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This group is for anyone interested in Soccer/Futsal, Pool/Billiards, Touch Rugby/Touch Footy, Ultimate Frisbee and Poker (and other card and board games), Basketball, Tennis and Tenpin Bowliing.

Soccer is the `beautiful` game as they say. Its the most played sport in the world so lets join in with the rest of the planet!!. I myself am a shockingly bad player nevertheless I love a good, leisurely kick around with like minded people:) We are not serious at all here, its all about having fun and teaching each other new skills and playing games. We`d really like to see some girls participate even if you have never played before. Just try!!:)

Billards/Pool - If you want a friendly pool game then you`ve hit the right spot:) All levels are welcome from beginners to advanced pool sharks. Dont be shy, you will be taught the fine art of pool mastery by our pleasant team. We`ll have regular tournaments with prizes too!!

Poker - If your here for the poker, well bring it on!!:) In Japan its just started to get popular (and we`ll make it even more popular, hahaha). Its possible to learn the basic rules in less than 15 minutes. The stratergy is what make people come back. Of course prizes will be awarded to the snakes that steal all our chips:)

Touch Rugby - After the 2015 Rugby World Cup it has been `Goromaru` fever!!. Lets keep the spirit and energy going with our games at the local park. Remember this is `touch` Rugby so you wont get hurt!! Its actually a very popular games also amongst girls in many countries. Come and try this sport for the first time in your life. Youll really like it:)

Ultimate Frisbee - Yes this is a real sport. Its played on a rectangle pitch/grassy area and teams have 7 people. Its sort of like a mix between soccer and basketball. Its super fun and we will explain the rules in details cause Japanese people have definately never played it before. Its is a hugely popular sport in America, Australia and France.

Tennis - Great sport that can be played with guys and girls. A very popular school sport. If you havent picked up a racket since then...come on over and get back in the tennis mode

Basketball - A favorite amongst guys but we have a few girls coming too.

Tenpin Bowling - A good chance to relax and wind down after work with a good dose of this.

Table Tennis - Awesome game, where often the girls have a very good chance to beat the guys:)

Thanks, for your time everyone!! Looking forward to meet you, have fun and get a bit fit,

Andy - OSAKA SPORTS EVENTS - Just for Fun team

Upcoming events (5+)

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

Kintetsu Ishikiri Station

このイベントには英語話さなくていいよ。何人か全く英語話せないよ!!:) 半分外国人と半分日本人参加するので、メッチャいい雰囲気あります。ハイキングに興味があれば、是非来てください:)よろしくお願い致します。 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"

🎲Boardgamers & Card Games Night #68⏳

Cafe Absinthe

英語話さなくていいよ。ボードゲームかカードゲームに興味があったら、是非参加してください。 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!! 卓球上手じゃない?新しい友達作りたい?ほんなら、このイベント是非来て(笑)。 こんにちは。 毎週水曜日に心斎橋で卓球やって、おもろい会話しよう:) ほとんど皆さんはこのページに登録します。 http://www.oppleosaka.com #皆さんのレベルは初心者か中級だから、気にしないで、参加してください。:) でかいバーで四つ卓球台使って、楽しむ:) 7:30時から9:30までフリータイムです。その後ペアのチームを作って、コンペティションします。誰も真剣にやってないので、心配しないでください:)なんでもレベルいいよ。90パーは初心者です(笑) 英語はなさなくていいけど、もし英語に興味があったら、恥ずかしがらないで、しゃべってみて (半分お客様は外国人)。 参加費:500円 時間:七時から十時まで 連絡先: 日本語大丈夫 Andy. フェースブックは http://www.facebook.com/andy.opple 私の変な日本語さっぱりわからん?ごめん(笑) よろしくお願致します。 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

