Kansai (Kinki)

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…

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…

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…

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…
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