KANSAI

Guide to Kansai region of Japan including Himeji, Kobe, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. Also includes Kansai map and Kansai hotel.

Kansai is the western region of the main Japanese island of Honshu, second only to Tokyo's Kanto in population. Kansai, also known as Kinki, literally means "near the capital" (referring to both Kyoto and Nara which are both former capitals of Japan). While Osaka was damaged badly during World War II, Nara and Kyoto in particular were basically left undamaged, combined with little damage in previous wars or via natural disaster, has resulted in many historic sites including many World Heritiage Sites from five different World Heritage Listings (more than any other region of Japan).

Kansai Map

Kansai Map

The differences between Kansai and Kanto (the eastern region dominated by Tokyo) are slight but numerous. Kansai people speak a distinctive dialect of Japanese, use less dark soy in their cooking, ride on the other side of escalators, the women carry their handbags differently, renowned for humour (most Japanese comedians come from Kansai) and their love of food.

KANSAI ATTRACTIONS

Listed below are the top Kansai attractions, with the World Heritage Sites marked with a yellow background.

KANSAI PREFECTURES

Hyogo Prefecture

Hyogo Prefecture
Hyogo Prefecture is at the western edge of the Kansai region of Japan. The capital of Hyogo Prefecture is Kobe. Hyogo Prefecture is most famous for Himeji Castle, a World Heritage Listed Jap...

Kyoto Prefecture

Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto Prefecture is in the Kansai region on the main island of Japan, Honshu. While Kyoto city, a former capital of Japan, dominates Kyoto Prefecture from the point of attractions, the prefe...

Mie Prefecture
Mie Prefecture is part of the Kansai region on Honshu island. Mie Prefecture forms the eastern part of the Kii Peninsula. The capital of Mie Prefecture is Tsu, which is close to Nagoya and h...

Nara Prefecture

Nara Prefecture
Nara Prefecture is in Kansai region on the main island of Honshu. The capital of Nara Prefecture is the former capital of Japan, Nara city. Nara Prefecture attractions include 15 World Herit...

Osaka Prefecture

Osaka Prefecture
Osaka Prefecture is in the Kansai region on the main island of Japan, Honshu. Osaka Prefecture is dominated by the capital city of the prefecture Osaka city with the urban area almost comple...

Shiga Prefecture

Shiga Prefecture
Shiga Prefecture is to the North West of Kyoto in the Kansai region. The capital of Shiga Prefecture is Otsu, but the prefecture is dominated by Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. Much of...

Wakayama Prefecture
Wakayama Prefecture is to the south of Osaka on the Kii Peninsula in the Kansai region. The capital city of Wakayama Prefecture is Wakayama city. Wakayama Prefecture attractions include ten ...

KANSAI PREFECTURE CAPITAL

Kobe

Kobe
Kobe is a city in Kansai, close to Osaka and Kyoto. Kobe is a cosmopolitan port city with an international flavour, hemmed in by Mt. Rokko. Kobe is known worldwide for its exquisitely marble...

Kyoto

Kyoto
Kyoto, a former capital of Japan, in the Kansai region, it is famous for its history and culture. Kyoto features 17 World Heritage Sites, 1,600 temples, 400 shrines, many beautiful Japanese ...

Nara

Nara
Nara is in Kansai region on the main island of Honshu. Nara, the capital of Nara Prefecture, is a former capital of Japan and features many great monuments from that period with ten World He...

Osaka

Osaka
Osaka is in Kansai region on the main island of Honshu. Osaka is Japan's second largest city and is a major industrial, port and economic centre. Osaka attractions include Osaka Castle and U...

Otsu
Otsu is the capital of Shiga Prefecture and is on next to Lake Biwa and close to Kyoto. Otsu was the capital of Japan (667AD) before it was largely destroyed in the Jinshin War and the capit...

Tsu
Tsu is the capital of Mie Prefecture in the Kansai region, but is actually close to Nagoya. Tsu is on coastline of Ise Bay. Tsu attractions include Mitake is a small village which is famous ...

Wakayama
Wakayama is city to the south of Osaka on the Kii Peninsula in the Kansai region. Wakayama is both the largest city and capital city of Wakayama Prefecture with a population of just under 40...

KANSAI WARDS

Chuo

Chuo
Chuo literally means the center, in this case, the center of Osaka and historically this meant Osaka Castle as the focus of the city. Chuo attractions also include Osaka Prefecture Governmen...

Fushimi

Fushimi
Fushimi is one of the eleven wards of Kyoto city. Fushimi is to the south of central Kyoto city and was originally a town in its own right focused around Fushimi Castle. The most famous attr...

Higashiyama

Higashiyama
Higashiyama is one of the eleven wards that make up Kyoto city. Higashiyama is between the Kamo River and the Higashiyama mountain range. Higashiyama includes the Geisha district of Gion an...

Hyogo
Hyogo-ku is one of 9 wards of Kobe in Japan....

Kamigyo

Kamigyo
Kamigyo is one of the eleven wards of Kyoto city and includes the northern part of what today is central Kyoto city. Kamigyo includes the Kyoto Imperial Palace (Kyoto Gosho) and Kitano Tenma...

Kita

Kita
Kita is one of the eleven wards of Kyoto city. Kita literially means "North Ward", and is to the north of central Kyoto city. Kita attractions include the World Heritage Sites of Kinkakuji -...

Minami

Minami
Minami is one of the eleven wards of Kyoto city. Minami literially means "South Ward" and includes mainly residential and industrial areas south of Kyoto Station. The main attraction in Mina...

Nakagyo

Nakagyo
Nakagyo is one of the eleven wards of Kyoto city and includes part of what today is central Kyoto city. Nakagyo literially means "central capital" as the ward includes Nijo Castle which was ...

Nishikyo

Nishikyo
Nishikyo is one of the eleven wards of Kyoto city. Nishikyo literially means "West Capital" as it is on the western edge of Kyoto city. Nishikyo attractions include the World Heritage Site ...

Sakyo

Sakyo
Sakyo is one of the eleven wards of Kyoto city. Sakyo is in the most north eastern part of Kyoto city. Sakyo attractions include Ginkaku-ji - Silver Pavilion, Nanzenji Temple, Kamigamo Shrin...

Shimogyo

Shimogyo
Shimogyo is one of the eleven wards of Kyoto city and includes the busy central area of the city around Kyoto Station. Shimogyo extends as far north as Shinjo Street....

Taisho
Taisho is one of 24 wards of Osaka, Japan....

Ukyo

Ukyo
Ukyo is one of the eleven wards of Kyoto city. Ukyo extends from just west of central Kyoto city and expands as it sweeps around to the north of central Kyoto city. Ukyo includes Arashiyama....

Yamashina
Yamashina is one of the eleven wards of Kyoto city. Yamashina is to the south east of central Kyoto city. Yamashina attractions include the tomb of Emperor Tenji....

KANSAI DISTRICTS

Amerika Mura

Amerika Mura
Amerikamura district in central Osaka is popular with Japanese youth. Amerikamura features many fashion shops and bars....

Arashiyama

Arashiyama
Arashiyama is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto. Arashiyama is focused around the Oi River which forms a backdrop to the district. Arashiyama is famous its "Moon Crossing Bridge" ...

Biwako

Biwako
Biwako refers to the area around Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan, in Shiga Prefecture. The main city around Lake Biwa and the capital of Shiga Prefecture is Otsu, which is close to Kyot...

Den Den Town

Den Den Town
Den Den Town is Osaka's Akihabara. This area was once popular for its wide variety of consumer electronics stores. These days, Den Den Town has become known as a haven for anime and otaku cu...

