Onsens, Sentōs, and Roten-buros

Onsens, Sentōs, and Roten-buros

  You might already be familiar with term Onsen but how about Sentō or Roten-buro? If not, to help you rid that winter chill, a brief visit to any of these places will surely leave you feeling refreshed and in some of the most beautiful places you’ve ever seen....
The last leg – Getting to Hirakata from KIX

The last leg – Getting to Hirakata from KIX

So you’ve successfully survived the flight to Japan, Congrats! For the lucky few of you, it was a quick flight but now you need to get to Hirakata. For some of you, catching the Kansai Gaidai shuttle bus from KIX during arrival week may not be an option. Some...
The Beer Park.. Err… Katahoko Park

The Beer Park.. Err… Katahoko Park

Whether you’ve already started your first week at Kansai Gaidai or you’re about to, there’s no doubt you will receive a lecture and warning about the infamous Beer Park. Located centrally between all the seminar houses and behind the Hirakata...
Feeling Lucky? Strike it Rich in Japan

Feeling Lucky? Strike it Rich in Japan

Looking for a way to fund your exchange? Ok, maybe not the best way, but hey, they’re cheap and it’s fun to day dream! Welcome to Takarakuji, Japan’s prefectural lottery. Similar to our lottery systems in North America, the Takarakuji lottery tickets...
Wild Japanese Snow Monkeys

Wild Japanese Snow Monkeys

 Japan is home to one of few places where you can actually see and interact with wild monkeys! Though, while this may already sound exciting, how many of you have ever seen a monkey taking a bath in a hot spring (Onsen)? The place is called Jigokudani, a world famous...

Welcome to KGE’s Blog

Welcome to our blog! While you can learn many of the basic necessities to survive your first 48 hours like a local from our web content, we will be posting many other in-depth articles on our blog here to really help immerse you. Here you’ll find useful travel...

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