• 🏮 Deep Backstreet Osaka Walk 🏮

    Daikokucho Station (Midosuji Line (2 mins from Namba)

    *このツアーはずっと英語で歴史を説明します。 NOTE: If you are a Meetup member YOU GET A 2800 YEN DISCOUNT. YES, 2800yen discount!!!:). SO YOU PAY HALF PRICE!! (Other people who visit our website directly pay 5600yen) *We are rated #1 on Trip Advisor in the whole of Osaka (& Kansai) for "Nightlife" "Tours", "Night Tours", "Food & Drink", "Walking Tours", "City Tours", "Food Tours" in Osaka. See our Trip Advisor page: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g14127654-d14911788-Reviews-Backstreet_Osaka_Tours-Naniwa_Osaka_Osaka_Prefecture_Kinki.html This event is every night of the year!!! BUT we only offer it on Meetup when we need to fill up a tour. Please see our website: http://www.backstreetosakatours.com NOTE: These tours are for SMALL groups (max of 12 ppl) TOUR HIGHLIGHTS ・Delve into a network of old, twisting, narrow alleys full of character ・Visit the exciting retro zone with all it's charms & quirks ・Explore a unique, historical red light district ・Taste testing at two different local street stalls ・Historic facts of a region controlled by the yakuza ・Venture into the intriguing ghetto area with a controversial past PLEASE LOOK AT OUR PHOTOS OF PREVIOUS TOURS: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1925004241085173 These are the incredible Backstreet Osaka Tours of the ghetto, retro zone, yakuza, redlight district, illegal gambling dens and the neighbourhood alleys. During the tour you’ll do some taste testing at two different street stalls. We strive to show you the authentic Osaka on this night tour, where you get a real and deep understanding of the inner workings of this amazing city visiting some heritage architecture which is steeped in history & some run down, derelict areas too…not what Osaka Tourism wants you to see! Get an inside look with one of our bilingual tour guides: Andy (who is half Japanese & half Australian), Rutti (American), Tony (half Japanese & half American), Bennet (NZ) . All have an extensive knowledge of the Osaka region and can answer all your queries on this walking tour. WHAT WE’LL EXPLORE! We will show you the hidden gems that you would never find without us. 1. Night Ghetto walk: run down warehouse areas, quaint back streets & arcades 2. Learn about the Osakan night culture: off the beaten path best eateries & bars 3.Visit the underground gambling dens: Majong, Go & Shogi 4. Take a glimpse at the lost homeless regions: respectfully & never staring. 5. Red Light district tour: witness a region controlled by the infamous yakuza 6. See bizarre only in Japan establishments. Quirks & superstitions 7. Traverse the unmissable winding, narrow alleys 8. Set foot in Osaka’s most important, but unknown, shrine. Rituals explained 9. Discover & understand the runnings & loopholes of the pachinko palours FOOD: Included in the cost is taste testing at 2 different delicious stalls. THE TOUR FEE IS ONLY 2800yen through this Meetup page (Includes a Professional guided tour, guide through the winding alleys, ghetto, Retro and Red Light district and taste testing at 2 different local stalls). PAYMENT: PLEASE PAY IN ADVANCE ON THIS SITE: http://ptix.at/6D4yBW CHOOSE THE DISCOUNTED TICKET THAT SAYS: "FRIEND OF TOUR GUIDE"....it is only 2800yen (a discount of 2800yen!!! 50% off normal ticket price). NOTE: Half of our guests are female...yes half!! .......as they know it's their only chance to ever visit these areas! MEET UP LOCATION: Daikokucho Station, Exit 1 at 5:30pm. Meet at the top of the stairs near the convenience store. (NOTE: I'm sorry but we will depart sharply at 5:35pm) DIRECTION:Hop in to the Midosuji Subway Line (Red Line). Get off at Daikokucho and head to exit 1. MEDIA COVERAGE: Featured on 6 newspaper articles & sites around the world (Australia to as far away as Poland). Link to an internet article about our tour: http://www.traveller.com.au/japan-osaka-shinsekais-history-as-a-new-world-fades-into-gritty-realism-h1dr7g Attendees (5)

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  • 🕊️🌳アジサイHydrangea Paradise: Myoken Stroll🌳🕊️