Gion

Gion
Gion is a district of Kyoto, home to many geisha houses and traditional tea houses. In the evenings you can see Geisha walking in Gion....

Nakanoshima

Nakanoshima
Nakanoshima is an area of central Osaka focused around the island of Nakanoshima in Yodo River. Nakanoshima features many important government buildings and museums including Nakanoshima Par...

Namba

Namba
Namba is an entertainment district of central Osaka, famous for its giant crab and other restaurants. Namba includes Dotonbori where many of the most famous images of Osaka come from includ...

Nankin-machi - Kobe China Town

Nankin-machi - Kobe China Town
Nankin-machi - Kobe China Town along with the ones in Yokohama and Nagasaki, Kobe's Nankin-machi is one of the three biggest Chinatowns in Japan....

Osaka Bay Area

Osaka Bay Area
Osaka Bay Area is a recently redeveloped area which includes many attractions: Universal Studios Japan, Tempozan Ferris Wheel and Osaka Aquarium. Included in the Osaka Bay Area is the distri...

Osaka Business Park

Osaka Business Park
Osaka Business Park is a Skyscraper district in Osaka close to Osaka Castle....

Pontocho
Pontocho is a district in Kyoto, known for Geisha, geisha houses and traditional tea houses. Like Gion, Pontocho is famous for the preservation of forms of traditional architecture and enter...

Sakishima

Sakishima
Sakishima also know as Nanko or Sakishima Island is part of the Osaka Bay Area of Osaka. Sakishima features the Osaka Maritime Museum, WTC Cosmo Tower and the ATC....

Shinsaibashi

Shinsaibashi
Shinsaibashi is a district in the Chuo-ku ward of Osaka, and is Osaka's main shopping area....

Shinsekai

Shinsekai
Shinsekai is a colorful district of Osaka with fugu and kushi-katsu restaurants. The main attraction in Shinsekai is theTsutenkaku Tower. Shinsekai is in Tennoji Ward of Osaka....

Shirakawa Area
Shirakawa Area is a collection of long narrow streets running parallel to Shirakawa Canal or just near the canal in Gion Kyoto. These streets are lined with traditional Japanese tea houses, ...

Tempozan

Tempozan
Tempozan is a recently redeveloped area in the Osaka Bay Area. Tempozan has many attractions including the Tempozan Ferris Wheel and Osaka Aquarium....

Umeda

Umeda
Umeda is a commercial and business district in central Osaka. Umeda is best known as the city's main northern railway terminus (Osaka Station, Umeda Station), but also contains many skyscrap...

Universal City

Universal City
Universal City Osaka is a redeveloped area in the Osaka Bay Area which features Universal Studios Japan....

KANSAI MAIN CITIES and TOWNS

Amanohashidate
Amanohashidate, the town is next to Amanohashidate (Bridge to Heaven) Scenic Area, one of the Three Views of Japan. Amanohashidate is near the Sea of Japan in Kyoto Prefecture....

Asuka
Asuka is a town in Nara Prefecture, which includes the ruins of the former Imperial capital of Japan; Asuka (written differently in Japanese to modern town). Asuka the Imperial capital bet...

Hikone

Hikone
Hikone is a historically significant castle city to the North West of Kyoto, but in Shiga Prefecture. Hikone is on the edge of Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. Much of the history of Hi...

Himeji

Himeji
Himeji is a city in Hyogo Prefecture, at the western edge of the Kansai region. Himeji is most famous for its World Heritage Listed Himeji Castle, which is the best example of intact Japanes...

Ikeda
Ikeda is a city in Osaka Prefecture and a popular day trip destination. Ikeda has many things to offer from its beautiful Satsukiyama (Mt Satsuki), many significant temples and shrines plus ...

Ise
Ise is city on the coast of Ise Bay Mie Prefecture, situated south of Nagoya. Ise is the site of the famous Ise Grand Shrine, which is considered to be Shinto's most important sites. The Ise...

Izumi
Izumi is a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan....

Izumiotsu
Izumiotsu is a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan....

Izumisano

Izumisano
Izumisano is a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Izumisano is home to the offshore Kansai International Airport, and to the 256m/840ft Rinku Gate Tower Building, the second tallest building i...

Kadoma
Kadoma is a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan....

Kaizuka
Kaizuka (Kaidzuka) is a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan on Osaka Bay, southwest of the prefectural capital of Osaka....

Kashihara
Kashihara is a city in Nara Prefecture, Japan. Kashihara is the second largest city in Nara Prefecture. Kashihara attractions include Kashihara Shrine. The modern city of Kashihara includes ...

Kashiwara
Kashiwara is a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan....

Kawachinagano
Kawachinagano is a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan....

Kishiwada

Kishiwada
Kishiwada is a city in the South of Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Kishiwada is famous for its Kishiwada Castle....

Kumatori
Kumatori is a town in Sen'nan District, Osaka Prefecture, Japan....

Matsubara
Matsubara is a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan....

Mino
Mino is a popular day trip destination from Osaka. Mino is 15Km north of central Osaka. It features museums, temples and park lands....

Miyazu
Mizayu is on the Sea of Japan coastline in Kyoto Prefecture in the Kansai region, however it is quite some distance from Kyoto City. Mizayu attractions include the famous is Amanohashidate (...

Nagahama

Nagahama
Nagahama is a charming castle town, next to Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture and close to Kyoto. Shiga features many historical attractions including the reconstructed Nagahama Castle, the form...

Sakai

Sakai
Sakai is a city in Osaka Prefecture. Sakai has been one of the largest and most important seaports of Japan since the Medieval era. Sakai is known for its keyhole-shaped burial mounds, or ko...

Sakurai
Sakurai is a city in Nara Prefecture, Japan. Sakurai attractions include Omiwa Shrine, considered to be one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan and dedicated to the god of sake, Tanzan Shr...

Sennan
Sennan is a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan....

Tadaoka
Tadaoka is a town in Senboku District, Osaka Prefecture, Japan....

Takaishi
Takaishi is a city in Osaka Prefecture....

Tenri
Tenri is a city in Nara Prefecture, Japan. The name Tenri is derived from the religious movement; Tenrikyo, that has it headquarters in the city. In addition to the Tenri (religious) Headqua...

Tondabayashi
Tondabayashi is a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan....

Yamatotakada
Yamatotakada is a city in Nara Prefecture, Japan. The city of Yamatotakada includes some archaeologically significant sites which date back to the Paleolithic age and some burial mounds (kof...

Yao
Yao is a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan....

Yoshino
Yoshino, in Nara Precture, is famous for the best cherry blossom in Japan. Mount Yoshino features around 30,000 cherry blossom trees. Yoshino is also the location of four World Heritage Site...

KANSAI CASTLES

Akashi Castle
Akashi Castle is a Japanese Castle in Akashi in Hyogo Prefecture. Akashi Castle was completed in 1619, with major repairs completed in 1739. In 1874 Akashi Castle was demolished except for t...

Ako Castle
Ako Castle is a flatland style Japanese Castle on the coast line in Ako, Hyogo Prefecture. Ako Castle was originally constructed around 1615, but substantially dismantled during the Meiji Pe...

Azuchi Castle
Azuchi Castle is a hill top style Japanese Castle, almost directly above Lake Sainoko and close to the shore of Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture not far from Kyoto. Oda Nobunaga order the const...

Chihaya Castle
Chihaya Castle was a hilltop style Japanese Castle built on Mt. Kongo (Osaka) in 1332. Chihaya Castle was constructed substantially of earthworks and wooden structures, however today you can...

