Osaka Hotel Lures Foreign Tourists With Local Flavors

Osaka hotel lures foreign tourists with local flavors

OSAKA--A new waterfront hotel here aims to attract foreign tourists by packing all things Osaka into one spot.

The Sakishima Cosmo Tower Hotel in Suminoe Ward will start operation with 109 of its 371 rooms on Jan. 29 before it fully opens in May 2020.

Boiled Kidney With Flavors Of Sichuan Sure To Tempt Taste Buds

Boiled kidney with flavors of Sichuan sure to tempt taste buds

Chinese restaurant Kogetsu, run by Kazuo Yamanaka, stands quietly at Ikenohata near Ueno Park, its structure witness to the transformation of the capital from Edo to Tokyo.

The wooden building, dating to the early Showa Era (1926-1989), used to be an inn opened by Yamanaka's grandfather late in his life. The combination of a vintage building in the old district and authentic Chinese cuisine may give people pause for thought, but it was born out of the chef's strong wish to turn what he loved into a vocation.

Flavors Of Japan Dress Up Fancy Toyota At Tokyo Auto Salon Show

Flavors of Japan dress up fancy Toyota at Tokyo Auto Salon show

Japan boasts a famed "castle in the sky" in Hyogo Prefecture and now has another turning heads atop the roof of a dressed-up Japanese sports car at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2018 show.

The roof of the "Japan Car" based on a Toyota Celica is home to a pink model of a traditional Japanese castle that stands about 70 centimeters tall.

Sightseeing Train Offers Aromas And Flavors Of Kumamoto

Sightseeing train offers aromas and flavors of KumamotoWith pleasant wood aromas filling the carriages of Kyushu Railway Co.’s new sightseeing train, and delicious food and drinks on offer to enhance the experience, the “Kawasemi Yamasemi” promises a feast for the senses.
The train, which was unveiled to the media at JR Kyushu’s Kokura Sogo Sharyo Center rail yard here on Feb. 27, smells so inviting, thanks to the use of Japanese cypresses and cedars.

Small Pop Maker Holds Its Own With Strange Flavors Of Sodas

Small pop maker holds its own with strange flavors of sodasBottles of pop seasoned with wasabi, eel extract and even curry spices are just a few of the kooky flavored 100 sodas on offer from a Shizuoka beverage maker.
Now exporting its distinct products to 37 countries and regions, Kimura Drink Co. is setting an example of how small companies can survive through a competitive time of globalization with business acumen accumulated through trial and error.