Hi!! It’s been a while since I wrote an article last time. The virus is still spreading in the world. It is getting better in Osaka and people go out to the city like a Dotombori area and Umeda area. I have been staying home still now but I met my friends last weekend in Namba area. We saw a lot of people walked in a main shopping street of Namba area and then thought they have stayed home for long time, So could come to the city finally. We couldn’t see friends and family who don’t live together for longtime and are getting better now slowly.
Universal Studios Japan has just pre-opened before 10days but only for Osaka people who have annual passes. I am the people and have been there last week with my friends and wore a mask. Much much less people there than usual and I didn’t need to wait to get almost all rides. It was very easy to enjoy in USJ!! But my friends and I felt a little sad because so many tourists came here and they looked happy whenever we came. We had to wait in long lines but what it should be. Restaurants and shops are opening now and people have dinner and lunch there. Of course we have to keep our distances and wear masks when we eat. We got used to wearing masks and covering our mouths in trains and outside where it’s’ crowded.
I hope we can go out and see people without having to worry about something soon. Thank you for checking my webpage and I will keep writing articles.
Tourists come to Osaka are getting less now because of virus however it is easy to sightseeing in Japan. Dotonbori area is super crowded every time, but we don’t need to wait for restaurants, easy to take photos and walk. Kyoto and other popular cities are same as Osaka now. I hope it is getting better and many tourists come to Japan again.
During that time, Many tourists joined my night photoshooting tour and got a lot of great shots around Dotonbori and Namba area. There are really less people than usual and very easy to take photos around Glico sign and Dotonbori area. I took some photo spots in America mura area. This area is not very touristy area and where local young people hang out, So it was same as usual. Haha Dotonbori and Namba area are much less people and nice to take photos every spots. My guests liked Osaka night views and neons and my photos. Every tours were nice time and I was very happy to see many people in the world. I hope a lot of people come to Japan in March and April to see cherry blossoms and virus will disappear in the world. Thank you!!
A girl joined my Morning photoshooting tour and Night time photoshooting for 2 days! She was traveling by herself and took my tour for getting good photos of her travel in Japan. We visited Sumiyoshitaisha first and she has been this place though the shrine is in local area. But she said couldn’t get good photos last time, So I took many photos in this shrine. It was very quiet morning and less tourists, only local people walked and came here for praying. We got many photos with Japanese sceneries such as Sake casks, traditional buildings, bridge and huge trees. She liked everything of this place and it was very easy to take her photos because she knew how to make good pose. We walked to Sumiyoshi park from Sumiyoshitaisha shrine. This park is quite big and has many natures. Especially Cherry blossoms season, Many local people come and enjoy picnic every year. Unfortunately, There are not Cherry blossoms yet but some flowers bloomed a little and it made us feel that spring in coming soon. It was cold but very nice day and I got photos with blue sky.
The next day, We met again in the city of Namba and Shinsaibashi area at night time. Night time phtooshooting is different as morning time photos totally. Osaka town scapes such as neons, wall arts, buildings and billboards make photos very cool and beautiful. She really like the photos I took with neons and we were so excited when we get great shots. I usually take my guests to narrow traditional path by Dotonbori. Many lanterns are so beautiful and all of my guests like this place and she liked as well. When we are walking, I told and showed her some local good restaurants in Namba area. Many good restaurants are in Osaka and sometimes local one is good for tourists to feel real Japanese life. I recommend my favorite foods during my tour because I love eating and think foods are very important for travel. I hope all tourists have great foods and time in Osaka and enjoy their travel a lot. I would like to keep helping! Anyway I had great time with her for 2 days! See you again!! Thank you!!!:)
It is the coldest season in Osaka now but warmer this year than usual. I love winter and cold season, So I like to go out with many clothes. A girl joined my night photoshooting tour last week. I took really nice photos with neons and lights of Osaka city. She like night sceneries and I was very happy to take her photos and she loved them.
We went to America mura area and I capture some moments of her with wall arts. Her hair color is very colorful and suits of America mura sceneries. After that, I took her to river side and walk along the river. It has some neons and we tried to take photos this places too. Glasses she brought made photos very cool and beutiful. We were so excited when got the photos. Her tattoos look so cool as well and I tried to take photos with Japanese traditional buildings which are in narrow street of Dotombori. Nobody known this streets and the photos also became cool. I had fun a lot with her to take photos in Namba and she likes my photos too!! I hope I can take her photos again in other area of Japan!! Thank you!!
Many illuminations make Namba area very beautiful in winter. In Midosuji street, A lot of people walk at night time to see lights especially in Christmas season. I took some photos with illuminations in Night time Photoshooting tour.