Fukuchiyama Castle
Fukuchiyama Castle is a hilltop style Japanese Castle in Fukuchiyama Kyoto Prefecture. An original fort or minor castle was built on the site of Fukuchiyama Castle by the Yokoyama clan. In 1...

Fukui Castle Osaka
Fukui Castle was a hilltop style Japanese Castle in Ibaraki Osaka Prefecture. Fukui Castle was burnt to the ground in 1657. Today only some earthworks remain. This Fukui Castle is not the sa...

Fushimi Castle
Fushimi Castle, also known as Momoyama Castle, was a hilltop style Japanese Castle in Fushimi Ward Kyoto. Toyotomi Hideyoshi ordered the construction Fushimi Castle was completed in 1594, on...

Hakumai Castle
Hakumai Castle was a hilltop style Japanese Castle in Matsuzaka in Mie Prefecture. Today all that remains of Hakumai Castle is a few ruins and monument to mark the location....

Hikone Castle

Hikone Castle
Hikone Castle is a hilltop style Japanese Castle in Hikone Shiga Prefecture near Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. Hikone Castle is one of the oldest intact Japanese castles and is class...

Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle
Himeji Castle is the best example of a Japanese castle as it has never been destroyed or even damaged in war. Himeji Castle was completed in 1609, but a fort existed on the site as early as ...

Iga Ueno Castle
Iga Ueno Castle also known as Ueno Castle or Hakuho Castle is a Japanese Castle in Iga Mie Prefecture. Iga Ueno Castle was first established in 1585 under the order of Takigawa Katsutoshi. T...

Ikeda Castle
Ikeda Castle, in Ikeda Osaka, is a Japanese Castle, which was built in 1334 and destroyed around 1568 after a loss in a battle. In 2000 a modern reconstruction of the donjon (tower) of Ikeda...

Kameyama Castle
Kameyama Castle is a hilltop style Japanese Castle in Kameyama Mie Prefecture. Kameyama Castle was established in 1254 by Seki Sanetada, however this was dismantled to allow the construction...

Kannonji Castle
Kannonji Castle was a hilltop style Japanese Castle on the peak of Mt Kinugasa in Azuchi Shiga Prefecture, not far from Kyoto and close to the location of Azuchi Castle. The name for Kannonj...

Kishiwada Castle

Kishiwada Castle
Kishiwada Castle (also known as Chikiri Castle), in Kishiwada Southern Osaka, is a flatland style Japanese Castle, which was built by order of Hideaway Koide in 1597, on the site of a fort ...

Koriyama Castle
Koriyama Castle (also known as Yamato Koriyama Castle) is a mountain top style Japanese Castle which was completed in 1580. Koriyama Castle is Yamatokoriyama in Nara Prefecture. Today only s...

Matsuzaka Castle
Matsuzaka Castle was a hilltop style Japanese Castle in Matsuzaka Mie Prefecture. Matsuzaka Castle was constructed in 1588 by the order of Gamo Ujisato, complete with a three story donjon. T...

Minakuchi Castle
Minakuchi Castle, also known as Hekisui Castle, is a plain style Japanese Castle in Koka Shiga Prefecture. Tokugawa Iemitsu ordered the construction of Minakuchi Castle, which was completed ...

Nagahama Castle

Nagahama Castle
Nagahama Castle, in Nagahama Shiga Prefecture, is a 1983 concrete reconstruction of the castle built in 1576. This castle was demolished in 1615 with parts and materials used in the construc...

Nijo Castle

Nijo Castle
Nijo Castle in Kyoto includes Nimomaru Palace and the ruins of the Honmaru Palace, various support buildings and several beautiful Japanese gardens. Nijo Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Si...

Odani Castle
Odani Castle was a hilltop style Japanese Castle on Mt Odani in Kohoku Shiga Prefecture. Odani Castle was built by the Azai clan, but fell to Oda Noburnaga in a siege. Odani Castle is consid...

Omi Hachiman Castle
Omi Hachiman Castle was a hilltop style Japanese Castle on Mt Hachiman in Omi Hachiman Shiga Prefecture. Omi Hachiman Castle commanded a great view of the plain below including a large part ...

Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle is a hill top style Japanese Castle and Osaka's most famous landmark. While the main donjon (tower) is modern reconstruction, Osaka Castle features thirteen structures which are...

Otsu Castle
Otsu Castle was a flatland style Japanese Castle in the city of Otsu in Shiga Prefecture and near Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan and the former capital of Japan, Kyoto. Toyotomi Hideyo...

Sakamoto Castle
Sakamoto Castle was a flatland style Japanese Castle on the shoreline of Lake Biwa in Sakamoto Shiga Prefecture. Sakamoto Castle was the home base for Akechi Mitsuhide, an aid to Nobunaga, w...

Sawayama Castle
Sawayama Castle was a hilltop style Japanese Castle on Mt Sawa in Hikone Shiga Prefecture. Sawayama Castle was built by the Azai clan, but control transferred to Ishida Mitsunari after the d...

Shigisan Castle
Shigisan Castle was a mountain top style Japanese Castle on the summit of Mount Shigi in Nara Prefecture. Shigisan Castle was completed in 1536 and further expanded in 1559 to include a four...

Shoryuji Castle
Shoryuji Castle is a Japanese Castle in Nagaokakyo Kyoto Prefecture. The construction of Shoryuji Castle was ordered in 1339 by Hosokawa Yoriharu, a key samurai commander. Shoryuji Castle wa...

Tsu Castle
Tsu Castle was a flatland style Japanese Castle in Tsu in Mie Prefecture. An earlier fort or minor castle was built on the site of Tsu Castle by Hosono Fujiatsu in 1558. Tsu Castle became a ...

Wakayama Castle
Wakayama Castle, in Wakayama City at the mouth of Kii River, is a Japanese Castle that was constructed in 1585 by Hidenaga Toyotomi, on the site of minor castle called Ota Castle. Ota Castle...

Yodo Castle
Yodo Castle was a flatland style Japanese Castle in Yodo Kyoto. Matsudaira Hidetada ordered the construction of Yodo Castle to protect Kyoto from the south. The construction of Yodo Castle w...

KANSAI TEMPLES

Anrakuji Temple

Anrakuji Temple
Anrakuji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is very popular in cherry blossom season, early summer for its azaleas and its Autumn leaves of red and orange. Anrakuji Temple Kyoto is along Kyo...

Bokugoan

Bokugoan
Bokugoan, also known as Ho-o-ji Temple, is a Buddhist temple that was originally established in Nagaokakyo-shi in the 6th century. Bokugoan was moved several times before 1888, when it was p...

Byodoin Temple

Byodoin Temple
Byodoin Temple is a famous Buddhist temple which appears on the 10 Yen coin. Byodoin Temple is in tea making area of Uji near Kyoto. Byodoin Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms ...

Chion-in Temple

Chion-in Temple
Chion-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is the head temple for the Buddhist sect of Jodo Shu (Pure Land) and was established by Honen in 1234. Chion-in Temple is within a large compound ...

Chishakuin Temple

Chishakuin Temple
Chishakuin Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect which was moved from Wakayama to the Higashiyama area of Kyoto in 1585. Chishakuin Temple is the first temple on the Kyoto Jusan Bu...

Chisho-in Temple

Chisho-in Temple
Chisho-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Choko-in Temple

Choko-in Temple
Choko-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Chorakuji Temple

Chorakuji Temple
Chorakuji Temple is a Buddhist temple in the Higashiyama Ward in Kyoto. Chorakuji Temple is famous for its bright red and orange leaves in Autumn. Chorakuji Temple was established in 805AD b...

