Murin-an Villa & Garden/ Kyoto

Murin-an villa and garden, located in the neighborhood of Nanzen-ji and Heian-jingu shrine is a wonderful place to relax or stroll the garden in all seasons.


Former Chikurin-in Temple/ Shiga

Former Chikurin-in Temple, located at the foot of Mt. Hiei in Shiga, originally a villa of Enryaku-ji monks, is famous for its huge and beautiful garden.

gion shirakawa

Gion Shirakawa / Kyoto

Gion Shirakawa dori「祇園白川通」 is as well-known as Hanami Koji dori「花見小路通」in Gion district, and beautiful street along the Shirakawa river in Kyoto.

matabei zakura
ipponbashi bridge

Shirakawa Ippon-bashi bridge/ Kyoto

Ippon-bashi or Gyoja-bashi bridge, a 66 cm wide stone bridge with weeping willow trees on the both side of Shirakawa stream is located near Chion-in Temple.

The ebisu tower

The Ebisu Tower/ Dotonbori

The Ferris wheel, called the Ebisu Tower, located near the famous Glico Man signboard along the Dotonbori River, is offering a new view of the Dotonbori street and the skyline of Osaka city.

kokoen garden

Koko-en Garden 「好古園」/ Himeji

Koko-en, Japanese traditional garden in the west side of Himeji Castle consists of 9 various gardens of the Edo Period. Visitors can enjoy the seasonal changes.

kobe ropeway

Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden

Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden is located in the top of Mt. Rokko, 400 meters above from the city. You can enjoy seasonal flowers with the great view of Kobe below.

daibustu-ike pond
biwako valley
yoshikien garden
mizukake fudo
ikoma-sanjo amusement park

Doguya-suji shopping street/ Osaka

Sennichimae Doguya-suji shopping street in the Namba area, this unique shopping street is loaded with all kinds of cooking utensils and kitchen items.

takada senbonzakura
nakaragi no michi
kaizu osaka

The Lake Biwa Canal / Otsu, Shiga

The lake biwa canal is one of the best spots for cherry blossom in the Kansai area. Around 600 cherry trees grow along the canal and Mii-dera temple is nearby.

yawata sakura
pokemon center

Pokémon Center in Kansai

The Pokémon Center Osaka is a special store selling the wide range of original Pokémon Center goods, Pokemon toys, clothing, accessories, statues.

castle view point

Castle view point / Osaka castle

You can still have a quick look at Osaka castle from the distance at JR Morinomiya station on the loop line, if visiting the castle is not a priority.


Ajisai/ Mimuroto-ji temple

Mimuroto-ji temple garden has 10,000 hydrangeas in various pink, purple, blue and white hues and a path that snakes right through them.

air track
mirror box