of fun got them out of trouble with the law.

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Osaka driving school offers nine months of free food and drink to students

Come for the Drivers’ Ed, stay for the unlimited nine-month long buffet!

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Japan’s new luxury overnight bus is the conveniently classy way to get from Tokyo to Osaka

We take a ride on this new travel alternative to the Shinkansen bullet train.

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Japan has a pet food distribution center that’s shaped like a giant wiener dog!【Photos】

And if you think it looks cute like this, wait until you see it from a different angle.

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Japanese shrine maidens in Osaka spotted wearing unusual costumes during winter

One shinto shrine is making news around Japan for dressing their miko in a garment many had never seen before.

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Hello Kitty Cafe coming to Osaka for a limited time!

Dear Daniel joins Hello Kitty to bring cuteness and love to a collection of themed meals and drinks.

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The fourth best place to visit in the world is…this neighborhood in Osaka?

We all know Osaka is great, but we didn’t know it would be this great.

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Japanese factory lures new workers with calendar featuring beautiful cosplayer

Cosplaying in factory work clothes and schoolgirl uniforms is all for a good cause.

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Tokyo ranked as most expensive city in the world for expats, three other Japanese towns in top 10

But the situation might not be as bad as it sounds.

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Six uniquely Osaka experiences

After living in Tokyo for ten years, our Osaka-born writer Seiji Nakazawa shares some experiences from his hometown he thought were normal but actually weren’t.

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Universal Studios Japan announces 2017 line-up of Cool Japan attractions

“Big” is looking to be the operative word for next year’s Japanese pop culture themed attractions.

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Japan Railways opening reservations for ridiculously luxurious Kyoto-west Japan sleeper train

Train include bathtubs, skylights, and separate restaurant and bar.

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Japanese chocolatier astounds with super realistic life-sized men’s shoe collection

From the shoes to the laces, along with shoehorns and bottles of polish, everything in this range is made from sweet chocolate.

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Man found innocent of molesting charges by claiming he was pickpocketing

Suspect denies touching victim for sexual reasons because he was “actually” trying to rob someone else.

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Dragon Ball anime cafes set to open in Tokyo and Osaka next month

Special eateries celebrate animated hit’s 30th anniversary.

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Japanese restaurant’s beef bowl looks so, so much like a diseased penis

And that’s even before the sticky liquid starts oozing out of it.

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Japanese conductor apologizes for “inconvenience of many foreign passengers being on the train”

Famed Japanese politeness wraps so far back around that it ends up being pretty rude on Osaka train.

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