Kansai

We took a chance on a die-roll ticket to Amarube and had a nice little adventure

If you’re also thinking of going to this small railway town in Hyogo Prefecture, here are some tips!

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World’s first Takoyaki Guitar created in Japan, features a gas grill and octopus balls

The best-sounding takoyaki you’ll ever hear.

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Takoyaki…inarizushi? New fusion food boggles the mind in Japan

Japanese food breaks out of the mould for a new adventure in flavour.

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Is roughly half of Japan preconditioned to hate mint chocolate sweets?

Researcher thinks that the traditions of one Japan’s biggest foodie centers don’t mesh with the summertime sweets flavor.

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U.S. Ambassador wins fans in Japan with his love of local trains…and puns

Japanese train otaku recognise Ambassador Emanuel as a fellow railway geek during his “weekend of firsts”.

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Kansai area people more genetically predisposed to liking coffee than elsewhere in Japan

Wake up and smell the genomes.

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This type of conveyor belt sushi tastes different in Tokyo than it does in Osaka, but why?

Same fish, same restaurant chain, but something is very different between Kanto and Kansai.

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Pop star Aimyon inspires line of candy-cigarette flavored ice cream bars

Boy, if I had a nickel for every time that happened.

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Japan’s favorite Pokémon types by prefecture–which types are the most popular?

You might guess the most popular Pokémon type in the country, but each prefecture might surprise you!

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Kyoto voted as the Best Big City in the world by international travelers, beating out Tokyo

Condé Nast Traveler readers think Kyoto is the best city for travel.

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Over 2,000 people march in support of Black Lives Matter in Osaka

Turnout to two-hour march through downtown blew away expectations.

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Survey ranks the most desirable neighborhoods to live in Japan’s Kansai region

Here’s where to live the dream in Japan’s western region.

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Cringe-worthy thief calling self “Lupin” arrested in “the Flower of O-Edo”

Self-proclaimed “Lupin of Kansai” claims to have committed 150 thefts before his capture.

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Godzilla: King of the Bento, now with limited King of the Monsters packaging

Octopus, eel, vegetables, and rice all in the same bowl? Let them fight.

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Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, blows away cars, roofs, and building facades 【Pics & Videos】

Part of the roof at Kyoto Station also fell in as staff scrambled for safety.

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“Once In Your Life In Osaka” is this year’s song of the summer 【Video】

If you love Osaka, you’ll love it even more after watching this music video.

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“Uncle Nipples” being held in connection with recent nipple rubbing incident

Former internet meme returns to the spotlight and appears as fond of his own areolae as ever.

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Osaka earthquake: Scenes show damage from strongest tremor to hit the region in decades

The shallow epicentre caused strong tremors that killed three and injured dozens of people in the region.

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Smelliest sushi in Japan to become potato chip flavor

Finally, the great taste of decaying fish and rice in a potato chip!

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New smartphone app helps lonely women in Japan make female friends, forbids date requests

Asking someone out on a date, even for same-sex romance, will get users banned.

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