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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Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 12

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Chugu-ji

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This temple was originally the home of Prince Shotoku's mother in the 6th century and is now a Buddhist nunnery. It houses an amazing...

Horyu-ji

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This temple is the jewel in the crown of classical Japanese architecture. In the morning, elderly locals on their way to work pray in...

Toshodai-ji

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The main entrance to Toshodai Temple, which was built in 751, is called the Path of History, since in Nara's imperial days dignitaries...

Yakushi-ji

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The two pagodas that tower over Yakushi Temple are an analogy of past and present Japan. Yakushi-ji's East Pagoda dates from 1285,...

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