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.
Japan’s Three Famous Castles
Called 'sanmeijo' in Japanese, the three castles on this list have been chosen based on their significance to history and culture, as well as their scale and grandeur.
Step into a Japanese Classroom at This Izakaya
With themed rooms and waiters who act as teachers and nurses, you’ll never want to leave elementary school again!
Japan’s 8 Most Awesome Hotels
Japan’s most luxurious hotels provide stellar services while sinking effortlessly into the surrounding landscape.
'Live Spectacle Naruto' Returns
The new Naruto live action play looks more awesome than we ever could have imagined!
7 Awesome Japanese Castles Made of Lego
While there have only been a few official Japanese-style Lego castles, brick fans have been more than happy to do the rest!
Japan's Top 5 Otaku Shopping Spots
If you're looking for anime, manga or cosplay merchandise, these are the places to check!
The 'Combini' in the Castle
Exploring a castle can be thirsty work. So why should you have to leave the grounds when you want to recharge with a cool drink or a tasty snack?
Top 3 Burgers in the Osaka Area
Have a hankering for a great burger, but don't know where to start? Check out our top picks found exclusively in the Osaka area!
4 Very Creepy Ryokan
Is there anything cooler than a 'ryokan' with a bit of a thrill? These Japanese inns just might give you a chill!
Train & Station Transform into Temporary Pub
Love beer? Love trains? Here’s your chance to combine the two for four special nights!
Superfly Rocks Osaka Castle
Watch an amazing vocal performance of 'Beautiful' by Japanese rock act Superfly—with full 360-degree views at Osaka Castle's Nishinomaru Garden!
A National Who’s Whooo of Owl Cafés
Who wouldn’t want to snuggle up and nestle down in an owl café? We’ve lined up eight adorable and outstanding branches where you can unruffle in peace.
Cradles of Subculture
Let's take a quick look at some trivia about various regions in Japan that are known as subculture hotbeds!
4 Purrfect Kansai Cat Cafés
Tired of running around, trying to see all the beautiful temples and castles in the Kansai area? Recharge your batteries at a cozy cat café!
7 Incredible Events at Japanese Castles
The castles dotting Japan's landscape no longer host battles and political upheavals, but they're not boring relics. Many were the backdrop to some pretty unbelievable stories!
5 Instagram-Worthy Castles for Every Season
Winter, spring, summer or fall, you'll fall in love with these sites, and snap a photo as you do!
2 Awesome Owl Cafés in Osaka
Meet lots of different types of owls up close at Osaka's two owl cafés, where you can take pictures and pet these adorable creatures!
Japan's Largest Ferris Wheel—With Glass Floors
For those brave enough to ride it, the new Redhorse Osaka Wheel features VIP carriages, glass windows and... glass floors.
Tour Ise-Shima with the KINTETSU RAIL PASS
While the Ise-Shima area is best known for Ise Jingu, the area also offers picturesque scenery and gourmet food. And you can access this resort region easily from Osaka using the KINTETSU RAIL PASS!