Best Tourist Spots In Kansai

Here're best Tourist Spots in Kansai. We released a ranking of reviews about Tourist Spots posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Kansai.

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1

6 min by bus from JR Makino Station to Makino Pic Land, then it's located just near. By car, 65 min from Otsu city, 90 min from Kyoto city. Free parking area in Makino Pic Land is available. Sawa Makino-cho, Takashima-shi, Shiga

The Metasequoia Avenue is beautiful every season. Specially in summer, you can see the wonderful scenery of shining greens and the zebra road weaved by lights and shadows.

Name

Metasequoia Avenue

Address

Sawa Makino-cho, Takashima-shi, ShigaGoogle Map

How to get there

6 min by bus from JR Makino Station to Makino Pic Land, then it's located just near. By car, 65 min from Otsu city, 90 min from Kyoto city. Free parking area in Makino Pic Land is available.

2

10 min walk from Keage Station. 25 min by bus from Kyoto Station to Nanzenji Eikando, then 10 min walk. Nanzenji Fukuchi-cho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

I visited Nanzenji Temple, a popular spot for autumn leaves, and Tenju-an Temple, which has two beautiful gardens, in kimono. The autumn leaves in the eastern garden were in full bloom, and it was a magnificent view that you could see forever while sitting on the porch. Another wonderful view that sighs is the autumn leaves in the south garden, which looks like a painting, cut out by the window frame of the Shoin. When I raised my face to buy a ticket at the entrance, I jumped into my eyes first and was fascinated.

Name

Nanzen-ji Temple

Address

Nanzenji Fukuchi-cho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

How to get there

10 min walk from Keage Station. 25 min by bus from Kyoto Station to Nanzenji Eikando, then 10 min walk.

3

By bus, 10 min from Kyoto Station to Gojōzaka, then 10 min walk. By car or taxi, 15 min from Kyoto Station. 1-294 Kiyomizu Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Kiyomizu Temple, an unmissable spot for sightseeing in Kyoto. During the special honor of visiting held three times in a year, the blue light goes through the sky in Kyoto. This light, they says, expresses the mercy of Kwannon.

Name

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Address

1-294 Kiyomizu Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-551-1234

Hours

6:00-18:30

How to get there

By bus, 10 min from Kyoto Station to Gojōzaka, then 10 min walk. By car or taxi, 15 min from Kyoto Station.

4

By bus, 30 min from JR Uji Station or Kintetsu Shintanabe Station to Ichumae, and change bus to Okuyamada for 15 min, then walk 10 min. By car, 60 min from Kyoto city. Free parking area is available. 149 Kawakami Okuyamada Ujitawara-cho, Tsuzuki-gun, Kyoto

Shouju-in Temple is famous for the lovely heart-shaped window called Inome-mado. Not only the window, I was fascinated with the beautiful paintings on the ceiling that are different one by one. In summer, you can also enjoy tea in the beautiful sounds of wind bell.

Name

Shoju-in Temple

Address

149 Kawakami Okuyamada Ujitawara-cho, Tsuzuki-gun, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

0774-88-3601 

Hours

8:30-16:30

How to get there

By bus, 30 min from JR Uji Station or Kintetsu Shintanabe Station to Ichumae, and change bus to Okuyamada for 15 min, then walk 10 min. By car, 60 min from Kyoto city. Free parking area is available.

5

15 min walk from Kyoto Station, or 10 min walk from Toji Station. By bus, 10 min from Kyoto Station to Toji-mae. 1 Kujyo-cho Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

You can go to Toji Temple from the Kyoto station on foot. The fivefold pagoda is highest in Japan and a popular sightseeing spot in Kyoto. Moreover, you can see a Shidare Zakura, a weeping cherry tree in spring. Illuminated cherry blossoms at night are very fantastic.

Name

Toji Temple

Address

1 Kujyo-cho Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-691-3325

Hours

5:00-17:00

How to get there

15 min walk from Kyoto Station, or 10 min walk from Toji Station. By bus, 10 min from Kyoto Station to Toji-mae.

6

5 min walk from Yase Hieizan-guchi Station, 5 min walk from Yase Station. By bus, 50 min from Kyoto Station to Yase Station, then 7 min walk. 55 Higashiyama Kamitakano Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

The spring special visiting is opened till 6/15 in 2018. The relaxing room extends here. The table room, which has been a hot topic in SNS, you can see various reflections from different directions. And, it's so gorgeous and beautiful.

Name

Ruriko-in Temple

Address

55 Higashiyama Kamitakano Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-781-4001

How to get there

5 min walk from Yase Hieizan-guchi Station, 5 min walk from Yase Station. By bus, 50 min from Kyoto Station to Yase Station, then 7 min walk.

