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Alternatively, you can take out a subscription and have it delivered direct to your door. Osaka subscribe unsubscribe 3, readers 8 users here now Possibly Useful Stuff Kansai Scene magazine. I haven’t specifically looked for one recently but I remember seeing them out kanzai bars etc.

The typical KFM user is European or American and in Kansai for a short-term immersive Japan-experience funded by the many English-teaching opportunities. The paper flfa a modest project founded on a simple concept and created to an even simpler format. In the end, life goes on. Kansai Flea Market — When did it stop publishing? It was published monthly until Julybut is now a seasonal publication, released four times a year.

About Kansai Scene

There are no articles or editorials, and there are almost no services more usually associated with the long-term or permanent resident pensions, investment, property, medical services, etc. Articles and reviews have moved to Kansai Scene but I noticed today that it’s now quarterly and not monthly. A paper magazine kind of forces one to look at everything. A few key sponsors travel, insurance, schools, and pubs take out full or part-page ads of their own design but the main listings are single paragraph ads by individuals that cost a mere yen per line.

KFM distribution has also moved with the times. In the last three or four years I’d say. Distributed throughout Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and the rest of Japan, Kansai Scene offers a unique and powerful advertising opportunity. No longer will you find ads for landline telephone contracts or hi-fi equipment.


It’s hard to compete against that with a weekly print publication that charges by the line for classifieds. Job stuff has moved to Facebook or various job boards. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. The print and online versions of Kansai Scene feature articles on local and international travel, local culture, food and drink, history and entertainment.

It was only classified ads and was printed on A4 paper and folded in half to make a booklet. This article is one of a kannsai in troducing English-language marmet aimed primarily at a readership of foreigners living and working in the Kansai area.

Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. I tend to agree, but apparently most people didn’t because it couldn’t stay in business Business services If you are a business owner, check out our tips for getting the most out of Kansai Scene. Submit a new text post. Want to add to the discussion? Wow, has it been as long as 3 or 4 years? Each edition comprises about 7 sheets of A4 paper, without any binding but folded to a compact A5 size, making it both pocket and back-pack friendly.


I’m just curious, I have lots of memories from that great little paper! I was just looking at the website today.

Such publications, whether web-based or print-only, free or subscription-based, ads-heavy or ads-lite, all exist to help local markket get the most out of their life in Kansai. It’s not bad for what it is but it’s not as good as what Flsa Time Out used to be before it shut down. KFM was founded in April by a local Osaka businessman, Hirokazu Hirayama and he still runs the project today with the help of 2 Japanese and 1 non-Japanese employees.

Submit a new link. I just notice things differently. If you are a business owner, check out our tips for getting the most out of Kansai Scene.


This article is one of a kansqi in. I understand why they really couldn’t compete with all the free options out there Facebook groups etc but it feels odd that they’re gone. Where to find Kansai Scene? The KFM design, ostensibly unchanged, retains the zen-like monochrome aesthetic of a very early Macintosh word processor – minimal graphics, basic fonts, no photos.

There used to be a small classified paper called the Kansai Flea Market that was freely available around Kansai.

Kansai Flea Market – Kansai Flea Market

Here you will find ads for rooms, all kinds of lessons, cosmetics, organic food, parties, and a few personals. Kansai Scene introduces the wealth of historical and cultural gems, travel experiences and sightseeing spots that the Kansai region boasts, including its Unesco World Heritage sites, serene temples, incredible castles and vibrant shopping and entertainment scene.

Log in or sign up in seconds. It’s been around for decades but now seems to be gone and only online classifieds remain. Advertising Distributed throughout Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and the rest of Japan, Kansai Scene markwt a unique and powerful advertising opportunity. Does anyone know when their last issue was? Osaka submitted 4 days ago by ttlens. Here is the Osaka Prefectural Gov’t Events website.

Indeed, while TV fla, bicycles and other second-hand goods used to be the staple of KFM listings, several trends from the past decade seem to have changed this dynamic and the history of KFM reflects them. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. The paper was nice to flip through when out.