Two guys joined Night photoshooting tour in the beginning of December. One of them has joined the same tour last year and I was excited to see him again. Another guy was traveling for ling time and has beard so much. It was very easy to have communications with them and we had a lot of fun. I took them to many photo spots but I chose different place because I thought it is better for a guy who joined before. Recently, some wall arts were drown along river and the arts are very nice for Photoshooting. Around this area has some illuminations and we tried to take photos with them. It is very cold now but actually much warmer than usual. Many tourists visit in Osaka and everybody look very happy. I always think all tourists enjoy in Osaka, not only Osaka, in JAPAN. The Olympic will be held in Tokyo next year and Nintendo area will be opened in Universal Studios Japan. I am super excited to these events. I had awesome year in 2019 and hope have great day everyday in 2020. Thank you all joined my tour this year!! 🙂
It is very cold at night in Osaka. I feel it is not Autumn, already winter in the morning and night time. But I am so excited cause my favorite season is winer. I like very cold weather and winter clothes. Autumn leaves is the most beautiful now and it is so crowded in popular places in Kyoto and Osaka such as Arashiyama area, Osaka castle , Mino water fall, and some temples.
Not only autumn leaves, Osaka has many illuminations in this season. My night time tour is very nice to take pictures with many beautiful rights. They are only this season till around Christmas. Many guests joined my night time photoshoot tour. I will show you some of the pictures.
Solo travelers often joined my tour because it is very hard to take pictures theirselves. I know that well because I love to travel alone. They are very nice people and I love to talk about many things like their countries, cultures, Japanese food, how difference between Osaka and Tokyo and something. Everybody is so friendly and I love to see new people and help to make their memories in Osaka. I showed good local restaurants around Namba area in my tour every time. Local restaurants are not so crowded and better sometimes. Sushi, Tempura, Japanese BBQ and Ra-men. I want them to feel real Osaka. I am looking forward to seeing more people in winter!! See you guys!!!
The nice guy booked 2 tours are morning tour and night time tour in Osaka. I met him first time at Sumiyoshitaisha station. This tour is local area tour around Sumiyoshitaisha shrine and it was less people this area because we started early morning. We walked famous bridge which is called Taikobashi. Taiko means drum and Bashi means bridge in Japanese because this bridge reflections on the water and then looks like drum. So this is called Taikobashi for long time around this area.
Sumiyoshitaisha shrine has very very long history and it is over 1,000 years. I was born and raised around here and you know this shrine is my favorite shrine. It has some small shrines, natures, power stones spots and wild animals. I took his photos a lot with big tree, old orange buildings, and it was great time for us!! And we see at night again for photo tour in Namba area.
At 7pm, I was waiting for him and another guy join my tour as well. They were coming on time and the night photoshooting tour was started. We talked about many things along the way to photo spots. Especially we all like K-POP and talked about Blackpink a lot. I took them to Dotonbori, Namba area, Hozenji temple, Glico sign bill board, Sennichimae, Ura-Namba area and Shinsaibashisuji Shopping street. We had nice time and they were very friendly and nice guys!! I recommend them some restaurants I have been very often during this photoshooting tour. I was born and raised in Osaka and love to eat, So I know a lot of good restaurants are not touristy. I will tell you some great restaurants like Tempura, Udon, Ra-men, Sushi, Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki and sweets.
Thank you so much for taking my tour twice and I was very happy he likes the photos I took. Hope see you again!!:)
Nice family photoshooting in Osaka castle park in the daytime and Namba area at night.
That was awesome day. I had a reservation for family photoshooting in Osaka and I was so excited for this booking. Because they joined the photoshooting tour in Kyoto last summer and I was so happy to see them in Osaka again!! They were so friendly and nice family and it was very very easy to have communication if my English was not natural. A girl was so cute and I remember that we played with bubble at park in Kyoto during Kyoto tour. I took many good pictures of her and I was so happy because she liked the pictures. After the tour, we had lunch together at Tenka Ippin has good Tonkotsu Ramen and talked about each other more. They came from Hawaii and I love Hawaii soooooo much!! The story they told me about Hawaii life was very interesting for me and it made me want to live there. The girl was learned Hula at school and she showed me it. It was amazing and she was great at dancing!! She made us smile and it was so happy lunch time and Photoshooting day.That’s why I was so excited for Photoshooting in Osaka with them!!!
