Archive for November, 2010

Accessible Japan

November 24, 2010 1 comment

Accessible Japan is a highly useful, much-needed English-language site specializing in sightseeing, lodging, and other tourism-related information for travelers who require wheelchair accessibility. I stumbled across this site by pure chance, and because many travelers require this kind of information, I decided to post the link here (it’s also been added to my links section on the right). Not only does it provide information on locations of ramps, availability of rental wheelchairs and accessible toilets, information on inclines and other landscape characteristics, and other such information, it also has a lot of good general recommendations and advice for tourists.
If accessibility is an obstacle that has prevented you from making the journey to Japan, I suggest you check out this site. Be sure to take a look at their extensive links sections, as well.
Accessible Japan is put up by TESCO Premium Search Co., Ltd., a company that aims to provide job opportunities for people with disabilities.

The Minami Bar Guide is Online!

November 13, 2010 5 comments

The Minami Bar Guide, a new permanent section on Osaka Insider, is now online! The bar list is based on four years of partying in Osaka, and it will grow as I try new places and spend more time out. I have included ratings in various categories, reviews, contact information, and a map showing all the bars’ locations and nearby train stations. Whether you’re new to town, just visiting, or simply looking for new places to hang out, check out my numerous recommendations! Links to the this new section of the site can be found in the menu bar above and the “Pages” section on the right. Cheers!

Categories: Bars