7

10 min by car, from Nishiyamatennozan Station 2Jododanidonodani, Nagaokakyo-shi, Kyoto, Japan

Yanagidani Kannon, famous for hydrangeas. A lot of hydrangeas in the precincts are in full bloom. The colorful flower wash basins placed in various places and the umbrella sky with hydrangea pattern that started this year are also beautiful. Potted hydrangeas were lined up on the steps of the torii next to the main hall, and it was a wonderful photo spot.

Name

Yokokuji-Temple

Address

2Jododanidonodani, Nagaokakyo-shi, Kyoto, JapanGoogle Map

Tel

075-956-0017

Hours

9:00-17:00

How to get there

10 min by car, from Nishiyamatennozan Station

8

15 min by bus from Sakurajima Station to Hotel Lodge Maishima. 2-1 Ryokuchi, Hokukou, Konohana-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Just Opened In 2019! 1 million Nomophila flowers at Maishima, Osaka Prefecture! You're encouraged to see the great blue view at seaside by any means. In the site, there're food court and to take a rest and seats to see the landscape leisurely.

Name

Osaka Maishima Seaside Park

Address

2-1 Ryokuchi, Hokukou, Konohana-ku, Osaka-shi, OsakaGoogle Map

Hours

9:00-17:00

How to get there

15 min by bus from Sakurajima Station to Hotel Lodge Maishima.

9

On foot: 5 min from Kintetsu Nara Station, 20 min from JR Nara Station. By bus: 2 min from Kintetsu Nara Station, or 9 min from JR Nara Station to Nara Park. By car: 45 min from Osaka, 60 min from Kyoto. 469 Zoshi-cho, Nara-shi, Nara

A scenic spot of autumn leaves and deer. I went there for the first time, but there are more deer than I imagined. I was surprised to walk normally on the general road. I thought he was greeting me by shaking his head up and down, but it seems that it means give me deer rice crackers. I was healed by the wonderful scenery and the cute deer.

Name

Nara Park

Address

469 Zoshi-cho, Nara-shi, NaraGoogle Map

Tel

0742-27-8036

How to get there

On foot: 5 min from Kintetsu Nara Station, 20 min from JR Nara Station. By bus: 2 min from Kintetsu Nara Station, or 9 min from JR Nara Station to Nara Park. By car: 45 min from Osaka, 60 min from Kyoto.

10

Just near JR Inari Station, or 5 min walk from Keihan Fushimi Inari Station. By bus, 15 min from Kyoto to Inaritaisha, then 7 min walk. By car, 20 min from Kyoto Minami IC. 68 Fukakusayabunouchi-cho Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

When going through under Sembon Torii, you can feel like to come into the mysterious another world. Here's a great spot you can feel the exotic Japanese atmosphere.

Name

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

Address

68 Fukakusayabunouchi-cho Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-641-7331

Hours

8:30-16:30

How to get there

Just near JR Inari Station, or 5 min walk from Keihan Fushimi Inari Station. By bus, 15 min from Kyoto to Inaritaisha, then 7 min walk. By car, 20 min from Kyoto Minami IC.

11

20 min by bus from Kyoto Station (Hachijo Exit). 15 min walk from Takeda Station. 10 min by car or taxi from Kyoto Station, and free parking area is available. 7 Nakajimatobarikyu-cho Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

As for plum blossom in Kyoto, Jyonangu Shrine is famous. The weeping plum blossoms all over the garden and fallen camellia flowers are beautiful, and make us feel spring has come. I feel spring when I visit here.

Name

Jyonangu Shrine

Address

7 Nakajimatobarikyu-cho Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-623-0846

Hours

9:00-16:30

How to get there

20 min by bus from Kyoto Station (Hachijo Exit). 15 min walk from Takeda Station. 10 min by car or taxi from Kyoto Station, and free parking area is available.

12

Universal City Station is the nearest. By car or taxi, 25 min from Shin Osaka Station, 50 min from Kansai Internarional Airport, or 30 min from Itami Airport. 2-1-33 Sakurajima Konohana-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

March 18, 2022 Super Nintendo World finally opens. Reproduce the world view of the Nintendo Super Mario series. Go through a huge clay pipe to Peach Castle. When you leave the castle, you enter a world where the characters in the game move around. Photogenic spots are everywhere. Area for adults to enjoy.

