Kansai Information

【2015.01.15】
Oto Fire Festival —Soul-stirring men’s fire festival with the ancient tradition of Kumano’s yamabushi mountain ascetics Oto Fire Festival is an annual festival held at Kamikura Shrine in Shingu City on Februa...
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【2015.01.26】
 A group of researchers at Osaka University, led by Professor Akira Harada, became the first in the world to successfully develop an adhesion method that enables two materials to directly adhere to each other by using a chemi...
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 The World Masters Games is a global multi-sport event held every four years targeted on athl...[More...]
 In Japan, every spring and summer, a nationwide high school baseball Invitational tournament...[More...]

SIGHTSEEING

Osaka Castle Park is a popular “Ume” viewing spot in central Osaka. As of Jan. 19, most of them are at their bud stage, but some of them are early flowering creating spring color. "Ume" can be enjoyed there from mid January through March.
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Event Calendar

February 3rd
Setsubun-e at Daikakuji
February 6th
Oto (torch) Matsuri
February 15th
Dengaku Noh in Mizumi
Early January to mid Fe...
Narcissus Festival
February 25th
Hiwatari Shinji
Last Saturday and Sunda...
Katsuyama Sagicho Matsuri