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We Visit the World-Famous CUPNOODLES MUSEUM - And Make Our Own Original Cup Noodles!

Osaka Suburbs Other Museums

In the birthplace of instant chicken ramen, there is the CUPNOODLES MUSEUM Osaka Ikeda. From the first chicken ramen ever made to the creation of “Space Ram”, instant ramen eaten by astronauts in outer space, and the cup noodles that have taken the world by storm, you can enjoy learning about the history of cup noodles. At the “My Cup Noodles Factory”, you can even make your own original cup noodles!

Kyoto Glamping Guide: GRAX in Rurikei Onsen - Lavish BBQ and hot springs in the utmost comfort

kyoto Suburbs Unique Hotels

The GRAX PREMIUM CAMP RESORT Kyoto Rurikei is located in Rurikei Onsen in Nantan City, which is located in the central part of Kyoto Prefecture. Located only about an hour's drive from the Kyoto city center, it is acclaimed for providing a relaxing and luxurious glamping experience. We visited it in order to write this report about it.

Beyond Kobe Beef: Finding Kobe’s Best ‘Okonomiyaki’!

Kobe, Sannomiya, Kitano Okonomiyaki, Monja & Takoyaki

When most Japanese people hear the word ‘okonomiyaki’, they think ‘Osaka’. But a secret that Kansai residents want to keep to themselves is that Kobe has a wealth of great okonomiyaki restaurants too! With a huge variety of flavors you just can’t get in Osaka, it’s worth going to Kobe just for this traditional treat.

Hyogo Prefecture Guide: The Mikiya Inn - A delightful hotel made famous by the Japanese novelist, Naoya Shiga

Himeji, Akashi Ryokan

Mikiya is situated in Kinosaki Onsen in Hyogo Prefecture. This 300 year-old traditional Japanese inn offers its guests comfort and hospitality while still retaining the atmosphere of ancient times. It was a favorite hotel of the Japanese novelist, Naoya Shiga.

KANSAI ONE PASS: Explore Osaka and the Whole Kansai Region with Just This Card and a Phone!

Umeda, Osaka Station, Kitashinchi Other Sightseeing

While you may not know the word “Kansai”, you’ve definitely heard of Osaka and Kyoto. Kansai is simply the region you can find them in! And if you’re planning to head there, you definitely need to know about the KANSAI ONE PASS, a transportation IC card specifically designed for international visitors to Japan. This pass is a super-convenient, card-type ticket that allows you to ride the JR lines, subways, private railways, buses, and almost any other type of transportation servicing the Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe Regions. There are plenty of perks that come with having the pass. ©Tezuka Production

Choice Spots

  • Arashiyama, Uzumasa
  • Gion, Kawaramachi, Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Kobe, Sannomiya, Kitano
  • Kyoto Station, To-ji Temple
  • Nanba, Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi
  • Nara, Ikoma, Tenri
  • Shinsekai, Tennouji, Tsuruhashi
  • Umeda, Osaka Station, Kitashinchi
  • USJ, Nanko Port
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