Osaka Metro NiNE’s top 10 most popular articles

The 10 Most Popular Articles in 2022♪



Written by: Osaka Metro NiNE(Osaka Metro NiNE)

● Osaka Metro NiNE: Looking Back on 2022

Happy New Year!

The Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games, the spread of new Coronavirus strain and its subvariants, Russian invasion of Ukraine, global inflation for first time in half a century, Japan’s stunning victory over Germany and Spain at the FIFA World Cup Qatar…2022 brought with it many notable moments.

In Osaka, we have begun the life of coexistence with the Coronavirus. Tourist destinations like Osaka Castle and Dotonbori are buzzing with domestic as well as international travelers and the hustle and bustle is returning to this busy city.

At Osaka Metro NiNE, we commemorated our third anniversary on September 18.
Our progress would not have been possible without the warm support from our followers. THANK YOU!!

We’d like to begin 2022 with Osaka Metro NiNE fans’ favorite articles, announcing the top 10 most popular articles that were published between January and December of 2022.

● The Top 3 Travel Articles

Let’s dive right in and look at the top 3!

No. 1
The Futuristic World of Virtual Osaka☆

A city-linked metaverse, Virtual Osaka, is here!
Amid the coronavirus crisis that has limited face-to-face interactions in recent years, the Metaverse has been attracting much attention. A 3D fantasy world created in a virtual realty space like the Internet, games, etc., the Metaverse is a virtual world where a user can enjoy various contents through their avatar. Using handy devices at home or elsewhere, you can meet and communicate with people across the globe and even experience live music virtually.
And now, the virtual world of Osaka is open to all, no matter where you are. Come explore the “New Cities” of Osaka!

No. 2
Everything You Need to Know About Ramen Noodles!

Japanese ramen is a popular noodle dish sought after not only by Japanese but many people of the world♪While shoyu (soy sauce), shio (salt), tonkotsu (pork bone broth), and miso (soybean paste) are known flavors of ramen, regional specialties and the originality of each ramen shop extend the world of ramen. This article digs into this special noodle soup that is increasingly becoming a national dish of Japan. Learn the history behind the popular dish, different types of ramen, and how to eat it right!

No. 3
Collecting Shrine and Temple Stamps on Osaka Metro

When you visit a shrine or temple in Japan, you can receive a seal stamp as a proof of your pilgrimage. Called Goshuin, these seal stamps have various designs unique to each shrine or temple and are typically accompanied by handwritten calligraphy. Lately, the art of Goshuin is gaining more appreciation and recognition and “Goshuin Meguri” (collecting shrine and temple stamps) is becoming a popular activity among many♪ In this article, Nene from Thailand visits shrines and temples around Osaka City and experiences “Goshuin Meguri” on Osaka Metro. Find out what she finds at five popular spots in Osaka—Ohatsu Tenjin, Sukunahikona Shrine, Ikasuri Shrine, Hozenji Temple, and Namba Yasaka Shrine.

● Another Year of Osaka Stories♪

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We sincerely hope the situation gets better and we can welcome you safely in Osaka soon♪

In the meantime, Osaka Metro NiNE will continue to send you fun articles about Osaka’s best sights and hidden gems in 2023 and look forward to connecting with you further.

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