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The 10 Best Things To Do in Kobe

Discover the best things to do in Kobe, including famous hot springs, mountain views and of course Kobe beef.

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Enjoy a Kansai Airport Layover with These 10 Day Trips

If you have a Kansai International Airport layover, check out some of the best places to shop, relax and discover cultural gems nearby.

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5 Day Trips from Kobe

Looking for places near Kobe that you can explore in a day? Here are five day trips from one of Japan's most attractive cities.

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Best Train Lines for Living in Kansai: The Hanshin Main Line

Check out some popular neighborhoods and attractions easily accessible on the Hanshin Main line.

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5 Quiet Spots to Enjoy the Cherry Blossoms in Kansai

Want to avoid the crowds this sakura season? Check out these five spots to enjoy the cherry blossoms in peace!

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Kanto and Kansai Word Differences in Japan

Learn about the linguistic differences between the Japanese spoken in Kanto and those spoken in Kansai with these slang words.

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5 Kansai Adventures to Try This Autumn in Japan

From hiking to cycling to onsen hopping, we round up five Kansai adventures you should check out this autumn.

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5 Overlooked Destinations in Wakayama Prefecture

Looking for a brand new adventure in Kansai? Check out this list of some of the most overlooked destinations in Wakayama—perfect for eager explorers.

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A Guide To Summer Barbecues In Kansai

From cozy to all-inclusive, here are the three types of barbecues you’ll have in Japan. Plus four spots in Kansai to partake in them.

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Live Action Ninja Show at Flamingo the Arusha in Osaka

The throwing stars come out at night — along with "Kill Bill"-style sword battles, geisha performances and traditionally prepared Japanese food — at this Osaka dinner theater.

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Osaka’s Ebessan Festival and its Beautiful Daughters

Our writer gets a behind-the-scenes look at the beautiful "Lucky Daughters" of the popular Ebessan festival in Osaka.

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Groovy Osaka: A Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Fantastic entertainment and where to find it at Universal Studios Japan.

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