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Third Reich eagle on a pots & pans shop in Osaka - why?

In Japan and other Asian countries there is no stigma on Nazi culture, and until the last 25 years or so, Nazi culture was considered in many Asian communities to be fascinating or chic. Therefore, ...
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Is it possible to cycle from Kansai Airport to Central Osaka?

I'd like to add: no, but almost. Here's how you do it: Take your bike to the railway station, fold it/disassemble it, and put it into a bag. Take the train to Rinkū-Town Station (りんくうタウン駅), which is ...
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Why isn't the direct route between Nagoya to Osaka covered by the Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass?

As its name implies, this pass is intended for travelers who want to visit two areas: the area around Takayama city, and the Hokuriku region (which consists of Toyama, Ishikawa, and Fukui prefectures)....
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Can anyone identify this hotel in Osaka?

It appears to show the Candeo Hotels building and the Osaka Fujiya Hotel in Namba: You'll notice the square Windows of the Osaka Fujiya hotel, and the sloped roof of the Shinei tower the other side ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from Kansai International Airport into downtown Osaka after 10pm?

By searching the Official JR:west site from Kansai-airport to Osaka station it seems that the last train runs at 23:32 and costs 1190 JPY. Your ability to make this will depend a lot on how smoothly ...
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Third Reich eagle on a pots & pans shop in Osaka - why?

That first link has some interesting information / speculation. The first half of the top line 世界の冠たる can be taken as a translation of the German phrase "Über alles in der Welt", which has Nazi ...
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Lost a registered Kansai-area ICOCA card, how do I recover its value in Tokyo?

As far as I can tell, the only way to reissue an ICOCA card is to physically go to a station counter within the ICOCA service area, full stop. You're also charged ¥1050 for the privilege (service ...
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Is there anywhere near central Osaka where I can swim for free?

I was living in Osaka a few years ago, so I'm not sure if it's still valid, but at least back then in Sakuranomiya park there was a nice beach on the river. The beach is located approximately here. It ...
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What's the schedule/frequency of the bus from Kansai International Airport (KIX) to Itami International Airport (ITM)?

The timetable image you have is correct. The bus page on the official airport website links to this website for Itami Airport. This website has the same timetable as the image above. Additionally, the ...
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Cheapest way to travel from Osaka Kansai airport to Kyoto and back?

The cheapest way to travel between Kansai Airport and Kyoto area is Kyoto Access Ticket for KIX->Kyoto (sold at Nankai ticket counter) and Kanku Access Ticket for Kyoto->KIX (sold at major station on ...
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Cycling tour in Japan: Buying a bicycle for a tall person

So I've since been and returned on my trip to Japan, and had an amazing time cycling around the country-side - I genuinely cannot imagine a better way to explore and get to know a country than by bike....
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How to buy tickets for Super Nintendo World Osaka?

Ticketing for Universal Studios Japan is indeed a mess. The Wikivoyage page tries to explain it, but the TL;DR version: Super Nintendo World is within USJ, so you need to get a USJ day ticket ("...
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Is there anywhere near central Osaka where I can swim for free?

There are none. I did a throughout Google search for free swimming pools in Osaka (大阪 無料プール), and, as I have expected, there turns out to be none. There are a few cheap public pools which only charge ...
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Is there a local bus from Rinku Town (Osaka) or thereabouts to Yao Station or thereabouts?

The Yahoo Japan navigation smartphone application does not find any local bus route between Izumisano or Rinku Town station on the one end and JR or Kintetsu Yao station on the other end, so such a ...
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Are AMEX cards accepted in Universal Studios JPN & Pokemon Centers? Is the JCB/AMEX partnership applicable anywhere?

JCB has a partnership with AMEX so you will be fine. There are some Japanese articles about this Announcement for user カードが使える場所=JCBが使える=アメックスも使える. Card usable: JCB usable = AMEX usable ...
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Someone or somewhere to get Tebori Tattoo in/around Osaka

I Google searched some tattoo artists in the Osaka area that have more positive than negative feedback and, although I am not recommending any of them (as I haven't personally used their services), if ...
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Send luggage to a pick-up point and retrieve after 2 weeks

Yamato was able to do it (found thanks to @DXV). They charged 1620 yen for sending it from Tokyo to an Osaka sales brach, delaying the delivery for 7 days.
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What is the cheapest way to get from Kansai International Airport into downtown Osaka after 10pm?

If you include Namba in "downtown Osaka", then the cheapest option is a local Nankai train to Namba. Cost is 920 yen, last departure is (currently) at 23:40. If you want to go to Osaka station or ...
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Cheapest way to travel from Osaka Kansai airport to Kyoto and back?

It’s worth mentioning that Kyoto is not the smallest of cities and not everybody wants to walk through it with their luggage on the way to their hotel. Furthermore, Kyoto is serviced by three private ...
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Are there any mountain towns or villages near Osaka with cooler weather than Osaka itself (5-10 degrees C cooler)?

I'm not sure what is "near" in your book, but any mountainous area will be cooler and less muggy than the coastal lowlands. Some tourist favorites are Mount Koya (高野山), a famous pilgrimage site for ...
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