Osaka is one of the more prominent Japanese tourist destinations and is a place that one must definitely visit if they are making a trip to this beautiful country. While Japan might have plenty of sights for one to see, Osaka stands out as one of those gems that is sure to stay in your memory. The city of Osaka is one of the largest in the country and is encapsulated amidst some of the most beautiful sights and lush greenery. The city is located close to the River Yodo, which is what shapes the ecosystems in the area. The city is also known for being in the midst of some of the most beautiful water course with canals and waterways spanning over the entire city. The Venice of the East One of the more remarkable things about this particular city is the diverse historical background that the people here have lived through. The city is one of the oldest Japanese settlements and was considered to be a hub for the Japanese Empire. The city was known for its natural beauty back then and is … [Read more...] about Beautiful places to visit in Osaka, Japan
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Editor's Note — CNN Travel's series often carry sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy . (CNN) — Let's face the facts. Japan is a popular place. With close to 30 million international travelers heading there in 2018, tourists visiting traditional hotspots such as Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka during peak travel periods -- say, cherry blossom season in the spring -- will find themselves battling overwhelming crowds. But the northern region of Tohoku remains surprisingly undertraveled in comparison, making it a fantastic destination any time of year. Located at the tip of Japan's main island of Honshu, Tohoku is made up of six prefectures: Aomori, Akita, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata, all of which are filled with dramatic landscapes, historical attractions and culinary delights. Here's a sample of some of the top Tohoku experiences on offer. For … [Read more...] about Tohoku: A Japan destination for all seasons
Italian schoolchildren discovering sushi at a food fair in Turin. Photo: Gabriel Bouys/AFP Italians are famously proud of their own cooking, but Japanese cuisine seems to succeed in Italy where so many other foreign foods fail. Contributor Liam OConnor, a teacher and writer based in Milan, ponders what Italian and Japanese food have in common. I’ll take the risk of the deserved backlash and come right out and say it: ask most Italians what's their favourite food, and they will probably tell you: la cucina di mia mamma. I say this because, having lived in Italy for over a year now, and having been coming here each summer for three years to work, I have had this conversation many times. And each time, I get a similar answer. It may be that mamma competed with nonna in some families, or that the best food is anything from where you come from originally and grew up. Because let’s face it, Italians are not known for being the most adventurous eaters on the planet. … [Read more...] about OPINION: What is it with Italians and sushi?
Efforts made to help locals overcome flood aftermath Nghe An province’s border guards provide free medicine to locals in Huu Kiem commune, Ky Son district Localities, the army and agencies are making asserted efforts to help people in flood-hit areas to overcome the consequences of floods. Nghe An provincial Border Guard High Command and Military Headquarters have sent doctors to provide free health check-ups and medicine to 650 locals in Bong Khe commune, Cong Cuong district, and Huu Kiem commune, Ky Son district. The delegation also presented VND 20 million to four households whose houses were washed away. The provincial youth union also mobilised nearly 5,000 members to support locals in overcoming the aftermath of the flood. In Ky Son district, the local authorities visited and present nearly VND30 million to six families, who have a dead or missing family member following the floods in Chieu Luu, Tay Son, and Muong Ai communes. On August 18 and 19, more than 200 … [Read more...] about Social News 21/8
Published 9:25 am CDT, Thursday, August 16, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Looking for your coolest vacation yet? How about Japan? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - If you’re trying to choose the next destination for your big vacation, have you considered Japan? With exciting cities, standout cuisine, traditional charm that echoes the country’s remarkable history, and awe-inspiring natural beauty, Japan embodies a “cool” factor that’s hard to miss. It’s this unique blend of modern trends mixed with tradition that might be why tourism is steadily growing, year after year, according to Japanese government figures. So far in 2018, the number of American visitors to Japan has increased by 11.3 percent compared to last year. Without a doubt, Japan’s unmistakable coolness is why it appears on so many bucket lists. In fact, that’s why All Nippon Airways (ANA) launched its “Is … [Read more...] about Looking for your coolest vacation yet? How about Japan?