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Go From Osaka to Kyushu on an Overnight Ferry

For just ¥10,000 you can travel halfway across the country in your sleep on the Bullet Ferry.

5 Fruit Markets for Budget Shoppers in Kansai

Finding the freshest fruits on a budget in Kansai just got even easier with our handy guide.

4 Phrases to Help You Speak 'Kansai-Ben'

Speak like a local in Osaka, Kyoto or Kobe with these four simple phrases from the Kansai Dialect.

7 Standout Sweets from 6 Prefectures

Because every prefecture has a specialty, keep this 'sweet' list of seven snacks in mind on your next trip across Japan. They're too good not to try!

Top 5 Kansai Souvenirs for a Sweet Tooth

Find the sweetest confectionery souvenir options right in the heart of western Japan.

All About Manneken Waffles

Love that fresh-baked-bread smell? In the Kansai area, you can savor the scent of freshly fried waffles at 18 train stations thanks to the famous Mannekin chain. Read on to learn all about these amazing waffles!

10 Stellar Night Views in Kansai

Amid all the hustle and bustle of the Kansai region, don't forget about these incredibly scenic views, especially after the sun has set. If you're visiting the Kansai area—including Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe—you must check out these stellar night views!

Kobe Luminarie 2016

The Kobe Luminarie is held every year to commemorate the victims of the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995.

All About the Hanshin Tigers

Tokyo may have the Giants, but nothing beats a game with the Hanshin Tigers! With a rivalry as famous as the Yankees and Red Sox, the Tigers have been around almost as long as the Giants and their games and fans are a sight to behold.

Top 4 Aquariums in Kansai

Ever wanted to touch a dolphin? How about pet sharks, rays or other exotic fish? Or maybe you've wanted to see what an ultra-modern aquarium might look like. Here are four major aquariums in the Kansai area, all accessible and offering something unique.

Limited-Edition Pringles with Japanese Flavors

Once you pop, the Japanese fun won't stop with these Pringles flavors that were inspired by popular dishes from Japan.

Kobe Animal Kingdom

If you've ever wanted to feed and touch exotic animals, here's your chance at the Kobe Animal Kingdom, where the animals can wander around, interacting with each other as well as you, in a very open environment. Check it out!

Top 5 Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Hyogo

When viewing the cherry blossoms in the Kansai region, it would be easy to get lost in the beauty of Kyoto and Osaka and forget Hyogo Prefecture. But these sites are well worth traveling to as well. Check out our Top 5 picks!

Meet a Giant Panda at Kobe Oji Zoo!

Kobe has plenty of tourist attractions, but how many people know where to meet a panda face-to-face in the city?

Top 5 Secret Beaches of Kansai

Find some of the best hidden beaches in the Kansai region with this guide.

Japan's Top 10 Aquariums

As an island nation, Japan’s history and culture are tied to the sea and the animals within. To get a good glimpse of the deep blue from dry land, check out the Top 10 aquariums scattered across the country!

Top 10 Natural Power Spots of Kansai

Japan is a haven for beautiful nature, and Kansai is one of the best places to experience just that.

Amazing Japan in 20 Time-Lapse Videos at Night

Japan always looks gorgeous, day or night, and we present to you 20 incredible videos across the nation that show how it looks when the sun goes down, from the countryside to mountains and even major cities like Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.

Testing out the ili Translation Device in Kobe

Our writer Eric headed out to Kobe to check out the Sannomiya nightlife, and he brought an ili translation device along for the ride with amusing results.

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.

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