Osaka is utterly exotic to most UK visitors. It's the travel experience of a lifetime: not quite as hectic as a trip to Tokyo and with a hint of traditional Japan. It's the place to go for those famous Japanese puppet shows known as bunraku, and you'll find plenty of the country's version of puppet theatres when you visit this city. It's also the place to come for traditional Japanese cultural festivals, like Tenjin Matsuri. You'll also be able to attend plenty of different sports games, with the city being home to some of the country's top professional teams in a number of different sports. It's also where you can get a taste of Japanese ice hockey: bandy. Don't miss a thing – buy or sell Osaka event tickets on StubHub and jet off for something extraordinary.
Osaka is baseball mad
The World Series might focus all the attention on the USA, but Japan has a long and very proud baseball history too, and Osaka has played its part in building this legacy. The teams to watch are Hanshin Tigers and Orix Buffaloes, both playing out of Kyocera Dome Osaka. Your Osaka event tickets will have to include a couple of games if you're a lover of this fast-paced sport. Japanese audiences also love the weird and wacky as much as the rest of us, so it isn't surprising that theatrical productions like Blue Man Group Osaka have set up permanent shop in the city over the many years of its existence as a top entertainment destination in the Far East. Keep up with its fast-paced scene on StubHub, as always.
Osaka and its puppet shows
To see the aforementioned puppet shows in Osaka, the National Banraku Theatre is the place to go. It's become an absolute institution and the place to go to appreciate the finest expression of this age-old traditional Japanese art form. For more mainstream entertainment, Osaka-Jo Hall is hard to match. You can catch bigger events at venues like Osaka International Convention Centre, including some of the most fascinating expos in the world, and concerts of varying scale. Your collection of Osaka event tickets simply won't be complete until you've checked out what's on at all these great venues!
Exploring more of Japan
Osaka lies very near plenty of other Japanese cities that are really interesting to visit. Explore the entertainment scene in Kyoto, for instance, or continue further along to Nagoya for a visit to Ando Cloisonné Company, where you can marvel at this traditional art form. Otherwise, head south to Himeji and its beautiful castle. For events in these smaller cities, keep checking StubHub.
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