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Imachi Jun (24) is a rookie novelist whose debut novel is a big hit. Because it sold so well, the pressure prevents her from writing her next novel. Jun escapes the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and ends up at "Cable-hachimangu-sanjo Station" on the Keihan Electric Railway between Osaka and Kyoto. There, she meets Sosuke (39), a former chef, and Kokoro, an elementary school student.Jun is taken to Kizuna-ya, a private accommodation run by Sosuke and Kokoro, and stays there for a long time. (Source: TV Osaka) Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • dansk
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Jan 9, 2021 - Mar 27, 2021
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: TV Osaka
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 32 users)
  • Ranked: #78669
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
pash
3 people found this review helpful
Jul 29, 2021
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10

A beautiful and original mix! ^____^

The first two characters of the original title (京阪) can actually serve as a perfect symbol of what this dorama is. How so? Bear with me a little, I'ma explain that right away...^_^;

For those of you who are unfamiliar with "kanji" (the "Chinese" characters used in Japanese together with the native hiragana and katakana), those two characters are actually the first kanji of "Kyōto" and the second one of "Ōsaka" (I'll spare you the lengthy explanation of why the hell they are not read as "Kyōsaka" then, but rather as "Keihan", LOL), the two cities connected by the eponimous railway line and named at the very beginning of every episode, where they point out how different they are: on the one hand, the traditional, calm and refined Kyōto, and on the other hand, the modern, lively and more down-to-earth Ōsaka. And in the middle, the fictitious Kizunaya inn, with its lovely humane staff, a weird but oh-so-nice house rule, and the various guests with all their stories and their problems.

And that's just it: this dorama stands in the middle between many opposites, and manages to perfectly mix so many different ingredients and turn them into an original dish: you'll find some comedy and some drama, some deep moments and some silly ones, some calm and some tension, some jazzy, lively music, and some relaxing, classical pieces, etc. etc....and in the end, if your taste is anything close to mine, you'll end up being totally satisfied by the original mix!

Honorable mentions to the script, to Konishi Sakurako and, most of all, to the kid actress Niitsu Chise who was so impressively good! (to be able to act that well at that young age is kinda scary, seriously! ^_^;...)

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Erin
0 people found this review helpful
Nov 2, 2022
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
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I've Never Wanted to Travel More!

When you think of Japan, most people travel there for it's popular media (music, anime, manga, fashion, etc) and other people seem to travel there for culture (food, history, architecture, museums, etc) and most people even think of one city: Tokyo! While theres nothing wrong with Tokyo, it just seems to be the most populated and popular place to visit; this show shares multiple wonderful reasons about why Kyoto and Osaka are wonderful places to venture to as well!



Each story really had a thrilling impact of intense emotions! From tears to laughter, anger to frustration, worry to pure unadulterated happiness. Each story was filled with a mixture of familiar and unfamiliar, like a mini-travel show, and while I did learn something new each time about new places to visit, I also learned new things about being a good friend or just being a good human, in general.



This show really tells a fantastic story of traveling, alone or in a group of friends or even strangers; almost like a travel blog come to life! Watching the characters and cast visit so many places around both Osaka and Kyoto, while listening to the dialects of different regions, and learning varying new things about the towns and foods and places visited was not only gorgeous but seemed to me to be an absolute privilege! Watching Kokoro-chan, Nanami-san, Sosuke-san, Jun-chan, and Miyama-san work together to help their customers or visitors throughout each episode was really charming and absolutely stunning! There were a few, tiny moments, when I thought "oh this person would fit well in this episode" or "this person would be an interesting choice for this role" but it really only lasted for a few seconds because this story really blew me out of the water! Each episode was really packed with a lot of information and entertainment; it was really fun to watch Jun-chan grow as a person and watch her confidence grow as she fulfilled each new customer's wish, even if she didn't realize what was going on. It was nice to see an airhead willing to grow within the story, instead of an airheaded victim that remains the "damsel in distress".



The show didn't really go in the direction I thought it would, it was absolutely completely different from what I imagined it would be considering the synopsis, too. I really enjoyed watching and learning so much about Kyoto, Osaka, and Japan in general. This show also served to make me extremely hungry! All the food not only looked delicious but very beautiful, too! A lot of the food I didn't recognize, but a lot I knew a little about; it was nice to see the difference in regional food names even though the food seemed to be similar, and it was nice to see the differences in regional areas. Something like that is similar to what we have here in the USA, however I think what we have is limited to accents or what we call things (buggy vs cart; etc) and in Japan it seems that it applies to more diverse things (what they call things, accents, types of foods or even mannerisms).



Wandering around Kyoto and Osaka was quite an adventure! I really liked how each episode showed off different sides of each city, town, and person no matter if they were new or recurring. The connection between each cast member was really wonderful to watch grow, I enjoyed that there were hints of romance, but nothing really ever seemed to connect, each person who visited Kizunaya (Kizuna-ya) seemed to get almost exactly what they were searching for even if they didn't realize it was coming for them. "A place where your wish can come true" seems to be pretty generic to Japanese drama, movie, anime, or manga stories; but this story is unique in and of itself! A genuine take on the human condition: kindness, anger, hilarity, sadness, courage, communication, friendship, love, facing the past, braving the future.... This story is an underrated gem full of history, growth, impressive sights, sounds, and mouth watering moments full of joy and enchantment!

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  • Drama: Keihan Ensen Monogatari: ko Minka Minpaku Kizunaya e Yokoso
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Jan 9, 2021 - Mar 27, 2021
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: TV Osaka
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 32 users)
  • Ranked: #78669
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 192

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