The Kansai Region

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

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  • 1. Dotombori-dori

    Chuo-ku | Neighborhood/Street

    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...Read More

  • 2. Shin Sekai

    Ebisu-Higashi | Neighborhood/Street

    Stepping into Shin Sekai is a chance to see the Osaka of a generation ago. Built in 1912, the neighborhood was meant to emulate New York and...Read More

  • 3. Amerika-mura

    Chuo-ku | Neighborhood/Street

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

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  • 4. Chinatown

    Chuo-ku | Neighborhood/Street

    If you're heading to Meriken Park, consider a short stop in Kobe's Chinatown. The area was originally a center for Chinese immigrants, though...Read More

  • 5. Harborland and Meriken Park

    Chuo-ku | Museum/Gallery

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

  • 6. Mido-suji Boulevard

    Chuo-ku | Neighborhood/Street

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

  • 7. Nipponbashi Den Den Town

    Naniwa-ku | Neighborhood/Street

    All the latest video games, computers, cameras, phones, build-your-own-robot kits, and other gadgets are on display here. Even if you are not...Read More

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