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The Five Best Buddhist Temples in Kansai

January 24, 2018 by Justin Hanus

If you fancy spending a day or two checking out the beauty and serenity of some of Japan’s finest Buddhist temples, it’s worth heading to the Kansai region. There are over 2000 temples in Kansai, many of them UNESCO listed heritage sites attracting yearly visitors from across the globe. The oldest part of Japan, Kansai […]

Where to Enjoy the Best Skiing Experience in the Kansai Region

December 22, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Japan has become a world-renowned skiing location over the past half-century. With its many mountains and long winter season bringing some of the heaviest annual snowfalls in the world, it attracts winter sports enthusiasts from across the world eager to slide their way through the waist deep powder-dry snow that falls across the country. There […]

Holiday Illumination in Kansai

November 22, 2017 by Justin Hanus

It may be cold in Japan, but holiday lights are a tempting and beautiful excuse to get out of the house and away from that kerosene heater! Especially in the Kansai region, different illuminations taking place throughout December will leave you dazzled with holiday cheer without costing you any of your Christmas money. Grab a […]

Check your Omikujis at these Shrines in Kobe for the New Year!

November 22, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Japan has only been doing New Year’s celebrations since 1873, when the country adopted the Gregorian calendar of the West. Traditionally the Japanese New Year was based on the Chinese lunar calendar where the dates each year were not fixed. But now the New Year is locked into January 1 and most of the country […]

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