Hyogo Prefecture

Ashiya City Garbage Bag

Hyogo’s Ashiya City Garbage Bag Changes 2023

Apr 28, 2023 By William Farrow

Residents of Ashiya City in Hyogo Prefecture should be aware that the rules regarding garbage bags will change in October 2023, and a transition period has already begun as of...[ Click to read more ]

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Weddings in Kansai

Apr 21, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Wedding days are one of the most important days of our lives. If you settle with a partner in Kansai and decide to tie the knot or if you want...[ Click to read more ]

Popular Kansai Street Food

Mar 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Japan isn’t quite as renowned for its street food culture as countries such as Thailand or Vietnam, but it’s been steadily growing in popularity. You can find kiosks selling warm...[ Click to read more ]

The Highlights of AEON MALL Kobe Kita

Feb 24, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Kobe is a top destination for shopping due to the several large malls around the city. Although the best-known is Kobe Harborland umie, one of the biggest is AEON MALL...[ Click to read more ]

How to Start Your Own Business in Kansai

Feb 24, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Self-employment is a fantastic way of earning money while at the same time engaging in a pursuit you like and being your own boss. Japan welcomes entrepreneurs and those wanting...[ Click to read more ]

Top Hanami Sites Near Kobe

Feb 20, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Spring is just around the corner, which means Hanami time is here again for many Japanese residents. Hanami means "flower viewing" in Japanese (from the Japanese for flower - "hana"),...[ Click to read more ]

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Chocolate in Japan

Valentine’s Day in Kobe

Jan 22, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Valentine’s Day is an essential holiday throughout Japan, but it’s extra significant in Kobe. Here, a chocolate shop advertised Valentine’s Day chocolates for the first time in Japan back in...[ Click to read more ]

Kobe’s Winter Wonderland: Mount Rokko

Jan 21, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Japan hosted the first-ever Winter Olympics in Asia at Sapporo in 1972, but the country already had a rich history of playing on snowy mountain slopes. Although you won't find...[ Click to read more ]

Umeda Skating Rink

Strap on Your Skates in Kansai This Winter

Jan 21, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Ice skating has a long history as skates made of animal bones dating back 5,000 years were found at the bottom of a lake in Switzerland. It's unknown when the...[ Click to read more ]

Seafood Market in Japan

Popular Seafood Markets and Ports in the Kansai Region

Dec 23, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Japan is well known for its seafood — in fact, seafood is a major part of its culture. To find the freshest dishes, your best option is to head to...[ Click to read more ]