osaka castle

A list of places to visit sorted by your interests in the Kansai area (Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Wakayama, Shiga).

uchiage-gawa park

Uchiage-gawa Ryokuchi Park/ Osaka

Uchiage-gawa Chisui Ryokuchi Park, a greenery park with a flood control pond is located in Neyagawa city of Osaka, to offer a stunning sight of cherry blossom.

Takeda castle

Takeda Castle Ruins/ Hyogo

Takeda Castle, a stunning set of castle ruins located in the mountains of Hyogo is often called as the Castle floating in the sky or the Machu Picchu of Japan”.

tatsuno castle

Tatsuno Castle and Park/ Hyogo-Harima

Tatsuno Castle is located just 15km from Himeji castle in Hyogo. You can walk around the lovely castle town whle enjoying the historic atmosphere and see the view from the remains of the old castle.

sasayama castle

Sasayama Castle Ruins/ Hyogo-Tanba

Sasayama castle, located in Hyogo is rustic and tranquil, but it offers nice views of the surrounding countryside. The castle is a famous spot for cherry blossoms.

umekoji park

Umekoji Park 「梅小路公園」/ Kyoto

Umekoji Park, located in the east side of Kyoto station, is one of the biggest open grassy field in the city, with a huge aquarium and the biggest railway museum.

maruyama park

Maruyama Park「円山公園」/ Kyoto

Maruyama Park is behind Yasaka Shrine in the Higashiyama District in Kyoto. The park is popular for both locals and visitors, particularly when cherry trees bloom.

Nara Park 「奈良公園」/ Nara

Nara Park is a large park, home of hundreds of deer, located of many of Nara’s main attractions including Todai-ji Temple, Kasuga-Taisha, Kofuku-ji Temple.

minoo waterfalls

Minoo Park and the waterfall/ Osaka

Minoo park , a forested valley is the closest dose of nature you can reach from the central Osaka to enjoy seasonal changes and the magnificent Mino Waterfall.

nukata enchi

Nukata-Enchi Park 「額田園地」/ Osaka

Nukata Enchi park is one of the prefectural nature parks in Osaka near Ikoma mountain top. Visitors can enjoy viewing different kinds of landscapes and flowers.


Shukugawa Park 「夙川公園」/ Hyogo

Shukugawa park is Located both side of the Shukugawa River in the west of Nishinomiya City. The park is famous for the cherry blossom viewing spot.