midosuji illumination

We help you to plan your trip in the Kansai area (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Hyogo, Wakayama, Shiga).

shitennouji tanabata

Tanabata – The Star Festival 2016/ Shitennoji Temple, Osaka

Final preparations are underway for this year’s festival which takes place on July 6, 7th and 8th: Shitennouji temple’s workers are building the bamboo tunnel

arima onsen

Arima Onsen/ Japan’s three best hot springs 「日本三大名湯」

Arima Onsen is one of the oldest hot spring towns in Japan. It has a recorded history going back to the 631 published Nihon Shoki, the second oldest book

nachi water falls

Nachi water falls/ Japan’s three best water falls「日本三大名滝」

The 133 meter waterfall – Nachi no taki – is the tallest waterfall in Japan.Visitors will be impressed by the natural power and beauty of the falls.

amanohashidate

Amanohashidate/ Japan’s three best scenic views 「日本三景」

Amanohashidate, the meaning of which is roughly bridge to heaven, is a 3.6km long, pine tree covered sand bar. Miyajima and Matsushima are also best views.

himeji castle

Himeji Castle/ Japan’s three best castles 「日本三大名城」

Himeji Castle is the most beautiful castle and is one of the few that has escaped the ravages of civil war, earthquakes. Renovation was completed in 2015.

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.

dr.yellow

Dr. Yellow/ Japanese yellow bullet train

This is Dr. Yellow! He is a “doctor” because his job is to check the train track and help with maintenance and keep the trains running on time.

gundam

Otaku Paradise/ Nipponbashi Den Den Town

Electronic stores, maid cafés, toy stores, video game stores, hobby shops, music shops, and some duty free shops all can be found in Den Den Town, Osaka.

ajisai

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.

akanemaru honpo

Dorayaki/ Akanemaru-honpo 「茜丸本舗」

Dorayaki is a type of Japanese confection, а red-bean pancake which consists of two small pancake-like patties made from castella cake. Doraemon loves dorayaki!