Name

UNIVERSAL STUDIO JAPAN

Address

2-1-33 Sakurajima Konohana-ku, Osaka-shi, OsakaGoogle Map

Tel

0570-200-606

Hours

8:30-21:00

How to get there

Universal City Station is the nearest. By car or taxi, 25 min from Shin Osaka Station, 50 min from Kansai Internarional Airport, or 30 min from Itami Airport.

13

Osaka Castle Park Station is the nearest. By car or taxi, 20 min from Shin Osaka Station, 15 min from Osaka Station, 25 min from Itami Airport, or 50 min from Kansai International Airport. 1-1 Osakajo Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

We can see the cherry blossom in full bloom and Osaka Castle at the same time in this season. The cherry blossom was late this year, so we could see the castle's blue illumination for the World Autism Awareness Day together. The cherry blossom are going to be at their best, why don't you come?

Name

Osaka Castle

Address

1-1 Osakajo Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, OsakaGoogle Map

Tel

06-6941-3044

Hours

9:00-17:00

How to get there

Osaka Castle Park Station is the nearest. By car or taxi, 20 min from Shin Osaka Station, 15 min from Osaka Station, 25 min from Itami Airport, or 50 min from Kansai International Airport.

14

15 min walk from Kintetsu Hasedera Station. By car, 50 min from Nara city, 75 min from Osaka, or 110 min from Kyoto city. Toll parking area is available. 731-1 Hase, Sakurai-shi, Nara

Hase-dera Temple has so long and beautiful 399 steps. For it's called 'flower temple', you can enjoy seeing peony and cherry blossoms in summer, hydrangea in summer, autumn leaves, winter-peony and winter-cherry blossoms. What's more, the lush mountain seen from the main temple is just amazing view.

Name

Hase-dera Temple

Address

731-1 Hase, Sakurai-shi, NaraGoogle Map

How to get there

15 min walk from Kintetsu Hasedera Station. By car, 50 min from Nara city, 75 min from Osaka, or 110 min from Kyoto city. Toll parking area is available.

15

The nearest stations are Banpaku Kinen Koen Station, and Koen Higashi-guchi (East Gate) Station. The nearst IC is Chugoku Suita IC. 5min from both Meishin Suita IC, and Kinki Suita IC. Senri Banpaku Koen, Suita-shi, Osaka

There7re various kinds of 110 thousand colorful tulips! It's very impressive scenery! We all get excited with this beautiful carpet.

Name

Expo '70 Commemorative Park

Address

Senri Banpaku Koen, Suita-shi, OsakaGoogle Map

How to get there

The nearest stations are Banpaku Kinen Koen Station, and Koen Higashi-guchi (East Gate) Station. The nearst IC is Chugoku Suita IC. 5min from both Meishin Suita IC, and Kinki Suita IC.

16

5 min from Kifune-guchi Station of Eizan Train to 'Kifune', then walk 5 min. 180 Kibune-cho Kurama Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Kifune Shrine changes its appearance in each season. From spring to summer, you can see the lively scenery of fresh green.

Name

Kifune Shrine

Address

180 Kibune-cho Kurama Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

How to get there

5 min from Kifune-guchi Station of Eizan Train to 'Kifune', then walk 5 min.

17

7 min walk from Tofukuji Station. 1 min by car or taxi from Kyoto Station. 15-795 Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

We cannot always see this flower purification fountain (Chozusha: a place for purification of your hands and mouth before you enter shrines or temples). And the flowers change every season. If you have a good chance to visit, I want you to see it.

Name

Shōrin-ji Temple

Address

15-795 Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-561-4311

Hours

9:00-17:00

How to get there

7 min walk from Tofukuji Station. 1 min by car or taxi from Kyoto Station.

18

30 min by bus from Kyoto Station. 5 min walk from Hakubai-cho Station. 25 min by car or taxi from Kyoto Station. Free parking area is available. 931 Bakuro-cho Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine 'Momiji Garden' is well known as a beautiful place of scarlet maple leaves. There're about 350 trees of around 400 years old and the new green sceneries make people feel quiet and refreshed in May.

Name

Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine

Address

931 Bakuro-cho Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-461-0005

Hours

5:00-18:00

How to get there

30 min by bus from Kyoto Station. 5 min walk from Hakubai-cho Station. 25 min by car or taxi from Kyoto Station. Free parking area is available.

19

10 min walk from Uji Station. By car, 40 min from Kyoto City. 116 Renge Uji, Uji-shi, Kyoto

Many people visit Byodoin Temple during the autumn color light-up event. The weather was perfect and there was no winds, I could see this amazing reflections of Phoenix Hall (Hou-ou-dou) on the water.◎Autumn Color Light Up in 2018: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & National Holidays during November 17th to December 2nd. You need to choose daytime or evening.

