The Kansai region 関西地方

The Kansai region, the cultural and spiritual heart of Japan

At the center of the political and cultural life of Japan for more than 1000 years, due to the presence of the ancient and illustrious imperial capitals, Kyoto and Nara, the Kansai region enjoys a history and heritage like no other. A stay in the Kansai is a must during any visit to Japan; a multifaceted region offering visitors both the discovery of its many Unesco World Heritage treasures and the urban excitement of cities like Osaka and Kobe.

Amanohashidate

Amanohashidate, the point on the sea

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Himeji castle

Himeji Castle in Spring

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The Byodo-in temple in Uji, near Nara.

The Byodo-in temple in Uji, near Nara.

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