• Foodspotting

    Foodspotting

    Can Bashi The most authentic Spanish restaurant in town, Can Bashi is run by a husband-wife team who trained for years in Barcelona perfecting the art of cooking Catalan cuisine. The bright red double doors of Can Bashi lead you into a cozy world of rich cheeses, meats, and olives, and a big selection of [&hellip

    By kansaiscene

  • Japan in Your Ear

    Japan in Your Ear

    Liven up your daily commute with some fresh English audio podcasts on Japan!

    By Ian Yates

  • Camp Your Way Through Spring!

    Camp Your Way Through Spring!

    Heed the call of the great outdoors with these easy access Kansai campsites

    By Judith LaFaver

  • Blossom Magic

    Blossom Magic

    Seven sakura spots to set up your picnic blanket and
    drink till dusk

    By kansaiscene

  • Level 42

    Level 42

    British fusion-pop band Level 42 started out with its 1981 self-titled debut album and had a run of hits including Lessons In Love and Something About You.

    By Phillip Jackson

  • Foodspotting

    Foodspotting

    Na-ya Soba Walking towards Na-ya from Ojikoen station may leave you wondering, “What else is around besides vegetable stands and recycle shops?” but at the end of the long shotengai (covered shopping street) is one of Kobe’s best soba restaurants. Great quality soba at affordable prices, what more could you want? A piping-hot bowl of [&hellip

    By kansaiscene

  • Come Out  and Cosplay!

    Come Out and Cosplay!

    Western Japan’s biggest cosplay event takes over the streets of Nippombashi

    By Jason Haidar

  • Gus G

    Gus G

    Metal guitarist Konstantinos Karamitroudis is better known as Ozzy Osbourne and Firewind axeman Gus

    By Phillip Jackson

  • In Search  of Musashi

    In Search of Musashi

    Following in the footsteps of Musashi Miyamoto – one of the most legendary samurai to have ever lived

    By Matt Hodgkins

  • The Stick Men

    The Stick Men

    Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, and Marcus Reuter make up The Stick Men

    By Phillip Jackson

  • Compliments, Pick-up Lines, Rejections

    Compliments, Pick-up Lines, Rejections

    While Japanese does have its rabu rabu no kotoba (lovey-dovey words) like “Kimi no koto ga suki de tamaranai” (“I adore you”), and “Watashi no isshoo no koibito” (“You are the love of my life”), culturally, those are not used all that often. Showing your appreciation for your ai suru hito (loved one) through actions [&hellip

    By kansaiscene

  • Foodspotting

    Foodspotting

    Hit up one of Ura-Namba’s intimate dining spots this Valentine’s Eve

    By kansaiscene

Articles

  • Foodspotting

    By: kansaiscene • In: Food & Drink • On: Apr 04, 2017

    Foodspotting

    Can Bashi The most authentic Spanish restaurant in town, Can Bashi is run by a husband-wife team who trained for years in Barcelona perfecting the art of cooking Catalan cuisine. The bright red double doors of Can Bashi lead you into a cozy world of rich cheeses, meats, and olives, and a big selection of tapas dishes. As to be expected, there is an extensive range of wine and cocktails (sangria, of course!) to pair with the food. For mains, we recommend the juicy lamb chops, glazed ribs, or classic seafood paella. For something different,

    Read More »
  • Japan in Your Ear

    By: Ian Yates • In: Feature, Tech • On: Apr 03, 2017

    Japan in Your Ear

    Liven up your daily commute with some fresh English audio podcasts on Japan!

    Read More »
  • Camp Your Way Through Spring!

    By: Judith LaFaver • In: Articles, Feature, Featured • On: Apr 02, 2017

    Camp Your Way Through Spring!

    Heed the call of the great outdoors with these easy access Kansai campsites

    Read More »
  • Blossom Magic

    By: kansaiscene • In: Articles, Feature, Featured • On: Apr 01, 2017

    Blossom Magic

    Seven sakura spots to set up your picnic blanket and drink till dusk

    Read More »
  • Level 42

    By: Phillip Jackson • In: Interview • On: Apr 01, 2017

    Level 42

    British fusion-pop band Level 42 started out with its 1981 self-titled debut album and had a run of hits including Lessons In Love and Something About You.

    Read More »
  • Foodspotting

    By: kansaiscene • In: Food & Drink • On: Mar 03, 2017

    Foodspotting

    Na-ya Soba Walking towards Na-ya from Ojikoen station may leave you wondering, “What else is around besides vegetable stands and recycle shops?” but at the end of the long shotengai (covered shopping street) is one of Kobe’s best soba restaurants. Great quality soba at affordable prices, what more could you want? A piping-hot bowl of delicious broth served with a plate of chewy, nutty soba noodles and crispy tempura will only set you back ¥1,000. Such a quality meal in Kyoto easily costs double. Their pork belly soba is a unique menu item and, at

    Read More »
  • Come Out and Cosplay!

    By: Jason Haidar • In: Articles, Feature, Featured • On: Mar 02, 2017

    Come Out  and Cosplay!

    Western Japan’s biggest cosplay event takes over the streets of Nippombashi

    Read More »
  • Gus G

    By: Phillip Jackson • In: Interview • On: Mar 01, 2017

    Gus G

    Metal guitarist Konstantinos Karamitroudis is better known as Ozzy Osbourne and Firewind axeman Gus

    Read More »
  • In Search of Musashi

    By: Matt Hodgkins • In: Articles, Feature, Featured • On: Mar 01, 2017

    In Search  of Musashi

    Following in the footsteps of Musashi Miyamoto – one of the most legendary samurai to have ever lived

    Read More »
  • The Stick Men

    By: Phillip Jackson • In: Interview • On: Feb 10, 2017

    The Stick Men

    Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, and Marcus Reuter make up The Stick Men

    Read More »
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