What we're about

Eat, Drink, Make friends, play a sport, go for a hike,Learn a new Language+culture .....and have fun! Simple as that:)

If thats what you want, come along!:)

Your probably thinking well i wanna go but not by myself..........ALMOST ALL of our members come by themselves. DONT LET THAT BE YOUR EXCUSE TO MISS A GREAT NIGHT OUT. Anyway, Im your friend....now!!!:)

If your Japanese isnt so good......dont worry this is a great place to start

英語話さなくおいいよ。英語に興味があったら、絶察私ず助っ人英語でしゃべるよ

Our aim is for people, like you, to maximise your enjoyment by creating exciting, affordable, awesome events in and around Osaka. NOBODY is left out, we make sure EVERYBODY feels included:)

We`ll have events like:

- Language exchange (English, Japanese, Spanish, French, Korean)

- Food and beverage parties (Mexican, Italian, Spanish, Morrocan, American, Thai, Indian food etc. etc.)

- Cultural Events ( eg. attending Kendo classes, participating in Calligraphy lessons etc.)

- Restaurant & fine dining

- Park BBQ`s both night and day time

- Pub, Bar and Club parties ( Pub Crawls and all you can drink events)

- Sports of all sorts. Futsal, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Ping Pong etc.

- Hiking/Treking - in and around the Kansai area- Half day and full day hikes

- Weekend trips at my friends privately owned beach and 300 hectares of private estate on a nearby island!!!

How are my events different from other party sites and language exchange groups you ask?

Well, I am a certified teacher and i have completed a 6 month teaching course and I run and teach at my own school during the week. I can provide useful tips and hints to speed up the learning process. I can speak Japanese, English, Spanish and Im currently learning Korean!!

As for parties, i have been entertaining people by throwing parties my whole life. The key is making sure no one feels awkward or lonely. My staff make people feel comfortable by making an effort to introduce YOU to other members:)

Everyone, lets CELEBRATE and have a great time!!!

ill see you soon, Andy:)

よろしくお願い臎したす。

もし質問があれば、絶察聞いおください

Upcoming events (5+)

🌳 The Beauty of Ishikiri - Trail Hike. (18min from Namba)🌳

このむベントには英語話さなくおいいよ。䜕人か党く英語話せないよ 半分倖囜人ず半分日本人参加するので、メッチャいい雰囲気ありたす。ハむキングに興味があれば、是非来おくださいよろしくお願い臎したす。 Don't be shy to join us, most people come alone!:) SEE OUR PREVIOUS PHOTOS OF WALKS HERE: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1928237244095206 Refresh your mind on this breathtaking walk up the mountain ranges separating Nara and Osaka prefectures!!! This historic place is called Ishi 石(Stone) and Kiri切(Cut). The stone cut here was used to build part of the original Osaka castle.....there is a monument at the top of the mountain which details this:) This is a land of beauty....both the forest and the wide 180 degree views of Osaka cityscape will surely capture you:) You will not be disappointed on this one!!! TO SEE WHAT AN EVENT IS LIKE PLEASE LOOK AT THE FOLLOWING VIDEO: 1. Lost, rundown, walled off hidden forest "mini city" temple in the middle of the forest VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FQi0KMRwuE 2.A working, large water wheel, the only one I know of in Osaka VIDEO: https://youtu.be/HfLvnqETYAQ WHAT YOU GET: ❂ Take in the fresh air in this rarely walked, quiet hike!! ❂ Stroll through the gorgeous forest ❂ See some breathtaking distant views of osaka skyscrape ❂ Go to a run down temple, little walled off "mini city" in the middle of the forest ❂ View the only functioning waterwheel in Osaka ❂ Interact with genuinely kind, funny enjoyable people at a great sightseeing spot! (PIC: A group photo of a gorgeous path along the way) PARTICIPATION FEE: 1200yen per adult. 300yen for children WHERE: Meet at North Gates at 12:30pm WHO: Anyone can attend, kids, adults...:) LEVEL: 3/5 Only the first half is difficult...the rest is downhill WHY: Cause we gotta get back to nature. CONTACT: Please add me on Facebook to see more events or ask ANY question:) Andy, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andy.opple DIRECTIONS: From Namba station it only take about 20minutes. So close to nature!!!:) "Walk, See some amazing sites, Mingle, & Make new friends"

