A Guide to the Kansai Region of Japan

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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Why Osaka Is A Better City To Stay Than Kyoto (Japan Travel)

Why Osaka Is A Better City To Stay Than Kyoto (Japan Travel)

I better say this straight away that I loved exploring around Kyoto and seeing all the old temples, shrines, and gardens. It’s one of the most culturally rich cities in all of Japan and definitely a must-see place. But I’m writing this from a travellers perspective...

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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? Great! It’s the best city to base yourself in the Kansai region and further afield for just that. I have spent several months travelling in Japan (as of writing this) and several weeks of that was in Osaka....

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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

Kyoto is one of those cities that you can lose yourself in for days and never get bored. It was the imperial capital of Japan for over one thousand years and has a lot of history to show. It seems like everywhere you turn is a temple or a shrine to see, some of them...

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Watching A Game of Baseball in Osaka Kyocera Dome Japan

Watching A Game of Baseball in Osaka Kyocera Dome Japan

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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The Temples Of Kansai – Japan Photo Essay

The Temples Of Kansai – Japan Photo Essay

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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