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Kashikojima Espana Cruise

You can enjoy the beautiful landscapes in Ago Bay,…

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PARQUE ESPANA

“This theme park is based on a Spanish conce…

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Nemu-no-sato

Nemu-no-Sato is a huge resort park on the Osaki Pe…

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Shima Isobe

Matoya is famous for oysters due to abundant plank…

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Shima Spain Village

Shima Spain Village consists of a theme park, onse…

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Hotel Shima Spain Mura

This hotel is an exotic and luxurious hotel remind…

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Okage-yokocho

Okage-yokocho is located in the middle of Oharai-m…

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Oharai-machi

Oharai-machi has prospered as a cathedral town of …

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Toba Auarium

This aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in t…

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Futami Okitama Jinja Shrine

Futami Okitama Jinja Shrine was established about …

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FUTAMI

“Futami” literally means looking twice…

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Ise-udon

Ise-udon noodle is Ise’s specialty dish and …

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ISE

Ise Jingu Shrine Jingu is written 神宮 in Japanese a…

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SHIMA

Visiting leisure spots like Shima Spain Village an…

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Meotoiwa (Husband and Wife Rocks)

There are two rocks on the Futamiga-ura near Futam…

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TOBA

Toba Aquarium This aquarium is one of the largest …

Kyoto

Kyoto

Cooling off in Summer, Japan – Kansai version –

We will introduce recommended places to visit in t…

Kyoto

Everything is close North Kansai, Home to Delicious Sake

Surrounded by nature, North Kansai is full of sake…

Kyoto

Feel Cool in North Kansai!!

The North Kansai area can offer many “cool” ways t…

Kyoto

Miyako Odori

“There are 5 kagai (a traditional entertainm…

Kyoto

Candlelights

There are other humorous episodes involving guests…

Kyoto

Hidari-Dai-monji

Hidari-Dai-monji on Mount Okita, Kita-ku, is lit a…

Kyoto

Gojozaka Toki Matsuri

Gojozaka Toki Matsuri (Gojozaka Ceramic Festival) …

Kyoto

Toro-nagashi

The Toro-nagashi (floating lantern) festival is he…

Kyoto

Funagata

Funagata on Mount Nishikamofuna, in Kita-ku, forms…

Kyoto

Myo and Ho

A set of 2 characters, Myo on Mount Mantoro and Ho…

Kyoto

Take-off shoes

Some foreigners don’t know where they should…

Kyoto

Sanmon Gate

The Sanmon Gate is the 3rd oldest temple gate in J…

Kyoto

Shojin-ryori and Zazen

Eating shojin-ryori (vegetarian dishes served in t…

Kyoto

Daimonji

The Dai-monji (big) character on Mount Daimonji (M…

Kyoto

Communal bath

Another example – “Someone drained wat…

Kyoto

Gozan-no-Okuribi

Gozan-no-Okuribi (“Bonfires on Five Mountain…

Kyoto

Hana Toro

First held 5 years ago, Hana Toro is now a popular…

Kyoto

Kamogawa Noryo-yuka terraces

One way to relax in the old capital during the war…

Kyoto

Gion and Kamishichiken

Geiko and maiko in the Gion and Kamishichiken area…

Kyoto

Gozan-no-Okuribi & Toro Nagashi at Hirosawa-no-Ike

Gozan-no-Okuribi (“Bonfires on Five Mountain…

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Higashiyama

Kyoto is still cold in the first few months of the…

Kyoto

Higashiyama Hana Toro

“Kyoto is still cold in the first few months…

Kyoto

Yatsuhashi-an & Shisyu-yakata

36 Nishikoromode-cho, Nishikyougoku, Ukyo-ku, Kyot…

Kyoto

Gion Matsuri Festival

A little later in the year and while summer is in …

Kyoto

Kyoto in winter

Kyoto has many faces and many charms. To name but …

Kyoto

Maruyama Park

The lanterns along the way illuminate a number of …

Kyoto

Hands on Activity/Wagashi making in Kyoto

The attraction of Kyoto isn’t based solely o…

Kyoto

KYOTO / SAGANO (ATT.JAPAN ISSUE 14)

Engulfed in rich heritage of material culture and …

Kyoto

KYOTO 2

The aristocratic culture personifi ed the aestheti…

Kyoto

KYOTO

If you have ever wanted to see and experience the …

Kyoto

KYOTO IN MIDSUMMER (ATT.JAPAN ISSUE 35)

Gozan-no-Okuribi (“Bonfires on Five Mountain…

Kyoto

MYOSHINJI AND SHUKUBO TEMPLE LODGINGS (ATT.JAPAN ISSUE 37)

Myoshin-ji Temple is located in the western part o…

Kyoto

KYOTO FROM SPRING TO EARLY SUMMER (ATT.JAPAN ISSUE 34)

