Osaka Side Trips

Minoo Park

2018-07-09T11:58:49+00:00

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

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

Himeji

2018-07-18T20:03:49+00:00

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

Himeji2018-07-18T20:03:49+00:00

Ise Shrines

2018-07-18T19:09:52+00:00

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

Ise Shrines2018-07-18T19:09:52+00:00

Miyajima

2018-07-18T20:11:16+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 [...]

Miyajima2018-07-18T20:11:16+00:00

Nara

2018-07-18T20:04:33+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 [...]

Nara2018-07-18T20:04:33+00:00

Koyasan

2018-07-18T20:07:18+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 [...]

Koyasan2018-07-18T20:07:18+00:00

Kobe

2018-07-10T14:00:59+00:00

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

Kobe2018-07-10T14:00:59+00:00

Hiroshima

2018-07-10T14:01:01+00:00

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

Hiroshima2018-07-10T14:01:01+00:00