A list of places to visit sorted by your interests in the Kansai area (Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Wakayama, Shiga).
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, beloved, giant weeping cherry tree, 13-meter tall, over 300 years old, named after the famous samurai warrior is located in Nara Prefecture.
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 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.
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 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.
Daibutsu-ike Pond, located at the back of the Todai-ji Temple in Nara. Ginkgo and maple trees around the pond are changing its color in autumn.
Biwako Valley, located at the west shore of Lake Biwa to offer a spectacular view of Lake Biwa, and a wide variety of activities throughout the year.
Yoshikien garden is a pleasant Japanese garden located in Nara. Visitors can see three different variations of beautiful Japanese gardens in one spot.
Hozen-ji temple is located in Hozen-ji Yokocho, a stone-paved alley in Namba. Mizukake-fudo, a Moss-covered Buddhist statue is there to pray and sprash water.