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.
Top 10 Japanese Hotel Breakfasts of 2016
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and these hotels rated by Japanese tourists on TripAdvisor know how to do it right!
The Ise-Shima G7 Summit Regions
10 cities around the country were selected to host ministerial meetings surrounding the 2016 G7 Summit in Ise-Shima. From education to IT and agriculture, each was selected for a very specific reason!
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.
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?
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?
Japan’s 8 Most Awesome Hotels
Japan’s most luxurious hotels provide stellar services while sinking effortlessly into the surrounding landscape.
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.
Kobe Luminarie 2016
The Kobe Luminarie is held every year to commemorate the victims of the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995.
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.
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 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!
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.
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!
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!
The 6 Coolest & Most Unusual Lawson Stores
Ever seen a convenience store with a patio? How about one with a play area for kids? Or why not just go for one where you can get a Dragon Quest slime?
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!
Have You Ever Shopped in a Lawson Train?
You've heard of Lawson Station, but have you ever shopped in a Lawson train? Located in Kobe City, this unique, train-themed convenience store was unveiled in January 2016.