Japan – Kansai (Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, Nara)

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What to do here
 
 World Heritage Sites
  • Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area
  • Himeji-jo
  • Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)
  • Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
  • Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range
 Tentative WHS
  • Asuka-Fujiwara: Archaeological sites of Japan’s Ancient Capitals and Related Properties (30/01/2007)
  • Hikone-Jo (castle) (01/10/1992)
  • Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters (22/11/2010)
 Sights (Temporarily Reinstated)
  • Arashiyama, Kyoto
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha
  • Heian-jingū
  • Meoto Iwa
  • Nunobiki Herb Garden, Kobe
  • Seiganto-ji
 Islands
  • Awaji island
 Borders
  • Japan (sea border/port)
 Cities of Asia and Oceania
  • Himeji
  • Kobe
  • Kyoto
  • Nara
  • Nishinomiya
  • Osaka (Greater)
  • Sakai
  • Wakayama
  • Yokkaichi/Suzuka/Tsu/Kameyama
 Villages and Small Towns
  • Kyoto: Ine
  • Nara: Totsukawa
 World Cities and Popular Towns
  • Kobe
  • Kyoto
  • Nara
  • Osaka (Greater)
 Airports
  • Kobe (UKB)
  • Osaka - Itami (ITM)
  • Osaka - Kansai (KIX)
 Railway, Metro, Funiculars, Cable Cars
  • Eizan Cable
  • Hyogo: Maya View Line Yume-Sanpo
  • Hyogo: Rokkō Arima Ropeway
  • Hyogo: Shin-Kōbe Ropeway
  • Ikoma Cable Line
  • Kobe Rapid Transit and Municipal Subway
  • Kōyasan Cable
  • Kyoto Municipal Subway
  • Kyoto Station
  • Kyoto: Eizan Cable
  • Mie: Gozaisho Ropeway
  • Nara: Ikoma Cable Line
  • Nara: Katsuragisan Ropeway
  • Nara: Yoshino Ropeway
  • Osaka Monorail
  • Osaka Municipal Subway
  • Osaka: Hankai Tram Line
  • Osaka: Mt. Kongō Ropeway
  • Osaka: Nishi-Shigi Cable Line
  • Sagano Scenic Railway
  • Sakamoto Cable
  • Sannomiya Station (Kobe)
  • Shiga: Sakamoto Cable
  • Shiga: SL Kita-Biwako
  • Umeda Station (Osaka)
  • Yoshino Ropeway
 Museums
  • Amagasaki: Skull Museum
  • Amagasaki: The World Money Box Museum
  • Himeji: Japan Toy Museum
  • Himeji: Museum of Literature
  • Kobe: Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
  • Kobe: Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
  • Kobe: UCC Coffee Museum
  • Koka: Miho Museum
  • Kyoto: Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
  • Kyoto: Kyoto International Manga Museum
  • Kyoto: Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan
  • Kyoto: Kyoto National Museum
  • Kyoto: Museum of Kyoto
  • Kyoto: National Museum of Modern Art
  • Nara: Irie Taikichi Memorial Museum of Photography
  • Nara: Museum of Japanese Art
  • Nara: Nara National Museum
  • Nishinomiya: Koshien History Museum
  • Osaka: Duskin Museum
  • Osaka: Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum
  • Osaka: Museum of Oriental Ceramics
  • Osaka: National Museum of Art
  • Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology
  • Osaka: Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts
  • Osaka: Osaka Human Rights Museum
  • Osaka: Osaka Museum of History
  • Osaka: Osaka Museum of Housing and Living
  • Osaka: Osaka Science Museum
  • Otsu: Museum of Modern Art
  • Sakai: Bicycle Museum Cycle Center
  • Takatsuki: Imashirotsuka Ancient Museum
  • Tsu: Louvre Museum of Sculpture
  • Tsu: Mie Prefectural Art Museum
  • Wakayama: Wakayama Prefecture Kii-fudoki-no-oka Museum of Archaeology and Folklore
 Castles, Palaces, Forts
  • Asago: Takeda Castle
