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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Kai

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Rooted in tradition, Kai houses a collection of shops with new takes on traditional Japanese arts and crafts. In addition to a café...

Kobaien

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Nara accounts for about 90% of Japan's sumi-ink production, and for 400 years Kobaien has made fine ink sticks for calligraphy and ink...

Koshi-no-ie

  • Museum/Gallery

This well-to-do merchant's house has been thoroughly restored, making it a quick trip through the Edo period. English pamphlets are available.

Nara-machi Shiryokan

  • Museum/Gallery

So just what are those red cloth animals on pieces of rope outside houses in Nara? Called migawarizaru (substitute monkeys), they are...

Neiya Kobo

  • Store/Shop/Mall

A potter's wheel is in the window of Neiya Kobo where beautiful ceramic candleholders ( toka-ki ) illuminate the rooms, shadowing the...

Yu Nakagawa

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This shop specializes in handwoven, sun-bleached linens, a local specialty known as Nara sarashi. This shop sells noren (two-panel...

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