🍀FREE International Gathering!! "OPPLE Osaka"🍀

Note: THIS IS A FREE EVENT Note: OPPLE (Osaka Party People & Language Exchangers) is the largest international social gathering group in Osaka and Kansai !!!! With over 300 people every week!!! We like to show our appreciation to you and give you a great free event, EVERY Thursday 7pm at a fantastic Location!!!! We also organize discounted drinks if you want to order some. This Thursday group of 50~70+ people gather from a variety of different countries (Japan, America, France, Spain, Canada, Germany, Thailand, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Argentina, England etc etc that meet once a week to chat, meet new people and share languages, stories and good times:) COMING ALONE? Yes, its okay to come alone, almost everyone does:) Actually it's the best way to meet new people! SHY? Most are when coming for the first time. We are a friendly bunch:) It's our job to make you have a great time....so leave it to us!! WHAT IS IT LIKE?: Check out a short video of our event: https://youtu.be/L624dPzcY9k WHAT WE DO We have little flag stickers from over 150 countries. -The first flag is your native language and you stick it at the top. - The rest follow in order or ability. So for example: I'm Australian, so I grab the Australian flag and I put it at the top of my shirt. Im studying Japanese so I get a Japanese flag. Also l'm interested in Spanish so i put that under the Japanese flag.....so easy:) You don’t have to be an advanced speaker, or even speak a second language - its for all levels! TIME: 7 - 11PM....but DON'T COME TOO LATE If you're new its better to come earlier so I can introduce you to other friendly guests. FOOD: If you want quality, affordable food we have it. Its Mediterrainean food, so its delicious:) Please ask us for the menu. HOW TO GET TO THERE: At "Absinthe Wormwood". Take exit of Shinsaibashi Station exit 7 and walk West for 3 blocks. Its on the left corner there is a BIG "Absinthe Cafe" (DONT go in the cafe). Go to the right of the cafe and you will find some stairs leading down to a B1 bar....HUGE bar:) This is a good googlemaps link: https://goo.gl/maps/nF116DFYEXU2 OPPLE has been doing events in Osaka for more than 5 years. Check out our main websites Website : www.oppleosaka.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/oppleosaka We do other events such as: Tours: www.backstreetosakatours.com Hikes: www.kansaihikes.com Pub Crawl: www.osakapubcrawl.com Sports events: https://www.meetup.com/osakasports1 Food Events: https://www.meetup.com/OFFFOsaka Most of our participants are not members of MeetUp, so don't be put off by low numbers here!!! See you thereee Cheers, Andy:)

🎲Boardgamers & Card Games Night #68⏳

Cafe Absinthe

英語話さなくおいいよ。ボヌドゲヌムかカヌドゲヌムに興味があったら、是非参加しおください。 NOTE: At the door please say "Im here for the boardgames event" and you will go to the right tables section of this huge bar". This is a group for ANYONE interested in BOARDGAMES and CARD Games. These are famous games that EVERYONE knows...... ...(AND there are couple of boardgames and card games for those nerdy types too hahahah) WE HAVE A RANGE OF BOARDGAMES and CARD GAMES (of course the best): CARD GAMES: -Coyote (special deck) -Roach Poker(special deck) -Daifugo -Asshole -Cambio -Penguin Party (special deck) -Poison (special deck) -Insider (special deck) -Poker -Briscola (special deck) -Crazy Eights -Vulture (special deck) -Dos (special deck) -Seven Up -Rummy BOARD GAMES: -Settlers of Catan -Rummy Cub -Ticket to Ride (Europe) -Monopoly (U.S. version) -Scrabble -Risk -Pictionary -Taboo -Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus -Wack the Mole -Connect 4 -Checkers -Majong -Poker (no gambling, winner gets free drink) -Chess -Othelo/Reversi -Backgammon -Scattergories PS:Have we missed any great games????? You can bring your own too:) WHO: About 10~15 people will come LEVEL: ANY level is fine, for many people it will be their FIRST TIME playing these boardgames!! WE WILL TEACH YOU OUR GAMES...SO DON'T WORRY... You will have fun:) ADMISSION FEE: ONLY 500yen to play allll the boardgames you want...please buy a drink at the bar (happy hour all night JUST FOR US) TIME: 7pm start, but you can come ANYTIME:) WHERE: At "Absinthe Cafe". Take exit of Shinsaibashi Station exit 7 and walk West for 3 blocks. Its on the corner and has a BIG "Absinthe Cafe" sign. CONTACT: If you have ANY questions pllllease ask me Andy on www.facebook.com/andyopple See you there:) Andy

