What is Okonomiyaki?
Okonomiyaki is a famous Japanese-style pancake or crepe. Taste the difference between the Kansai- and Hiroshima-style varieties!
Dress Up As a Samurai or Geisha in Kyoto
Dress up like a maiko, geisha or samurai in Kyoto, where you’ll discover the traditional landscape of a classic Japanese city.
Kill Time Gaming With Mario at Kansai Airport
Kansai International Airport, the principal international airport close to Nintendo's Kyoto headquarters, lets you start your travel fun right away!
A Quick Guide to the Sights of Nara
Visit Nara, the city where you’ll find one of Japan’s largest and most famous bronze Buddha statue, its second-tallest pagoda, and hundreds of friendly deer!
Fashioning a Wedding Dress Out of a Kimono
These dresses made from redesigned antique kimono should definitely make the bride feel special on her big day!
Pay to Stay at a Real Japanese Juvenile Prison
Spend the night in a former 700-person prison in Nara. Of course there will be extra added amenities like a café and bar!
No Need to Lug Around Your Luggage Anymore
Thanks to Ecbo Cloak you can now store your luggage at cafés, bars and restaurants, so you can keep your travel light!
A Quick Guide to Japanese Gay Bars
Here's a quick, smart guide to a segment of Japanese nightlife you're not going to find in your regular guide book.
3 Reasons to Visit Kyoto in May
There’s never a bad time to visit Japan’s former capital of Kyoto, but May is an especially good time for these three exceptional reasons!
Get Your Hands on Cute Cat-Shaped Bread Slices
This kitty-shaped bread is the greatest baked good to hit the shelves since sliced bread!
Top 5 Kansai Souvenirs for a Sweet Tooth
Find the sweetest confectionery souvenir options right in the heart of western Japan.
5 First-Time Family Trips in 5 Prefectures
Tokyo is not the only best thing about Japan. Japan has 47 prefectures, each possessing a unique charm of its own. For families exploring outside of Tokyo for the first time, here are some tips for trips to take in five different prefectures.
Get a Sneak Peek into Super Nintendo World
Universal Studios Japan has built what looks like a real life 'Super Mario' level and we've got the pictures to prove it.
Things to Do in Golden Week in Kansai
Looking for something exciting to do during your Golden Week vacation? Here are five great ways to spend your time off in Kansai.
Top 30 Spots Across Japan Ranked by Tourists
Travel website TripAdvisor has just listed this year's hot spots in Japan as selected by overseas visitors and we can't wait to see what's at number one!
Starbucks Opts for Tradition in Kyoto
Century-old teahouse starts new life with tatami floors and 'zabuton' cushions for customers at this American café chain.
Snack on Geisha-Shaped Sweets in Kyoto
While coming across an actual geisha or 'maiko' apprentice is pretty rare in Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto, you can meet and eat a geisha-shaped sweet.
3 Brilliant Beaches for a Lake Biwa Barbecue
Take your family out on a day trip to the beach for a relaxing BBQ on the shores of Lake Biwa, the largest natural lake in Japan. We've got three great options for you.
21 Top Spots Outside Japan's 'Golden Route'
Many tourists concentrate on the so-called 'Golden Route' connecting Tokyo to Kyoto and Osaka. But what do you do if you want to get off the principal tourist highway and see the best of the rest? Here are Japan's 21 best off-the-Golden-Route spots!
Dine on Dishes That Look Like Precious Gems
Need some extra minerals in your diet? How about dining on dishes and desserts that resemble minerals and stones?