🍹Hawaiian Night Boat Cruise Party!!!!(Dotonbori & Surroundings)🍹

日本語下にあります。 Details NOTE: COMPLETE INFORMATION COMING SOON. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED JUST PRESS "GOING".....IF YOU DECIDE TO CHANGE YOUR MIND WHEN THE COMPLETE INFO IS UP, JUST TAKE YOUR NAME OFF:) EASYYY. Check these photos to get an idea of our boat parties: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1968705790048351 THIS WILL BE OUR LAST DOTONBORI RIVER BOAT PARTY OF THE YEAR!!!!! TO EXPERIENCE WHAT ONE OF OUR NIGHT BOAT PARTIES IS LIKE, CHECK THIS OUT!!: 1. https://youtu.be/diJEapmv2f4 2. https://youtu.be/DQxEvYnAa_o Note: This is about half the price compared to all other boat events like this....please look it up on the internet yourself....this is a super cheap deal and an incredible night out:) PICTURE: WE WILL BE LETTING LANTERNS OFF THE BOAT!!!!! WE WILL LIGHT THE HEAT SOURCE AND IT WILL FLY INTO THE SKY!!!!!! PRETTY AWESOME HEY?:) Please see the people who are coming on my main page of: http://www.oppleosaka.com (You must pay online to be able to go to this event....see payment link down below). Lets Party Up on a gorgeous long boat on the dotonbori and surrounding rivers!!!!! We can ask the captain to go anywhere in Osaka...... free as a bird woooohoooo We can only fit 32 people so join this event quick!!!!! (Note: pressing "going" does NOT insure your postion. Its just whoever pays online first!! My friend owns this boat so no restrictions here....do as we please......just dont jump in the water!!!! hahahah Ohhh this is gonna be hours of fun...we have, juice, soda, beer, wine spirits all only 300yen each....PLUS some awesome tunes, beats and music....the lot!!! Also we will provide free snacks too......of course quaity snacks....cause this is a bit of a special night out!! (PIC: Awesome views of the Dotonbori River) DRESS: GUYS- HAWAIIAN SHIRT, GIRLS- SUMMER DRESS NOTE: We will give you all the Hawaiian decoration and leis (flower necklaces...luckyyy 服: 男 ハワイのシャツ (スニーカーだめです) 女の子 夏のドレス *私たちは全部のハワイの飾りとレイス(ハワイの花のネックレス)。ラッキー (PIC: A previous Boat party!!!!) WHO CAN JOIN: Everyone:) 誰参加できます: 皆さん:) AFTER PARTY: We will go to the awesome GIRAFFE Nightclub...FREE entry:) It's the largest Club in Osaka with 4 floors. 二次会:おしゃれなクラブ(ジラフ)へ行くことにした。参加費は無料です。ジラフの大阪の一番大きいクラブです(4階だて)。 LOCATION TO MEET UP: Its called "Minatomachi Docks". Less than 5 minutes from Namba Station Please look at this useful google map link: https://www.google.co.jp/maps/@34.6690811,135.4952833,18z?hl=en DIRECTIONS: Get off at Exit number 25 of Namba Subway station. Head North towards the Dotonbori right. Turn left (West) JUST BEFORE the river, and follow the river for 200m and you will see the "Minatomachii Docks".....takes less than 5mins to walk:) PARTICIPATION FEE: PARTICIPATION FEE: Super discounted Girls 3500yen (Plus, if you want, free entry in Giraffe Nightclub) Guys 4200yen (Plus, if you want, free entry in Giraffe Nightclub) The ticket payment site is (its easy to use and very safe): http://ptix.at/NtW1KN 参加費:この料金すごく安いとおもいます。他のクルーズと比べたら、私のレートは半分位です:)なぜなら、友達のボートです:) 女の子は3500円 (行きたかったら、ジラフナイトクラブは無料で入れる) 男の子は4200円(行きたかったら、ジラフナイトクラブは無料で入れる) このチケットサイトはすごく安全だし、使いやすい http://ptix.at/NtW1KN CONTACT: If you have ANY questions please ask me, Andy. Www.Facebook.com/Andy.opple 連絡先:質問があれば、絶対聞いてください。 私のフェースブックは http://www.facebook.com/andy.opple Lets have a crazy good time!!!:) Wooohoooo. Lifes one big partyyyy:)

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🏓 NEW THURSDAY PING PONG & CHAT #7!!🏓

Absinthe Wormwood

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