    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。 NOTE: Most people have joined through our main website of: www.oppleosaka.com (http://www.oppleosaka.com/) PLEASE SEE THE INCREDIBLE PHOTOS OF PAST EVENTS: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1951945465057717 This place is a forgotten paradise full of Hydrangea (the purple and blue pompom like flowers.......this place is covered in them....tens of thousands of Hydrangea. The pinnacle is when we hop on the chair lift and you will be absolutely surrounded by them I like this place soooo much i want a buy a house here one day:) Nearby Osaka, but feels like your deep in the forest!! https://youtu.be/l7TvBDn1Uag (VIDEO: Views from Mt Myoken) (PIC: A carpet of complete RED leaves at the top of the mountain) This place is totally lost to the world.... at the start of the trip we see a town full of amazing traditional abandoned houses. We can freely go searching around these places and see some fantastic HISTORY.......yeap history:) https://youtu.be/710ekNNu0VA (VIDEO: Exploring these abandoned houses) After we will walk a couple of kilometres and arrive at a cable car......Superb views from this very very steep ascent!!! Finally we will take the final stage to the top by single ski chair lift:) Its a gorgeous long ride (maybe about as long as 10mins, 2km long). The chairs are only about 2/3 metres above the forest floor but still fantastic viewing. On our return we will drop by a feet onsen....relax and enjoy the peace and harmony while you get your feet soothed in hot water. WHAT YOU GET: ❂ Feel the atmosphere of the autumn leaves on a gorgeous hike ❂ See superb views from a cable car (very steep ascent) ❂ Go on a unique single ski chair lift..with scenery ❂ View the AWESOME views from the top of the mountain ❂ Relax in a foot onsen (with amazing 180 degree views near top of the mt) after a days walk ❂ Interact with genuinely kind, funny enjoyable people at a great sightseeing spot https://youtu.be/nTBw1zKPY80 (VIDEO: Hopping on the single seater ski lifts and see the views... about a 2km length ride) PARTICIPATION FEE: 1200yen per adult. 300yen for children NOTE: PLEASE PAY YOUR OWN TRANSPORT FEES. This costs 1700yen...I have found this SUPER discounted ticket....you will save about 1300yen using it(Includes return train trip from Osaka~Myoken, return cable car ticket, return single ski lift trip, entry in to foot onsen with magnificent views). I will show you how to get this ticket when you come to the station:) WHEN: 11:00am to 4:00pm. WHERE: Meet at Hankyu Umeda station on the 2nd floor outside the small ASNAS convenience store, its near the gates. (NOT 3rd floor, it's the 2nd floor!!!). WHO: Anyone can attend, kids, adults...:) WHY: Cause its such a unique place CONTACT: Andy, http://www.facebook.com/andy.opple WHAT TO BRING: A bottle of water, non heel shoes and lunch. LEVEL: 1.5/5 Super simple Eat, Drink, Mingle, Make new friends, and Cause a little mischief :P

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  • 🏓 NEW THURSDAY PING PONG & CHAT #11!!🏓

    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

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  • 🎲Boardgamers & Card Games Night #71⏳

    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

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  • 🏮 Deep Backstreet Osaka Walk 🏮

    Daikokucho Station (Midosuji Line (2 mins from Namba)