Name

Byodoin Temple

Address

116 Renge Uji, Uji-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

0774-21-2861

Hours

8:30-17:30

How to get there

10 min walk from Uji Station. By car, 40 min from Kyoto City.

20

3 min walk from Keage Station. By car or taxi, 20 min from Kyoto Station. Nanzenji Fukuchi-cho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Many famous tourist spots become snow landscape in Kyoto. But, Keage Incline hardly ever be covered with snow, and its snow landscape can be seen only when it snows so much. So, I was very excited to be able to take this pictures.

Name

Keage Incline

Address

Nanzenji Fukuchi-cho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

How to get there

3 min walk from Keage Station. By car or taxi, 20 min from Kyoto Station.

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Stunning Views

Metasequoia Avenue

18 Reviews

The Metasequoia Avenue is beautiful every season. Specially in summer, you can see the wonderful scenery of shining greens and the zebra road weaved by lights and shadows.

Sagano

7 Reviews

Bamboo Forest is a must-visit place in Arashiyama. Even in summer, you can feel the cool air in the early morning, and have an excellent morning walk.

Ruriko-in Temple

14 Reviews

The spring special visiting is opened till 6/15 in 2018. The relaxing room extends here. The table room, which has been a hot topic in SNS, you can see various reflections from different directions. And, it's so gorgeous and beautiful.

Spots With Great Nature

Nachi Falls

5 Reviews

Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine with a long long history has a sacred atmosphere. It's the place concered with the beginning of Japan. The scenery of three-storied pagpda and Nachi's waterfall is very fantastic.

Metasequoia Avenue

18 Reviews

You can enjoy picking fruit at adjacent Makino Pick Land. Now, it's chestnut.

Hashigui Iwa Rocks

4 Reviews

Hashigui Iwa is located at Kushimoto, Wakayama, a southernmost town in Honshu Region of Japan. These pics are the lighting show in 2018. We can see this for three days, 11/2 to 4. The fantastic scenery different from its usual, is very impressive! The ordinary landscape is in the third pic. 5 min by bus from Kushimoto Station. You should visit Kushimoto rich in nature!

Fashionable Spots

Yasaka Koshin-do Temple

8 Reviews

I wrote my wish on a colorful ball at Yasaka Koshin-do Temple in Kyoto. It's a nice place my heart leaps up just looking at them. Your Instagram must be able to get many likes!

Nanzen-ji Temple

17 Reviews

I visited Nanzenji Temple, a popular spot for autumn leaves, and Tenju-an Temple, which has two beautiful gardens, in kimono. The autumn leaves in the eastern garden were in full bloom, and it was a magnificent view that you could see forever while sitting on the porch. Another wonderful view that sighs is the autumn leaves in the south garden, which looks like a painting, cut out by the window frame of the Shoin. When I raised my face to buy a ticket at the entrance, I jumped into my eyes first and was fascinated.

Sagano

7 Reviews

Bamboo Forest is a must-visit place in Arashiyama. Even in summer, you can feel the cool air in the early morning, and have an excellent morning walk.

Places OF Japanese No.1

Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine

6 Reviews

The biggest torii arch stands at Oyunohara where Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine was once located. The great torii in the nature is very impressive and cannot be ignored. What's more, the starry sky is also very beautiful, and I was moved by the Milky Way that was able to see with the naked eyes.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

13 Reviews

Kiyomizu Temple has a history more than 1200 years. Obviously, this temple is one of the most famous tourist spots in Kyoto. The wooden huge stage of Kiyomizu is impressive, and, please don't miss the Three Storied Pagoda and Niou Gate in front of the entrance, which are also beautiful.

Sannenzaka Street

3 Reviews

Sannen-zaka is located at a famous town, Higashiyama in Kyoto. It's very crowded with tourists in daytime, but they become fewer at night and you can enjoy seeing around the neighborhood all to yourselves. I took photos with Japanese umbrella.

Instagrammable Spots

Yasaka Koshin-do Temple

8 Reviews

I wrote my wish on a colorful ball at Yasaka Koshin-do Temple in Kyoto. It's a nice place my heart leaps up just looking at them. Your Instagram must be able to get many likes!

Metasequoia Avenue

18 Reviews

Metasequoia is just at its peak. I tried to go early in the morning when there were fewer people ♪ I love everything about the fresh greenery, the autumn leaves, and the snowy Metasequoia.

A Hill With Lake Biwa View (Biwako-no Mieru Oka)

9 Reviews

An observatory built lately in the site of Hakodateyama Lily Park. You can sit the steps and enjoy the panoramic view of Lake Biwa. Also, it's a photogenic place you can take pictures of you having the beautiful view all to yourself.

