Exploring Kansai – Kobe

Exploring Kansai – Kobe

When most people hear the name Kobe, the thought of Kobe beef immediately comes to mind, but there’s so much more to experience than just the amazing beef! If you’re looking for a fun, quick trip to do on a weekend, Kobe can be reached by train in as...
Exploring Kansai – Nara

Exploring Kansai – Nara

A short distance from Hirakata, Nara makes for an excellent day trip on a weekend offering plenty to see and do. Home to a beautiful Buddhist temple, a popular deer park where you can literally feed and pet wild deer, myriad of fantastic little Japanese shops, Nara is...
Exploring Kansai – Kyoto

Exploring Kansai – Kyoto

One of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Japan, Kyoto is a culturally rich city filled with countless Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and myriad of traditional Japanese style homes, shops and parks. Many of these place below have become national and...
Exploring Kansai – Osaka

Exploring Kansai – Osaka

As a student and resident of Kansai Gaidai, or for those of you wondering where to study in Japan, living in the Kansai region provides you with immediate and excellent access to many major cultural, historical, and tourist locations. Take a moment to just look at...
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...

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