Tokyo Weekender is expanding! Following the recent launch of Japan Weekender, which now forms our website’s travel section, we’re excited to announce the launch of the very first edition of Kansai Weekender. Sister mag to TW, which has been keeping local and expat Tokyoites informed and entertained since 1970, KW is a brand-new offering for those looking to explore Japan’s culturally and historically rich Kansai region.

Covering all seven prefectures – Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Nara, Wakayama, Shiga and Mie – the magazine takes you on personal adventures through selected cities in these prefectures, highlighting top attractions as well as places to stay, shop, eat and relax.

Whether you’ve only got two days to spare for a quick getaway, or you’re looking to plan a leisurely two-week vacation, our ultimate guide to Kansai is the perfect place to begin. Each city guide is geared towards offering you either a 48-hour or 24-hour itinerary, so you could choose to follow just one of these at a time, or group them all together for an extended adventure. Either way, you’re bound to fall for the Kansai way.

KW’s first print edition is distributed during the month of July 2018 in selected locations around Kansai. You can also find a copy in Tokyo at all the same venues that stock Tokyo Weekender. Alternatively, to check out the digital edition, simply go to and click on the magazine to read.