Activities

Osaka Tanabata Sky Lantern Festival

4 Reviews

A sky lantern event held on August 18th and 19th in Yodogawa, Osaka. (It's held around 7/7 every year, but it was postponed because of rain this year.) About 3000 sky lanterns flew to the night sky, it was so wonderful scenery.

Nara Park

12 Reviews

More than 1000 wild deer live in the huge park with lush greenery, and we can meet them freely. Some stands sell Shika Senbei (deer's cracker), and you can feed them, but please beware of so many deer getting together around you!

Kyoto Aquarium

2 Reviews

Located in Kyoto city without sea, it's the biggest inland aquarium in Japan. A natural treasure Salamander, seal and penguin. What's else, they exhibit the scenes of rivers and terraced rice fields in Kyoto. You can learn nature of Kyoto that you never see by just visiting tourist spots.◎You can walk from Kyoto Station. Various events are held every season and during nights. A park and railway museum adjoin, you can enjoy this area for a whole day.

Architectures

Tsutenkaku Tower

4 Reviews

Osaka's major tourist spot, Tsutenkaku. There're many funny factors in this tower, but night Tsutenkaku is also nice! I admired illuminated Billiken, and then look outside, I could have a clear view of Abeno Harukas.◎It has easy access by train, and also toll parking area nearby. You can find nice Kushikatsu restaurants around Tsutenkaku, and Spa World Onsen in a walkable area. It's good for you to spend a whole day to enjoy Tsutenkaku and its around.

Chionin

4 Reviews

Shirahige Shrine

5 Reviews

Shirohige Shrine stands by the Lake Biwa and is proud of the oldest history in Oumi region. To be surprised, its torii gate stands on the lake! We can see the illuminated torii at night, and the lightened by the rising sun in the early morning.

Castles

Hikone Castle

7 Reviews

Hikone Castle has a relation with Ii family. It's hard to be invaded and easy to use, so we can find wisdom everywhere in the castle. The historical interior is also the highlight. What is more, the castle seen from Genkyu-en Garden in the same site is so gorgeous that I can say it has both beauty and strength.◎Access: 10min by car from 'Hikone IC' of Meishin Highway. Or, 10min walk from JR Hikone Station. Available time: 8:30-17:00

Osaka Castle

10 Reviews

A Japanese garden located in the same site of Osaka Castle is known to only a few people. The castle seen from the Japanese garden is more beautiful, and what's more, you can see the reflected castle in the pond. It's a must-visit place when you come to Osaka Castle.

Himeji Castle

9 Reviews

The world heritage 'Himeji Castle' regains it's original beautiful white figure after a long time repairing. Japan boasts the unprecedented beautiful castle.

Restaurants

Conrad Osaka 40 SkyBar & Lounge

34 Reviews

Conrad Osaka's autumn afternoon tea is a "monochrome / leopard afternoon tea" with a spiral stand that has been transformed into a more stylish afternoon tea that is perfect for a calm atmosphere using sesame, bamboo charcoal, and coffee. Of course, there are many autumn ingredients such as chestnuts, pumpkins, and figs.

Walden Woods Kyoto

14 Reviews

A cafe named 'Walden Woods' with impressive lantern lights. The original style which has unified white interiors and no tables has become the center of attention just after it opened. Their homemade coffee and Chai Tea made one by one after ordered are very tasty!◎Open: 9:00-19:00 Irregular Holidays See the details in Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/waldenwoodskyoto/?hl=ja)

THE THOUSAND KYOTO TEA AND BAR

39 Reviews

I received the July limited peach art parfait of THE THOUSAND KYOTO. Parfait, which uses two whole fresh peaches, is decorated with a large peach tart on the top, and the eight layers are beautiful and full of volume. It is a dish with outstanding satisfaction.

Hotels

The Westin Miyako Kyoto

5 Reviews

Heart stairs. It is a mystery whether the designer intended to design this place. This is the only place where the spiral staircase in the hotel becomes a heart. Please ask the hotel as the location is difficult to reach.

Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel

7 Reviews

A buffet breakfast preparing all kinds of Japanese, Western and Chinese food. We can have a blissful breakfast time in front of the Kobe ocean view at the open patio with full of resort mood.

Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland

10 Reviews

From all rooms, we can see The Port Tower which is a symbol of Kobe, and beautiful Kobe Port. Landscape of port in the morning sunlight, and glittering night view, you can have them all to yourself. What's more, the biggest fascinations, we can enjoy this hotel's famous afternoon tea and delicious breakfast of Kobe LE PAN Bakery at the terrace of our room.