    *このツアーはずっと英語で歴史を説明します。 NOTE: If you are a Meetup member YOU GET A 2800 YEN DISCOUNT. YES, 2800yen discount!!!:). SO YOU PAY HALF PRICE!! (Other people who visit our website directly pay 5600yen) *We are rated #1 on Trip Advisor in the whole of Osaka (& Kansai) for "Nightlife" "Tours", "Night Tours", "Food & Drink", "Walking Tours", "City Tours", "Food Tours" in Osaka. See our Trip Advisor page: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g14127654-d14911788-Reviews-Backstreet_Osaka_Tours-Naniwa_Osaka_Osaka_Prefecture_Kinki.html This event is every night of the year!!! BUT we only offer it on Meetup when we need to fill up a tour. Please see our website: http://www.backstreetosakatours.com NOTE: These tours are for SMALL groups (max of 12 ppl) TOUR HIGHLIGHTS ・Delve into a network of old, twisting, narrow alleys full of character ・Visit the exciting retro zone with all it's charms & quirks ・Explore a unique, historical red light district ・Taste testing at two different local street stalls ・Historic facts of a region controlled by the yakuza ・Venture into the intriguing ghetto area with a controversial past PLEASE LOOK AT OUR PHOTOS OF PREVIOUS TOURS: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1925004241085173 These are the incredible Backstreet Osaka Tours of the ghetto, retro zone, yakuza, redlight district, illegal gambling dens and the neighbourhood alleys. During the tour you’ll do some taste testing at two different street stalls. We strive to show you the authentic Osaka on this night tour, where you get a real and deep understanding of the inner workings of this amazing city visiting some heritage architecture which is steeped in history & some run down, derelict areas too…not what Osaka Tourism wants you to see! Get an inside look with one of our bilingual tour guides: Andy (who is half Japanese & half Australian), Rutti (American), Tony (half Japanese & half American), Bennet (NZ) . All have an extensive knowledge of the Osaka region and can answer all your queries on this walking tour. WHAT WE’LL EXPLORE! We will show you the hidden gems that you would never find without us. 1. Night Ghetto walk: run down warehouse areas, quaint back streets & arcades 2. Learn about the Osakan night culture: off the beaten path best eateries & bars 3.Visit the underground gambling dens: Majong, Go & Shogi 4. Take a glimpse at the lost homeless regions: respectfully & never staring. 5. Red Light district tour: witness a region controlled by the infamous yakuza 6. See bizarre only in Japan establishments. Quirks & superstitions 7. Traverse the unmissable winding, narrow alleys 8. Set foot in Osaka’s most important, but unknown, shrine. Rituals explained 9. Discover & understand the runnings & loopholes of the pachinko palours FOOD: Included in the cost is taste testing at 2 different delicious stalls. THE TOUR FEE IS ONLY 2800yen through this Meetup page (Includes a Professional guided tour, guide through the winding alleys, ghetto, Retro and Red Light district and taste testing at 2 different local stalls). PAYMENT: PLEASE PAY IN ADVANCE ON THIS SITE: http://ptix.at/lHd3SL CHOOSE THE DISCOUNTED TICKET THAT SAYS: "FRIEND OF TOUR GUIDE"....it is only 2800yen (a discount of 2800yen!!! 50% off normal ticket price). NOTE: Half of our guests are female...yes half!! .......as they know it's their only chance to ever visit these areas! MEET UP LOCATION: Daikokucho Station, Exit 1 at 5:30pm. Meet at the top of the stairs near the convenience store. (NOTE: I'm sorry but we will depart sharply at 5:35pm) DIRECTION:Hop in to the Midosuji Subway Line (Red Line). Get off at Daikokucho and head to exit 1. MEDIA COVERAGE: Featured on 6 newspaper articles & sites around the world (Australia to as far away as Poland). Link to an internet article about our tour: http://www.traveller.com.au/japan-osaka-shinsekais-history-as-a-new-world-fades-into-gritty-realism-h1dr7g Attendees (5)

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  • 🐴Traditional Open Air Farm Houses & Horse Stables (Museum Fee incl)🐴

    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。 NOTE: This includes the entry fee of 500yen to the Open air Farm House Museum and a walk to the horse stables area (get up close to these majestic creatures) THIS IS JAPAN`S FIRST OPEN AIR FARM HOUSE MUSEUM PLEASE SEE OUR PHOTOS FROM PREVIOUS EVENTS: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1951963975055866 When have you ever heard of a large collection of original Farm Houses? ( we will do our best to get a professional tour guide of the museum as well) *Gassho-Zukuri Farmhouse from Hida Shirakawa, Gifu located in one corner of Hattori Ryokuchi Park in Toyonaka City. With an area of about 36,000 m2, the museum has 12 typical Japanese farm-houses for display and the inside is stocked full of original, traditional items. *Farmhouse from Yamato Totsukawa, Nara These are the original Farm houses which have been de-constructed from their original locations around Japan and rebuilt here in Osaka!!!!! *These houses were originally built in the 17th to 19th centuries (the Edo period) and were used as dwellings up until the 1960s. Visitors can learn much about the accumulated wisdom of local life based upon individual regions' unique culture and tradition. *Farmhouse from Shinano Skiyama , Nagano If we are lucky and they have enough staff available we will have the museum tour guide to explain the history of these historic houses kept in amazing condition!!! I have done my research and i will explain the what, where, who, when and how about these buildings:) These are the original Farm houses which have been de-constructed from their original locations around Japan and rebuilt here in Osaka!!!!! ENTRY FEE: 1200yen (includes entry to Open Air Farm House Museum, professional tour guide of the museum(if available) and walk around the horse stables area) WHERE: We will meet at Ryokuchikoen Station (on Midosuji Line) Only 20 minutes from Umeda!! We will meet at the WEST exit in the tunnel in front of the McDonald's (next to the WEST exit gate) WHO: Anyone interested in Japanese history or architecture WHY: Because its....educational hahah and makes you feel like your stepping into the past!! CONTACT: If you have ANY questions plllllease contact me via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andy.opple Lets have a good time out with new friend!!:)

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  • 🎶🎤Karaoke Night #109 Terrible Singers!!(+30min American Artists Battle)🎤

