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!
Springtime is undoubtedly one of the best (but by far the busiest) times to visit Japan, as of course, you have the Sakura (cherry blossom) to enjoy.
The Japanese take the art of cherry blossom appreciation to new levels. Cherry blossom (Sakura) is a real national treasure, and appears in everything from paintings and literature, down to Starbucks coffee and company logos. If there would be a visual representation of Japan, the hallmark would be Sakura (Japanese Cherry Blossom).
Depending on weather conditions and temperatures, late February brings the plum blossom, which is a darker pink colour. This lasts just over a week or two. Then following that, from around mid-March, is the famous Cherry Blossom. If you have picked this season, you’re in for a treat! Explore the amazing towns and spots and enjoy the Japanese cherry blossom.
I offer personalised adventure tours to the off the beaten path places where tourists and companies don't know about. If you are interested, please get in touch!
Monday 07 October 2019
If you're into all things cute and geeky in Japan, here is the Kansai Local up to date guide on the best permanent character cafes in Kansai!
Thursday 19 September 2019
A small taste of the strange and quirky aspects of Japanese culture, as well as life as a 'Hafu'
Monday 01 July 2019
Single use plastic in Japan is a massive issue. A few friends and I organised a volunteer trash pick up with on the pretty island of Awaji.