Tourist Spots On Rainy Day

Awaji Yumebutai

8 Reviews

Together with foliage plants and orchids, the water's edge and other displays are totally produced. Every corner of the large glasshouse surrounded by vivid color flowers and greens is so photogenic! Let's wear a colorful dress and take beautiful pictures here!◎This botanical garden is a highlight of a complex 'Awaji Yume Butai'. They hold various kinds of exhibitions, so you can enjoy anytime. Entrance fee: adult 600yen

Yamate Hachiban-kan

2 Reviews

One of Ijin-kan (foreigner's houses), in Kobe Kitano, Yamate hachi-ban kan. It engraved some mysterious figures… They say that many wishes had come true.

Nifrel

2 Reviews

Living museum 'NIFREL', you can touch vorious sensitivities. At a zone 'WONDER MOMENTS', you can enjoy the spatial arts of the space.

Amusement Park

UNIVERSAL STUDIO JAPAN

11 Reviews

March 18, 2022 Super Nintendo World finally opens. Reproduce the world view of the Nintendo Super Mario series. Go through a huge clay pipe to Peach Castle. When you leave the castle, you enter a world where the characters in the game move around. Photogenic spots are everywhere. Area for adults to enjoy.

Hirakata Park

3 Reviews

A famous and long-established amusement park Hirakata Park. Its pool and skating is popular though, I like its illumination held only in winter. The scenery of glittering amusement park is very fantastic.

Soraniwaonsen OSAKA BAY TOWER

1 Reviews

A large hot spring theme park where you can enjoy natural hot springs, bedrock baths, footbaths, relaxation, meals, etc. Anyway, you can enjoy the entire day in the hall. There are many photo spots in the hall, which was created with the concept of the Azuchi-Momoyama period. The cute yukata in the hall is perfect for taking pictures.

Spots With Beautiful Flowers

Osaka Maishima Seaside Park

18 Reviews

Just Opened In 2019! 1 million Nomophila flowers at Maishima, Osaka Prefecture! You're encouraged to see the great blue view at seaside by any means. In the site, there're food court and to take a rest and seats to see the landscape leisurely.

Metasequoia Avenue

18 Reviews

The Metasequoia Avenue is beautiful every season. Specially in summer, you can see the wonderful scenery of shining greens and the zebra road weaved by lights and shadows.

Expo '70 Commemorative Park

16 Reviews

There7re various kinds of 110 thousand colorful tulips! It's very impressive scenery! We all get excited with this beautiful carpet.

Beautiful Townscape

Furukawacho Shopping Street

6 Reviews

A shopping street where colorful lanterns shine in the retro cityscape. I want to take a picture! This is a recommended spot for exploring the Higashiyama area.

Yasaka Pagoda (Hokan-ji Temple)

5 Reviews

This slope where we can see Yasaka Pagoda, is very famous spot in Kyoto. It has the various atmosphere in each time. Specially, after the evening glow. many tourists get together to take pictures.

Boathouses In Ine

6 Reviews

About 230 Funaya (a house above a boat garage) floating on the sea, and its scenery is like a world of a good-old Japanese fairy tale. If the weather is good, the water's expressions changing into blue or emerald green, and the reflections of funaya on the water, are photogenic so much.

Spiritual Spots

Kifune Shrine

9 Reviews

This famous spiritual power spot has beautiful contrast of shining green maple leaves and red ornaments! The murmur of a stream along the road to the inner shrine sounds even cool. It's better for you to go bus stop at Kifunegushi Station with enough time, because the bus gets crowded.

Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine

8 Reviews

Sugawara-no Michizane is a god of study.

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

14 Reviews

If the stone is lighter than expected, your wish may come true. But heavier, your wish don't come true. Let's try!!

Shrines And Temples

Yokokuji-Temple

16 Reviews

Yanagidani Kannon, famous for hydrangeas. A lot of hydrangeas in the precincts are in full bloom. The colorful flower wash basins placed in various places and the umbrella sky with hydrangea pattern that started this year are also beautiful. Potted hydrangeas were lined up on the steps of the torii next to the main hall, and it was a wonderful photo spot.

Shoju-in Temple

18 Reviews

Shouju-in Temple is famous for the lovely heart-shaped window called Inome-mado. Not only the window, I was fascinated with the beautiful paintings on the ceiling that are different one by one. In summer, you can also enjoy tea in the beautiful sounds of wind bell.

