Tomoki Tamura's Secret Osaka
The Holic promoter from Osaka tells us all about his home town
Grand Cafe / 2-10-21 Nishi Shinsaibashi, Chuuou-ku, Osaka City
It's one of the best clubs for house music in West Japan. I used to be resident DJ when I was in Japan. Almost all international top DJs come to play there, specially lots of NY DJs. Sometimes they never stop the music, even going on 'til 9 in the morning. But it's not like small underground clubs; it's quite a big one. I wanted to tell you about another club called Club Flatt, but it closed down this year, it was the absolute best underground club for house music.
King Kong Records / in America village
They have a few shops in Shisaibashi. This is a secondhand record shop,
like Record Exchange in London. When you have time and strength, go there and find some real surprises.
Kougaryu / 2-18-4 Nishi Shinsaibashi, Chuuouku, Oska-City
Takoyaki, is the most famous Osaka food. It looks like a small ball. It's a kind of egg pancake with octopus inside. Put Japanese sauce, mayonnaise, powder of green laver and dried bonito shavings on the top. Take it to the triangle park just in front of the shop and eat it. This is the typical Osaka style.
Kamokura / 2-8-26 Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuuou-ku, Osaka-city
This is a 24 hour noodle restaurant. I used to go to there after DJing in the morning. When hungover, we always really wanna eat noodles, Japanese style! You don't need to eat hotdogs after clubbing in Japan.
Hanshin Tigers / www.hanshintigers.jp
Osaka-based pro baseball team. In Japan we really love baseball. When they play at their home stadium, you should check it out. Get beer and don't forget to get a special balloon. On the seventh round over a million supporters fly a balloon at the same time, it looks wicked! Lots of crazy supporters, you might have a bit of a culture shock!
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