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Kyoto tower rising up to the height of 131 meters through the heart of city has dominated the horizon, becoming the tallest structure in Kyoto

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Naoya Shiga former residence is still in existence today in Onomichi of Nara, opened for public to enjoy its wooden structure and splendid garden.

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Jean Jean alley now has become a crowded shopping district and one of the most popular spot for tourists coming to Tsutenkaku area.

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Nara Craft Museum was born to hand down the tradition of craft, create craft artworks and open for public to widen and enhance the knowledge as well as the artistic sense

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Maruyama is the dream land for those who love the passionate beauty of cherry flower every April of a year.

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In general, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art is an impressive construction with minimalist interior placed inside large space of high ceiling and imposing spiral staircase.

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Abenobashi Terminal Building has just risen in Abenosuji in Osaka but immediately breaks all records in Japan, becoming the tallest building in the country

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Around the precinct of Kongorinji temple, you can count a incredible number of stone Jizo statues up to 1000 ones

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Nishi Honganji temple is the headquarters of the Honganji denomination of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

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Nakaoka coffee Namba store will open from sunrise till midnight waiting for your wandering day around Osaka

                

Incoming Kansai Event

Kushi Matsuri 櫛祭. Comb Festival featuring a colorful parade of about 45 women having their hair done in various coiffures representing each era from ancient times to the present day and in clothes reflecting those eras.

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Sep 26

Seimei-jinja Reisai 晴明神社例祭. Annual Festival of the shrine. Main event of the festival is Shinko-sai (a parade of Mikoshi led by a traditional boys' drums and fifes band, the carriages of the halberds, girls in beautiful attire, and decorated horses), proceeding on the main streets in the neighborhood of the shrine.

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Sep 21 to Sep 22

Heian-jingu Shin-en Muryo Kokai 平安神宮神苑 無料公開. Opening Shin-en (the sacred garden) at the shrine to the public for free of charge. Japanese bush clovers are usually in full bloom in September.

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Sep 19

Hagi Matsuri 萩まつり. Japanese bush clover Festival. Bush clovers are beautifully planted all over the precincts of the shrine. Several Japanese traditional performances are scheduled.

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Sep 17 to Sep 19

Danjiri Matsuri だんじり. Festival known as one of the most powerful and exciting festivals in Japan. Men wearing happi coats pull over 30 beautifully-bedecked floats on the city's main streets.

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Sep 17 to Sep 18

Kangetsu-no Yube 観月の夕べ. Moon-viewing Party. Mid-autumn full moon-viewing on the boats adrift on Osawa Pond.

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Sep 15 to Sep 17

Uneme Matsuri 采女まつり. Annual Festival held on the night of the mid-autumn full moon (Chushu-no-meigetsu ).

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Sep 08

Dai-monji Gozan Okuri-bi 大文字五山送り火. Great Bonfire lit on Kyoto's five mountains

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Aug 16

Dai-monji Okuri-bi - 大文字送り火. Bonfire Event lit on Mt. Takamado. A spectacular bonfire in the shape of the Chinese character "Dai (大)" meaning "large" or "space" is kindled on the slope of the mountain.

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Aug 15

The Ceremony of lighted lanterns. Some 3,000 lanterns in total including stone lanterns on the approach from the second Torii Shrine's gate to the south gate, are lighted up to console the ancestors' souls.

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03/29/2016 - 16:52112

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03/24/2016 - 11:56513

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Recent comments

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4 months 3 weeks ago on
I came there in this Spring so I luckily see both Sakura as well as others flower.
hoanggia's picture
8 months 1 week ago on
Here are some of my pictures about Cosplay Festival 2015 in Den Den Town, that is really great locat
hoanggia's picture
8 months 3 weeks ago on
I came to Tsutenkaku Tower this July, on the top of tower you can see the whole Osaka.
dungnguyen's picture
8 months 3 weeks ago on
nice museum
dungnguyen's picture
8 months 3 weeks ago on
great place to enjoy Japanese history
dungnguyen's picture
8 months 3 weeks ago on
It is very beautiful
dungnguyen's picture
9 months 1 day ago on
very interesting
dungnguyen's picture
9 months 1 day ago on
Amazing temple,
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9 months 1 day ago on
nice shrine
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9 months 1 day ago on
I love the lion statue