Choukei-in Temple
Choukei-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunat...

Daianji Temple

Daianji Temple
Daianji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Tofukuji school of the Rinzai Sect, is in Sakai Osaka Prefecture. Daianji Temple was established in the Oei era (1394-1428), is famous for its main...

Daigoji Temple

Daigoji Temple
Daigoji Temple is famous for its five storied pagoda, cherry blossom viewing in spring and a traditional Japanese garden. Daigoji Temple is part of a large Japanese Temple complex and is a d...

Daiho-in Temple
Daiho-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Daiji-in Temple
Daiji-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Daikakuji Temple

Daikakuji Temple
Daikakuji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Esoteric sect, in Saga Kyoto, which was once a detached palace belonging to Emperor Saga. In 876AD it was converted to a temple by his daughter E...

Daiko-in Temple
Daiko-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Dairyu-in Temple

Dairyu-in Temple
Dairyu-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Daisenin Temple

Daisenin Temple
Daisenin Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto. Daisenin Temple is famous for its rock garden, which is a designated...

Daishin-in Temple

Daishin-in Temple
Daishin-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Daishin-in...

Daitokuji Temple

Daitokuji Temple
Daitokuji Temple is a large temple complex with 22 sub-temples including some with famous Japanese gardens. Daitokuji Temple is well known and recognised for its beauty and is a designated S...

Daitsu-in Temple

Daitsu-in Temple
Daitsu-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Daiyu-in Temple

Daiyu-in Temple
Daiyu-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Dojuin Temple

Dojuin Temple
Dojuin Temple is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, which is a sub temple of Tofukuji Temple. Dojuin Temple features a moss garden....

Eikando Zenrin-ji Temple

Eikando Zenrin-ji Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple is a Buddhist temple, in Kyoto, which is famous for its bright red and orange Autumn leaves and for its prominence in the past as a center of learning. Eikando Zenrin...

Enjo-ji Temple
Enjo-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect in north eastern Nara. Enjo-ji Temple is believed to have been established in 756AD. The two oldest structures at Enjo-ji Temple, whic...

Enjoji Temple
Enjoji Temple is a Buddhist temple that was established by Monk Nichinin in 1630. The object of enshrinement at Enjoji Temple is a two meter tall Iwato-Myoken-Daibosatsu (bodhisattva) with a...

Enryakuji Temple

Enryakuji Temple
Enryakuji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which was established in 788 on Mt Hiei, where it looks over Kyoto. Enryakuji Temple expanded over the years to become a large temple complex and is a ...

Entsuji temple
Entsuji temple is a Buddhist temple of the Renzai sect which is famous for its Japanese gardens including one featuring the borrowed landscape style . Entsuji temple was established in 1678 ...

Eshin-in Temple
Eshin-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, that was originally established by Kobo Daishi under the name of Ryusenji Temple on its current location on the eastern bank of the Uji River in Uji (Ky...

Fudarakusanji Temple
Fudarakusanji Temple is Buddhist temple from the Tendai sect, in the Higashimuro District of Wakayama Prefecture. Fudarakusanji Temple features a venerated thousand armed kannon. Fudarakusan...

Fukuju-in Temple
Fukuju-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Funda-in Temple
Funda-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Tofukuji Temple and within the same complex in Kyoto. Funda-in Temple is famous for its dry landscape Japanese garden which was...

Gangoji Temple

Gangoji Temple
Gangoji Temple is a Buddhist temple was established in 588 as part of Asuka-dera. In 718 it was moved to Nara and became one of the Seven Great Temples of Nara. Gangoji Temple is a UNESCO Wo...

Genko-an Temple

Genko-an Temple
Genko-an Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism in the Kita Ward of Kyoto. Genko-an Temple is famous for its two windows that look out at the temple's Japanese garden. ...

Genkoji Temple

Genkoji Temple
Genkoji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which was established by Jokyo (Buddhism priest) in 1514 in what is now the outer suburbs of Kobe. Before then, there was a house which was used as a mod...

Ginkakuji Temple - Silver Pavilion

Ginkakuji Temple - Silver Pavilion
Ginkaku-ji - Silver Pavilion is a Buddhist temple, that was built in the style of the Golden Pavilion, but was never completed with a matching cover of silver. Ginkaku-ji features some of th...

Gyokurin-in Temple
Gyokurin-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Gyokuryu-in Temple

Gyokuryu-in Temple
Gyokuryu-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortuna...

Hanto-in Temple
Hanto-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Hashidera Hojoin Temple
Hashidera Hojoin Temple is a Buddhist temple, that was built to guard Uji Bridge (Uji Kyoto Prefecture) and is close to the bridge. Hashidera Hojoin Temple contains the stone monument commem...

Higashi Honganji Temple
Higashi Honganji Temple is one of two Buddhist temples a two hundred metres apart in Kyoto, which were until recently the one temple. Higashi Honganji Temple is now officially called Shinshu...

Hogonji Temple

Hogonji Temple
Hogonji Temple is a Buddhist temple on Chikubushima Island in Lake Biwa Shiga Prefecture, near Kyoto. Hogonji Temple features the National Tresure, a Karamon Gate which was for Shogun Toyoto...

Hokkiji Temple

Hokkiji Temple
Hokkiji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Okamoto, Nara Prefecture. Hokkiji Temple features the oldest three story pagoda in Japan and is one of the Seven Great Temples of Nara. Hokkiji Temple ...

Hokongo-in Temple

Hokongo-in Temple
Hokongo-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which was established in Hanazono, Kyoto in 1130. The current buildings were rebuilt in 1617. Hokongo-in Temple features a waterfall within its ground...

Hokyo-in Temple

Hokyo-in Temple
Hokyo-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, in the Saga District of Kyoto, which is famous for its bright red and orange Autumn leaves. Hokyo-in Temple was constructed for Emperor Shirakawa during...

Honenin Temple

Honenin Temple
Honenin Temple is one of the Buddhist temples along Kyoto's Philosopher's Walk. Honenin Temple is a beautiful secluded Japanese Temple, which is famous for its thatched gate and paintings o...

Honganji Temple

Honganji Temple
Honganji Temple is actually two Buddhist temples two hundred metres apart in Kyoto, which were until recently the one temple. Both feature large halls which are designated Important Cultural...

Hongen-in Temple

Hongen-in Temple
Hongen-in Temple is a Buddhist temple and sub temple of Nanshuji Temple in Sakai Osaka Prefecture. Hongen-in Temple was established in 1687 by Mitsugen Soyo, the 228th chief priest of Daitok...

Horin-ji Temple

Horin-ji Temple
Horin-ji Temple, also known as Miidara Temple, is a Buddhist temple in Nara only 1km from Hokkiji Temple. Horin-ji Temple was established in the 7th century, however none of the buildings da...

Horin-ji Temple

Horin-ji Temple
Horin-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect, which was established in 713AD. Enshrined in the hondo of Horin-ji Temple is a sculpture of Kokuzo Bosatsu, which has not been displ...

Horyuji Temple

Horyuji Temple
Horyuji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture. Horyuji Temple's pagoda is considered to be one of the world's oldest surviving wooden building which started construction in...

Hoshunin Temple

Hoshunin Temple
Hoshunin Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto. Hoshunin Temple was built in 1608 by Hoshunin, the wife of Maeda Tos...

Hozenji Temple

Hozenji Temple
Hozenji Temple is a very small is a Buddhist temple, that was established in 1637. Hozenji Temple is in busy Dotonbori, a popular tourist destination in Namba Osaka, which is famous for its...

