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Welcome to our brand-new blog exclusively for Hotel New Otani Osaka and our guests. Here you can post videos, pictures, and comments about your time with us in Osaka at Hotel New Otani. Feel free to comment on any entry, and you'll even see comments from the Hotel's dedicated staff on your own posts.

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Artistic Manholes in Japan

Have you ever known that the manholes in Japan are so beautiful and artistic?
You may be throughly fascinated by the beauty of its design and the variations by the cities, and may start collecting the photos and post them to share with your friends on the SNS.

Each city or even town has its own design and symbols on the manhole covers as if they are competing each other on its idendity.
First two pics are Osaka City's with the design of famous landmark Osaka Castle framed with cherry blossoms and water, and the other with Osaka Castle, riverboat Aqualiner on the river, bridge and Panasonic twin buildings. 

And some more from near by cities which hotel staff have taken on thier days off.
Figure out which one is which city's. You may easily know if you've  ever visited that city or learned about the city on the guidebook as
the symbols of the city are depicted on the manhole cover. Third colorful one is Mino City in Osaka, one with deer in a mountain is Nara City, with chrysanthemum is Hirakata City in Osaka, the next one with a light house and sailing boat is Sakai City in Osaka, and then last three are Kobe City.

Are you interested? Then find more artistic manholes in Japan and let us know by posting them on our homepage blog or New Otani Osaka's facebook page.

Artistic_manhole_Osaka_Castle    Artistic_manhole_Osaka_City_of_Riverandbridge   

Beautiful manhole Osaka Mino     Artistic manhole Nara

Artistic manhole Hirakata City        Artistic manhole Osaka Sakai

Artstic manhole Kobe City 1      Artistic manhole Kobe 2

Artistic manhole Kobe 3


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