Adventures in Kansai

  • How to Make Soy Sauce

    By: Felicity Tillack • In: Adventures in Kansai, Video • On: Nov 10, 2015

    Kansai Scene visits Yuasa Shoyu in Wakayama for some hands-on DIY soy sauce action

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  • Nipponbashi Street Festival 2015

    By: kansaiscene • In: Adventures in Kansai, Video • On: Apr 02, 2015

    The annual Nipponbashi Street Cosplay Festa in Osaka is a mecca for anime fans, closet-nerds and voyeurs of all shapes and sizes. This year, Kansai Scene went along to catch the action on film.

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  • A Girl’s Day: Hina Matsuri

    By: Felicity Tillack • In: Adventures in Kansai, Video • On: Feb 08, 2015

    A little girl explains the custom of arranging exquisite dolls as part of Hina Matsuri (Girl’s Day or Doll’S Day), celebrated each year on March

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  • Wakayama’s Awesome Onsens

    By: kansaiscene • In: Adventures in Kansai, Video • On: Jan 19, 2015

    Wakayama has some of Japan’s best, and oldest natural onsens. Felicity Tillack investigates for Kansai Scene

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  • Sagicho Matsuri

    By: Felicity Tillack • In: Adventures in Kansai, Video • On: Dec 01, 2014

    Sagicho Matsuri is one of Japan’s three most dangerous festivals! Noisy, colourful, dangerous, drunken! What more do you need in an event? Held on a mid-March weekend, in Omi-hachiman, Shiga-prefecture over 2 days. Saturday sees a parade of floats from each district in the city; while on Sunday, the floats clash in a fighting display before being torched. Get in amongst the action and fun though take care not to get squished or scorched!

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  • Osaka’s Fashion Scene

    By: Felicity Tillack • In: Adventures in Kansai, Style, Video • On: Nov 02, 2014

    Although the birthplace of the Japanese fashion industry, it is Tokyo that everyone looks to for cutting edge fashion design. In an attempt to reverse the trend, local designers, models, stylists, photographers and producers have been working together to make their own show – The Creatous Magazine Show, and prove that Osaka really has what it takes to strut the catwalk. Wherenextjapan report

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  • Kansai Scene Casino Royale Party report

    By: Felicity Tillack • In: Adventures in Kansai, Video • On: Nov 01, 2014

    Blackjack, bunny girls and booze. Our October 18th party at entertainment casino Jack & Queen in Namba, was a fantastic success. Missed it? Not to worry, keep your eye on our Facebook or Meetup.com pages for details of the next casino party…

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  • 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

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  • Island hopping by bike: Shimanami Kaido

    By: Felicity Tillack • In: Adventures in Kansai, Video • On: Aug 31, 2014

    The Shimanami Kaido cycling route runs 70 kms from Onomichi in Hiroshima, to Imabari in Ehime prefecture. It winds through islands, and over the bridges connecting them. July might not be the most comfortable time to ride it, as we discovered, but it was still a lot of a fun

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  • Adventures in Kansai: Kitashinchi

    By: Felicity Tillack • In: Adventures in Kansai, Video • On: Jul 29, 2014

    Kitashinchi, Osaka, is perhaps one of the greatest dining and entertainment districts in Japan. Jason Frocht guides us around kaiseki banquets, sushi and invitation-only clubs, providing insights into an expensive yet delicious world

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