Jakkoin Temple
Jakkoin Temple is a famous scenic Buddhist temple north east of Kyoto. Jakkoin Temple enshrines a 2.5m wooden statue of Jizo-Bosatsu which is an Important Cultural Property. Jakkoin Temple f...

Jigenji Temple
Jigenji Temple, also known as Nozaki Kannon, is one of the most famous Buddhist temple in Japanese history with reference made to in many novels, songs and plays. Gyoki (668-749), the high p...

Jisonin Temple
Jisonin Temple is a Buddhist temple in Ito District of Wakayama Prefecture. Jisonin Temple is at the beginning of the pilgrimage route to Koyasan. Jisonin Temple complex is a UNESCO World He...

Jiun-in Temple

Jiun-in Temple
Jiun-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Jiun-in Templ...

Jizo Zen-in Temple
Jizo Zen-in Temple, also known as the Jizo Zen Institute, is a Buddhist temple of the Soto sect, in Ida Kyoto. Jizo Zen-in Temple is a small temple that is famous for its cherry blossom, in ...

Jizo-in Temple

Jizo-in Temple
Jizo-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is also known as Take-no-tera (temple of bamboo), not because it is constructed of bamboo, but because it is in a bamboo forest. This bamboo forest...

Jojakkoji Temple

Jojakkoji Temple
Jojakkoji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Ukyo Ward of Kyoto. Jojakkoji Temple is famous for its bright red and orange maple leaves in Autumn. Jojakkoji Temple features a pagoda, which is a d...

Joju-in Temple
Joju-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is famous for its Japanese gardens. The garden in Joju-in Temple is a borrowed scenery style and features a pond with two islands. Joju-in Temple i...

Jokoji Temple
Jokoji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is in Eastern Osaka, was established in 745, it is the birth place of 'Kawachi-ondo', the most famous bon odori (a traditional Japanese dance) song....

Jorinji Temple

Jorinji Temple
Jorinji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Sakyo Kyoto. Jorinji Temple was originally established by a monk called Rodo around 600 meter south of current location in 1573. Jorinji Temple was the...

Joruri-ji Temple
Joruri-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, that was established in 1047 and is famous for its Jodo-shiki (pure land style) Japanese garden. This garden, which features a pond in front o...

Joshoji Temple

Joshoji Temple
Joshoji Temple, also known as Danrinnotera or Yoshinonotera, is famous for its front gate which is a distinctive vermillion colour and was donated to the temple by the famous courtesan Yoshi...

Juko-in Temple

Juko-in Temple
Juko-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Jusei-in Temple

Jusei-in Temple
Jusei-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Kaie-ji Temple

Kaie-ji Temple
Kaie-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which was established in 1332 by Kenpo Shidon on the site where Aguchi Shrine currently stands. Kaie-ji Temple was relocated to its current site after it...

Kaifuku-in Temple
Kaifuku-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunat...

Kaizando Temple
Kaizando Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Katsuoji Temple
Katsuoji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Mino city north of Osaka. Supreme rulers in various periods in history had worshipped in Katsuoji Temple to pray for fortune in war and it is still kn...

Kegonji Temple

Kegonji Temple
Kegonji Temple, also referred to as Suzumushi-dera Temple (the "cricket" temple) due to the large number of crickets that can be heard around the temple. Kegonji Temple features a moss cover...

Keishun-in Temple

Keishun-in Temple
Keishun-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Keishun-in...

Kenninji Temple

Kenninji Temple
Kenninji Temple is the oldest Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto and is the headquarters of the Kenninji sub-sect of the Rinzai sect of Buddhism. Kenninji Temple features the panel painting, 'Fu-j...

Kimii-dera Temple
Kimii-dera Temple is a Buddhist temple in Wakayama that is famous for its early flowering cherry blossom and is considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. Kimii-dera Temple also...

Kimpusenji Temple
Kimpusenji Temple is a Buddhist temple, and is the head temple for the Shugendo Buddhist sect in the Yoshino District of Nara Prefecture. Kimpusenji Temple is believed to have been establish...

Kingyu-in Temple

Kingyu-in Temple
Kingyu-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Kinkakuji Temple - Golden Pavilion

Kinkakuji Temple - Golden Pavilion
Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku) is the most famous Buddhist temple in Kyoto and probably Japan. Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku) is literally covered in gold leaf and is surround by beautiful Japanese ga...

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is notable for its vast veranda, that offers impressive views of the Kyoto. Kiyomizu-dera Temple is one of the best known sights of Kyoto, be...

Ko-sho-in Temple

Ko-sho-in Temple
Ko-sho-in Temple is a Buddhist temple that was established in 1356 by Princess Shinshinaishino. After several fires, the current main building of Ko-sho-in Temple was refurbished in 1968. Ko...

Kodaiji Temple
Kodaiji Temple is a Buddhist temple from the Rinzai sect in Kyoto. Kodaiji Temple, formally known as Jubuzan Kodaiji, is the largest of the sub temples of Kenninji Temple. Kodaiji Temple was...

Koetsuji Temple

Koetsuji Temple
Koetsuji Temple, formally known as Taikyo-san, is a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect in northern Kyoto. The site of Koetsuji Temple was developed in 1615 when the artist Honami Koetsu re...

Kofukuji Temple

Kofukuji Temple
Kofukuji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Nara. Kofukuji Temple is a large temple complex featuring two pagodas plus many National Tresures and Important Cultural Properties. Kofukuji Temple i...

Kohou-an Temple
Kohou-an Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Konchi In Temple

Konchi In Temple
Konchi In Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Nanzenji Temple. Konchi In Temple is famous for its Tsurukame Garden which has an extensive dry landscape style Japanese garde...

Kongobuji Temple
Kongobuji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is the head temple of the Koyasan Shingon Buddhism sect and is on Mount Koya in Wakayama Prefecture. Kongobuji mean "Temple of diamond mountain"....

Korin-in Temple

Korin-in Temple
Korin-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto. Korin-in Temple features several Important Cultural Assests and seve...

Koshoji Temple

Koshoji Temple
Koshoji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Soto sect. Koshoji Temple is a training centre for the Eiheiji School, was moved to its current site in Uji from Fukakusa in Kyoto in 1648 after it...

Koto-in Temple

Koto-in Temple
Koto-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto. Koto-in Temple established in 1601 features two tea houses and is sur...

Koubai-in Temple

Koubai-in Temple
Koubai-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Kounji Temple

Kounji Temple
Kounji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which was originally established in Osaka in 1280 then transferred to Nanzenji, Kyoto in 1664. Kounji Temple features a beautiful Chisan Kaiyu-shiki garde...

Kozanji Temple

Kozanji Temple
Kozanji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Omuro sect, which is in the mountains of Umegahata in Kyoto Prefecture. Kozanji Temple features the oldest tea field in Japan and possesses many Na...

Kurama Temple

Kurama Temple
Kurama Temple is a Buddhist temple formerly from the Tendai sect, but since 1949 it has been part of the Kurama-Kokyo sect. Kurama Temple was founded in 770AD on Mt Kurama north of Kyoto, bu...

Kyuanji Temple
Kyuanji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is famous for its legacy of buildings from its long history and the beautiful garden where people can enjoy various flower and trees throughout the...

Manpukuji Temple
Manpukuji Temple is a Buddhist temple from the Obaku sect of Zen Buddhism which is in Uji (Kyoto Prefecture). Manpukuji Temple was completed in 1668 with a distinctive Chinese architectural ...

Manshuin Temple
Manshuin Temple is a Buddhist temple from the Tendai sect in north eastern Kyoto. Manshuin Temple, also known as Manshuin Monzeki, is famous for its dry landscape garden which includes 400 y...

