• Taking care of the kids

    Taking care of the kids

    Organising childcare in Japan is no child’s play. Here’s an intro guide to hoikuen for working parents-to-be

    By kansaiscene

  • Eggcelent family fun

    Eggcelent family fun

    Devouring chocolate bunnies is a tasty way to celebrate Easter, but there’s plenty more parents can do with kids

    By kansaiscene

  • Horsing Around

    Horsing Around

    It’s the year of the horse, so there’s no better time to hop in the saddle and discover Kansai on four legs. Now giddy-up!

    By kansaiscene

  • Jam-packed with fun

    Jam-packed with fun

    Take a break and a bite out of Anpanman and his friends at Uncle Jam’s Bakery in Kobe

    By kansaiscene

  • Scarily good family fun

    Scarily good family fun

    With the year’s scariest holiday right around the corner, it’s time to start prepping so you’re not caught empty handed. From a parade of evil zombies to carved jack-o-lanterns, we’ve sourced the best festival, food and costume ideas to make sure you and the kids are trick-or-treat ready by All Hallow’s Eve

    By Fran Shepherd

  • Perfect playdate for parents

    Perfect playdate for parents

    Kansai Kids Network connects English speaking families with fun activities and events. This month, they’re kicking things off with their annual Golden Week picnic. And everyone’s invited

    By Helen Hayashi

  • Where the wild things are

    Where the wild things are

    Only two hours south of Osaka, Shirahama Adventure World offers a global safari experience without leaving Kansai

    By Jean-Yves Terreault

  • A world away from the city

    A world away from the city

    Relaxation is available just a hop, skip and jump away from Osaka’s everyday hustle and bustle at Spa World

    By Donna Sheffield

  • Dogs making a difference

    Dogs making a difference

    For Mistuhiro Kitazawa, training dogs to help disabled people is motivated by a love of the animals as much as a desire to help people

    By Ian D Robinson

  • Splash into summer

    Splash into summer

    It’s that time of the year again where the heat takes over, leaving us desperate for ways to cool down and keep the kids occupied with water activities. Whether it’s a night away or a day of play, there are plenty of options to keep your cool this summer, and ensure enough fun for the whole family

    By Natalie Foxwell

Kids & Family

  • Taking care of the kids

    By: kansaiscene • In: Featured, Kids & Family • On: Apr 01, 2014

    Taking care of the kids

    Organising childcare in Japan is no child’s play. Here’s an intro guide to hoikuen for working parents-to-be

    Read More »
  • Eggcelent family fun

    By: kansaiscene • In: Featured, Kids & Family • On: Apr 01, 2014

    Eggcelent family fun

    Devouring chocolate bunnies is a tasty way to celebrate Easter, but there’s plenty more parents can do with kids

    Read More »
  • Horsing Around

    By: kansaiscene • In: Featured, Kids & Family • On: Jan 03, 2014

    Horsing Around

    It’s the year of the horse, so there’s no better time to hop in the saddle and discover Kansai on four legs. Now giddy-up!

    Read More »
  • Jam-packed with fun

    By: kansaiscene • In: Featured, Kids & Family • On: Nov 01, 2013

    Jam-packed with fun

    Take a break and a bite out of Anpanman and his friends at Uncle Jam’s Bakery in Kobe

    Read More »
  • Scarily good family fun

    By: Fran Shepherd • In: Featured, Kids & Family • On: Oct 01, 2013

    Scarily good family fun

    With the year’s scariest holiday right around the corner, it’s time to start prepping so you’re not caught empty handed. From a parade of evil zombies to carved jack-o-lanterns, we’ve sourced the best festival, food and costume ideas to make sure you and the kids are trick-or-treat ready by All Hallow’s Eve

    Read More »
  • Perfect playdate for parents

    By: Helen Hayashi • In: Featured, Kids & Family • On: May 01, 2013

    Perfect playdate for parents

    Kansai Kids Network connects English speaking families with fun activities and events. This month, they’re kicking things off with their annual Golden Week picnic. And everyone’s invited

    Read More »
  • Where the wild things are

    By: Jean-Yves Terreault • In: Kids & Family • On: Mar 01, 2013

    Where the wild things are

    Only two hours south of Osaka, Shirahama Adventure World offers a global safari experience without leaving Kansai

    Read More »
  • A world away from the city

    By: Donna Sheffield • In: Kids & Family • On: Dec 01, 2012

    A world away from the city

    Relaxation is available just a hop, skip and jump away from Osaka’s everyday hustle and bustle at Spa World

    Read More »
  • Dogs making a difference

    By: Ian D Robinson • In: Kids & Family • On: Jul 01, 2012

    Dogs making a difference

    For Mistuhiro Kitazawa, training dogs to help disabled people is motivated by a love of the animals as much as a desire to help people

    Read More »
  • Splash into summer

    By: Natalie Foxwell • In: Kids & Family • On: Jul 01, 2012

    Splash into summer

    It’s that time of the year again where the heat takes over, leaving us desperate for ways to cool down and keep the kids occupied with water activities. Whether it’s a night away or a day of play, there are plenty of options to keep your cool this summer, and ensure enough fun for the whole family

    Read More »
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