Osaka Prefecture

Summer Days Out in Kansai

Apr 21, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Kansai is a diverse region of Japan, perfect for the warmer summer months. It's best known for bigger cities such as Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, but plenty of locations within...[ 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 ]

Great Places to Spot Wildlife in Kansai

Mar 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Japan may have a reputation as being a country filled with ultra-modern built-up urban environments flashing neon signs at you, but it also has an abundance of natural beauty. From...[ Click to read more ]

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 ]

How to Start Your Own Business in Kansai

Feb 24, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Self-employment is a fantastic way of earning money while at the same time engaging in a pursuit you like and being your own boss. Japan welcomes entrepreneurs and those wanting...[ Click to read more ]

Umeda Skating Rink

Strap on Your Skates in Kansai This Winter

Jan 21, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Ice skating has a long history as skates made of animal bones dating back 5,000 years were found at the bottom of a lake in Switzerland. It's unknown when the...[ 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 ]

Hatsumode in Kobe – Shrines to Visit for New Years

Dec 20, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Japan only started celebrating the New Year on January 1st, 1873, when the country adopted the Gregorian calendar of the West. Traditionally, the Japanese New Year was the same as...[ Click to read more ]

Skiing in Kansai: Day and Weekend Trips!

Dec 12, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Skiing might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of tourist attractions in Japan. However, many skiing enthusiasts visit each winter, keen to experience the...[ Click to read more ]

Top Activities in Shinsaibashi, Osaka

Nov 29, 2022 By Justin Hanus

One of the most famous neighborhoods in Osaka is Shinsaibashi. Although it’s primarily a shopping neighborhood, it’s also a great place to visit for nightlife, restaurants, and cultural attractions. In...[ Click to read more ]