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Seeing Noh Theater in Kansai

Jun 28, 2023 By Justin Hanus

A combination of music, dance, and poetry, Noh theater dates back to the 14th century, making it the oldest dramatic form in Japan. The performances are based on ancient myths...[ Click to read more ]

Skate Parks in Kansai

Jun 28, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Japan is experiencing something of a skateboarding wave since it showcased the sport during the recent Tokyo Olympics. Many purpose-built skateboarding facilities have sprung up over the last few years,...[ Click to read more ]

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 ]

Great Places to Spot Wildlife in Kansai

Mar 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Japan may have a reputation as being a country filled with ultra-modern built-up urban environments flashing neon signs at you, but it also has an abundance of natural beauty. From...[ 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 ]

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 ]

Christmas in Kansai

Nov 29, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Not being a predominantly Christian country, Japan doesn’t celebrate Christmas with quite the same fervour as people in the US, Canada or Europe. For example, Christmas is not a public...[ Click to read more ]

Fun Activities for Older People in Kansai

Sep 28, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Japan has a rapidly aging society with a larger percentage of over-65s than anywhere else in the world. It’s no surprise, therefore, that there are plenty of activities across the...[ Click to read more ]

Skate and Scooter Parks in Kansai

Aug 31, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Skateboarding is one of Japan’s fastest-rising sporting activities, propelled by the country’s showing at the Tokyo Olympics, where it won medals, including gold for the likes of Yuto Horigome and...[ Click to read more ]

All About the Kansai Dialect

Feb 28, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Although we often talk about Japanese as if it were a single language, numerous dialects are spoken around the country. Standard Japanese is the form from Tokyo, chosen to unite...[ Click to read more ]