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In about September, they will hold one of the most gorgeous night of light along Hachimanbori canal, lit up by 2000 lanterns

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Chikubushima is home land of Hogonji temple and Tsukubusumajinja shrine

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Omi Jingu shrine has a close tie with the definition of time in Japan as the very first water clock was introduced at the shrine by Emperor Tenji

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Standing on Saimyoji temple grounds, there is the Saimyoji Fudanzakura cherry tree of 250 years old blooming throughout spring, autumn, and winter.

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Lake Biwa Museum is one of largest lake-based freshwater fish museums in Japan

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Ryuo Agri Park has the purpose of not only raising the best agricultural products but also promoting the food processing industry from these products in the prefecture.

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Gathering to listen to chirping of insects is unique in Genkyuen garden

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Visitors are advised to not miss the Hikone Castle Museum lying on the foot of Hikone castle hill with various exhibitions of treasures belonging to the Lords’ family.

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To tell the story of the Castles across Japan, Hikone in Shiga is the only one that survived after enemy’s attacks, remaining the untouched structure through fire and sword.

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Lake Biwa occupies one sixth of the whole Shiga, covering almost all the prefecture by its limpid blue water on the map of Japan

  

Incoming Kansai Event

One of Japan's largest music events being held this year for the 19th time, Takatsuki Jazz Street is the model for multiple "jazz streets" held in numerous locations throughout Japan. This festival has been operating since 1999 by all local volunteers and hasn't stopped growing since.

May 04

Temple Yukari Murasaki Shikibu, where Murasaki Shikibu has wrote "Genji Monogatari", "between Genji". Seasonal flowers throughout the year are also known as 'flower temple', and in the spring, about 600 cherry blossoms are blooming in the precincts, including Yoshino cherry tree, shinarazakura and Yamazakura. While feeling the relaxation of history, you can enjoy a tasty cherry blossom viewing.

¥600
Mar 20 to Apr 09

Town house in the Tosa Town Taka Town has a doll figure that is cherished. Every "Ohina" has memories of the house and parent and child's wishes in it and the colored paper adorned with it is spelled with such "memories" and "wishes". Why do not you touch on your irreplaceable thoughts and wishes while enjoying "chicks stories" of about 100 houses? From Tosa Town Takatori Town where you walk slowly, your chicks story begins.

Mar 01 to Mar 31

Hard Rock Cafe Osaka 2016 - 2017 Countdown Party. It is a party that is held annually for New Year's Eve. Ticket over-the-counter sales 5,000 yen (tax included) with American premium buffet and one drink, lock cover Live of the 70's and 80's by the Badasses and Hard Rock Cafe goods, meal tickets and other luxury prizes won the game competition.

¥5 000
Dec 31 to Jan 01

Arashiyama Momiji Matsuri 嵐山もみじ祭. This is a Maple Festival. People in the 10th-century court costumes perform traditional dance, music and plays on the boats, which sail on Oi River around Togetsukyo Bridge. Many other events are also scheduled on the riverbank.

Nov 13

Dainenbutsu Kyogen 大念仏狂言. Kyogen performance on the Kyogen-do stage at Shinsen-en, located to the south of Nijo Castle.

Nov 04 to Nov 06

Bunka-no-Hi Manyo Gagaku-kai 文化の日萬葉雅楽会. Ancient court music and dance are performed on a floating stage built on the water's edge at Shin-en Manyo-Shokubutsu-en in the precincts of the shrine.

¥500
Nov 03

Kemari Matsuri けまり祭. This is a festival of ancient ball-kicking. Priests in traditional attire of aristocracies in the 7th century demonstrate Kemari (ball-kicking), following the ritual.

Nov 03

Kumano-Kodo Emaki Gyoretsu 熊野古道絵巻行列. Elegant procession on Kumano-Kodo pilgrimage-way, featuring a procession of people wearing traditional costumes of the Heian period.

Nov 03

Gion Odori 祇園をどり. Traditional Japanese Dance. Admission is 4,000JPY. Please call Gion Kaikan for reservation.

Nov 01 to Nov 10

                

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Newest Kansai Guide

10/22/2016 - 14:57503

With the support for you to have a nice and unforgettable moments when visit and have fun with Momiji Festival. We would like to recommend Top 10 Momiji Spots in Kansai Area.Here are Top 10 Momiji Festival Spots in Kansai 2016

08/18/2016 - 18:56263

The Uji tea noble family with Ito Kyuemon Honten main store as an example, good quality tea village are some of main well-known characteristics of Uji Area in Kyoto. In this article we suggest the best course for you to visit and enjoy the most remarkable point of Uji Area.

07/13/2016 - 12:24355

When you visit Osaka for traveling and suddenly want to try Okonomiyaki. But in the centre of City, there are so many okonomiyaki shops. So where should we try now? Here are our suggestions for some famous shops where you enjoy okonomiyaki at 70-year-old shop or by mayonnise special style and so on.

05/25/2016 - 16:57224

It is obvious that Kyoto is a representative of Japan travel. In this period – the green leaves season, we would like to introduce some spots in Kyoto for viewing the beauty of green.

05/11/2016 - 17:40750

A mystery existence of a princess shinning such the most charming and elegant color in gloomy continual rain- Hydrangea or Ajisai in Japanese. Let’s discover 7 out of many palaces of this princess around Kansai region!

04/29/2016 - 16:44427

Traveling around Kansai with norihoudai thru pass can help you saving a much money. Here is a selection of norihoudai ticket with them you can discovery Kansai in saving and most convenient way.

04/18/2016 - 16:561,490

Wisteria Trellis or Fuji (藤) in Japanese is one special flower in Spring. Usually it will start to blossom around middle of April until begining of May. Let with us to enjoy the beauty and pick some locations in selections below to discover Wisteria beauty in Kansai Area

04/05/2016 - 12:20657

Many people usually think about Spring time in Japan with Sakura season. But it fact, there is one more interesting activity you should try is Fruit Harvest. Each season has its own seasonal fruit and Strawberry picking is great and fun activity beside Hanami (Sakura viewing)

03/29/2016 - 16:52295

The Himeji Castle which is recognized as a World Heritage Site, during Cherry Blossom season this year, various events will be held. We would like to introduce you some special events and please arrange time to visit them. Those event’s location is just in Castle and surrounding area.

03/24/2016 - 11:56647

Enjoy Sakura and having Japanese dinner in Kyoto is really great experiences you should try. This list is 7 restaurants in Kyoto that helps you have very your own Hanami style. Check it out!

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giath11406's picture
4 months 1 week ago on
Must come back and must see location when you visit Osaka
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10 months 2 weeks ago on
I came there in this Spring so I luckily see both Sakura as well as others flower.