Haradani-en Garden, located on top of a hill above Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto has a lovely hidden garden. It’s truly superb in cherry blossom season to visit.
Railroad remains, located in the Mukogawa Valley is very quiet and surrounded by the beautiful nature with 6 tunnels and 3 bridges, to open as a hiking trail.
Mt. Inunaki, located in Izumisano of Osaka is well known for its hidden hot spring resort with mountain scenary and spiritual sanctary, Shipporyu-ji Temple.
Minabe-Bairin Plum Orchard, Japan’s largest plum grove in Minabe-cho, Wakayama offer a fantastic view of a million plum blossoms in early spring.
About 500 gigantic trees lined along both side of the long straight road of 2.4 km, located in the north of Shiga Prefecture, creating a magnificent scenary.
The oldest botanical garden in Japan, located north of Kyoto city is a good place to enjoy seasonal scenery, especially cherry blossoms and autumn leaves.
Kinosaki is a pleasant historical hot spring town, allows you to have a unique Japanese experience while strolling around in Yukata, and hot springs hopping.
Wakanoura bay, in Wakayama is a good choice for escaping to a less-known part of the Kansai area with rich scenic beauty, praised in the oldest Japanese poems.
A well-preserved historical district, a temple town of Shonen-ji with 500 traditional Edo houses laid out in a 2 km grid, is located in Kashiwara city, Nara.