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#OsakaLocalMarket – #Kuromon Ichiba Market #黒門市場

Osaka 黒門市場 Kuromon Ichiba Market

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This is one of the oldest fresh food markets in Osaka and still running.

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History goes back at least 170 years. Local Japanese comes here not just for fresh fish but 刺身 Sashimi-grade fish and meat.

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This tofu and soy bean products shop 黒門ふる里の香り KM OKLife Mag 1399 - 05 Tofu Shop - 800 pxis in their 3rd generation running and still going strong!

Apart from fish, meat and vegetables this market sells household items catering to a one-stop-shopping for housewives

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Mr. Takamasa Haraguchi from 39有田 – THREE RIVERS㈱ Company demonstrating a unique Japanese invention “Cera Filter

Most shops have kept to their tradition but with the increase of in-bound foreign tourism黒門市場 is fast turning into a mini street food venue. More and more shop are not just selling fresh seafood anymore but putting up tables and chairs, creating eating space for on-the-spot grilled seafood.

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Be informed year end especially December 31 is the most jam pack time! Local Japanese celebrate New Year on 1st January and would head to 黒門市場 to get their seasonal products. Plus the peak tourist season, everybody is squeezed shoulder-to-shoulder.

David Z

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Universal City Walk Osaka

This Universal City Walk is just outside Universal Studios Japan theme park.

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Even if you are not visiting Universal Studios Japan theme park, there are lots of restaurants, cafe and shopping to enjoy here outside the park.

Can be a nice place to hang out with friends for a cup of coffee!

Enjoy!

David Z

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Toki-no-Hiroba Plaza @ Osaka Station City

Osaka Station City is more then a train station for JR.

It link multiple shopping malls and inter-sections with broad walks.

This open space known as Toki-no-Hiroba have become a popular meeting spot and more events are happening there.

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Toki-no-Hiroba Plaza @ Osaka Station (大阪駅 Ōsaka-eki)

David Z