Kansai (Kinki)

Don’t Miss These 3 Places With Astonishing Sakura Night Illuminations in Japan!

Have you seen the famous sakura or cherry blossoms in Japan? Have you experienced attending a hanami (flower viewing) party or festival? The flower’s beauty is just simply captivating, right? If you are awed by the beauty of these flowers during the daytime, imagine how more fascinating it would be to see them at night.…

4 Spots Perfect for Cherry Blossom Viewing in Japan’s Kansai Region

Are you getting ready and planning your trip for the upcoming spring season? Spring is when colors come into play, flowers bloom, and for some, a season that symbolizes new beginnings. Do you know where to go? Japan is a very famous destination during this time of year as Japanese spring is synonymous with cherry…

Try Out These 2 Amazing Pringles Flavors in Different Regions of Japan!

We all love snacks, especially potato chips! In Japan, you have a huge range of snacks and chips to choose from in any convenience store. However, some brands are now trying to introduce tasty and exotic flavors to entice people’s taste buds in such a big market! Potato chip snack brand Pringles has a knack…

Savor the Tastiest Japanese Pancake (Okonomiyaki) at These 5 Restaurants in Osaka

Okonomiyaki is considered one of Japan’s signature local cuisine. It’s savory, has a lot of variety, and is available almost anywhere in the country. But if it’s about getting the best taste of this popular food, nothing beats the country’s food capital – Osaka. Osaka is literally heaven for all food aficionados, and you’ll have…

Shop, Eat, and Have Fun at These 2 Glorious Landmark Malls in Namba, Osaka!

Osaka’s major downtown area in the south, Namba, is a place that will surely raise your eyebrows. It has everything from modern architecture to nicely lit streets and temples. There are two malls which look glorious and boast many interesting shops, international cafes and restaurants, thus making them ever attractive to not only locals but…

8 Things To Do in The Fun Packed District of Umeda, Osaka in 2018!

Osaka has many interesting areas to explore, and is popular among both foreign and Japanese visitors for its history, food, culture, and laid back people. However, your trip won’t be complete unless you visit the major downtown hub of “Umeda’, also referred to as ‘Kita-ku’. The district itself is like a mini-city with everything from…

Interested in Learning Kanji? Head to the Japan Kanji Museum & Library in Kyoto!

Are you familiar with kanji? They are logographic Chinese characters that have been adopted into the Japanese writing system a long time ago. In June 2016, the Japan Kanji Museum & Library opened in Gion, Kyoto in the hope of becoming a place where people can learn more about kanji. Find out more about it!…

Escape Reality and Enjoy Nature by Climbing Mt. Rokko in Kobe!

Most people who visit the Kansai region go to Osaka for the food and shopping, or to Kyoto and Nara for the temples and traditional culture. However, roughly an hour and a half away from these prefectures, you can actually visit a paradise with a panoramic view of Osaka Bay, natural scenery, and excellent hot…

Ride a Panda-Themed Train and See Japan’s Largest Panda Family in Wakayama!

Crazy about adorable pandas? Make your merry way to this theme park with the largest panda family in Japan aboard a panda-themed train for the ultimate panda experience! Panda Kuroshio “Smile Adventure Train” In celebration of JR West’s 30-year anniversary and Adventure World’s 40-year anniversary this 2018, a panda-themed Kuroshio Limited Express train made its…
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