Mibudera Temple
Mibudera Temple is a Buddhist temple, that is the head temple for Risshu sect of Buddhism and is in Kyoto. Mibudera Temple which was established in 991AD is famous for several things; its "M...

Mii-dera Temple
Mii-dera Temple is a Buddhist temple, that is the head temple for the Tendai Jimon Buddhist sect one of the four largest temple complexes in Japan. Mii-dera Temple is at the base of Mt Hiei ...

Mitsukuni-in Temple

Mitsukuni-in Temple
Mitsukuni-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortun...

Myoshinji Temple

Myoshinji Temple
Myoshinji Temple is large Buddhist temple complex, in Kyoto, which contains thirty eight sub temples, some of which are famous for their Japanese gardens. Myoshinji Temple features several b...

Nanshuji Temple

Nanshuji Temple
Nanshuji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Sakai Osaka Prefecture, was established in 1557 and is famous for Sen-no-Rikyu, the most famous tea master in Japanese history. Nanshuji Temple featur...

Nanzenji Temple

Nanzenji Temple
Nanzenji Temple (Kyoto) is a popular Japanese Temple complex with a distinctive two-story entrance gate (sanmon) and aqueduct. Nanzenji Temple is famous for its bright red and orange Autumn ...

Negoroji Temple
Negoroji Temple is large complex of Buddhist temples from the Shingon sect which once had around 2,700 temples on the site. The Negoroji Temple complex was started in 1087 by En no Gyoja, bu...

Nehando Temple

Nehando Temple
Nehando Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunately...

Nigatsudo Temple

Nigatsudo Temple
Nigatsudo Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is part of a sub temple complex which is within the Todaiji Temple complex. Nigatsudo Temple is to the east of the Great Buddha Hall on the side ...

Ninnaji Temple

Ninnaji Temple
Ninnaji Temple is a Buddhist temple, that is the head temple of the Omuro School of the Shingon sect Buddhism, which was founded on the orders of Emperor Koko and completed in 888. Ninnaji T...

Nishi Honganji Temple
Nishi Honganji Temple is one of two Buddhist temples two hundred metres apart in Kyoto, which were until recently the one temple. Nishi Honganji Temple features a large hall which are design...

Nison-in Temple

Nison-in Temple
Nison-in Temple, officially known as Ogura-yama Nison-kyo-in Keidai-ji, is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect, in Ukyo Ward of Kyoto. Nison-in Temple is famous for its bright red and orang...

Nose Myokensan Temple
Nose Myokensan Temple is a Buddhist temple from the Nichiren sect temple which attracts many visitors on a new year's. Nose Myokensan Temple is on top of the beautiful Mt Myoken in Nose Osak...

Nyoi-an Temple
Nyoi-an Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Nyoze-in Temple
Nyoze-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Nyushin-in Temple

Nyushin-in Temple
Nyushin-in Temple is a Buddhist temple that is a sub temple of the nearby Chion-in Temple, which is in Higashiyama Ward Kyoto....

Obaiin Temple

Obaiin Temple
Obaiin Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto. Obaiin Temple was established in 1562 under orders of Nobunaga Oda as ...

Ominesanji Temple
Ominesanji Temple is an important Buddhist temple for the Shugendo Buddhist sect. Ominesanji Temple is on the top of Mount Omine in the Yoshino District of Nara Prefecture. Ominesanji Temple...

Otani Sobyo

Otani Sobyo
Otani Sobyo is a Buddhist temple and mausoleum for Jodo Shinshu Otani Sect monks including Monk Shinran (1173-1262), the founder of Shin Buddhism. Otani Sobyo was established in 1272. During...

Raikou-ji Temple
Raikou-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Reiun-in Temple

Reiun-in Temple
Reiun-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Rengeji Temple

Rengeji Temple
Rengeji Temple is a Buddhist temple, that is famous for its garden which is best seen when the leaves start to change colour in Autumn. Rengeji Temple is in north eastern Kyoto....

Rinka-in Temple

Rinka-in Temple
Rinka-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Rinshouin Temple

Rinshouin Temple
Rinshouin Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Rozan-ji Temple

Rozan-ji Temple
Rozan-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which features a large Zen Japanese garden. The garden in Rozan-ji Temple is unusual as it has large trees on many of islands of moss. Rozan-ji Temple w...

Ryoanji Temple

Ryoanji Temple
Ryoanji Temple is a Buddhist temple, that houses a Japanese gardens which is considered to be one of the most notable examples of the "dry-landscape" style. This garden, which is the quintes...

Ryogen-in Temple

Ryogen-in Temple
Ryogen-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto. Ryogen-in Temple is famous for its five Japanese garden in particul...

Ryosen-an Temple

Ryosen-an Temple
Ryosen-an Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Ryoukou-in Temple
Ryoukou-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Ryousen-an Temple
Ryousen-an Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Ryousho-ji Temple
Ryousho-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Ryuanji Temple
Ryuanji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Mino, which was established by the En-no-gyoja in 658AD after he was enlightened through his training under the Mino Waterfall....

Saidaiji Temple

Saidaiji Temple
Saidaiji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect which is in Nara. Saidaiji Temple means Great Western Temple as it is to the west of its counterpart Todaiji Temple. Saidaiji Temple ...

Saihoji Temple

Saihoji Temple
Saihoji Temple is Buddhist temple from the Rinzai Zen sect which is famous for its moss garden, which probably the best in Japan. Unfortunately access to Saihoji Temple, also known as Kokede...

Sangen-in Temple

Sangen-in Temple
Sangen-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto. Sangen-in Temple was established in 1589 by Mitunari Ishida, Yukina...

Sanjusangen-do Temple

Sanjusangen-do Temple
Sanjusangendo Temple is a Buddhist temple from the Tendai sect, in the Higashiyama District of Kyoto. Sanjusangendo Temple is famous for the Thousand Armed Kannon it houses. Sanjusangendo Te...

Sanzenin Temple
Sanzenin Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect, in northern Kyoto. Sanzenin Temple is famous for its beautiful gardens that feature a moss garden, Autumn leaves and cherry blossom i...

Seigantoji Temple
Seigantoji Temple is a Tendai Buddhist temple in Higashimuro District Wakayama Prefecture. Seigantoji Temple was built near Nachi Falls which was an ancient site of worship. Seigantoji Templ...

Seikenji Temple

Seikenji Temple
Seikenji Temple is a Buddhist temple that was established by Monk Jindo in Amagasaki-shi, Hyogo Prefecture between 1342 and 1345. Seikenji Temple was reconstructed and relocated in 1932 to i...

Seiryo-ji Temple

Seiryo-ji Temple
Seiryo-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Pure Land sect, which frequently referred to as Sagashakado (Hall of Shakyamuni Tathagata in Saga). The current site of Seiryo-ji Temple was orig...

Senko-ji Temple

Senko-ji Temple
Senko-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple in the Arashiyama District of Kyoto. Senko-ji Temple sits half way up the mountain side and be seen from the look out point in Arashiyama Park and one of...

Shinju-an Temple
Shinju-an Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Shinnyo-do Temple

Shinnyo-do Temple
Shinnyo-do Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect in Kyoto. Shinnyo-do Temple is famous for its bright red and orange leaves in Autumn. Shinnyo-do Temple was established in 984AD by ...

Shisendo Temple

Shisendo Temple
Shisendo Temple is a Buddhist temple from the Zen Soto sect, which is to the north east of Kyoto. Shisendo Temple is famous for its Japanese garden which features azalea bushes, gravel areas...

