Kansai (Kinki)

3 Ramen Shops You Need to Eat at in Japan’s Food Capital, Osaka!

Osaka City is becoming more and more of an attractive destination for people going to Japan. Since the number one thing to do in Osaka is to EAT, I will be listing three ramen shops I visited and recommend to travelers. Check them out! 1. Ichiran Ramen Author’s photo Ichiran Ramen is a popular ramen…

4 Adventurous Things to Do on a Day Trip to the Hidden Gem City of Kobe

Okay, so you’re done seeing the magnificent cherry blossoms during the spring season in Japan. (Or maybe you have missed your chance to see it.) You are now wondering what to do and where to go to enjoy your short spring trip in the country. If you are in the Kansai area, there are lots…

Visit This Unique Cafe in Osaka with Color, Art, and Tasty Desserts!

Are you into rainbows, fluffy clouds, and cute circus animals? Then you’ll surely love the concept of ECONECO Cafe & Sweet, a newly opened cafe in Osaka. ECONECO is actually a brand from an illustrator which sells different merchandise such as stationery, sundries, mobile goods, and more. The cafe, on the other hand, is a…

7 Japanese Sweets Shops and Cafes to Check Out in Kyoto

When one hears of Kyoto, the rich history and culture of Imperial Japan come to mind. Another thing that Kyoto is well known for is its Japanese sweets shops and cafes, with matcha or green tea as the most popular choice. This article lists some of the best sweets shops and cafes that Kyoto has…

Check Out This Restaurant for a Relaxing Dining Experience in the Heart of Osaka

Are you up for an enjoyable dining experience? Head to GARB weeks, a cafe and restaurant located in Nakanoshima Park, which is a beautiful area in Osaka abundant in greenery. They serve the famous Neapolitan pizza and allow guests to have some barbecue on the terrace. The restaurant also has an amazing view of the…

Join These 2 Interesting Spring Events in Kyoto and Nara This April 2018!

Spring has already started in Japan. It is probably one of the well-loved seasons in the country for most areas are not only blanketed by pink flowers but there are also many traditional celebrations. These events are pretty exciting and lively with fun performances, sakura-flavored snacks, and enjoyable booths. If you happen to be in…

What to Buy in Mie in 2018: 10 Souvenirs From the Sacred Land of Japan

Mie Prefecture was propelled to prominence on the global stage when it hosted the G7 Summit in Ise-Shima in May of 2016. And why would the G7 leaders not want to gather in Mie? Aside from being home to Ise Jingu, Japan’s most sacred Shinto shrine, Mie Prefecture is also a delightful place where you…

Top 8 Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Osaka for Spring 2018

The air is getting warmer, and what seemed like shy little green buds are starting to give color to the once-naked and leafless trees as flowers start to bloom – signs that spring is just around the corner. It is one of the most beloved times of the year, especially in the land of sakura…

Go-Kart Your Way Through the Streets of Osaka and See Its Famous Landmarks!

Looking for some city adventure during your travels in Japan? Then why not try these custom-made go-karts and drive around the streets of Osaka while wearing a cute costume? For two hours, you can enjoy Osaka’s famous sightseeing spots such as Osaka Castle, Tsutenkaku Tower, the busy shopping districts of Namba and Dotonbori, and other…

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.…
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