    WE GUARANTEE FUN OR YOU GET YOUR MONEY BACK! WE WILL MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AN AWESOME TIME!!!:) このイベントには英語話さなくていいよ。何人かすっと日本語しゃべってる。日本語の曲も歌えるね~。来たら?絶対楽しむ:) NOTE: The "American Artists" battle theme is only 30mins.....apart from the 30mins, you can sing ANY SONG you like!!! In English, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, French:) NOTE: CURRENTLY ON OUR MAIN WEBSITE WE HAVE 21 PEOPLE COMING!!!! (Please see the website): www.oppleosaka.com (http://www.oppleosaka.com/) TO FEEL WHAT A KARAOKE EVENT IS LIKE, LOOK AT THIS VIDEO https://youtu.be/D9LMdziCQhM PREVIOUS EVENT PHOTOS: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1918986635020267 Its ALL FOR FUN, WE ARE NOT SERIOUS...we are here just for laughs doing Osaka parties in the best Osaka bars. CHECK OUT THESE IMPRESSIVE BAD SINGERS in the below link!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U3kKrLTVDg&index=21&list=UUBQndKG8s3sLu579fGnyJ9w IT'S OFFICIALLY OSAKAS LARGEST KARAOKE PARTYYYYY:) The king of the osaka parties!!! I know what your thinking!! I dont want to sing infront of 20~30 people, yeah? HOSTS: ALLEN: This boy brings out the worst voice in everyone!!!hahaha PS: Embraces his muscles..big softy actually ANAS: No muscles here, except in his motor mouth:P He is from Saudi Arabia, but don't hate him for it...might even give you one of his oil fields... but only if your allergic to strawberries!!! THIS IS A JAPANESE TRADITION (INVENTED HERE IN JAPAN). PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME DESTORY IT WITH OUR BAD SINGING HAHAHHAHAHAH. ITS ALL FOR FUN:) I APPRECIATE THE BEAUTY SOMEONE BLESSED WITH A BAD VOICE AND WHO IS TONE DEAF!!:) NOTE: You dont have to sing. You can just watch a fool like me sing a terrible version of Blue Hearts "Linda Linda" or Aerosmith`s "I dont wanna miss a thingggggggg" hahahaha . In the last few Karaoke nights we have had some diasterous singers!!!!!I'm the worst of them. Terrible performance.....AND WE WANT MORE OF THAT!!!:) Its such a great way to make an idiot of yourself!!:) If you want to sing properly I guess thats okay too hahaah We will hire out a huge room. We will have about 25~35 people with us. ALMOST EVERYONE will come by themselves so dont worry!!!!! REMEMBER: Many people will come for the first time so please have a chat with everyone and make everyone feel welcome. Most new people are very nervous when they first come!! We will have prizes for the best and WORST singers:) So good luck!! ATTENDANCE FEE参加費: 900yen per person (includes karaoke for 3hrs, 25% DISCOUNT on drinks ALL NIGHT, FREE shot drink, Short 30min Pop Music contest, LOTS OF FREE DRINK OF YOUR CHOICE PRIZES, AFTER PARTY NIGHTCLUB FREE ENTRY WITH FREE SHOT DRINK). Please buy 1 drink at the Karaoke bar ATTENDANCE出席: Only 25~30 positions available (THIS EVENT IS SO GOOD CAUSE WE ALWAYS GET ABOUT HALF FOREIGNERS AND HALF JAPANESE PEOPLE) WHERE: I have rented the very spacious lounge space of DOMUS in America Town. ***PLEASE GO TO THE 2ND FLOOR*** This is a very useful map link: http://tinyurl.com/jv44qvo DIRECTIONS: Get off at "Shinsaibashi" Subway Station on the the "Midosuji Line". Go to exit 7. When you get to street level turn 180 degrees. Then walk West for 2 blocks. Turn left (south), for 1 block and its near the corner on your right. Easy....please look at the above map too:) This is the address: 1 Chome-7-18 Nishishinsaibashi, Chūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu[masked] TIME: You can come anytime between 7:15pm and 10:15pm. I have some friends coming at around 8:00pm. BUT DONT COME TOO LATE:P IMPORTANT YOUTUBE LINK: Evaluation check: see if you can join us!!! I hope you are as bad as us hahahaah https://youtu.be/zQf5osjxEM8 AFTER PARTY二次会: We will go to anightclub.......(MOST POPULAR INTERNATIONAL NIGHTCLUB IN OSAKA) and give you FREE entry (for other clients its 2000yen entry....for you FREE) and a FREE SHOT. CONTACT連絡先: Ask me (Andy) on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/andy.opple Bring your language brain and it'll be a language exchange too. If your thinking about coming........... just come!!:) NOTE: This event isnt an event where you bring a friend for free as its already very cheap!!:) Cheers, Andy :P 🚀"Sing, Eat, Drink, Mingle, Make new friends, and Cause a little mischief"🚀