Shitennoji Temple

Shitennoji Temple
Shitennoji Temple was established in 593AD, making it the first Buddhist temple in Japan. Shitennoji Temple is in Tennoji Ward Osaka....

Shodenji Temple
Shodenji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Rinzai sect, in northern Kyoto close to Kinkakuji - Golden Pavilion. Shodenji Temple is famous for its Japanese rock or dry landscape garden which...

Shoju-in Temple
Shoju-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Shorenin Temple

Shorenin Temple
Shorenin Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect in Kyoto. Shorenin Temple is one of five Monzeki temples where in the past, the head priest at these temples was always belonged to th...

Shoushukuin Temple

Shoushukuin Temple
Shoushukuin Temple is a Buddhist temple from the same sect as they nearby Chion-in Temple. Shoushukuin Temple also contains the Matsukaze Tenmangu Shrine. When Chion-in Temple was destroyed ...

Shoutaku-in Temple

Shoutaku-in Temple
Shoutaku-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortuna...

Shunko-in Temple

Shunko-in Temple
Shunko-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Soken-in Temple
Soken-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto. Soken-in Temple was established in 1582 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi as a m...

Sumadera Temple

Sumadera Temple
Sumadera Temple is a Buddhist temple in Kobe was originally built in 886 by the order of Emperor Koko. Sumadera Temple features a display from the Battle of Ichi-no-Tani (1184)....

Taikoji Temple
Taikoji Temple is a Buddhist temple on Mt Satsuki in Ikeda Osaka. Taikoji Temple was built in 1395 by the order of Mitsumasa Ikeda, the lord of Ikeda Castle at the time. Since then, it has ...

Taizo-in Temple

Taizo-in Temple
Taizo-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Taizo-in Tem...

Tenju-in Temple

Tenju-in Temple
Tenju-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Tenjuan Temple

Tenjuan Temple
Tenjuan Temple is a Buddhist temple, that is a sub temple of Nanzenji Temple and within the massive Nanzenji Temple precinct in Kyoto. Tenjuan Temple is famous for its two beautiful Japanese...

Tenkei-in Temple

Tenkei-in Temple
Tenkei-in Temple, also known as Ryukozan Tenkei-in Temple, but originally called Kaigen-an, is a Buddhist temple, which is related to Nanshuji Temple and Daitokuji Temple Kyoto. Tenkei-in Te...

Tenkyu-in Temple

Tenkyu-in Temple
Tenkyu-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Tenryuji Temple

Tenryuji Temple
Tenryuji Temple is the head temple of the Tenryu sect of Rinzai Zen Buddhism and the most important Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto. Tenryuji Temple possesses many Important Cultural Properties...

Tensho-in Temple

Tensho-in Temple
Tensho-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Todaiji Temple

Todaiji Temple
Todaiji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Nara, which is famous for being the world's largest wooden building, which houses Japan's largest statue of Buddha. Todaiji Temple is a UNESCO World He...

Tofukuji Temple

Tofukuji Temple
Tofukuji Temple is a Buddhist temple which is one of the Kyoto Gozan (Five Great Zen Temples of Kyoto). Tofukuji Temple is a large temple complex with 24 sub temples remaining from an origin...

Toji Temple

Toji Temple
Toji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect, near central Kyoto on a large site with extensive gardens, it is an oasis of calm in a busy area. Toji Temple is famous for its five sto...

Tokai-an Temple

Tokai-an Temple
Tokai-an Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Tokokuji Temple

Tokokuji Temple
Tokokuji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Tennoji Osaka, next to, but outside Keitakuen Garden....

Tokuzen-ji Temple
Tokuzen-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Toshodaiji Temple

Toshodaiji Temple
Toshodaiji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Nara, that is the head temple in Japan of the Ritsu-shi sect of Buddhism. Toshodaiji Temple has many buildings dating back to 759 that are National ...

Tourin-in Temple
Tourin-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Tsugen-in Temple
Tsugen-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Unrin-in Temple
Unrin-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is across the road from the main compound in Kyoto....

Unsho-in Temple
Unsho-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unsho-in Tem...

Yakushiji Temple

Yakushiji Temple
Yakushiji Temple is one of the most famous imperial and ancient Buddhist temples in Japan, in Nara. Yakushiji Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the "Historic Monuments...

Yata-dara Temple

Yata-dara Temple
Yata-dara Temple is a Buddhist temple, also know as Yatasan- Kongosenji Temple is famous for its hillside gardens full of hydrangeas. Yata-dara Temple is in Nara....

Yoshimine-dera Temple
Yoshimine-dera Temple is a Buddhist temple in western Kyoto, is the 20th temple on the Saigoku Kannon pilgrimage. Yoshimine-dera Temple features herbal baths said to help neuralgia suffers, ...

Yotoku-in Temple
Yotoku-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Yotoku-in Temple Myoshinji
Yotoku-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Yougen-in Temple

Yougen-in Temple
Yougen-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Zakke-in Temple
Zakke-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Zuiho-in Temple

Zuiho-in Temple
Zuiho-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto. Zuiho-in Temple, established in 1319, features several Japanese gard...

KANSAI SHRINES

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (Kyoto) made famous in countless photographs and movies including Memoirs of a Geisha for the thousands of vermilion torii lining the paths to the shrine....

Hashihime Shrine
Hashihime Shrine, in Uji (Kyoto Prefecture) is closely related to Uji Bridge and "The Tales of Genji". Hashihime Shrine is dedicated to guardian angel of bridges Seoritsu-Hime and the god of...

Heian Jingu Shrine

Heian Jingu Shrine
Heian Jingu is a Shinto Shrine in Kyoto. Heian Jingu is famous for having the largest torii in Japan and its beautiful Japanese Pond Garden (chisen-shoyu-teien or shinden-zukuri), which is o...

Himurojinja Shrine

Himurojinja Shrine
Himurojinja Shrine is opposite Nara Park and is dedicated to the God of ice. During its Ice Dedication Festival, in May each year, a pole of ice which is packed with carp and breams is prese...

Hirano Shrine
Hirano Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Kyoto which is famous for its gardens and trees. Hirano Shrine is a popular place to view cherry blossom in late March and early April. Hirano Shrine was ...

Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Otsu (Shiga Prefecture) near Kyoto. Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine was established around the 8th century, however the original building were destroyed by ...

Hokoku Shrine

Hokoku Shrine
Hokoku Shrine (Hokoku Jinja) is a Shinto Shrine in Osaka Castle Park. Hokoku Shrine is one of several Toyokuni shrines built in honor of shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi....

Horikoshi Shrine

Horikoshi Shrine
Horikoshi Shrine was built by Shoutokutaishi when he built Shitennoji Temple around A.D 590. Horikoshi Shrine is found in Tennoji Osaka....

Ikuta Shrine

Ikuta Shrine
Ikuta Shrine is the most popular shrine among Kobe People, where many people visit here for a New Year prayer. Ikuta Shrine is in Sannomiya....

Ise Grand Shrine
Ise Grand Shrine is a Shinto Shrine complex in Ise Mie Prefecture, which is considered to be Shinto's most important sites. The Ise Grand Shrine complex includes 123 shrines focused around t...

Ishikiri Shrine
Ishikiri Shrine, in Eastern Osaka, was established in 658, (normally called Ishikiri Shrine) is well known to Osaka people as 'Ishikiri-san' or 'denbo no kamisan (god of curing lumps)'....

Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine

Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine
Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine is one of the three government supported honoured shrines. Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine (Kyoto ) is a designated Important Cultural Property....