Toji Temple

13 Reviews

You can go to Toji Temple from the Kyoto station on foot. The fivefold pagoda is highest in Japan and a popular sightseeing spot in Kyoto. Moreover, you can see a Shidare Zakura, a weeping cherry tree in spring. Illuminated cherry blossoms at night are very fantastic.

Spring Destinations

Kaizu Osaki

2 Reviews

Kaizu-osaki, a scenic spot at the north of Lake Biwa, there is a row of cherry trees. And about 900 trees of Somei-yoshino(a popular kind of Japanese cherry tree) make us attracted by its fantastic spring scenery.

Jyonangu Shrine

10 Reviews

Plum blossoms tell us that spring comes soon and now is the best time to see. Here's Jyonan-gu shrine is famous for a weeping plum tree and has paid attention these days. Hoyoke means praying for the safety of travels, moving and so on.

Fujiwara Palace Site

9 Reviews

The magnificent flower fields of canola flower, cherry blossom, and beautiful sky! When all of the three appears at the same time, we can see a photogenic harmony of springtime.

Summer Destinations

Lake Biwa Firework Festival

5 Reviews

They have held it every August for more than 30 years in Otsu, Shiga Pref. Skyrockets is of course powerful, and the directions that makes the most of its location above the lake is worth seeing.

Shoju-in Temple

18 Reviews

Shouju-in Temple is famous for heart-shaped Inome Window. What's more, Wind Bell Festival (Furin Matsuri) in only summer is lovely wherever you take pictures. The wind bells ring all at once with the winds blow, and they make us forget the summer heat. ◎Reservation is required since 2018. Except for cars, it's difficult to access here, so you need to prepare well beforehand.

Motoyakushi-ji Temple Site

5 Reviews

Water hyacinth becomes its best to see from the late August to September. It's not a popular flower, but has an attraction makes people want to see again next year! It's nice to see with the setting sun, too! ◎Walk 500 meters to the east from Kintetsu Unebigoryomae Station. For cars, the free parking area is available, but it's possible to be full.

Autumn Destinations

Nanzen-ji Temple

17 Reviews

I visited Nanzenji Temple, a popular spot for autumn leaves, and Tenju-an Temple, which has two beautiful gardens, in kimono. The autumn leaves in the eastern garden were in full bloom, and it was a magnificent view that you could see forever while sitting on the porch. Another wonderful view that sighs is the autumn leaves in the south garden, which looks like a painting, cut out by the window frame of the Shoin. When I raised my face to buy a ticket at the entrance, I jumped into my eyes first and was fascinated.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

13 Reviews

Kiyomizu Temple, an unmissable spot for sightseeing in Kyoto. During the special honor of visiting held three times in a year, the blue light goes through the sky in Kyoto. This light, they says, expresses the mercy of Kwannon.

Metasequoia Avenue

18 Reviews

A row of metasequoia trees with a superb view that represents Takashima City, Shiga Prefecture. Autumn leaves are especially popular and many people and cars come, but the 2.4km tree-lined road dyed in orange is a photogenic view that you want to see at least once.

Winter Destinations

Kobe Luminarie

9 Reviews

It's really an art of lights.

Kinkakuji Temple

6 Reviews

Snow has just arrived at Kinkaku-ji because of this cold wave. The snow covers a few times during winter, so this is very rare scenery. The beauty of Japanese winter, it's so beautiful.

Umeda Sky Building

10 Reviews

The Christmas event, which is being held until December 25th, features a giant snow globe this year. At the end of the white forest in the sky is a snow globe decorated in white. Inside the dome, there are white flowers and white sofas, and the snow-like illuminations are falling, making it look wonderful. Be sure to step inside the snow globe and take some wonderful photos.

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Shiga

Metasequoia Avenue

18 Reviews

The Metasequoia Avenue is beautiful every season. Specially in summer, you can see the wonderful scenery of shining greens and the zebra road weaved by lights and shadows.

THE BIWAKO TERRACE

7 Reviews

Ride a ropeway from the foot of the mountain, you can go there like a garden of heaven. Tiled pool of a café and yellow lemonade are stylish. But the nature blue colors of Lake Biwa and the sky are most wonderful.◎Weekends are very crowded, so weekday mornings are better. The menus of the café are only light meal, so use other restaurants in you want to eat your fill.

A Hill With Lake Biwa View (Biwako-no Mieru Oka)

9 Reviews

An observatory built lately in the site of Hakodateyama Lily Park. You can sit the steps and enjoy the panoramic view of Lake Biwa. Also, it's a photogenic place you can take pictures of you having the beautiful view all to yourself.