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  • 🏓 NEW THURSDAY PING PONG & CHAT #10!!🏓

    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

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  • 🎲Boardgamers & Card Games Night #70⏳

    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

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  • 🏮 Deep Backstreet Osaka Walk 🏮

    Daikokucho Station (Midosuji Line (2 mins from Namba)

    *このツアーはずっと英語で歴史を説明します。 NOTE: If you are a Meetup member YOU GET A 2800 YEN DISCOUNT. YES, 2800yen discount!!!:). SO YOU PAY HALF PRICE!! (Other people who visit our website directly pay 5600yen) *We are rated #1 on Trip Advisor in the whole of Osaka (& Kansai) for "Nightlife" "Tours", "Night Tours", "Food & Drink", "Walking Tours", "City Tours", "Food Tours" in Osaka. See our Trip Advisor page: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g14127654-d14911788-Reviews-Backstreet_Osaka_Tours-Naniwa_Osaka_Osaka_Prefecture_Kinki.html This event is every night of the year!!! BUT we only offer it on Meetup when we need to fill up a tour. Please see our website: http://www.backstreetosakatours.com NOTE: These tours are for SMALL groups (max of 12 ppl) TOUR HIGHLIGHTS ・Delve into a network of old, twisting, narrow alleys full of character ・Visit the exciting retro zone with all it's charms & quirks ・Explore a unique, historical red light district ・Taste testing at two different local street stalls ・Historic facts of a region controlled by the yakuza ・Venture into the intriguing ghetto area with a controversial past PLEASE LOOK AT OUR PHOTOS OF PREVIOUS TOURS: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1925004241085173 These are the incredible Backstreet Osaka Tours of the ghetto, retro zone, yakuza, redlight district, illegal gambling dens and the neighbourhood alleys. During the tour you’ll do some taste testing at two different street stalls. We strive to show you the authentic Osaka on this night tour, where you get a real and deep understanding of the inner workings of this amazing city visiting some heritage architecture which is steeped in history & some run down, derelict areas too…not what Osaka Tourism wants you to see! Get an inside look with one of our bilingual tour guides: Andy (who is half Japanese & half Australian), Rutti (American), Tony (half Japanese & half American), Bennet (NZ) . All have an extensive knowledge of the Osaka region and can answer all your queries on this walking tour. WHAT WE’LL EXPLORE! We will show you the hidden gems that you would never find without us. 1. Night Ghetto walk: run down warehouse areas, quaint back streets & arcades 2. Learn about the Osakan night culture: off the beaten path best eateries & bars 3.Visit the underground gambling dens: Majong, Go & Shogi 4. Take a glimpse at the lost homeless regions: respectfully & never staring. 5. Red Light district tour: witness a region controlled by the infamous yakuza 6. See bizarre only in Japan establishments. Quirks & superstitions 7. Traverse the unmissable winding, narrow alleys 8. Set foot in Osaka’s most important, but unknown, shrine. Rituals explained 9. Discover & understand the runnings & loopholes of the pachinko palours FOOD: Included in the cost is taste testing at 2 different delicious stalls. THE TOUR FEE IS ONLY 2800yen through this Meetup page (Includes a Professional guided tour, guide through the winding alleys, ghetto, Retro and Red Light district and taste testing at 2 different local stalls). PAYMENT: PLEASE PAY IN ADVANCE ON THIS SITE: http://ptix.at/4jbaH9 CHOOSE THE DISCOUNTED TICKET THAT SAYS: "FRIEND OF TOUR GUIDE"....it is only 2800yen (a discount of 2800yen!!! 50% off normal ticket price). NOTE: Half of our guests are female...yes half!! .......as they know it's their only chance to ever visit these areas! MEET UP LOCATION: Daikokucho Station, Exit 1 at 5:30pm. Meet at the top of the stairs near the convenience store. (NOTE: I'm sorry but we will depart sharply at 5:35pm) DIRECTION:Hop in to the Midosuji Subway Line (Red Line). Get off at Daikokucho and head to exit 1. MEDIA COVERAGE: Featured on 6 newspaper articles & sites around the world (Australia to as far away as Poland). Link to an internet article about our tour: http://www.traveller.com.au/japan-osaka-shinsekais-history-as-a-new-world-fades-into-gritty-realism-h1dr7g Attendees (5)