A Guide to the Kansai Region of Japan

Tokyo vs Osaka (The Cities Compared For Travel + Living)

Tokyo vs Osaka (The Cities Compared For Travel + Living)

Tokyo vs Osaka. Osaka vs Tokyo. You wouldn't think there would be much debate between Tokyo or Osaka given Tokyo's obvious dominance as one of the greatest megacities in the world, but Osaka has its defenders. I am one of them. It simply comes down to how much time...

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The Best Day Trips From Osaka (The 13 Best Choices 2019)

The Best Day Trips From Osaka (The 13 Best Choices 2019)

So you’re planning to do some day trips from Osaka? It’s the best city to base yourself in my opinion to explore other places in the area and here I'll explain the best ones to do. I have spent several months travelling in Japan (as of writing this) and several...

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What To Do In Osaka Japan (The Best Things For 2019)

What To Do In Osaka Japan (The Best Things For 2019)

If you're in Osaka (or going there) and want to know what to do in Osaka then I can help you. I've spent 1 month living in Osaka and these are my recommendations for things to do in the city. Although Tokyo takes the prize for the most vibrant city, and Kyoto for the...

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A Day Trip To Okunoin Cemetery (And Koyasan)

A Day Trip To Okunoin Cemetery (And Koyasan)

The Okunoin Cemetery in Koyasan is the largest cemetery in Japan with over 200,000 graves of Buddhist Monks and important people such as warlords. It's located in the forest around sacred Mount Koya and can easily be done as a day trip from Osaka or Kyoto. This is a...

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Cycling Osaka To Nara On Japan’s Steepest National Road

Cycling Osaka To Nara On Japan’s Steepest National Road

What the hell am I doing...? I asked myself that a few times at the start of this trip cycling Osaka to Nara, and for a very good reason. I had bought a cheap city bike in Osaka for around $50 as I knew I would be staying there for at least two weeks. Then I...

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Kyoto Must See Tourist Sites (A Kyoto 1 Day Itinerary)

Kyoto Must See Tourist Sites (A Kyoto 1 Day Itinerary)

Want to know what are the Kyoto must see sites to visit in 1 day?  Great! I'm here to help having spent a week exploring the city. This is what I recommend to do with one day to see as much of the best things in one day. Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan...

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Nara Festivals (The Kasuga Wakamiya On-Matsuri)

Nara Festivals (The Kasuga Wakamiya On-Matsuri)

Nara in Japan is a good place to visit if you like temples and shrines and if you time it right you could visit when there is a 'matsuri', (festival) on like the Kasuga Wakamiya On - Matsuri, one of the best Nara festivals. It's Japans oldest cultural arts...

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Abandoned Theme Parks In Japan (Nara Dreamland)

Abandoned Theme Parks In Japan (Nara Dreamland)

Ever had a dream that you were walking through a zombie apocalypse? Watched the Walking Dead? Read a lot of Stephen King books? Well there's an abandoned theme park in Japan called Dreamland where you can imagine that you are in that world. Empty for over 20 years in...

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Watching A Game of Baseball in Osaka Kyocera Dome Japan

Watching A Game of Baseball in Osaka Kyocera Dome Japan

If you want to see the Japanese super passionate about a sport then you need to see a baseball game in Japan, in this case baseball in Osaka. If there is a sumo match on (the definitive Japanese sport known worldwide) then you should go and see one, it's an...

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