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Thanksgiving in Kansai

Oct 18, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Thanksgiving is one of the most important annual celebrations in the USA. In recent years, partly due to the growing number of American expats in the country, it has been...[ 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 ]

Museums in Kansai Offering Virtual Tours

May 22, 2020 By Justin Hanus

It’s frustrating to know that there are numerous things to see outside when you’re stuck indoors. The good news is you can now visit multiple museums throughout Kansai without leaving...[ Click to read more ]

Great Summer Walks in Kansai

May 22, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Kansai is famed not just for its bustling cities such as Kyoto and Osaka but also for its many mountains, parks, and trails that offer a great walking day out....[ Click to read more ]

Great Places to See a Sunset in Kansai

May 22, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Sunsets can provide the perfect backdrop to a romantic evening or be a fitting endpoint for a nice walk. With many high vantage points across the region as well as...[ Click to read more ]

Best Capsule Hotels in Kansai

May 22, 2020 By Justin Hanus

An experience every visitor to Japan needs to have is a stay in a capsule hotel. These budget accommodation options provide you with a cubicle rather than a full-size room....[ Click to read more ]

Things Kansai Gave to the World

Mar 25, 2020 By Justin Hanus

A former economic and cultural capital of Japan, Kansai played an important part in global innovation that continues today. Here is a selection of what has originated in Kansai. Sake...[ 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 ]

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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 ]

Valentine’s Traditions in Kansai

Jan 28, 2020 By Justin Hanus

We're into the new year and fast approaching that date in the calendar where love is in the air. It's Valentine's Day on the 14th of February, of course. This...[ Click to read more ]