Osaka Prefecture

Interesting Facts About Kansai

Mar 22, 2019 By Justin Hanus

The second most populous region of Japan after Kanto, Kansai has been a historically important part of the country with a rich history and many lasting traditions. The busy cities...[ Click to read more ]

Why Visit the Instant Ramen Museum in Osaka

Mar 22, 2019 By Justin Hanus

It may seem like a strange concept to have an entire museum dedicated to instant ramen, but the Cup Noodles Museum is a must-see destination in Osaka. Much of your...[ Click to read more ]

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 ]

Watch Some Sumo Wrestling at the 2019 Grand Tournament in Osaka

Feb 15, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Sumo wrestling is a sport uniquely associated with Japan. Although not all professional sumo wrestlers are Japanese, the sport originated in Japan, and it remains the only country where it...[ Click to read more ]

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Kani Douraku

Crab Season in Kansai

Jan 18, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Since the month of December tends to be the busiest and most plentiful for crabs, it’s no wonder that the winter month boasts a delicious spike in availability for the...[ 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 ]

Hatsumode in Kobe – Shrines to Visit for New Years

Nov 22, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Japan has only been doing New Year’s celebrations since 1873, when the country adopted the Gregorian calendar of the West. Traditionally the Japanese New Year was based on the Chinese...[ 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 ]

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 ]