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8 Most Popular Hiking Tours in the Kansai Region

March 23, 2018 by Justin Hanus

One of the best ways to enjoy a new place is to walk around and visit the attractions. But if you’re up for adventures that take hours of marveling beautiful landscapes and historical sites, it calls for leisurely hikes along popular trails and pilgrimage routes. Many countries boast of the best and most scenic trails […]

5 Most Popular Festivals to Check Out in the Kansai Region

March 23, 2018 by Justin Hanus

There’s always a famous festival in every country that draws pilgrims, tourists, the one-time visitors and even locals. There’s that exhilarating energy that wafts in the air when you hear the drums booming, the music blaring, the dancing, the merriment and all the energy that is ablaze every time there’s a feast. Festivals are reminders […]

8 Most Popular Samurai Castles in the Kansai Region

February 26, 2018 by Justin Hanus

The Shogunate has been the most influential and highly esteemed form of government that began in Medieval Japan when the Imperial Court announced its birth through Minamoto no Yoritomo. Although the Imperial Palace still existed and headed the religious and bureaucratic leadership, the Shogunate became the de facto form of government and maintained this military […]

The Five Best Buddhist Temples in Kansai

January 24, 2018 by Justin Hanus

If you fancy spending a day or two checking out the beauty and serenity of some of Japan’s finest Buddhist temples, it’s worth heading to the Kansai region. There are over 2000 temples in Kansai, many of them UNESCO listed heritage sites attracting yearly visitors from across the globe. The oldest part of Japan, Kansai […]

Where to Enjoy the Best Skiing Experience in the Kansai Region

December 22, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Japan has become a world-renowned skiing location over the past half-century. With its many mountains and long winter season bringing some of the heaviest annual snowfalls in the world, it attracts winter sports enthusiasts from across the world eager to slide their way through the waist deep powder-dry snow that falls across the country. There […]

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