Things to do in Kansai, Japan

玄関のちまき
2016.10.01
You’ll often see a chimaki at the front door of private houses in Kyoto. This is actually considered an amulet.
because of the bamboo leaves. Chimaki is also an amulet displayed at the entrance of houses and looks like a bundle of straw. I’ll introduce the chima
2016.09.27
Tasting sake at S. Imanishi Co., Ltd. Harushika brewery in Nara.
S. Imanishi Co., Ltd. is a Japanese sake brewery located about a 5-minute walk from Gangoji temple (A World Heritage Site). The brewery is behind the
Times's place 奈良
2016.09.25
Let’s find unique souvenirs at Time's Place Nara shopping mall.
Time’s Place Nara is a shopping mall located in front of the east gate at Kintetsu Nara station. It reopened after renovation in April 2016. There are
高速餅つき
2016.09.18
This is the traditional Japanese technique for making rice-cakes!
Nakatanido is a Japanese confectionery shop located at the entrance of the Mochiidono shopping arcade and faces Sanjo street near the Sarusawa Pond in
2016.09.16
The Fabulous “Nara To-kae” candle light festival decorates the mysterious Nara evening!
【Contents】 Nara To-kae is an event that has been held around Nara Park at the beginning of August every year since 1999. During its 10-day period, ca
The Fudo-Myo-O statue
2016.09.14
Wish upon a moss-covered Buddhist statue! A nostalgic temple in Minami, Osaka
The Hozenji temple of the Buddhist Jyodo sect is located in Namba, Osaka. It is said that the temple had been moved from Kyoto to Osaka in 1673. All o
Dendoin at Hongan-ji Temple
2016.08.20
The Dendoin at Hongan-ji Temple is original Japanese architecture.
The Dendoin building was built in 1912 as an office building for the health insurance company of Shingonshu. It has been used as the Dendoin at Hongan
Karamon gate
2016.08.18
See Japanese Baroque Art at Nishi Hongan-ji Temple in Kyoto.
Nishi Hongan-ji (official name: Hongan-ji) is the head temple of the Jodo Shinshu Honganji School. One of Shinran’s (the temple’s founder) daughters b
A Fish shop at the market
2016.08.05
The Nishiki Market, a shopping street in Kyoto with 130 different shops!
The Nishiki Market is a historical shopping market that has thrived since the Heian period (794 to 1184). It has been called “The kitchen of Kyoto”, a
Horyuji Temple
2016.07.08
Horyuji Temple was built 1,300 years ago and is a mysterious wooden building
Horyuji temple is the oldest wooden building and was established by Prince Shotoku. It was designated as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1993. Nara’s
Weddings and Nodategasa
2016.07.06
Japanese umbrella scenery in Japan
During the rainy season, you’ll pass by people with umbrellas walking along the street. In Japan, we have Western umbrellas imported from England an
Herding deer
2016.04.03
Deer herding to the beautiful sounds of a horn in Nara!
Herding deer started in 1892 with the establishment of a shelter for deer called Rokuen. The building was lost during the war, but rebuilt, and they h
Osaka expo’s symbol and monorail
2016.02.22
It might take 3 days to see everything at EXPOCITY.
The Expo Park is a great place to see cherry blossoms! It looks like a carpet of cherry blossoms! The Expo in 1970 started in April and was held fo
Nara city General Tourist Information Center
2016.02.19
The Nara city General Tourist Information Center speaks 4 languages!
The Nara city General Tourist Information Center is considered “The best” tourist information center by the Japanese Tourism Department. They speak 4
2016.02.13
A helpful tourist information center in Nara where you can get cute “Shikamaro-kun” products!
Did you know that there are three information centers on a busy street in Nara? I’d like to introduce one tourist information center in Nara. It’s loc