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Get Discounts and Freebies for 11 Attractions in Kansai with This Special Pass!

Each year, train and bus companies in Japan offer various types of special sightseeing passes with discounts and benefits, with many of them catering for overseas tourists. One of the most rewarding passes has to be the Special Sightseeing Pass offered by the Keihan Railway, which can be used on their train lines and buses.…

30 of the Best Hotels in Osaka for a Fun and Fabulous Stay in 2017

Osaka is famous for being the city from which many of Japan’s most well-loved comedians hail. It’s also the home of delicious street food dishes, Universal Studios Japan, and the famous Glico Running Man sign that is one of the most photographed spots in Osaka. Visitors will not be short of things to do and…

27 Recommended Hotels and Ryokan in Osaka for the Perfect Trip in 2017

Welcome to the largest city in the west of Japan: Osaka (大阪). There is a unique charm to Osaka that finds visitors falling in love with the metropolis as soon as they set foot in it. This is most certainly in part thanks to its distinctly friendly, outgoing locals, the hip vibes omitted from the…

Choose From the 7 Dreamiest Spots to See Cherry Blossom in Japan!

Hanami (flower viewing) has been a traditional custom in Japan for centuries and is mostly done from the end of March to the beginning of May, depending on the weather. If you are planning on doing hanami with your friends and family during spring, then make your way to one of these 7 celestial spots:…

The 5 Best Spots Across Japan to View Plum Blossoms

One thing most people who are interested in Japan and Japanese culture notice rather quickly is the fact that cherry blossoms (sakura) are a big deal here. Every year at the beginning of spring, the nation eagerly awaits their favorite season to finally hit the parks with picnic baskets and barbecue sets. So much so,…

How to Use the Osaka Loop Line to Get to Osaka’s Best Spots

The Osaka Loop Line is by far one of the easiest ways to travel around Osaka for a beginner, and you can use your JR Travel Pass to board the trains! It links a lot of the best tourist spots in the city, with access to slightly further out areas along the line also. City…

What to Buy in Osaka: 37 Souvenirs to Capture the Kansai Experience!

Many people who visit Japan tend to head to the capital city of Tokyo as their first destination. While Tokyo is undoubtedly a fantastic place to visit with its impressive Tokyo Skytree, many shrines and temples, exciting events, shopping areas, and low crime rate, there are also many other great cities to visit in Japan.…

A Brief History Of Osaka

Osaka is one of the main spots for tourists to see when they visit Japan. But how many of them actually know that Osaka wasn’t always called Osaka and that it is incredible old? Did you know that? No? Then I invite you for a quick journey back in time. The Early Years Remains of…
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