Why do Japanese people love cherry blossoms so much? Find the perfect sakura or picnic spot in central Osaka!
It seems to be a uniquely Japanese cultural custom to have a party while viewing the cherry blossoms. So why is it that Japanese people love cherry blossoms so much? The tradition of "hanami" (che...
Bring out your own style with Japanese accessories! Which suits you the most?
The Japanese word "oshare," directly translated, means "fashionable." "Oshare" refers not only to pretty clothes and hairstyles, but an expression of individuality and attention to detail. In Japa...
Meet the Department Store Staff Who Bring Japan’s Unparalleled Service to Osaka Malls
HERBIS Staff If you’ve ever spoken to a friend or family member who’s returned from a trip to Japan, you’re likely to hear about the kindness or thoughtfulness of the people they encountered ...
The Easiest Way to Get to Umeda, Osaka from Kansai Airport: The Airport Limousine Bus
The Umeda area, located in the northern part of Osaka, is the center of fashion and shopping in Osaka. With an unbeatable location, and a highly developed transportation network, if you use Umeda as...
How to Spend Summer in Osaka – Unique Activities and Tips for Surviving the Heat!
If you are visiting Japan during the summer, then Osaka is a must-visit destination. Japanese summers are known for their wonderful festivals, where people dress in yukata (casual kimonos) and gathe...
Experience “Omotenashi”: What’s Unique About These Umeda Area Hotels?
You may have heard the Japanese word "omotenashi" in a speech given for Tokyo's Olympic bid. It's a concept that's essential to any discussion of Japanese culture, but just what is "omotenashi"? Let's...