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

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Visit the Ninja village in Koka, Shiga to get an amazing journey back in time to the age of Ninja to discover the life of talented Japanese samurai

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Viva city is a large shopping arcade which is believed to be the only on around Hikone area

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Ishiyamadera features a stroll garden called Muyuen with a pond reproducing the Lake Biwa, a waterfall and a heaven of plum, cherry blossom, azalea and Japanese iris

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Usually when we talk about Tori Gate floating in the sea you may imagine about scenery of Itsukushima Shrine. In this time, we would like to introduce similar scenery with Itsukushima Shrine, that is Shirahige Shrine.

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Yumekyobashi road begins immediately from the bridge crossing the castle moat, stretching a short distance to the bustling streets

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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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About 500 lanterns will be hung and lit up around the precinct of Shiga-ken Gokoku shrine on the occasion of Mitama festival for the souls of the dead.

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Hiyoshi Taisha is famous as the leading shrine of more than 3800 Hiyoshi, Hie and Sanno Jinja shrines across Japan

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Lake Biwa Flower Fountain is the greatest pride of Hama Otsu among their attempts of creating their town’s beauty from water, standing as one of the largest fountains across the world.

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Incoming Kansai Event

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

Aki-no Ningyo-ten 秋の人形展. Aki-no Ningyo-ten is a Dolls Exhibition. Old Japanese dolls are exhibited at the temple noted for its collection of dolls.

¥600
Nov 01 to Nov 30

Kyoto Bread Festival 2016. Each year with more than 50,000 people participating in this Bread event. Kyoto is a prefecture where has the most amount of bread consumption in Japan.

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Oct 29 to Oct 30

Kyoto-dai Antique Fair 京都大アンティークフェア - This is one of the biggest Antique market held in Kyoto. There will be lots of house holds and old kimono are exposed.

Oct 28 to Oct 30

                

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Newest Kansai Guide

10/22/2016 - 14:57392

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 - 18:56196

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 - 12:24292

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 - 16:57190

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 - 17:40595

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 - 16:44405

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 - 16:561,169

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 - 12:20365

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 - 16:52168

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 - 11:56548

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!

Recent comments

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