Kansai Area

Sumiyoshi Taisha


Sumiyoshi-taisha (住吉大社), or the Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, is Osaka's most famous shrine. It is the headquarters of over 2000 Shinto shrines [...]

Sumiyoshi Taisha2018-07-09T11:36:49+00:00

Shimogamo Shrine


Shimogamo Shrine (下鴨神社), linked to the northern Kamimono Shrine, is part of the world heritage sites in Kyoto. It is [...]

Shimogamo Shrine2018-07-09T11:39:17+00:00

Kamigamo Shrine


Kamigamo Shrine (上賀茂神社), twinned with Shimogamo Shrine to the south, is an important Shinto shrine in northern Kyoto. Designated a [...]

Kamigamo Shrine2018-07-09T11:38:45+00:00

Daigoji Temple


Daigoji Temple (醍醐寺) is a picturesque Buddhist temple in south Kyoto. While a bit run down in places, the main [...]

Daigoji Temple2018-07-09T11:51:29+00:00

Kyoto Railway Museum


Kyoto Railway Museum (京都鉄道博物館) is a brand new museum showing off all the latest train technology, as well as in-depth [...]

Kyoto Railway Museum2018-07-09T11:42:01+00:00

Minoo Park


Minoo Park (箕面公園) is a popular day trip from Osaka, a great place to go hiking or enjoy some local [...]

Minoo Park2018-07-09T11:58:49+00:00

Kinosaki Onsen


Kinosaki Onsen (城崎温泉) is a popular hot spring town in Kansai. The town is full of ryokans (Japanese style lodge) [...]

Kinosaki Onsen2016-12-07T08:18:38+00:00

Mount Shosha


Mount Shosha (書写山) is a 371 metre tall mountain near Himeji, the top of which is full of Buddhist temples of [...]

Mount Shosha2018-07-09T12:20:45+00:00

Ninna-ji Temple


Ninna-ji Temple (仁和寺) is yet another awesome World Heritage listed temple in Kyoto. The temple was founded in 888 by the reigning [...]

Ninna-ji Temple2018-07-18T19:47:35+00:00

Daikaku-ji Temple


Daikaku-ji (大覚寺) is a quiet temple in northern Kyoto. Not many people come here compared to others in Kyoto, and while it [...]

Daikaku-ji Temple2018-07-09T12:31:50+00:00

Tenryuji Temple


Tenryuji Temple (天龍寺) is ranked as one of Kyoto's top temples and a World Heritage site. The large, but fun to navigate complex houses [...]

Tenryuji Temple2018-07-18T19:46:42+00:00

Sanjusangendo Temple


Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) is a completely breathtaking temple containing one thousand life-size, golden Kannon statues. This place really has to [...]

Sanjusangendo Temple2018-07-09T12:40:35+00:00

Toji Temple


Toji Temple (東寺) is one of the two 'guardian temples' that was built when Japan's capital was moved from Nara to Kyoto. Toji [...]

Toji Temple2018-07-18T19:46:32+00:00

Ryoanji Temple


Ryoanji Temple (龍安寺), meaning The Temple of the Dragon at Peace, is a World Heritage listed "dry landscape" garden and temple. It [...]

Ryoanji Temple2018-07-18T19:51:19+00:00



Uji (宇治) is a popular tourist spot known for it's many centuries old shrines and temples, 2 of which are [...]

Load More Posts