Kansai Travel Guide

The next most popular place to travel to Japan would be the Kansai region. Many travelers will use Osaka as the springboard to various locations around here. This region has a very deep history, dating back to the earliest civilization. Therefore, exploring here would bring you the rich culture and history of Japan. Kansai is the home of the two ancient capital of Japan – Kyoto and Nara. Now it also houses the second largest city, Osaka, having its own international airport.

Popular main destinations here in Kansai are located in Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Himeji, and Ise. This region has also the most UNESCO World Heritage sites of Japan than the others. There are numerous famed tourist attractions to be found in this region, such as Himeji castle, Osaka castle, Kyoto Gion district, Nara Todaiji Temple and Lake Biwa, just to name a few.

Kansai Travel Map

Kansai Travel Map, Japan

Kansai Travel Map

Popular Route

Short: Kyoto -> Nara -> Osaka -> Himeji

Long: Kyoto -> Otsu (Lake Biwa) -> Nara -> Ise -> Mount Koya -> Wakayama -> Osaka -> Kobe -> Himeji

Places to Visit

1. Kyoto Travel Guide
2. Nara Travel Guide
3. Osaka Travel Guide
4. Kobe
5. Himeji
6. Ise
7. Mount Koya
8. Wakayama
9. Lake Biwa

Tourist Attractions

Himeji Temple
Osaka Castle
Todai-ji Temple
Mount Koya
Lake Biwa