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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 ]

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 ]

Great Bike Rides in Kansai

May 24, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Although it may have a reputation for cars, motorbikes, and speedy trains, Japan is also a cycle-loving nation whose residents use a bicycle as their primary mode of transport. You...[ Click to read more ]

Where to Learn About Japanese History in Kansai

Dec 27, 2021 By Justin Hanus

Japan is rich in history, with civilizations stretching back to prehistoric times and classical Japanese history beginning around the 6th century when Buddhism was introduced. The Kansai region has played...[ Click to read more ]

Road Trips in Kansai

Mar 15, 2021 By Justin Hanus

The Kansai region is a great part of Japan to discover by car. Beyond the big cities Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe, many great destinations don’t take too long to get...[ Click to read more ]

Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine Osaka

Top Cities to Visit in the Kansai Region

Feb 25, 2020 By Justin Hanus

You’ve undoubtedly heard of Osaka and Kyoto, but there’s so much more to see in the Kansai region of Japan. Some cities are vibrant and noisy, others are peaceful and...[ Click to read more ]

Great Places to Spot Wildlife in Kansai

Sep 24, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Japan is known for its densely-populated neon-lit cities but look beyond the lights and high-rise buildings and you can find some beautiful open spaces where you can see nature at...[ Click to read more ]

Heijo Palace in Nara

Top Things to Do in Nara

Jul 16, 2019 By Justin Hanus

With numerous temples and shrines, Nara is an important city for Japanese history and culture. It is also a top location for outdoor activities, especially during the fall for the...[ Click to read more ]

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Top Museums to Visit in Kansai

Jun 20, 2019 By Justin Hanus

If you’re interested in culture, history or art, some of the best places to visit are museums. There are some fascinating and unique museums throughout Japan, and nowhere more so...[ Click to read more ]

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