Osaka Dining

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 ]

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 ]

Great Winter Food in Kansai

Nov 29, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Japan can get pretty chilly during the winter months. Fortunately, the country excels when it comes to hearty winter meals. As are regional variations, seasonal ingredients and dishes are very...[ Click to read more ]

The Highlights of Dotonbori in Osaka

Oct 25, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Named for the canal it runs alongside, Dotonbori is one of the most famous streets in Osaka. Located in the Namba district in the Chuo ward, it is particularly popular...[ Click to read more ]

Thanksgiving in Kansai

Oct 24, 2022 By Justin Hanus

As we approach the autumn season, citizens of many countries start planning for Thanksgiving towards the end of November. This includes Japan. However, Japanese Thanksgiving is slightly different. Rather than...[ Click to read more ]

Navigating Everything on Offer at Osaka Kizu Wholesale Market

Jun 28, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Whether you want a meal made with the freshest fish you can find, are searching for souvenirs, or want to experience a traditional Japanese market, Kizu Wholesale Market in Osaka...[ Click to read more ]

Kani Douraku

Crab Season in Kansai

Jan 18, 2021 By Justin Hanus

Since December tends to be most plentiful for crabs, it’s no wonder that it boasts a delicious spike in the crustaceans' availability across Japan. During the winter, crab imports from...[ Click to read more ]

Harvest Time in Kansai

Sep 24, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Harvest time in autumn/fall is important across the world. Each region has different rituals associated with this time of year (September – November). In Japan, the autumn harvest is celebrated...[ Click to read more ]

Where to Find the Best Beers in Kansai

Mar 25, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Kansai is a well-known region of Japan for cuisine. What's not so widely known is that the area is also a hotbed for beer. One of the best known Japanese...[ Click to read more ]