Things to do in Kansai, Japan

Milling matcha
2016.01.12
Want to experience intense tea culture in Kyoto? Let’s mill matcha with a stone mill!
A rare experience, milling matcha yourself Do you know what matcha is? It’s newly harvested tealeaves, processed with stone mills. Nowadays its pac
torii gate
2016.01.10
Ujigami Shrine is the oldest Shinto architectural structure in Japan that enshrines rabbits!
The oldest Shinto architectural structure Byodoin is a famous place drawn on the 10-yen coin. Ujigami shrine is located near Byodoin, and is only a
平等院
2016.01.08
The image of Byodoin is on the 10-yen Japanese coin. It’s the land of perfect bliss that noble men dreamt about 1,000 years ago.
A shrine connected with FUJIWARA, a noble man from the Heian period Byodoin is a famous architectural structure from the Heian period (704~1192). I
Tea house
2015.12.16
A street for history in Kyoto, ”Byodoin Omotesando” is a must see.
The keyword in Uji city is 茶, or ‘tea’. If you visit Byodoin Omotesando street, you will often see the Japanese character 茶, pronounced ‘cha’. It m
ema
2015.12.09
A great place to visit for those who want to meet that “special someone”. Kamigamo Shrine is where people have been praying 1000 years for this!
A horse you can see on a sunny Sunday and National Holidays! After passing through its tori gate and walking towards the Nino-torii gate, you’ll fi
The Footbath at Arashiyama station
2015.11.23
The Japanese finally made a hot spring on a train platform! A Footbath at Arashiyama station in Kyoto.
A hot spring footbath on the station platform! Take a footbath while watching trains pass by! You will probably visit Kyoto to see the temples an
A work of art created by carving a single piece of wood
2015.11.18
Amazing craftsmanship at the Nara Craft Museum
How and Who makes the traditional crafts in Nara? Let’s see how they work! There are many opportunities to see the work by the craftsmen of Nara, but
南禅寺水路閣
2015.11.17
If you visit Nanzen-ji Temple, “Suirokaku”, the modern architectural canal is a must see!
It feels like Rome! Who built it? Sakuro Tanabe was just 22 years old when he designed it. There must have been a lot of pressure to build a bridge
Shinsekai
2015.11.15
Great sightseeing in Shinsekai, Osaka!
It’s like Paris! Have you heard about Shinsekai, or “The new world in Osaka”? It’s a mixture of the essence of New York and Paris. The amusement pa
Visitors looking at the Hojo garden.
2015.11.08
The most noble temple in Japan “Nanzen-ji Temple”, has more to offer than just gardens!
“Nanzen-ji Sanmon” is one of the three largest gates in Japan, at a height of 22 meters! Once you step inside the Nanzen-ji precinct, the large san
Rice cake
2015.11.04
The very delicious and vegetarian-friendly "Demachi Futaba” rice cake, available only in Kyoto.
These fresh and tasty rice cakes are only available in Kyoto! There are many tasty foods in Kyoto; Kyoto Obanzai, Kyo-dsuke, famous Kyoto pickles,
The Naramachi Mechanical Toy Museum
2015.10.27
Play with old world Japanese toys at the “Naramachi Mechanical Toy Museum”!
Toys when there were no computer games. What did you play with when you were a child? When I was young, I remember playing with marbles and a kalei
2015.10.26
【AUTUMN】Our recommended route for a day trip to Kyoto’s Mt. Arashiyama, famous for its autumn foliage!(MOVIE)
https://youtu.be/juHczgHZttM We’ll show you the colors of autumn, Japan’s most beautiful season. Following the “Higashiyama Collection”, We’ll intro
Autumn foliage in Higashiyama
2015.10.22
【AUTUMN】Enjoy Kyoto's autumn foliage in a day! "Mt.Higashiyama"
https://youtu.be/kqGnQzHofcI A: First up is Tofuku-ji, the most famous location for autumn leaves in Kyoto Tofuku-ji was built in the year 1236 an
The beautiful scenery from the Umeda Sky building
2015.10.10
“The Umeda Sky Building” is popular among families during the day and couples at night.
The Umeda Sky Building, chosen as one of the top 20 buildings around the world. This 173-meter-high skyscraper was built in 1993. In 2008, it was c