Nara

Nara Park

12 Reviews

A scenic spot of autumn leaves and deer. I went there for the first time, but there are more deer than I imagined. I was surprised to walk normally on the general road. I thought he was greeting me by shaking his head up and down, but it seems that it means give me deer rice crackers. I was healed by the wonderful scenery and the cute deer.

Hase-dera Temple

11 Reviews

Hase-dera Temple has so long and beautiful 399 steps. For it's called 'flower temple', you can enjoy seeing peony and cherry blossoms in summer, hydrangea in summer, autumn leaves, winter-peony and winter-cherry blossoms. What's more, the lush mountain seen from the main temple is just amazing view.

Umami Kyuryo Park

9 Reviews

Umami Kyuryo Park has seasonal flowers all around a year, and now, 150 thousand sunflowers are becoming at their best to see in five areas. Under the midsummer sky, we can enjoy refreshing scenery of sunflowers and nature around them at each area.

Kyoto

Nanzen-ji Temple

17 Reviews

I visited Nanzenji Temple, a popular spot for autumn leaves, and Tenju-an Temple, which has two beautiful gardens, in kimono. The autumn leaves in the eastern garden were in full bloom, and it was a magnificent view that you could see forever while sitting on the porch. Another wonderful view that sighs is the autumn leaves in the south garden, which looks like a painting, cut out by the window frame of the Shoin. When I raised my face to buy a ticket at the entrance, I jumped into my eyes first and was fascinated.

Shoju-in Temple

18 Reviews

Shouju-in Temple is famous for the lovely heart-shaped window called Inome-mado. Not only the window, I was fascinated with the beautiful paintings on the ceiling that are different one by one. In summer, you can also enjoy tea in the beautiful sounds of wind bell.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

13 Reviews

Kiyomizu Temple, an unmissable spot for sightseeing in Kyoto. During the special honor of visiting held three times in a year, the blue light goes through the sky in Kyoto. This light, they says, expresses the mercy of Kwannon.

Hyogo

Awaji Hana Sajiki

7 Reviews

A flower island, Awaji's famous place 'Hana Sajiki' has 15ha area and 300m high above sea level. The beautiful location with the sea spleding below is truly 'sky flower garden'. In summer, you can enjoy sunflower and salvia.◎Entrance fee: free I enjoyed sunflowers, red and blue salvia in summer.

Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park

8 Reviews

There're a few people, and we can see the blossoms leisurely. Kawazu Zakura is an early cherry blossom, so we can feel spring earlier. There're other flowers, such as mimosa and tulip, they would make us feel relaxed.

Byakugou-ji Temple

7 Reviews

Located at Tamba in Hyogo Prefecture, Byakugou-ji Temple is celebrated for the wisteria. You can see wisteria flowers blooming beautifully every year. At night, the wisteria are lit up, and makes very fantastic and beautiful scene. ◎Byakugou-ji Temple will get very crowded during the wisteria season, so it's better for you to visit with enough time. And please have good manners.

Osaka

Osaka Maishima Seaside Park

18 Reviews

Just Opened In 2019! 1 million Nomophila flowers at Maishima, Osaka Prefecture! You're encouraged to see the great blue view at seaside by any means. In the site, there're food court and to take a rest and seats to see the landscape leisurely.

UNIVERSAL STUDIO JAPAN

11 Reviews

March 18, 2022 Super Nintendo World finally opens. Reproduce the world view of the Nintendo Super Mario series. Go through a huge clay pipe to Peach Castle. When you leave the castle, you enter a world where the characters in the game move around. Photogenic spots are everywhere. Area for adults to enjoy.

Expo '70 Commemorative Park

16 Reviews

There7re various kinds of 110 thousand colorful tulips! It's very impressive scenery! We all get excited with this beautiful carpet.

Wakayama

Wakayama Marina City

9 Reviews

Located in Wakayama Marina City, PORTO EUROPE is a very fashionable and photogenic place that imitates the townscape of France and Italy. Because it doesn't require the admission fees, there're many people enjoy taking pictures.◎There're an amusement park, the local food shops and restaurants in the same site, so all of your families can enjoy together. The entrance fee is free, but you need fees if you want to take rides of an amusement park.

Oishi Kogen Highlands 

6 Reviews

Very large highlands of pampas grass spreading to 360 degrees as far as the eye can see. They shine gold beautifully in the light of evening sun. You can enjoy taking picturesque portraits, too.

Shirosaki Ocean Park

5 Reviews

There are so many terrains that I can't put them on the picture! There were a lot of superb views that I want you to see once! Wakayama where you can see such a wonderful scenery for free! It's too amazing!

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