The Kansai region of Japan is known as a colorful place; not just the scenery, but the people too. Kansai people are known to be talkative and outgoing, unlike the more reserved people in Kanto or the more remote areas of Japan. Most of Japan’s comedy talent come from Kansai, and Kansai speakers have a distinctive dialect called “Kansai-ben.”
Kansai is on the southern part of Honshu, just across the mountains from the Kanto region where you find Tokyo and Yokohama. There are three cities in Kansai which are major attractions: Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe.