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July 2004
Issue 050

Special 50th Issue!


Get Packing!

To mark our 50th edition, Kansai Scene is giving its readers this special Summer Travel Guide. Packed with information on places to go and things to do, it is the guide that crosses the language gap in domestic travel guides and is a handy book the reader can keep for holidays not just this year but in future years too. The Kansai Scene Summer Travel Guide — it will send you packing.

Contents

Koyasan
Traditional temples, sacred shrines and a spooky cemetery
Herb Garden
A day out to get up your nose
Katsuoji
The temple of luck and tumbling dolls
Music festivals
The alternative getaway
Mt. Fuj
A wise man climbs Fuji once...
Japanese beaches
The best places to get sand in your sandwiches
Cambodia
Mining for gems
Taipei
Big, brusque and a lot of fun

:: CINEMA LISTINGS

Up to date cinema listings guide so you always know what's on, where and when!

:: EVENT LISTINGS

Festivals, performances, shows, gallery openings...your guide to what's coming up in the next few weeks.

:: FEATURE

The Good Life
Organic farming in Japan.

:: TRAVEL SPECIAL

Get Packing
Your guide for summer travel plans both domestic and overseas.

:: TECH

Run for the Hills
Outdoor traveling gear.

:: FOOD

Soya
Beans for gourmets

:: DRINK

Buzz Cafe
Triumph of style and design

:: NEWS

Some of the news you won't see printed elsewhere, plus the best of the rest.

:: ART

Best of monthly exhibition reviews + listings

:: STYLE

iStyle
Apple's new mini iPod.

:: LIVE

Air guitars at the ready for the Rock Odyssey plus Boyz II Men, Shonen Knife & more incoming live acts...

:: CLUB

Emma House, Quiet Moment in Neon Park Life and all the usual hot picks...

:: FILM

The Dreamers, Open Range and many more reel reviews...
SHORTSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2004 ShortShorts Film Festival line-up.

:: SNAPSHOT

Tony Grund
Tuning a career in music in Japan.