“Enjoying Kansai for the First Time” (Following the path of the ancients across time and space)

Japan's capitals have been situated in the Kansai region for most of the country's history, serving as Japan's political, economic and cultural center. The region has spawned original cultures through exchange with East Asian countries. This journey takes

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Sightseeing in Kyoto

  • World Heritage Site Historical Monuments of Ancient KyotoKiyomizu Temple (World Heritage Site)

    1. World Heritage Site Historical Monuments of Ancient KyotoKiyomizu Temple (World Heritage Site)

    Founded over 1,200 years ago, it is Kyoto’s representative temple. Visitors can feel a sense of eternity.

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    http://www.kiyomizudera.or.jp/

    Related site:
    Official Kyoto Travel Guide

  • Hieizan Enryakuji Temple (World Heritage Site)

    2. Hieizan Enryakuji Temple (World Heritage Site)

    The head temple of the Tendai sect of Buddhism, with a 1,200-year history, is registered as a World Cultural Heritage.

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  • 3. Kyoto Imperial Palace

    In addition to the Shishinden ceremonial hall, the site of coronation of generations of emperors, visitors can enjoy the palace’s elegant garden and large pond.

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    Related site:
    Official Kyoto Travel Guide

  • Kyoto cuisine

    4. Kyoto cuisine

    Cuisine influenced by banquet dishes eaten at the imperial palace, vegetarian dishes eaten in Buddhist temples, and tea-ceremony dishes.

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    Related site:
    Official Kyoto Travel Guide

  • hands-on traditional culture experiences

    5. hands-on traditional culture experiences

    Please get a deeper taste of Kyoto through activities such as the tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and the experience of everyday life at a Kyoto townhouse.

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    Related site:
    Official Kyoto Travel Guide

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Sakai Tourism

  • Nintoku-ryo Tumulus

    14. Nintoku-ryo Tumulus

    It stands with the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Imperial Mausoleum of Shih-Huang-Ti as one of the world’s three largest burial sites.

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    Related site:
    Sakai Tourism & Convention Bureau

  • Tea Rooms: Shin-an and Obai-an

    15. Tea Rooms: Shin-an and Obai-an

    A tea room in Daisen Park. Visitors can casually experience the tea ceremony at Shin-an.

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    Sakai Tourism & Convention Bureau

  • Sakai City Museum

    16. Sakai City Museum

    A museum in Daisen Park that introduces Japan’s history, from ancient to modern times.

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    Related site:
    Sakai Tourism & Convention Bureau

Sightseeing in Osaka

  • Aqua Metropolis Osaka

    17. Aqua Metropolis Osaka

    The waterside scenery formed by the modern and contemporary architectural structures and bridges, etc., in the area around Nakanoshima, the bustling crowds of the Dotonbori neighborhood, and other features give the area a variety of faces.

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    Related site:
    Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

  • Shopping Heaven-Osaka

    18. Shopping Heaven-Osaka

    Shoppers have a full lineup of the latest fashions, popular goods, artistic accessories, and other enticing products.

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    Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

  • Osaka Bay Area

    19. Osaka Bay Area

    The area provides a wide variety of things to enjoy, including an aquarium, a Ferris wheel, and theme parks. It’s the perfect place to visit with friends or family.

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    Related site:
    Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

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