Kyoto in May is the home of cool breezes, green le…

Kyoto

KYOTO INTERNATIONAL MANGA MUSEUM (ATT.JAPAN ISSUE 36)

If you head north from Karasuma Oike intersection,…

Kyoto

KYOTO IN EARLY SPRING (ATT.JAPAN ISSUE 33)

Higashiyama Hana Toro – a place of subtle an…

Kyoto

HANDS ON ACTIVITY – WAGASHI MAKING IN KYOTO (ATT.JAPAN

The attraction of Kyoto isn’t based solely o…

Kyoto

KYOTO SPECIAL (ATT.JAPAN ISSUE 31)

Kyoto has many faces and many charms. To name but …

Kyoto

FROM THE OCEAN TO KYOTO

With more than 1,200 years of history, Kyoto has b…

Kyoto

KYO-MACHIYA GUESTHOUSE

Kyo-machiya, traditional townhouse-style low-rise …

Osaka

Osaka

Cooling off in Summer, Japan – Kansai version –

We will introduce recommended places to visit in t…

Osaka

Senshu, Osaka The Area Full of Matsuri Passion

Senshu, the southwest area of Osaka, is a veritabl…

Osaka

New Hot Places in Osaka~2018 Spring/Summer~

【LUCUA FOOD HALL】4/1 OPEN Directly access from Osa…

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Matchamachi

Matchamachi is known as the town of toys. In this …

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Nipponbashi district

The Nipponbashi district, a.k.a. Nipponbashi Den-D…

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Daimaru Shinsaibashi department store

Daimaru Shinsaibashi department store faces the lo…

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Takashimaya

The stately Namba building houses Takashimaya, a d…

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Namba Parks

The commercial complex Namba Parks, directly conne…

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Sennichimae-doguya-suji Street

Sennichimae-doguya-suji Street is especially known…

Osaka

Dotonbori and Hozenji-yokocho Street

The gourmet street Dotonbori and food alley Hozenj…

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Kuromonichiba market

Kuromonichiba market has about 160 shops that sell…

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Gourmet streets

The gourmet street Dotonbori and food alley Hozenj…

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Umeda

In December 2010, Maruzen & Junkudo Umeda boo…

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JR Osaka Station

JR Osaka Station is in the process of being redeve…

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MINAMI

Shinsaibashi-suji is a traditional shopping street…

Osaka

KITA

There are also many electrical appliance stores an…

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OSAKA / MINAMI (ATT.JAPAN ISSUE 11)

Strange but delicious, we guide you yhrough the he…

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SHINSEKAI / TENNOJI

Tennoji has train terminals for subways, the JR li…

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MINAMI/SENBA/HORIE

There are many stylish shops with select goods, ca…

Osaka

MINAMI 2

The gourmet street Dotonbori and food alley Hozenj…

Osaka

OSAKA (ATT.JAPAN ISSUE 55)

Osaka is located on the coastal side of the Kansai…

Osaka

OSAKA 2

Following the completion of Osaka Castle in the 16…

Osaka

NAKANOSHIMA

Dotted around Nakanoshima you will find The Museum…

Osaka

BAY AREA OF OSAKA

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is the place to see a Rhin…

Osaka

Kansai International Airport

Let’s Use KIX to Enjoy Travel in Japan! Kans…

Osaka

RINKU TOWN

Kansai International Airport is the gateway to the…

Osaka

The National Museum of Ethnology

Located in the Expo’70 Commemorative Park, The Nat…

Osaka

EXPOCITY

日本最大級の大型複合施設「EXPOCITY(エキスポシティ)」が、2015年11月、万博記念公園駅前…

Osaka

The former house of the Nishio Family

If you are interested in historical architecture, …

Osaka

Expo’70 Commemorative Park

The Expo’70 Commemorative Park is a popular landma…

Osaka

THE MOMOFUKU ANDO INSTANT RAMEN MUSEUM

Make Chicken Ramen for Yourself, from Kneading of …

Osaka

SUITA CITY

Expo’70 Commemorative Park The Expo’70 Commemorati…

Osaka

FOOD CAPITAL OF JAPAN, OSAKA

Culture of Dashi Dashi is different in color betwe…

Hyogo

Hyogo

Cooling off in Summer, Japan – Kansai version –

We will introduce recommended places to visit in t…

Hyogo

A Walk in the Nada Area

Kobe is blessed with mountains and the ocean in it…

Hyogo

Taiyo Park

You can see replicas of famous structures, statues…

Hyogo

The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution

At 5:46 a.m. on January 17, 1995, a huge M7.3 eart…

Hyogo

KINOSAKI / TOYOOKA 3

Kinosaki, a Town of Onsen and Yukata Kinosaki, a s…

Hyogo

KOBE 2

Kobe Port is one of the three most beautiful ports…

Hyogo

Toyooka / Kinosaki : Rich Nature, Onsen, and Delicious Food

Located in the northern part of Hyogo Prefecture o…

Hyogo

KINOSAKI / TOYOOKA 2

Kinosaki Yukata Charter 1. Clothes other than yuka…

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Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple

