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Sunshine Cafe, Osaka The Real Japan Rob Dyer

Sunshine Cafe, Osaka

An excellent selection of global coffees is the main draw at Sunshine Cafe, Osaka. Beans are sourced from local collectives around the world, ranging from Brazil, Ethiopia and including lesser-known…

Osaka Station City plazas The Real Japan Rob Dyer

Exploring Osaka Station City: Plazas

Exploring Osaka Station City: Plazas This is the first in a series of film-based articles about Osaka Station City. It focuses on the plazas within the complex. Osaka Station City…

Fujimiya ryokan Kinosaki The Real Japan Rob Dyer

Review: Fujimiya Ryokan, Kinosaki Onsen

In the bustling onsen town of Kinosaki, the centrally-located ​but tucked away family-run Fujimiya ryokan ​offers just the right balance of ​traditional features and modern convenience.  ​It’s a fine example…

The Real Japan Meetup 2019 Kobe Rob Dyer

The Real Japan MeetUp 2019

​​The second annual The Real Japan MeetUp took place in Kobe on 30th November 2019.​ Despite an 11th hour ‘hitch’ (more about that below), it was another great ​opportunity to…

Kinosaki Onsen The Real Japan Rob Dyer

Hot Spring Hopping in Kinosaki Onsen

​Kinosaki Onsen is a 1300-year-old onsen (hot spring) ​village famous for its seven different public ​baths and charming atmosphere.  Onsen towns like Kinosaki encapsulate all that is attractive, enticing and rewarding…

ANA Experience Japan Fare The Real Japan

ANA Experience Japan Fare

​As part of their domestic flight service, ANA’s Experience Japan Fare is a great, cost-effective way to explore Japan by air. ​​​​All Nippon Airways, usually abbreviated to ANA, is the largest…

Kyoto Traveler's Inn Hideki Kimura The Real Japan Rob Dyer

The Kyoto Hotel That’s Also An Art Gallery

​Located in the authentic and traditional district of Higashiyama, and featuring artwork by mural artist Hideki Kimura, Kyoto Traveler’s Inn offers affordable accommodation in both Japanese and Western style rooms….