Mt. Hiei, Kyoto’s eastern mountain range is known for Enryaku-ji. It’s a decent 1day trip out of Kyoto to enjoy gardens, temples and shrines, and hiking trails.
Uji is a suburb of Kyoto well known as the capital of Japanese green tea, located on the banks of the Uji-gawa River. It’s a decent 1day trip out of Kyoto.
The highlight of Gion Matsuri festival is the “Yamaboko Junko” parade. Massive floats are pulled through the narrow, winding streets of Kyoto. See the schedule.
Mt. Wakakusayama, a grassy mountain is located behind Nara Park between Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga-Taisha Shrine. Visitors are allowed to hike up to the submit to have excellent views of Nara city.
The Biwako line runs along the east side of Lake Biwa and the Kosei line runs along the west side. you can make a day trip around the lake by using those lines.
Mt. Kongo is the tallest mountain in Osaka. During winter Mt. Kongo is covered in snow and beautiful scenery of juhyo (trees glazed with ice) can be seen.
The Sagano scenic train runs along the Hozugawa river to offer breathtaking landscapes. Passengers can enjoy the scenic beauty of cherry blossoms, red maple trees.
The Kuroshio Express train runs as Panda Kuroshio Smile train with special Panda rapping to Wakayama, Shirahama, Nachi-falls that makes your journey memorable.
Aoi Matsuri Festival is the most important annual rituals. The highlight is the parade with 500 people wearing splendid ancient costumes and traditional make-up.
Arashiyama is a very popular tourist site in Kyoto, nature and temples make up beautiful scenery, particularly during the cherry blossom and autumn color seasons.
Yoshino is perhaps Japan’s most famous cherry blossom site. 30,000 wild trees spread over the dips and peaks of Mt. Yoshino in the second to third week of April.
The Path of Philosophy is a pleasant path through the northern part of Higashiyama district. The path is most popular in early spring for the cherry blossom.
Cherry blossom won’t bloom until the end of March. However, there is an equally rewarding treat for flower lovers who can’t wait : plum blossom!
Nipponbashi Street Festa is every Otaku’s dream of cosplay and anime, a colourful festival featuring cosplayers, robot performances, live music and much more.
It snows in the city of Kyoto several times each winter, If you’re lucky enough to be in town when It snows for the magical transformation of snowy Kyoto.
Keitakuen is hidden Japanese garden in Osaka. The landscaping is both calming and majestic at the same time. You can extend your visit to Tennouji Park
The Geisha and Maiko are the successors of the beauty of Kyoto. They entertain guests with Japanese traditional performances. You may see them in Gion, Kyoto.
Japan is also famous for autumn colour. the best viewing spots for maple leaves with historical site in Kansai area including famous spots to hidden spots.
Tanukidani Fudo-in is certainly be a temple that kids would enjoy. There are 250 steps to be counted, and tanuki to help you to keep count of the steps!
Kyoto has a number of public gardens and other green spaces affording visitors to relax, picnic, jog, stroll and to catch Rare Pokémon.
The first manga museum in Japan, the Kyoto International Manga Museum has 300,000 items. In the “Manga Expo” section, you can read translated popular manga.
This area is a good place to wander around. Enko-ji. Shisen-do, Manshu-in and the Kitashirakawa area have an appealing, faded, past their prime atmosphere.
Osaka,the second biggest city in Japan, is dotted with greenery and parks, you can escape into. Osaka’s parks are beautiful all year round. Pokemon is hanging around parks.
Fushimi town is developed as a castle town in the sixteenth century and is now best known for its sake production. It’s a nice place to visit after Fushimi Inari.
Iwafune Shrine houses a huge 12 meter high and 12 meter deep rock. Japanese mythology says that “Nigihayashi no Mikoto” (the grandson of the Sun Goddess)
it’s symbol, is an unusual “mihashira torii” gate – a triangular structure that appears to be formed from three individual torii – that stands in the pond.
A quieter Sesshuji is lovely sub-temple of its sprawling neighbour Tufukujiuji temple. Sesshuji has the oldest beautiful dry gardens.
You can only enjoy wandering around the historic parts of Gion and Higashiyama, if you get up early or go out late. A quieter Kyoto gives you an atmospheric tranquility.
Osaka is not blessed with beaches, but here are a few of my recommendations to help people in the area enjoy the beaches, ocean air and cool off with a swim.
“Daimonji Gozan Okuribi” is a famous as the Kyoto summer image. The best viewing spots for Gozan okuribi is Funaokayama park.