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Kansai (Kinki)

Most people know that Osaka (大阪) is the second largest metropolitan area after Tokyo. One of its famous landmarks, Osaka Castle (大阪城), played a major role in the country's history. Osaka is also popular for okonomiyaki (お好み焼き), a pan-fried savory pancake. Osaka is known for its exciting nightlife and...

With Kyoto (京都) being one of the biggest cities in Japan, it is rich in history and culture. One of the places in the city that exhibit these qualities is Arashiyama (嵐山). There are many notable tourist spots in this district, like Togetsukyo Bridge (渡月橋) and Daikakuji Temple (大覚寺),...

Kyoto Station (京都駅) is a major transportation hub, especially for foreign tourists who come to Japan. It is a terminal station housed in one of Japan's biggest buildings, and it consists of numerous shinkansen (bullet trains; 新幹線), buses, trains and other types of transportation. Besides this, it has numerous restaurants,...

Calling all gourmet foodies! Kyoto (京都) is one of the best places for you to try mouth-watering dishes. The city has a wide range of tasty choices when it comes to elegant food culture, and it has an excellent selection of restaurants serving high-quality meals. This gives every visitor a...

What is Omi Jingu (近江神宮) like? It's a fiery place that burns with the passion of every Karuta player who has played in a competition. Discover the charms of Omi Jingu, the Holy Land of Karuta! Omi Jingu is a shrine in Otsu City (大津市), Shiga Prefecture (滋賀県). It is...

Sake (酒) is one of Japan's most well-known products, and it is famous throughout the world. Understandably, many visitors to Japan are eager to try Japanese rice wine for themselves. However, sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin; I came to Japan knowing nothing about how...

Night trains or sleeper trains are an essential part of Japan's train services. Though these are rapidly becoming rare, they give us a throwback to the past. Most of the time, these trains look more luxurious than the ordinary ones. One of the anticipated luxury trains that will go...

If you are traveling in Japan and would like to know which place has the most number of museums and art galleries, look no further than Osaka (大阪). It is a delight for the artistically inclined and curious as the city is brimming with galleries, exhibitions, and events. If...

Koka-ryu Ninjutsu Yashiki (甲賀流忍術屋敷), roughly translated as "Koka-style house of ninja techniques," is also known as the Koka Ninja House in English. It is the former residence of Mochizuki Izumonokami (望月出雲守), the head of the leading family of the 53 Koka ninja families. Let's take a journey to this...

One of the perfect places to relax at is located in the middle of Japan. The prefecture of Shiga (滋賀県) is where you can find Lake Biwa (琵琶湖), the largest lake in the country. Shiga is a mountainous place as it is surrounded by Mt. Ibuki (伊吹山) to the...

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