With a 1,000 year history, the temple encompasses …

Hyogo

Koko-en Garden

Koko-en Gardens include nine different types and s…

Hyogo

Himeji Central Park

A leisure facility with an amusement park and a sa…

Hyogo

Yamasa Kamaboko, Yumesenkan

A traditional kamaboko (minced and steamed fish) m…

Hyogo

Sakagura Sake Storage of Nada

With the formal registration of “Washoku” as an UN…

Hyogo

HIMEJI

Grand Opening of Himeji Castle on March 27, 2015 (…

Hyogo

KOBE

The Kansai Region is located on the west of Japan&…

Hyogo

KINOSAKI / TOYOOKA 1

Kinosaki Onsen Yukata Village Kinosaki, a small, e…

Hyogo

HIMEJI CITY

Recommended Sightseeing Routes Day 1 (1) National …

Shiga

Shiga

Relaxing Trip in Shiga

Shiga Prefecture’s most distinctive feature is Lak…

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Baikamo flower

Every year in early summer small white Baikamo flo…

Shiga

Arihara

Arihara is a village unchanged and traditional wit…

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Harie

In Harie region, the culture of water and water-us…

Shiga

Makino Pickland

Makino Pickland is a hands-on experience-style agr…

Shiga

Shirahige Shrine

The Shirahige Shrine in Takashima is said to have …

Shiga

Marchants’ residence

The Nakae Jungoro residence, Tonomura Uhee residen…

Shiga

Hachiman-dori Moat

White-walled earthen storehouses and old prestigio…

Shiga

Suigo meguri

You can tour this waterfront community on a “…

Shiga

Bodhisattva of Compassion

“Images of the Bodhisattva of Compassion (el…

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Mt.Ibuki

Today, blessed with pure water wells this area is …

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Omi Hachiman

Omi Hachiman is a castle town that was created in …

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Kohoku and Kosei

The Kohoku and Kosei regions have an abundance of …

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Roads

During the Edo Period (1603-1867), the circuits co…

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Biwako Valley

At an elevation of 1,100m (3,610 feet) above sea l…

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Sakamoto

Within the eastern base region of the mountain is …

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Ishiyama-dera

Ishiyama-dera, is said to have been founded in yea…

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Location

It is only 10km (6.2 miles) from Kyoto to Otsu, th…

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Mt.Hiei

Rising 848m (2,782 feet) high above sea level on t…

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OTSU

“It is only 10km (6.2 miles) from Kyoto to O…

Shiga

Mii-dera

Mii-dera (Enjou-ji) was established in year 686. O…

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WEST SIDE OF LAKE BIWA

“A popular area for enjoying marine leisure …

Shiga

SHIGA

“Shiga Prefecture holds the largest lake in …

Shiga

EAST SIDE OF LAKE BIWA

“Omi Hachiman is a castle town that was crea…

Shiga

NORTH SIDE OF LAKE BIWA

“With grand dreams the warring state militar…

Shiga

Lake Biwa and Omi

Shiga Prefecture holds the largest lake in Japan, …

Shiga

SHIGA (ATT.JAPAN ISSUE 47)

Shiga Prefecture holds the largest lake in Japan, …

Nara

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Chikubushima

Floating on the water in the very center of Lake B…

Nara

Kinpusenji Temple

Over the centuries Yoshino flourished as the town …

Nara

Nyoirin-ji Temple

Emperor Godaigo worshipped piously at Nyoirin-ji T…

Nara

Walking on Mount Yoshino

The route from the foot to the summit of Mt. Yoshi…

Nara

Mt. Yoshino 1

Mount Yoshino is quite simply one of Japan’s…

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Chikurin-in Temple

Chikurin-in Temple has the shukubo (lodging facilt…

Nara

Kinpusen-ji Temple

The World Heritage site Mt. Yoshino was developed …

Nara

Yoshimizu Shrine

Yoshimizu Shrine was once the Imperial Court of Na…

Nara

Yoshino Mikumari Shrine

The next point, Yoshino Mikumari Shrine, is often …

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Kakinoha-zushi

Kakinoha-zushi is pressed sushi. Pieces of mackere…

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Yoshimizu Shrine

A narrow road lined with souvenir shops and restau…

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Cherry Blossomos of Yoshino

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East and West Treasure Houses

