Good morning everyone,

It's going to be another fantastic day with sunny skies and a high of 26C. Enjoy it while you can, it's going to rain tomorrow and Sunday...then...well, rainy season is just around the corner. It's supposed to start a bit later and bring a bit more rain than usual this year...yay! <--that's me being sarcastic...ha ha!

Love beer? Love trains? Here’s your chance to combine the two for four special nights...if you live in Osaka.

train 1

If you find yourself looking for somewhere to go drinking in Osaka this month, you might want to consider Nakanoshima Station. You may be wondering how you’re going to have fun at some random train station, but fear not! For four nights, a platform and train are going to turn into an izakaya (Japanese-style pub).

From June 22 to June 25, the 3rd platform at Keihan Nakanoshima Station is going to transform into a throwback izakaya. Tables and low dining tables will be set up along with irori (Japanese-style fireplaces) in order to set the mood for this trip down nostalgia lane.

▼ All aboard the time machine train!

train 3

Patrons will be able to order beer and sake along with oden, cup noodles and other popular food items from the Nakanoshima area. You’ll be able to enjoy them both on the platform and on the 2200 series train that will be parked there.

Entry will cost you only Y1,000 and that includes a drink ticket. But you’ll want to make sure you get there early in the evening, because this izakaya closes at 9:30 p.m. You and your friends can revel in the unique setting, but you can also check out the accompanying exhibit explaining the history and culture of Nakanoshima.

Event Information
Nakanoshima Station Platform Izakaya 中之島駅ホーム酒場
Address: Osaka-shi, Kita-ku, Nakanoshima Go-chome
大阪市北区中之島五丁目
Dates: June 22 – June 25
Open: 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (last entry at 9:00 p.m.)
*Entry on Saturday, June 25, begins at 2:00 p.m.

You know that if I lived anywhere near Osaka, I'd be there for sure! Unfortunately, we live in Hiroshima, which is a great city, but it's kind of in the middle of nowhere...do you know of any neat new izakaya experiences coming? Like a proper beer garden? Or something like the station above? It'd be so easy to do at Nishi-Hiroshima Station-there are two platforms that never get used that would make great izakayas...

Luckily, it doesn't cost anything to dream...

Have a great day!


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