Kansai (Kinki)

5 Underrated Dessert Shops in Osaka!

Osaka City is known as the food capital of Japan, and is a place where you can find anything you could want to eat. We checked out Osaka and found five dessert shops you might not have heard about. Make them a part of your Osaka trip if you’re a foodie bent on visiting this…

Top 7 Interesting Things to Do When You Visit Kobe Harborland in Japan

While many people think of exquisite beef when they hear of Kobe, Japan’s 6th largest city has much more to offer than some pricey food. Kobe Harborland is one such gem of the Kobe area where visitors can find expansive shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Kobe City that has unparalleled shopping, dining, and entertainment options.…

Check Out the Last Surviving Tram Line of Kyoto: The Randen

In recent decades the transportation infrastructure of several major Japanese cities have undergone many changes. From the development of high-speed rail lines to expanded subway access, transit in Japan is becoming increasingly diverse. However, these changes mean that many train or tram networks have been gradually phased out of use across the country. Among them…

The Complete Schedule of Kyoto’s Biggest Annual Festival, Gion Matsuri!

In Kyoto, the largest annual festival is Gion Matsuri, a summer festival held to ward off disease and disasters. If you weren’t aware, Gion Matsuri is actually celebrated throughout the entire month of July, with the main festivities taking place on the 17th. However, for those visiting Kyoto in July, there are still a number…

Kobe Is So Much More Than Just Beef! Here Are 10 Awesome Things to Do in Kobe!

When people hear the name Kobe, the first thing that usually comes to mind is Kobe beef. And when I searched on the Internet, some sites told me that for Westerners, Kobe is not an attractive place to visit because one of the main tourist spots is an area full of Western-style buildings. However, Kobe…

Check Out This Hotel in Osaka That Has a Striking European-Inspired Chapel

Most people choose a hotel based on the unique features and facilities it offers. While not all hotels are blessed to have historical facilities, some have an edge over the rest. One particular hotel in Osaka that has such feature is Hotel Monterey. It stands out like a magnificent European palace amid the tower blocks…

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…