The East and West Treasure Houses (Kudara-Kannon-d…

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Muroji Temple

Muroji Temple of the Shingon sect of Buddhism is s…

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Kinpusenji Temple

Kinpusenji Temple where the famed copper ‘Do…

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Hokkiji Temple

Hokkiji, designated a World Heritage Site along wi…

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Hasedera Temple

A 20-minute walk from Kintetsu Hasedera Station, l…

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Chuguji Temple

Chuguji Temple contains (the) Miroku-bosatsu-zo wi…

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Ikaruga 1

Horyuji Temple stands in the tranquil village of I…

Nara

Chuguji Temple / Hokkiji Temple

Chuguji Temple contains (the) Miroku-bosatsu-zo wi…

Nara

Horyuji Temple 2

“Horyuji Temple was supposedly founded joint…

Nara

Kondo 1

The Kondo here is the oldest wooden building in th…

Nara

Gojuno To

Pagodas are considered to be the most important bu…

Nara

Nara Toukae

Nara Toukae is held between August 6th and 15th ea…

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Great Buddha

The Great Buddha inside the kondo is 15m in height…

Nara

Shika-no-tsunokiri

The Shika-no-tsunokiri (horn cutting (of the deer)…

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Around Nara Park

The area around Nara Park is easy to access from b…

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Omizutori

The Omizutori is held at Nigatsu-do in Todaiji Tem…

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Events

“The Yamayaki, or burning ceremony, is held …

Nara

Yamayaki

The Yamayaki, or burning ceremony, is held on the …

Nara

Kasuga Taisha’s Mantoro lantern festival

Kasuga Taisha’s Mantoro lantern festival, is…

Nara

Kawai Family House

Kawai Family House is the house of the family that…

Nara

Yakushiji Temple

Yakushiji Temple was first built at Kashihara in 6…

Nara

Toyota Family House

Toyota Family House is the house of a lumber deale…

Nara

Naramachi Koshi no Ie

Naramachi Koshi no Ie is a replica of a traditiona…

Nara

Toshodai-ji Temple

Toshodaiji was founded by the Chinese priest Ganji…

Nara

Chugu-ji Temple, Horin-ji Temple, and Hokki-ji Temple

Chugu-ji Temple, Horin-ji Temple, and Hokki-ji Tem…

Nara

Nara National Museum

A retro Western-style building just to the west of…

Nara

Imanishi-ke Shoin

Imanishi-ke Shoin is a typical shoin-style buildin…

Nara

IKARUGA

Beautiful temple buildings related to Prince Shoto…

Nara

Gango-ji Temple

Gengo-ji Temple is an old temple. Its origin is th…

Nara

Kasuga Taisha Shrine

A 10-minute walk from Nigatsu-do of Todai-ji throu…

Nara

Naramachi

The area from Kintetsu Nara Station to JR Nara Sta…

Nara

Nara-koen Park

After a five-minute walk east from Kintetsu Nara S…

Nara

Asuka

Rustic houses are scattered among rice paddies, su…

Nara

Nara Prefecture Hall of Manyo Culture

Nara Prefecture Hall of Manyo Culture is a facilit…

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IMAI

Traditional streets of the Edo period remain in Im…

Nara

Takamatsuzuka tomb

A 10-minute ride will bring you to Takamatsuzuka t…

Nara

HASE / MURO

A 20-minute walk from Kintetsu Hasedera Station, l…

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Ishibutai burial mound

Ishibutai burial mound is located 20 minutes by bi…

Nara

YOSHINO

“After crossing the Yoshino River by train, …

Nara

NARA / HORYUJI (ATT.JAPAN ISSUE 30)

The year 2010 will mark the 1300th anniversary of …

Nara

NISHINOKYO

Yakushiji Temple is located five minutes on foot f…

Nara

ASUKA

This typical landscape of ancient Japan is preserv…

Nara

NARAMACHI

“The area from Kintetsu Nara Station to JR N…

Nara

YOSHINO 2

Yoshino is well-known as a cherry blossom viewing …

Nara

HEIJOKYO

In 2010, commemorating the 1,300th anniversary of …

Nara

NARA (ATT.JAPAN ISSUE 52)

Nara Prefecture, located in the eastern part of th…

Nara

KOYASAN / YOSHINO (ATT.JAPAN ISSUE 33)

Koyasan is a quiet town situated atop Mount Koya. …

Nara

YAMATO

The central area of Nara Prefecture used to be cal…

Wakayama

Wakayama

Mt.Koya

Mt. Koya, a world heritage site, is about 90 minut…

Wakayama

KOYASAN 2

“As little as one hour after departing Osaka…

Wakayama

KOYASAN / YOSHINO (ATT.JAPAN ISSUE 33)

Koyasan is a quiet town situated atop Mount Koya. …