The Kansai Region Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Kansai Region - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Osaka 26

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Kita 10

Minami 16

Nara 15

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Nara Koen 5

Nara-machi 6

Western Nara 4

Kobe 13

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Downtown Kobe 8

Himeji 1

Kitano-cho 2

North of Kobe 2

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Amerika-mura

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Though it takes its name from the original shops that sold cheap American fashions and accessories, Ame-mura ( ah -meh moo -ra), as...

Daisenryo Kofun

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The 4th-century mausoleum of Emperor Nintoku is in the city of Sakai, southeast of Osaka. The mausoleum was built on an even larger scale...

Den Den Town

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All the latest video games, computers, cameras, phones, MP3 players, and other gadgets are on display here. Even if you are not in the...

Dotombori-dori

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If you only have one night in Osaka, Dotombori-dori is the place to go. Once Osaka's old theater district, Dotombori-dori is now a neon-lighted...

Fujii-dera

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An 8th-century statue of the 1,000-handed Kannon, the goddess of mercy, is this temple's main object of worship. The seated figure is...

Isshin-ji

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The ultramodern gate and fierce guardian statues of Isshin-ji Temple are a stark contrast to the nearby Shitenno-ji Temple. Dating back...

Keitaku-en

  • Garden/Arboretum

Jihei Ogawa, master gardener of the late Meiji period, spent 10 years working the late Lord Sumitomo's circular garden into a masterpiece.

Liberty Osaka: Osaka Human Rights Museum

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In a country that often falls back on the myth of everyone living in egalitarian harmony, Liberty Osaka is one of the city's more unique...

Mido-suji

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Osaka's Champs Élysées, this ginko-tree-lined boulevard is Osaka's most elegant thoroughfare and home to its greatest concentration...

Osaka Shiritsu Bijutsukan

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The building isn't too impressive, but the exceptional collection of 12th- to 14th-century classical Japanese art on the second floor...

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