Osaka Side Trips

Kinosaki Onsen

2016-12-07T08:18:38+00:00

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

Kinosaki Onsen 2016-12-07T08:18:38+00:00

Himeji

2017-04-19T12:27:35+00:00

Himeji is most famous for it's castle, which became a World Heritage Site in 1995.  It's a great place to [...]

Himeji 2017-04-19T12:27:35+00:00

Ise Shrines

2017-05-26T12:07:38+00:00

The Ise shrines are often regarded to be in the top 3 shrine areas in Japan.  The simple, yet spectacular [...]

Ise Shrines 2017-05-26T12:07:38+00:00

Miyajima

2017-02-17T11:19:07+00:00

Miyajima is yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site near Osaka and Hiroshima.  It's often near the top of the list for most travelers, and offers [...]

Miyajima 2017-02-17T11:19:07+00:00

Nara

2017-10-05T18:23:47+00:00

Nara iorr a UNESCO World Heritage Site full of great shrines and temples, not far from Kyoto and Osaka.  A must-visit for [...]

Nara 2017-10-05T18:23:47+00:00

Koyasan

2017-10-05T18:14:42+00:00

Koyasan will really take your breath away. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a town of Buddhist temples in the mountains south of [...]

Koyasan 2017-10-05T18:14:42+00:00

Kobe

2017-10-05T18:09:32+00:00

Kobe (神戸) is a stylish city not far from Kyoto and Osaka, that is known as one of the first ports [...]

Kobe 2017-10-05T18:09:32+00:00

Hiroshima

2017-10-05T18:09:48+00:00

Hiroshima (広島) can be an extremely emotional, sad place, but it's one that must be visited.  During World War 2 [...]

Hiroshima 2017-10-05T18:09:48+00:00