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 Kansai Souvenirs for a Sweet Tooth
Find the sweetest confectionery souvenir options right in the heart of western Japan.
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!
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.
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!
5 Key Sights to See in Kobe
Kobe is a lovely, cosmopolitan city with a fascinating international past. Don't miss these top sites in Kansai's famous port city!
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.
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!
Kobe Luminarie 2016
The Kobe Luminarie is held every year to commemorate the victims of the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995.
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 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.
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!
4 Best Burgers in Hyogo
Hyogo boasts Kobe Beef as one of its main draws, but did you ever stop to try some of their tasty burgers?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.