  • Himeji: Himeji Castle
  • Kobe: Wadamisaki Battery
  • Kyoto: Katsura Imperial Villa
  • Kyoto: Nijo Castle
  • Osaka: Osaka Castle
 Religious Temples
  • Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kyoto
  • Ginkaku-ji, Kyoto
  • Ikaruga: Hokki-ji
  • Ikaruga: Hōryū-ji
  • Ise Shrine
  • Kakogawa: Kakurin-ji
  • Kasai: Ichijō-ji
  • Kawachinagano: Kanshin-ji
  • Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto
  • Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto
  • Kizugawa: Jōruri-ji
  • Kizugawa: Kaijūsen-ji
  • Kobe: Taisan-ji
  • Kora: Saimyō-ji
  • Koyasan Okunoin
  • Kyoto: Daigo-ji
  • Kyoto: Daihōon-ji
  • Kyoto: Daitoku-ji
  • Kyoto: Heian Shrine
  • Kyoto: Kōdai-ji
  • Kyoto: Kozan-ji Temple
  • Kyoto: Myōshin-ji
  • Kyoto: Ninna-ji
  • Kyoto: Ryōan-ji
  • Kyoto: Shimogamo-jinja
  • Kyoto: Tō-ji
  • Nagahama: Hōgon-ji
  • Nara: Akishino-dera
  • Nara: Gangō-ji
  • Nara: Kōfuku-ji
  • Nara: Ryōsen-ji
  • Nara: Tōshōdai-ji
  • Nara: Yakushi-ji
  • Ono: Jōdo-ji
  • Osaka: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
  • Osaka: Church of the Light
  • Osaka: Sankō Shrine
  • Osaka: Shitennō-ji
  • Otsu: Enryaku-ji
  • Otsu: Mii-dera
  • Sakurai: Hase-dera
  • Sanjūsangen-dō, Kyoto
  • Suzuka: Tsubaki Grand Shrine
  • Tenri: Isonokami Shrine
  • Todai-ji Temple, Nara
  • Tsu: Senju-ji Honzan
  • Uda: Murō-ji
  • Uji: Byōdō-in
  • Uji: Manpuku-ji
  • Yashiro: Chōkō-ji
  • Yoshino: Kinpusen-ji
 Modern Architecture Buildings
  • Kyoto Tower
  • Kyoto: Kyoto Concert Hall
  • Osaka: Kyocera Dome Osaka
  • Osaka: Umeda Sky Building
 World of Nature
  • Yoshino-Kumano
 Festivals
  • Gion Matsuri, Kyoto
  • Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri
  • Tenjin Matsuri, Osaka
  • Wakakusa Yamayaki
  • Winter Light Festival
 Experiences
  • Bodhi Day
  • Capsule Hotel
  • Experience Sumo match
  • Noh theatre performance
  • Obon Festival
  • Onsen
  • Play/hear koto
  • Taste Fugu
  • Taste Sushi
  • Traditional meal while sitting
  • Tsukimi (Mid-Autumn Festival)
  • Wear Kimono
 Lighthouses
  • Awaji: Esaki Lighthouse
  • Shima: Anorisaki Lighthouse
 Zoos
  • Kobe: Animal Kingdom
  • Osaka: Tennoji Zoo
 Aquariums
  • Kyoto Aquarium
  • Osaka: Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
  • Suita: NIFREL
  • Toba: Toba Aquarium
 Maritime/Ship Museums
  • Kobe: Kobe Maritime Museum
 Planetariums
  • Akashi: Planetarium
 Theme Parks
  • Hirakata: Hirakata Park
  • Kuwana: Nagashima Spa Land
  • Kyoto: Toei Kyoto Studio Park
  • Osaka: Universal Studios Japan
 Botanical Gardens
  • Himeji City Tegarayama Botanical Garden
  • Kobe: Nunobiki Herb Garden
  • Kyoto Botanical Garden
  • Osaka: Botanical Gardens, Faculty of Science, Osaka City University
 Monuments
  • Kushimoto: Turkish Memorial
  • Kyoto: Mimizuka
 Waterfalls
  • Nachi Falls
  • Nunobiki Falls
 Markets
  • Kyoto: Nishiki Market
  • Osaka: Dōtonbori and Shinsaibashi
 Open-Air Museums
  • Toyonaka: Open Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses
 Pedestrian Bridges
  • Osaka: Soribashi Bridge
 Malls/Department Stores
  • Osaka: HANKYU Department Store Umeda
  • Osaka: HEP
 Beaches
  • Amanohashidate
 Vehicle Museums
  • Kobe: Kawasaki Motorcycle Museum
 Railway Museums
  • Kyoto: Kyoto Railway Museum
Great Buddha in Nara
Himeji Castle
Jappan
Kyoto
Kyoto
Nara
Sacred places in Koyasan
Temples of Kyoto
Okunin graveyards in Koyasan in the Kii Mountains
Osaka Castle
2007 7thC UNESCO Horyuji Temple, Nara
2007 700 Todaiji Temple gate, Nara
Himeji Castle