Service Outline

Kansai Finder publishes event, job, classifieds and business listings in English for the Kansai area of Japan online at its website and offline in its partner print publication Kansai Scene magazine. Listings can be posted both by representatives of Kansai Finder and any registered users.
To post user-submitted event, job, classifieds and business listings to Kansai Finder, all posts must be placed online using our simple step-by-step submission process at Listings may not be submitted by email, telephone or in writing.

For detailed instructions on the submission process see How to Post a Listing to Kansai Finder.

User Accounts

Posting to Kansai Finder requires a user account. You will need to sign-in or register as a user before you can place an ad. Listings cannot be published by non-registered users, but they are able reply to classified ads.

Please see our Privacy Policy regarding how your registered information is used.

Types of Listings

Kansai Finder publishes the following types of listings:

Art exhibitions, live music gigs, flea markets, festivals, club DJ events and everything in between. The Events type of listing is for any type of event that has a start/end date and venue.

Need to sell some stuff, looking for love or band members? Classified ads are for listings that are not time specific (not events), but may require action on the reader’s part. Classified listings display a contact form in each post.

Similar to classified ads, but Job specific listings. Have a position to fill? Post a job ad and start recruiting.

Places are directory type listings. Meant for business owners to post their own business/service, and reviewers to post their favorite spots in Kansai.

Cost and Duration of Listings

Posting to Kansai Finder is free for Basic Listings, but paid upgrades are available for greater visibility (see How to Post a Listing for details). All ads will expire after 30 days, with the exception of Places, which do not expire and Events, which will expire the day after the event has taken place.

Any upgrades to basic listings will expire after 30 days regardless of type. Ads can be renewed indefinitely. The 30 days is calculated from the date the listing is first approved and its status (see below) changed to ‘Published’.


Up to three images may be uploaded to any online listing. Please upload original images, at least 800px wide. Please ensure you own the copyright or have explicit rights to publish any images uploaded.

Approval Process

All new listings must first be undergo a review in accordance with our guidelines (see below) before they can go live. Most listings are approved within 24 hours of submission except on weekends and national holidays, so please be patient.

You may edit the content of your ad at any time from your User Dashboard if your listing is currently in ‘Draft’ or ‘Published’ status. Please note that editing a listing after it has been approved will take the listing offline temporarily until it can be approved once more.

Listings have either one of four statuses in your dashboard:

  1. Draft
    The listing has not yet been submitted and can be completed later. Edit at any time.
  2. Pending payment
    The listing has been submitted but payment is not yet confirmed. Typical for Bank Transfer payments. Cannot be edited at this time.
  3. Under Review
    Your listing has been successfully submitted and payment confirmed. It is now under review to make sure it meets our guidelines. Cannot be edited at this time.
  4. Published
    The listing is live. Edit at any time before the expiry date.

Approval Guidelines

  • Listings of an explicitly sexual, obscene or distasteful nature, will be deleted.
  • Listings that are, or are suspected of being, abusive or libelous will be deleted.
  • Any listings that are or suspected to be bogus, malicious or deceptive will be deleted.
  • Any listings that are or suspected to be offering illegal services or products or connected with illegality in any way will be deleted.

Kansai Finder will not enter into discussions about the validity of any listings and reserves the right to delete a listing without explanation or notice to the posters, except when a premium listing is placed (see our Refunds Policy below). Kansai Finder reserves the right to block the IP address of any user contravening the conditions of use or community standards.

Indemnity and Liability

  • Kansai Finder is not responsible for the content of any listings that appear on the website or in print in Kansai Scene magazine, nor is Kansai Finder responsible for any misuse by users.
  • Kansai Finder is not liable for any consequences arising from replying to any listings on this site or in print in Kansai Scene magazine. Kansai Finder reserves the right to delete any listings we consider to be inappropriate for reasons not specified here.

Refunds policy

We do not offer refunds for listings that have been successfully placed, approved and have run their term. If a premium ad is not approved by the admin for whatever reason however, then the fee shall be returned to the user before the ad is removed.