🏓 NEW THURSDAY PING PONG & CHAT #8!!🏓

Absinthe Wormwood

IMPORTANT: This is the map to ABSINTHE WORMWOOD: https://goo.gl/maps/NmBkzEmwXsk PPPLLLEASE SEE SOME OF OUR GROUP PHOTOS: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1918657698386494 TO FEEL WHAT AN EVENT IS LIKE, LOOK AT OUR PING PONG EVENT VIDEO : https://youtu.be/l6tyV3WNlLU ANOTHER VIDEO: https://youtu.be/4uxmzbx8Hoc You CAN'T play ping pong well? You wanna chat and make new friends? Well.... This is the perfect Osaka Party for you:P This is more of a relaxed chat with a hit of Ping Pong Powwww~~~ or as some of you call it table tennis. Its a language exchange with energy, excitment and laughs!! 卓球䞊手じゃない新しい友達䜜りたいほんなら、このむベント是非来お笑。 こんにちは。 毎週氎曜日に心斎橋で卓球やっお、おもろい䌚話しよう ほずんど皆さんはこのペヌゞに登録したす。 http://www.oppleosaka.com 皆さんのレベルは初心者か䞭玚だから、気にしないで、参加しおください。 でかいバヌで四぀卓球台䜿っお、楜しむ 7:30時から9:30たでフリヌタむムです。その埌ペアのチヌムを䜜っお、コンペティションしたす。誰も真剣にやっおないので、心配しないでくださいなんでもレベルいいよ。パヌは初心者です笑 英語はなさなくおいいけど、もし英語に興味があったら、恥ずかしがらないで、しゃべっおみお 半分お客様は倖囜人。 参加費円 時間䞃時から十時たで 連絡先 日本語倧䞈倫 Andy. フェヌスブックは http://www.facebook.com/andy.opple 私の倉な日本語さっぱりわからんごめん笑 よろしくお願臎したす。 BREAKING THE ICE!!!:) Thats what a lighthearted ping pong game does:) WE HAVE THIS EVENT EVERY THURSDAY at a fantastic international bar in the centre shinsaibashi...2 mins walk from Shinsaibashi Station. I have done over 600 international parties in Osaka ranging from food, BBQs, All you can drink, walking tours, weekend getaways, camps, overseas group trips etc........ BUT this is the best as table tennis is the key to breaking the ice. Japanese people are shy, but this opens them up!!! AND its only 500yen. We will have 3 tables and 1 beer pong table (3 INTERNATIONAL SIZE tables so even if you are bad, like me, you can hit the ball in hahaha) From 7:30pm till 8:00pm we will just have a relaxed hit and mingle with everyone. At about 8:30 I will pair everyone up into similar level pairs and we will have a friendly competition and the winners get a drink of their choice:) Every paired team has a chance to win!!!!!! ATTENDANCE FEE参加費: 500yen per person (with a chance to win FREE drinks of your choice!!) REMEMBER: Many people will come for the first time so please have a chat with everyone and make them feel welcome. Most new people are very nervous when they first come!! Lets help them out and make them have an EPIC time:) WHERE: ABSINTHE WORMWOOD (Below ABSINTHE CAFE). Walk to the corner and go down the stairs. This is the map to ABSINTHE WORMWOOD: https://goo.gl/maps/NmBkzEmwXsk IMPORTANT YOUTUBE LINK: This is the final where 2 teams go for victory (and win FREE drinks of your choice) .....but nobody is really serious about winning.All for FUN!!!:) https://youtu.be/PhOsF0CFvBU CONTACT連絡: Ask me (Andy) on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/andy.opple See you thereee Cheers, Andy :P

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