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Kumano Hatayama Taisha is a part of the Kumano Sanzan and Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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This temple is the second destination for pilgrims among 33 others in the Western Japan called Saigoku Kanon Pilgrimage

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Kongobuji temple, the name of the entire mountain of Koyasan, is the head temple of Shingon Buddhism which leads about 3,000 temples with 10,000,000 followers and monks

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Keep walking towards the South of Honshu island, you will surprisedly meet the vast Pacific Ocean in the lawn of green grass of Shionomisaki Cape in Kushimoto's town center

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Long after Kobo Daishi’s death, Shingon sect decided to built Daishi Kyokai as the administrative center for development of Buddhist pratice.

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The third Tokugawa shogun Iemitsu built the Tokugawa Mausoleum on Koyasan in 1643 for his father and grandfather in hopes that they can be close to Kobo Daishi’s mausoleum

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Coming through the largest cemetery in Japan with more than 200,000 monuments including graves, prayer steels and memorials to visit Okunoin temple

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Kumano Hongu Taisha is probably the most outstanding among three shrines of Kumano Sanzan as the head shrine of over 3,000 Kumano shrines across Japan

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Wakayama Marina City is a resort island with the harmony of natural environment and artificial architecture.

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Ryujin Onsen is most famous attraction in Ryujin as one of Japanese top three hot springs for enhancing beauty

  

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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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 - 16:57232

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 - 17:40817

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 - 16:44439

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 - 16:562,007

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 - 12:20818

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 - 16:52431

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 - 11:56691

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
5 months 4 days ago on
Must come back and must see location when you visit Osaka
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11 months 2 weeks ago on
I came there in this Spring so I luckily see both Sakura as well as others flower.