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 25

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Kita 10

Minami 15

Nara 14

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Nara Koen 5

Nara-machi 5

Western Nara 4

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Downtown Kobe 9

Himeji 1

Kitano-cho 2

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Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial

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In 1995 the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake killed 6,433 people, leveled vast areas of the city, and destroyed much of the harbor. Using...

Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum

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Nada, one of Kobe's westernmost neighborhoods, is home to a number of museums and breweries—many offering free sake tasting. The most...

Harborland and Meriken Park

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No trip to Kobe is complete without a waterside visit. Within Meriken Park broken slabs of thick concrete and crooked lightposts are...

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

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This striking concrete edifice was designed by acclaimed architect Tadao Ando. Working primarily with concrete, Ando is known for his...

Japan Folk Crafts Museum

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The exhibits of "beauty from day-to-day life" at this museum in Senri Expo Park explore the diversity and intricacy of Japanese handicrafts...

Kobe City Museum

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This museum specializes in work from the 16th and 17th centuries, focusing on reciprocal cultural influences between East and West. The...

Kobe Maritime Museum

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The Kobe Maritime Museum is the stunning building with a billowing roofline of metal sails. It showcases detailed ship models, opening...

Koshi-no-ie

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

Museum of Oriental Ceramics

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Located in Naka-no-shima Koen, Osaka's oldest park, the Museum of Oriental Ceramics houses more than 900 pieces of Chinese, Korean, and...

Nara National Museum

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One of the earliest examples of Western-style Meiji architecture, the Nara National Museum was completed in 1889 to much controversy...

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