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Modern Japanese design shops & studios

My wife and I are visiting Japan soon and would like to visit interesting shops or design studios that specialise in uncommon and/or beautiful products, specifically for homewares, textiles and children’s toys and decor. We’re interested in contemporary design and want to get a feel for the modern Japanese aesthetic. [more inside]
posted by timshel on Sep 9, 2014 - 11 answers

Hiroshima to Narita Terminal 1 on January 5, 2015

We (two non-Japanese speaking adults, perhaps with JR Passes) will be in Hiroshima on the morning of January 5. I fly out of Narita T1 at 14:00, she flies out of Narita T1 at 18:00. What is the best way to get there in time, given the fact that we will have bags and it's the end of a big holiday travel period there? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jul 16, 2014 - 7 answers

EVO 2014 in Kansai

Short notice question! Anyone know of anywhere in Kyoto or Osaka that's doing a watch-EVO-2014-live-with-a-group sort of deal on Saturday? I'm particularly looking for somewhere that's focusing on USF4, and because that's during the day here in Japan (until "4:00," though it's just not EVO if it isn't running wildly behind schedule), the usual suspects (bars, mainly) aren't really good spots, it seems. [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on Jul 10, 2014 - 0 answers

How can I find this 20th-century orchestral track I heard 20 years ago?

Twenty years ago I came across an album of twentieth century music and I'm pretty sure it was from some music festival - the Osaka or Ojai festival? - featuring 20th-century orchestral composers. And this particular track featured musical glasses and had "Mountain" in the title. Where do I begin hunting? [more inside]
posted by jimmymcvee on Apr 5, 2013 - 5 answers

Help a Kanto gaijin have a good one night trip in Osaka

Looking for places to go, eat, and stay in a very, very short trip to Osaka. [more inside]
posted by Ghidorah on Jun 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Sex workers in Osaka

Sex workers in Osaka. 5,6 years ago, a friend took me thru a small, singular neighborhood in Osaka, Japan. Rumored to be controlled by Yakuza, it was an area for sex. The ground floor of the buildings were open to the street, and the 'girl' was sitting, almost enthroned, on a chair or platform surrounded by flowers and cushions. I guess the protocol was to 'shop' the street, and enter the one that appealed to you. We did not tarry, despite my fascination, because my Japanese friend was female, w/ her hair tucked up, and she felt a need to keep moving. She had explained that the city wanted to raze the area as some kind of urban renewal. I wanted to get some Japanese friends to talk to some locals, and find a way to document this unique place, but that never happened. Does anyone know of this? And what eventually happened?
posted by ebesan on Mar 6, 2012 - 15 answers

Any tips to find a massage package for a friend in a foreign land?

Osaka-filter Massage/Spa Package-filter. I like to buy a lady friend a good women oriented massage package she could use to relax massively while in Osaka. Any tips on how to find massage/spa resorts that offer this sort of deal? One difficulty I prefer to arrange/reserve/buy it while overseas. [more inside]
posted by Bodrik on Feb 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Learning Japanese in Osaka?

In Osaka – Japanese language courses or schools? [more inside]
posted by krilli on Sep 18, 2011 - 1 answer

Where can I see robots in Osaka or Kyoto?

I just saw this video about karakuri (Japanese clockwork automatons) and was amazed. The guy is located in Osaka, but there is no information about where he works or whether his studio is open to the public. Coincidentally I will be in Osaka next week. Where can I see some karakuri? Does anyone know of any exhibitions of them, or anywhere else I could see them? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Jul 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Where in Osaka can I print a poster?

I'm in Osaka, Japan, at a conference at the Rihga Royal NCB. I need to print off a poster this afternoon. Is there a Kinko's-like print shop nearby I could use?
posted by olinerd on Jun 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Japanese Craigslist?

What is the equivalent to Craigslist in Japan, perhaps the Osaka area specifically? [more inside]
posted by krilli on May 27, 2011 - 9 answers

How good a deal is Japan Rail Pass?

Are there any cheaper alternatives to the Japan Rail Pass? For two adults traveling mainly around Tokyo, as well as a few days in Osaka and one day trip to Nara, for a total of 10 days. *Bonus question - what are the best places in these cities to see contemporary Japanese art?
posted by kickingtheground on Mar 3, 2011 - 20 answers

Books about Osaka?

I'm looking for books about Osaka. [more inside]
posted by Bobby Bittman on Dec 26, 2010 - 4 answers

She Won't Be Getting Carpet Sample Faxes

JapanFilter: My friend is going to be in Osaka for a MONTH alone on business. She knows no one there, speaks very little Japanese, and will be all in all pretty bored. What are cool things she can do? Where are places she can hang out? Are there English websites she can read for ideas?
posted by aliceinreality on Oct 22, 2010 - 18 answers

Where can I fix my acer laptop in Osaka?

Where can I repair an Acer Laptop in Osaka? [more inside]
posted by bindasj on Oct 18, 2010 - 1 answer

Where can I buy a kiseru in the Osaka area?

Where can I buy a kiseru in the Osaka area tomorrow? (A kiseru is a traditional Japanese smoking pipe.) I have looked at all kinds of shops and haven't found any. I'd rather not order online. Some people back home want them as souvenirs. I am staying in Osaka, so I am within easy range of Kobe, Kyoto, Nara, etc.
posted by twblalock on Aug 10, 2009 - 8 answers

What's the Japanese for "historic event I don't want to miss"?

I will be in Osaka tomorrow. Where can I watch Obama's inauguration on TV in English, if anywhere?
posted by Dasein on Jan 19, 2009 - 6 answers

20 Half-day Outings in Kansai

Taught English in Japan (Kyoto) for 2 years. I haven't been back for a while. Family wedding in Osaka. Will be there all May. What did I miss the first time around? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on Mar 11, 2008 - 11 answers

Things to do in Osaka and/or Wakayama Prefecture?

Things to do in Osaka and/or Wakayama Prefecture? [more inside]
posted by zompus on Feb 22, 2008 - 6 answers

tuh-mey-toh, tuh-mah-toh; haNA, HAna.

I want to know more about the Japanese accent in Kobe/Osaka. [more inside]
posted by n y my on Nov 15, 2007 - 5 answers

Day in Osaka

I'm landing in Osaka early on Friday morning, and I'm looking for some interesting ideas on how to spend a day there. Any ideas?
posted by oferhalevi on Aug 29, 2006 - 12 answers

How to get around Osaka?

Anyone know how to get around Osaka? [more inside]
posted by priorpark17 on Oct 17, 2005 - 4 answers

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