Kansai (Kinki)

4 Special Food Souvenirs You Should Buy in Japan’s Wakayama Prefecture in 2019

Japan’s Wakayama Prefecture is home to many temples, shrines, and museums, especially known for Wakayama Castle that sits at the mouth of Kii River. Besides having a vast history, the prefecture is also popular for selling delicious local items and crafts. If you ever visit the place, don’t forget to bring home some of the…

What to Buy in Osaka in 2019: 38 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.…

30 of the Best Hotels in Osaka for a Fun and Fabulous Stay in 2019

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 2019

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…

76 Hotels and Inns for Luxury Stay in Kyoto, Japan’s Culture Capital, in 2019!

Kyoto (京都) is often described as the most beautiful city in Japan. It is home to some of the nation’s most precious national treasures, including the Golden Pavilion, the shrine of a thousand torii (鳥居) gates, Nijo Castle (二条城), and streets where Geisha (芸者) in training roam. Anyone interested in Japanese culture must take a…

30 Charming and Convenient Hotels In Nara for a Great Trip in 2019!

The historic and beautiful city of Nara has a charm which attracts people from all over the world. It is Japan at its finest, and should be a must-see for people who want to fully experience this amazing country! Nara is just a 60-minute train ride from Kyoto and a 45-minute train ride from Osaka,…

Osaka’s Famous Clown Mascot, Kuidaore Taro

Dōtonbori (道頓堀), Osaka (大阪) is home to some of the region’s most famous symbols and landmarks. Most of these landmarks are associated with restaurants, such as Kani Dōraku’s (かに道楽) giant moving crab that hangs above the restaurant door, seemingly waving to customers going inside. One of Dōtonbori’s – and perhaps Osaka’s – most famous landmarks…

4 Popular Dessert Shops You Need to Visit in Osaka

Osaka is known as the food capital of Japan, and for good reason. From savory sweets to exotic flavors, you can find all kinds of tasty foods here. But if you have a sweet tooth that never seems to be satisfied, here are four popular dessert shops you need to visit in Osaka! 1. Rikuro…