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A Guide to the Kansai Region of Japan

guide to the Kansai region of Japan

Tokyo vs Osaka For Travel & Living In 2021

Tokyo vs Osaka For Travel & Living In 2021

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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Osaka or Kyoto – Why Osaka Is A Better City To Stay

Osaka or Kyoto – Why Osaka Is A Better City To Stay

If you're wondering whether to stay in Osaka or Kyoto then this should help in that decision, depending on your perspective, and what you are looking for. I better say this straight away that I loved exploring around Kyoto and seeing all the old temples, shrines, and...

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17 Best Day Trips From Osaka

17 Best Day Trips From Osaka

Osaka is the best city to base yourself in Kansai, in my opinion, to explore other places in the area and here I'll explain the best day trips from Osaka you can do having lived in the area for several weeks. Osaka is known as the “nations kitchen” and some of...

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Best Things To Do In Osaka (Japan)

Best Things To Do In Osaka (Japan)

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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Mount Koyasan Buddhist Temples ( & Okunoin Cemetery)

Mount Koyasan Buddhist Temples ( & Okunoin Cemetery)

Koyasan and the Okunoin Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Japan with over 200,000 graves of Buddhist Monks and important people such as warlords. The area is also covered with the Koyasan Buddhist temples. It's located in the forest around sacred Mount Koya and...

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Kumano Kodo Day Trip (To Nachi Taisha Shrine)

Kumano Kodo Day Trip (To Nachi Taisha Shrine)

Interested in hiking on historic pilgrims trails in Japan? The Kumano Kodo Trail is for just that and is located in the Kansai region of Japan. You can spend days hiking on the trails or if you are constrained by time you can do a very long day trip from Osaka or...

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How To Spend One Day In Kyoto (Japan Travel)

How To Spend One Day In Kyoto (Japan Travel)

Want to know how to spend one day in Kyoto?  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 for over one thousand...

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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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