Sights & Attractions in The Kansai Region

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Name Category Location
 
Amerika-mura
Though it takes its name from the original shops that sold cheap...
Neighborhoods / Streets Minami
 
Den Den Town
All the latest video games, computers, cameras, phones, MP3 players...
Neighborhoods / Streets Minami
 
Dotombori-dori
If you only have one night in Osaka, Dotombori-dori is the place...
Neighborhoods / Streets Minami
 
Eikoku-kan
This typically old-fashioned Western house (pronounced "eh-ee-ko...
Houses / Mansions Kitano-cho
 
Hanshin Awaji Daishinsai Kinen
In 1995, the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake killed 6,433 people...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Kobe
 
Harborland and Meriken Park
No trip to Kobe is complete without a waterside visit. Within...
Museums / Galleries, Neighborhoods / Streets Downtown Kobe
 
Horyu-ji
This temple is the jewel in the crown of classical Japanese architecture...
Religious Sites Western Nara
 
Hyogo Kenritsu Bijutsukan
This striking concrete edifice was designed by acclaimed architect...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Kobe
 
Kasuga Taisha
Famous for the more than 2,000 stone mantoro (lanterns) that...
Religious Sites Nara Koen
 
Kazami dori-no-Yakata
More elaborate than any other Kobe ijinkan, this one, built by...
Houses / Mansions Kitano-cho
 
Kobe Shiritsu Hakubutsukan
This museum specializes in work from the 16th and 17th centuries...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Kobe
 
Nunobiki-no-taki
In the hustle and bustle of this modern city, you wouldn't think...
Bodies of Water North of Kobe
 
Osaka Aquarium
This eye-catching red, gray, and blue building is Japan's best...
Zoos / Aquariums Kita
 
Osaka Shiritsu Bijutsukan
The building isn't too impressive, but the exceptional collection...
Museums / Galleries Minami
 
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Bijutsukan
Located in Naka-no-shima Koen, Osaka's oldest park, the Museum...
Museums / Galleries Kita
 
Osaka-jo
Osaka's most visible tourist attraction and symbol, Osaka Castle...
Castles / Palaces Kita
 
Rokko-san
Three cable cars scale Mt. Rokko, providing spectacular views...
Viewpoints North of Kobe
 
Shin Sekai
Stepping into Shin Sekai is a chance to see the Osaka of a generation...
Neighborhoods / Streets Minami
 
Shitenno-ji
Tenno-ji, as this temple is popularly known, is one of the most...
Religious Sites Minami
 
Sumiyoshi Taisha
In a city of mariners it's no surprise that locals revere Sumiyoshi...
Religious Sites Minami
 
Tenno-ji Koen
The best place to get away from the noise and concrete of the...
Parks Minami
 
Todai-ji
This temple complex was conceived by Emperor Shomu in the 8th...
Religious Sites Nara Koen
 
Tsuruhashi
Koreans are the largest ethnic minority in Japan, and more of...
Local Interest–Sight Minami
 
Tsutenkaku
Nearly every major city in Japan has its tower, and while they...
Local Interest–Sight Minami
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