Kyoto Prefecture

Road Trips in Kansai

Feb 15, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Road trips are a great way of experiencing the natural visual delights a country has to offer. Japan has an excellent public transport network, but many people prefer to travel...[ Click to read more ]

Umeda Sky Building

Fun Things to Do in Kansai 2019

Dec 22, 2018 By Justin Hanus

The New Year is upon us and attention turns for many on resolutions for the year ahead. For those of you who have pledged to get out and try new...[ Click to read more ]

Local Music in Kansai

Nov 19, 2018 By Justin Hanus

If you relocate to the Kansai region and are interested in live music, you'll be pleased to hear that there is a vibrant music scene spanning many genres. Japan has...[ Click to read more ]

Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving Dining in Kansai

Oct 15, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Although Japan has its own Thanksgiving Day in November, the holiday isn't celebrated in quite the same style as in North America. However, with a growing American expat community in...[ Click to read more ]

Day Trips: Miyama, Kyoto’s Mountain Retreat

Oct 15, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Just 30 kilometers from the hustle and bustle of the tourist mecca that is Kyoto city sits Miyata, a beautiful little hamlet that could have come straight out of Edo...[ Click to read more ]

Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum

Unusual Attractions in Kansai

Oct 15, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Kansai has plenty of attractions that draw millions of tourists in each year, but perhaps you're looking for something a little less obvious than the many castles, temples, and parks...[ Click to read more ]

Ramen

8 Most Popular Noodle Shops in the Kansai Region

Aug 20, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Ramen is one of the most iconic Japanese dishes the world over. Although it might not come with that luscious, silky and super flavorful umami broth and chewy noodles all...[ Click to read more ]

Japanese Beach

Popular Beaches in The Kansai Region

Jun 26, 2018 By Justin Hanus

A lot of people love going to the beach because as they say, they need a dose of vitamin sea. Unfortunately, not a lot of countries have the best beaches...[ Click to read more ]

See the Best of Kansai’s Fireworks Displays

Jun 23, 2018 By Justin Hanus

One of the most exciting aspects of Japanese summers is the multitude of dazzling fireworks displays to enjoy. Originally, fireworks (花火, ‘Hanabi’) were thought to help ward off evil spirits,...[ Click to read more ]

Seafood Market in Japan

Popular Seafood Markets and Ports in the Kansai Region

May 23, 2018 By Justin Hanus

One of the countries that’s so well known for their seafood and how they’ve gloriously incorporated it in their culture is Japan. Their sushi is a worldwide favorite and a...[ Click to read more ]