A Guide to the Kansai Region of Japan

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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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. It’s the...

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The Temples Of Kansai – Japan Photo Essay

The Temples Of Kansai – Japan Photo Essay

The Kansai region in Japan is packed full of old temples, shrines, pagodas and so on. It makes for one of the most cultural areas you can see in the country, with Kyoto being the jewel in the crown. I personally spent several weeks in Osaka to see the area on day...

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The Best of Kyoto in 24 Hours (Kyoto Shrines and Temples)

The Best of Kyoto in 24 Hours (Kyoto Shrines and Temples)

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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Nara Festival In Japan – The Kasuga Wakamiya On-Matsuri

Nara Festival In Japan – The Kasuga Wakamiya On-Matsuri

Nara in Japan is a good place to visit if you like temples and shrines. It was the capital of Japan a long time ago in 710-784 AD, and as such has a lot of old sites to see. If you time it right you could visit when there is a 'matsuri', meaning a festival. The Nara...

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