• Island Biking Adventures

    Island Biking Adventures

    For refreshing, sunny ocean views and a break from the daily grind, get on your bike and check out the island-bridge extravaganza that is the Shimanami Kaido bike trail

    By Matt Hodgkins

  • A Secluded Side to Suma

    A Secluded Side to Suma

    Suma beach is a popular hangout on those sizzling-hot summer’s days. But if the sand, salt, and crowds are not your thing, consider a mid-summer hike in the Suma Alps

    By Tom Fay

  • Golden Week on the Beach?

    Golden Week on the Beach?

    If you haven’t yet holidayed in Thailand, start planning now! In-Villa Luxuries sells and rents villas on the tropical island of Koh Samui. Although Golden Week is high season for Japanese outbound tourism, it’s considered low season in Thailand, despite the weather being great. IVL is offering gorgeous villas at low-season prices while hosting special [&hellip

    By kansaiscene

  • The Site of Reversible Destiny

    The Site of Reversible Destiny

    Seeking snow and hot springs in Gifu this winter? While you’re there, stop by the Site of Reversible Destiny and test your body and mind in this artistic playground

    By Dean Poland

  • Into the Wild

    Into the Wild

    Fancy an adventure this year? Trek into the jungle of northern Sumatra and see some of the region’s most endangered animals

    By kansaiscene

  • Catch the Eco Drift in Miyakojima

    Catch the Eco Drift in Miyakojima

    Miyakojima is a water sports mecca, and home to a unique snorkeling and “slow-diving” tour – free in September and October – where you can discover this underwater paradise firsthand

    By kansaiscene

  • Horsing around Mongolia

    Horsing around Mongolia

    Traipsing along the trails of bears, hoofing through the “Vulture Canyon” and descending the Pass of Certain Death; Horseback adventures in the mountains of Mongolia

    By Ian D Robinson

  • Travels with Chari for Charity

    Travels with Chari for Charity

    What could compel you to cycle solo the entire length of Japan – Kyushu to Hokkaido? For Daniel Olsson, a giant tsunami got him on his bike

    By Daniel Olsson

  • Meandering Kota Kinabalu and the Sabah region

    Meandering Kota Kinabalu and the Sabah region

    Picture long, sandy beaches, paradise islands, quaint tropical rain forests, mountainous hinterlands, and a gateway city to it all boasting its own metropolitan charms. Welcome to Kota Kinabalu and the tropical island of Borneo

    By Samuel Smith

  • One heavenly bus deal

    One heavenly bus deal

    Get your butt on the bus for this special deal to see one of Japan’s most famous views

    By Sally McLaren

  • A breath of fresh air

    A breath of fresh air

    Just a short detour from the main travel hubs of Kansai awaits the rural haven of Tamba Sasayama. KS discovers that castles, artisan sake, picture-postcard villages and bucketloads of fresh air await the adventurous traveller

    By kansaiscene

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  • Island Biking Adventures

    By: Matt Hodgkins • In: Featured, Travel • On: Jul 10, 2015

    Island Biking Adventures

    For refreshing, sunny ocean views and a break from the daily grind, get on your bike and check out the island-bridge extravaganza that is the Shimanami Kaido bike trail

    Read More »
  • A Secluded Side to Suma

    By: Tom Fay • In: Featured, Travel • On: Jul 07, 2015

    A Secluded Side to Suma

    Suma beach is a popular hangout on those sizzling-hot summer’s days. But if the sand, salt, and crowds are not your thing, consider a mid-summer hike in the Suma Alps

    Read More »
  • Golden Week on the Beach?

    By: kansaiscene • In: News, Travel • On: Mar 01, 2015

    Golden Week on the Beach?

    If you haven’t yet holidayed in Thailand, start planning now! In-Villa Luxuries sells and rents villas on the tropical island of Koh Samui. Although Golden Week is high season for Japanese outbound tourism, it’s considered low season in Thailand, despite the weather being great. IVL is offering gorgeous villas at low-season prices while hosting special events, boat cruises and a trip to the famous Full Moon Party. Check (invillaluxuries.com) for more details on available villas, excursions, and watersports on the island, and contact Sanjay at GS Travel (gs-travel.com) for the best deals possible on air

    Read More »
  • The Site of Reversible Destiny

    By: Dean Poland • In: Featured, Travel • On: Feb 10, 2015

    The Site of Reversible Destiny

    Seeking snow and hot springs in Gifu this winter? While you’re there, stop by the Site of Reversible Destiny and test your body and mind in this artistic playground

    Read More »
  • Into the Wild

    By: kansaiscene • In: Feature, Featured, Travel • On: Jan 01, 2015

    Into the Wild

    Fancy an adventure this year? Trek into the jungle of northern Sumatra and see some of the region’s most endangered animals

    Read More »
  • Fast and Furious Festivals: The Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri

    By: Felicity Tillack • In: Adventures in Kansai, Featured, Travel, Video • On: Oct 02, 2014

    The Kishiwada Danjiri Festival, held every year in September, is fun, fast, crowded and more than a little dangerous. It’s a tradition that cements a community together within highly specific and important roles and responsibilities. Where Next Japan reports for Kansai Scene

    Read More »
  • Catch the Eco Drift in Miyakojima

    By: kansaiscene • In: Featured, Promotional Feature, Travel • On: Sep 01, 2014

    Catch the Eco Drift in Miyakojima

    Miyakojima is a water sports mecca, and home to a unique snorkeling and “slow-diving” tour – free in September and October – where you can discover this underwater paradise firsthand

    Read More »
  • Horsing around Mongolia

    By: Ian D Robinson • In: Featured, Travel • On: Jul 01, 2014

    Horsing around Mongolia

    Traipsing along the trails of bears, hoofing through the “Vulture Canyon” and descending the Pass of Certain Death; Horseback adventures in the mountains of Mongolia

    Read More »
  • Travels with Chari for Charity

    By: Daniel Olsson • In: Feature, Travel • On: Jun 01, 2014

    Travels with Chari for Charity

    What could compel you to cycle solo the entire length of Japan - Kyushu to Hokkaido? For Daniel Olsson, a giant tsunami got him on his bike

    Read More »
  • Meandering Kota Kinabalu and the Sabah region

    By: Samuel Smith • In: Featured, Travel • On: May 01, 2014

    Meandering Kota Kinabalu and the Sabah region

    Picture long, sandy beaches, paradise islands, quaint tropical rain forests, mountainous hinterlands, and a gateway city to it all boasting its own metropolitan charms. Welcome to Kota Kinabalu and the tropical island of Borneo

    Read More »
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