We had a plan to meet at Morinomiya station is the nearest station to visit Osaka castle and I took subway to Morinomiya station. Someone sat next to me before a few stations from Morinomiya station. I was super surprised because they it was them!! It was miracle!! We were able to see before meeting point and so surprised and glad to see each other again!! They looked very good and the girl has grown up!! It has began great day already in the subway. We walked in Osaka castle park and took a lot of pictures. Cherry blossoms season had done before a month already but we was able to see many Azaleas. Osaka castle park has many Azaleas everywhere and we got many pictures with them. It was so beautiful Japanese scenery in May. After an hour from we arrived in Osaka castle park, we moved to Namba area for Night photoshooting and having dinner together.
I wanted them to eat great foods in Osaka and thought which one is the best for them. I have many recommendations restaurants in Osaka because I LOVE to eat. I decided on what to eat and it was Tempura restaurant Daikichi in Namba. This restaurant is not expensive but they serve us fresh off the kitchen and it is sooooooo delicious. Many Japanese people go there but I haven’t seen tourists so much because it is a little a way from a central of Nmaba I guess. That’s why I thought this restaurant is the best. We were supposed to enjoy and have fresh Tempra together but this restaurant was closed on that day. I was terribly about this for them. And I was thinking 2nd choice and we went Udon restaurant where close from Tempra restaurant. I have been this Udon restaurant very often with my friends. Daddy have never had Udon before and it was good opportunity for him and the girl said she likes Udon. We ordered many Udon and I was glad because we were able to order Tempura as well!! Hahaha!! Please try Tempura Daikichi in Namba if you have time and want to have real fresh tempura.
After having dinner, We were going to Namba area for taking pictures with night sceneries. The city has become changing from a day time and was beautiful. I took them to some nice photo spots and took many photos like family, solo and only parents pictures. It was very crowded in Dotonbori area but they looked enjoy and it made me very happy. Especially they liked bright buildings and I got nice photos with them. It was great time and we enjoyed together.
I really had awesome time with them for Photoshooting. But not only taking pictures, we talked about a lot of things which life in Hawaii, my works, school life of her and more. I was enjoying while I was together with them and they made me want to go to Hawaii. I really want even writing about this tour now hahaha. I will stay their house when I visit Hawaii next time and take their picture with beautiful ocean and sky of Hawaii. I am looking forward to seeing them so much. Thank you very much for giving me great memories!!!:)
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It is so hot and humid in Japan and it is easy to get tired if we walk outside in daytime. I can take your pictures with sunshine and photos must be beautiful but I recommend you Night Photoshooting tour in Namba, Osaka. Namba area has many good sightseeing spots like Shinsaibashi shopping street, America-Mura, Dotonbori and Hozenji temple. You can go to Kuromon market where is very popular place to eat fresh Sushi, Sashimi, Japanese beef and more Japanese food in 10mins on your foot from Namaba station. The night photoshooting tour was born for taking pictures wth bright bill boards in Namba and show you good restaurants I recommend. Night time photoshooting is fit for people prefer cooler and darker photos. Usually I take pictures on the street has some shops and lights, riverside, narrow street has Japanese atmosphere and temple. You can join with your friends, partner, family and Of course very welcome solo traveler.
After the tour, You can have nice dinner which you want because Namba area has a lot of restaurants. I will show you some my recommendations restaurants where good price, nice foods and local one. I really love eating and I would like you to enjoy Osaka foods!! Please try this Night Photoshooting tour if you didn’t decide what you do in Osaka at night time. I will take your beautiful pictures and help you to have great foods after the tour!!
We met at Morinomiya station is one of the nearest station from Osaka castle park. They are for Singapore and we talked about my favorite foods in Singapore first. I felt its not first time to see them because they were so friendly and I didn’t need to make conversations because of them. We felt we are good team during my tour. They came to Osaka for the first time in 10 years, So I was happy to show them good places in Osaka.
Osaka castle park is huge park in Osaka and many tourists visit the park everyday. We took many pictures at nice places where less people. It was beautiful day and blue sky was very beautiful and I took the pictures with it. I took them to the best place to see Osaka castle and It isn’t known well such as Pram garden. I was worrying how bloom prams but we could see many beautiful Prams there. They liked the places and we enjoyed Photoshooting there.
After Osaka castle, We moved to Namba area. Namba area has very touristy place but it has good photo spots. America mura is young people town and we too pictures with wall arts, shops, local restaurants on street. A lot of Japanese young people drunk bobble tea everywhere and it is super popular now. Japanese new cultures are from this area in Osaka. Dotombori was so crowded but we could take photos there too. I explained Japanese culture and history in Houzenji Yokocho, they were interested in everything of my tour and it made me happy very much. I recommended them good local Okonomiyaki restaurant in Osaka and they went there next day and sent me pictures of that. I was so happy to help them to make good memories in Osaka. I hope they take my tour with their family next time and I am looking forward to take family pictures!!
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