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HEADS UP! Japan Consumer Tax is going up by 10% by 1st October 2019. As a result, JR Pass prices are going up then. We recommend buying your Japan Rail Pass before then to make use of the old cheaper prices. 

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR JAPAN RAIL PASS FROM THE OFFICIAL VENDOR

We are currently undergoing a few updates and housekeeping bits on the website until Sunday the 29th of Sept, so parts of the website will look odd/may not function as normal. We do apologise for the inconvenience. 

Kansai Local are doing private tours and adventures to places that tourists don't know about. If this sounds awesome, get in touch with us and we will get back to you! 

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The Kansai Local guide to Fushimi Inari - The Famous red gates in Kyoto
The polite and Sacred Deer in Nara Park
Things to do in Kyoto
Visit Kobe for the day

About Us

About us

Ed (Edgar) Whalley - Creator of Kansailocal.com

Born in London and educated in British boarding schools, Ed spent a lot of time growing up in Japan as well as free time after school. His Father being English and his mother is Japanese, he had a great understanding of both cultures and was his goal to bridge both cultures, and show people visiting Japan the real authentic Japan. Ed's mother is from the mountainous region of Yoshino and he now spends most of his life in Kyoto doing tours and adding great travel content and tips to Kansai Local. 

 

Milosh - Kansailocal.com content creator

Milosh was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia.  

Interest in Japan started at 13 years of age after seeing the epochal Ghost in the Shell for the first time.  

After attending University in Kochi (Shikoku) and Osaka University where he studied education and second language acquisition, he now lives and works in Osaka as an interpreter turned videographer.

 

Jenny - Kansailocal.com content creator

Jenny is currently an English teacher in Kobe, Japan. She is hoping to start sharing her passion for Japan

and Kansai through blogging and Instagram. When she’s not working and writing blogs for Kansai Local, she loves to travel, eat, game and seek out special things to do wherever she goes. Her favourite food in Kansai are all things hojicha-related and takoyaki.

This website has been contributed to by others living in the Kansai region, including a Maia Hall, a local in Kyoto. 

We hope this website helps you in your travels! Stayed tuned for regular travel tips and advice! Get in touch with us via Instagram if you have any questions or feedback!

Ed does epic adventure tours around Kyoto and the Yoshino mountains to areas that are not known by the tourist maps! If this sounds awesome, tap here for more details. 

 

 

 

For Travel Kyoto, click below!

For travel Nara, click below!

For Travel Osaka, click below!

For Travel Yoshino, click below!

 

 

 

A weekend in Tokyo - The best things to do

A weekend in Tokyo - The best things to do

Best temples and shrines to visit in Kyoto

Best temples and shrines to visit in Kyoto

Explore Himeji and the most impressive castle in Japan

Explore Himeji and the most impressive castle in Japan

Explore the famous Geisha district of Gion!

Explore the famous Geisha district of Gion!

The Kansai Local guide to Fushimi Inari - The Famous red gates in Kyoto

The Kansai Local guide to Fushimi Inari - The Famous red gates in Kyoto

The polite and Sacred Deer in Nara Park

The polite and Sacred Deer in Nara Park

Things to do in Kyoto

Things to do in Kyoto

Visit Kobe for the day

Visit Kobe for the day