A Cafe with a Fantastic View of Both the Osaka Castle and Fall Foliage is Opening for a Limited Time
A cafe with a 360-degree panoramic view of the city of Osaka, including the tenshukaku tower of Osaka Castle, will open in BLUE BIRDS ROOFTOP TERRACE on the roof of THE LANDMARK SQUARE OSAKA in MIRAIZA OSAKA-JO. Look forward to the various culinary events that will be held here all the way until February 2020!
How to Enjoy the Cafe
At this cafe, you can enjoy a fantastic view that combines the majestic tenshukaku tower of Osaka Castle and beautiful, multicolor fall foliage together with great food and sweets from Osaka.
The cafe has kotatsu (heated table covered with futon) seating so that travelers to Japan can have a uniquely Japanese winter experience. A kotatsu is a natural gathering place for families in the winter, and at BLUE BIRDS ROOF TOP TERRACE, you can get a sense of how Japanese families spend their time together on a cold winter night.
◯Opening period: Friday, November 1st, 2019 - Saturday, February 29th, 2020
◯Opening hours: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
◯Fees: Entrance fee with 1 drink 1,000 yen (incl. tax)
*Additional food or drinks available to purchase starting at 500 yen
Reservations accepted on the website.
Events and Fairs at the Cafe
The cafe has standard cafe fare, such as coffees and teas, as well as meals such as Osaka Castle Curry and Tenmusu (onigiri with shrimp tempura filling) along with sweets only available here such as the Osaka Castle Roll Cake. There are also monthly events, such as the Fall Flavors Fair to savor fresh fall flavors, a Beef vs. Seafood event to enjoy a "battle" between different types of nabe pot dishes, as well as weekly events that supplement these events. This is a wonderful place to create lasting memories with a view of the majestic tenshukaku tower of Osaka Castle seen in the clear fall and winter air.
November - Fall Flavors Fair: A Festival of Fall Japanese Food Paired with Local Osaka Beer
Nov. 1st - 10th Char Grilled Pacific Saury; Nov. 11th - 22nd Mushroom Festival; Nov. 23rd - 30th Potato Festival
Japanese dishes of the fall season, such as char grilled Pacific saury and mushrooms, are prepared to go with local beers from Osaka.
Enjoy the coming of fall with the rich, comfortable autumn breeze and a view of Osaka castle at dusk.
December - Battle of the Nabe!! Meat vs. Seafood
Dec. 1st - 10th Domestic Beef Sukiyaki; Dec. 11th - 20th Shabu-shabu; Dec. 21st - 29th Seafood Nabe
Domestic beef sukiyaki is being introduced this year in addition to the popular menu items shabu-shabu and seafood nabe. Enjoy spending quality time with friends and family around a steaming hot nabe (pot dish), with the tenshukaku tower in the background, beyond the clear winter air.
◯Jan. 2nd - 5th New Year Events to Experience Japanese Culture
In Japan, New Year means it's mochi time! Why not got out for the first New Year of the Reiwa era for a novel experience? There are New Year events such as mochi pounding.
◯Jan 10th - 31st A Yokocho Opens at Blue Bird
The Chinese New Year is celebrated with two themes: "Warmth" with warming dishes such as oden (a pot dish) and "Kushi"(skewer) with beef skewers. A new brew of sake, Shiboritate, is offered at the same time. Shiboritate was prepared in the freezing cold winter with a new crop of rice harvested in the fall and is bottled as pure, unpasteurized sake. This is a great opportunity to enjoy this traditional sake with seasonal flavors of the winter and early spring.
◯Feb. 1st - 2nd Events to experience Setsubun, traditional performing arts and tea ceremony
Setsubun began as cleansing ceremonies held based on the belief that evil spirits appear at the change of the season.
This is an event to ward off evil spirits together before the coming spring and to enjoy unique Japanese culture through various traditional performing arts and tea ceremonies.
◯Feb. 3rd - 28th Brand-name Strawberries Fair
A fair to taste famous brand-name strawberries and sweets made with strawberries.
You'll be able to enjoy the special appeal of each brand-name strawberry by comparing different ones.
◯Feb. 29th BBQ Terrace Opens
The BBQ Terrace that is a big hit every year will open early.
This is a cafe that is in the optimum location to enjoy both the tenshukaku tower of Osaka Castle and the beautiful fall foliage. It also offers a variety of seasonal fairs. Be sure to take the opportunity to visit.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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