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Hannan 阪南市Pictures of Hannan, Osaka Prefecture.
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Yamanaka-dani 山中渓


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Yamanaka-dani Station 山中渓駅 on the Hanwa Line between Osaka and Wakayama is lined with cherry blossoms on both sides of the track. They bloom in early April.

28 files, last one added on May 15, 2009
Album viewed 314 times

 

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Hirakata 枚方市Pictures of Hirakata, Osaka.
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University of Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors vs. Panasonic Trians


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On its first trip to Asia, the UH men's basketball team traveled to China and Japan in Aug. 2011 to play several practice games. On Aug. 20, 2011, they played a practice game against Panasonic Trians at the Panasonic Arena in Hirakata, Osaka, Japan. Panasonic is one of the pro teams in the Japan Basketball League (JBL).

95 files, last one added on Aug 25, 2011
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Kishiwada 岸和田市Pictures of Kishiwada, Osaka.
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Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri and Haruki Danjiri Festival 2009 岸和田・春木だんじり祭


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The Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri and Haruki Danjiri Matsuri are held during the weekend before Respect for Aged Day (national holiday) which is the third Mon. in Sept. Hundreds of people pull and run with wooden danjiri floats around the central streets near Nankai Kishiwada Station and Haruki Station in Kishiwada, Osaka. They also light up the floats at night. One of Japan's most famous festivals. These photos were taken on Sept. 19-20, 2009. Also see my video at YouTube.

186 files, last one added on Sep 22, 2016
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Kishiwada Castle 岸和田城


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Pictures of Kishiwada Castle. Originally built in 1585. Current castle structure rebuilt in 1954.

46 files, last one added on Sep 22, 2016
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Osaka city 大阪市Pictures of Osaka city, the capital city of Osaka Prefecture.
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Osaka Castle 大阪城


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A symbol of Osaka and one of Japan's largest reconstructed castles. Originally built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1583. The castle tower was reconstructed in 1931 and underwent major renovation during 1995-97 and serves as a very modern history museum.

57 files, last one added on Jan 21, 2006
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Dotonbori 道頓堀


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Osaka most famous neon lights and evening entertainment district with shops, restaurants, riverside walkways, boat rides, and big-city hustle and bustle.

35 files, last one added on Sep 17, 2016
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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine on New Year's Day 住吉大社初詣


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Sumiyoshi Taisha is one of Japan's three most popular shrines during New Year's seeing over 2 million worshippers. The main shrines are National Treasures since they are built in the unique Sumiyoshi-zukuri style. Sumiyoshi Taisha is the headquarters shrine of all Sumiyoshi shrines in Japan, about 600 of them. Most are in central and western Japan. It even has a "Cat Shrine." These photos were taken on New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2019, Year of the Boar. The shrine is a short walk from Sumiyoshi Taisha Station on the Nankai Line.

80 files, last one added on Jan 02, 2019
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Imamiya Ebisu Shrine Toka Ebisu 今宮戎神社 十日夷


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Imamiya Ebisu Shrine is dedicated to Ebisu, one of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune, representing business prosperity. On Jan. 9-11 (centering on the 10th), the shrine holds one of Japan's largest Toka Ebisu festivals to pray for good business. The festival is perhaps Japan's most commercial festival where souvenirs and trinkets for business prosperity are sold.

87 files, last one added on Jan 16, 2007
Album viewed 457 times

Tenjin Matsuri Festival 天神祭


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One of Japan's Big Three Festivals (besides Kyoto's Gion Matsuri and Tokyo's Kanda Matsuri) is also Osaka's biggest summer festival held on July 24-25. These photos were taken on July 25, 2004. The festival has a procession starting from Tenmangu Shrine in the afternoon and a water procession on the river in the evening. The festival climaxes with fireworks.

75 files, last one added on Apr 06, 2007
Album viewed 511 times

Other Osaka sights


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Other sights in Osaka city including the new Osaka Station, Bunraku Theater, and taiko shops near Ashiharabashi Station.

61 files, last one added on Sep 17, 2016
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Sakai 堺市Pictures of Sakai, Osaka Prefecture.
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Otori Taisha Shrine on New Year's Day 大鳥神社 初詣


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Otori Taisha (Otori Jinja) shrine is dedicated to Yamato Takeru (日本武尊), a very famous, legendary warrior prince. This is the headquarters shrine of all Otori shrines (大鳥神社) in Japan. These photos were taken on Jan. 1, 2019, New Year's Day. Short walk from Otori Station (鳳駅) on the JR Hanwa Line that connects to Tennoji on the Osaka Loop Line.

44 files, last one added on Jan 02, 2019
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