Shiga Prefecture

Fascinating Towns Near Kyoto: Otsu, Uji, & Fushimi

Jul 24, 2023 By Justin Hanus

As the former capital of Japan, Kyoto is a huge city with plenty of things to see, but sometimes you may want a change of scenery and perhaps a bit...[ Click to read more ]

Boat Trips in Kansai

Jul 24, 2023 By Justin Hanus

With so many picturesque waterways spread across the region, Kansai is the perfect Japanese location for a boat trip. Whether you fancy a relaxing cruise or a white-knuckle downriver jaunt,...[ Click to read more ]

Fruit Picking in Kansai

Jul 23, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Picking fresh fruit is a popular – and refreshing – pastime in Japan. In the Kansai region, there are many farms and orchards where you can roam around and pluck...[ Click to read more ]

Best Beaches in Kansai

May 19, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Japan is not one of the first countries that spring to mind when you think of beach culture, but in fact, the country has plenty of beautiful coastlines, with the...[ Click to read more ]

Summer Days Out in Kansai

Apr 21, 2023 By Justin Hanus

You can find a wealth of things to do during the summer months across the Kansai region. It’s known for its cities such as Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe but beyond...[ Click to read more ]

The Best Restaurants in Shiga

Mar 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Although it's less well known than some other prefectures in Kansai, there's plenty in Shiga to make it a top tourist destination. In addition to the massive Lake Biwa, it...[ Click to read more ]

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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 ]

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 ]

Where to See Fireflies in Kansai

May 26, 2021 By Justin Hanus

Whereas many years ago, fireflies were everywhere in Kansai throughout the summer months, you now need to head to specific places to see them. Luckily, you do have a range...[ Click to read more ]

Water Sports in Kansai

Aug 20, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Are you looking for a chance to try your hand at some water-based activities in the Kansai region? You can find plenty of lakes, rivers, and beaches where qualified instructors...[ Click to read more ]