Osaka Expo '70 Park -- Cherry Blossom Viewing

by Hideo

In the Expo Commemorative Park

I went to see cherry blossoms on April 6th.  Cherry blossoms were in full bloom. 

In 1970 Japan World Exposition was held in Osaka as the theme of "Progress and Harmony for Mankind."   About 64 million people visited the World Expo for half a year.  This number had not been broken until Shanghai Expo opened in 2010.  Taiyo-no-to or "The Tower of The Sun" designed by Okamoto Taro has been waiting for you.

Osaka Expo '70 Park -- Cherry Blossom Viewing

Osaka Expo '70 Park -- Cherry Blossom ViewingOsaka Expo '70 Park -- Cherry Blossom Viewing

Osaka Expo '70 Park -- Cherry Blossom Viewing

Please check Osaka Tour of Osaka Castle, Shin-Sekai, and Dotombori.

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10 Apr 2015


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Hello, I'm HIDEo YOSHIda. Please call me HIDEYOSHI, the same name as the famous shogun who built the Osaka Castle in 1585.

I was born in Kobe and worked in Osaka for nearly 40 years. I would like to introduce the Kansai region to you ,including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.

Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. After the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, foreigners built their residences on the hillside of the Kitano-cho area, overlooking the ocean. Many of the foreign residences are now open to the public as museums, including the Weathercock House, with it's symbol weathercock on the triangle-shaped roof.
In Meriken Park, the red Port Tower (the city's landmark), creates a beautiful contrast against the white Kobe Marine Museum. The museum's design was inspired by the waves and sailing ships.

When you have a chance to visit Osaka, please join my tour. I'm sure you'll enjoy the interesting and historical, scenic spots. For example, Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. You can try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Billiken (a famous statue of the spirit of luck) will be waiting for you!!. Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI in 1585. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it !

These days "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" area in USJ, or Universal Studios Japan, is also attracting more and more people.

I'll be looking forward to seeing you !! read more


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