Kansai or Kinki region lies in the southern-central area of Honshu island. Rich in history, major cities like Kyoto, Osaka, Nara or Kobe are famous for their festivals, activities, hiking trails, temples or delicious food. Here you can find the most important shrines in Japan, and even live like a Buddhist monk in one of the temples.

Kansai highlights
  • Koyasan
  • Kumano pilgrims' route
  • Nara park
  • Himeji
  • Koka village

  • Accommodation:
    Kansai region has a selection of western style hotels, ryokans, machiya or temple lodging.

    Kansai airport facilitates connections with the capital and other main cities. Trains, busses or car hire are also available.

    Local food specialities:
    Unagi sushi
    Matcha dessert
    Kamameshi Shizuka Nara Special
    Tako Tamago
    Kobe beef

    Suggested itinerary:
    Hidden Japan Tour [Tokyo, Nikko, Hakone, Kyoto, Mt. Koya, Osaka]

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