Jonangu Shrine
Jonangu Shrine is famous for its four gardens which represent four different styles from the four periods; Heian, Muromachi, Momoyama and Heisei. These Japanese gardens feature ponds, tea ho...

Kamigamo Shrine

Kamigamo Shrine
Kamigamo Shrine part of a pair of shrines in Kyoto. The other part of the pair is Shimogamo Shrine. Kamigamo Shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Japan and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site ...

Kasuga Taisha Shrine

Kasuga Taisha Shrine
Kasuga Taisha Shrine is the head shrine for around 3,000 Kasuga Shrines throughout Japan and is within Nara Park, Nara. Kasuga Taisha Shrine is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of...

Katsuragi Shrine
Katsuragi Shrine is near the top of Osaka's highest mountain, Mt Kongo. Katsuragi Shrine was established in 665AD by En-no-gyoja, who also established the nearby Temporinji Temple....

Kimpu Shrine
Kimpu Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in the Yoshino District of Nara Prefecture. Kimpu Shrine was established in the 10th century. Kimpu Shrine is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of t...

Kishiki Shrine

Kishiki Shrine
Kishiki Shrine, in Kishiwada city in Southern Osaka Prefecture, is famous for Kishiwada Danjiri Festival 'The Fighting Festival' held in mid September, which involves up to 1,000 people pull...

Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine
Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine is a Shinto Shrine dedicated to the spirit of Sugawara Michizane, the god of scholarship which gives it the popular name of Tenji-san. Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine, in Kyo...

Kumano Hayatama Taisha Shrine
Kumano Hayatama Taisha Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Shingu on coast line of Kii Peninsula in Wakayama Prefecture. Kumano Hayatama Taisha Shrine is part of the three Kumano Shrines which are ...

Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine
Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Tanabe on coast line of Kii Peninsula in Wakayama Prefecture. Kumano Hongu Taisha enshrines Kumano Gongen. Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine is part...

Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine
Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine is a Shinto Shrine along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route in Nachikatuura Wakayama Prefecture. Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine is part of the three Kumano Shrines. Kuma...

Kureha Shrine
Kureha Shrine, in Ikeda Osaka, was originally built in 77 then rebuilt in 1969. Kureha Shrine enshrines Emperor Nintoku and Kurehatorinohime, who brought weaving skills from China....

Matsunoo-taisha Shrine

Matsunoo-taisha Shrine
Matsunoo-taisha Shrine was founded in 700AD making it one of the oldest shrines in the Kyoto region. Matsunoo-taisha Shrine is at the base of Mt Arashiyama where a natural spring brings wate...

Minatogawa Shrine

Minatogawa Shrine
Minatogawa Shrine was built in 1872 by the order of Meiji Emperor. Minatogawa Shrine Kobe enshrines Kusunoki Masashige who was a famous warlord in 14th century....

Nagahama Hachimangu Shrine
Nagahama Hachimangu Shrine is famous for its festival which is held annually around the 13-16th of April. The festival features brightly decorated floats and kabuki theater performed by boys...

Niukanshofu Shrine
Niukanshofu Shrine is a Shinto Shrine first established in 816 and in Ito District of Wakayama Prefecture. Niukanshofu Shrine is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the "Sacred Si...

Niutsuhime Shrine
Niutsuhime Shrine is a Shinto Shrine also known as Nibutsuhime Shrine, in Ito District of Wakayama Prefecture. Niutsuhime Shrine is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the "Sacr...

Nyakuoji Jinja Shrine

Nyakuoji Jinja Shrine
Nyakuoji Jinja Shrine, also known as Kuma Nonyakuoji Shrine, is particularly popular for its Autumn leaves when the leaves of the surrounding trees have turned various shades of orange and r...

Osaka Tenmangu Shrine

Osaka Tenmangu Shrine
Osaka Tenmangu Shrine hosts Osaka's biggest festival Tenjin Matsuri, which is one of the greatest boat festivals in the world. This has made Osaka Tenmangu Shrine the most famous of the Tenj...

Otoyo Shrine

Otoyo Shrine
Otoyo-jinja Shrine (Kyoto) is one of the shrines along Kyoto's Philosopher's Walk. Otoyo-jinja Shrine is popular with Japanese who seek health, cure for illness, good fortune, long life and ...

Shimogamo Shrine

Shimogamo Shrine
Shimogamo Shrine is part of a pair of shrines in Kyoto. The other part of the pair isKamigamo Shrine. Shimogamo Shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Japan and is a UNESCO World Heritage Si...

Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine is the most famous shrine in Osaka, not only because of its religous importance, but more for the shrines distinctive Soribashi (Taikobashi) Bridge. Sumiyoshi Taisha ...

Tamukeyama Hachimangu Shrine

Tamukeyama Hachimangu Shrine
Tamukeyama Hachimangu Shrine is the first branch of Usa Hachimangu Shrine (Usa-shi, Oita-ken), which was established in 749AD in order to protect Todaiji Temple. Tamukeyama Hachimangu Shrine...

Tenson Shrine
Tenson Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in the city of Otsu, near Lake Biwa, Shiga Prefecture (close to Kyoto). Tenson Shrine was established in 782AD and later purified by Emperor Heizei in 806AD ...

Toyokuni Shrine

Toyokuni Shrine
Toyokuni Shrine (also read as Hokoku Shrine) is the Shinto Shrine, in Kyoto, built to enshrine Toyotomi Hideyoshi after his death in 1599 and features the first tamaya (alter for ancestor wo...

Tsuyunoten Shrine
Tsuyunoten Shrine (Ohatsu Tenjin) is a tranquil oasis among the noise of busy Umeda in central Osaka. Tsuyunoten Shrine was established in the 6th century....

Tuskubusuma Shrine

Tuskubusuma Shrine
Tuskubusuma Shrine is a Shinto Shrine on Chikubushima Island in Lake Biwa Shiga Prefecture, near Kyoto. The Honden (Main Hall) was a special guesthouse in Fushimi Castle to invite the Empero...

Ujigami Shrine

Ujigami Shrine
Ujigami jinja Shrine was originally built as a guardian shrine for the nearby Byodoin Temple. Ujigami jinja Shrine, in Uji, Kyoto, is believed to be the oldest shrine building in Japan, dati...

Wakamiya Shrine

Wakamiya Shrine
Wakamiya Shrine is a Subordinate shrine of Kasuga Taisha Shrine and a complex of 12 small shrines. Wakamiya Shrine was established in 1135. The Main Hall, Oratory, Kaguraden (music hall) and...

Yasaka Shrine
Yasaka Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Ikeda Osaka. Yasaka Shrine was established in 978AD and rebuilt in 1610. Yasaka Shrine is a designated Important Cultural Property....

Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka Shrine
Yasaka Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in the historic Gion district of Kyoto. Yasaka Shrine was established in 656AD and is famous for Gion Matsuri festival which takes there....

Yoshimizu Shrine
Yoshimizu Shrine is a Shinto Shrine on the top of Mount Yoshino in the Yoshino District of Nara Prefecture. Yoshimizu Shrine is dedicated to Emperor Go-Daigo and samurai Kusunoki Masashige. ...

Yoshino Mikumari Shrine
Yoshino Mikumari Shrine is a Shinto Shrine on the top of Mount Yoshino in the Yoshino District of Nara Prefecture. Yoshino Mikumari Shrine was established around 806AD and dedicated to mikum...

KANSAI AMUSEMENT PARKS

HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel

HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel
HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel is a landmark in Osaka. The bright red HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel is on top of HEP FIVE shopping and entertainment complex in Umeda, central Osaka....

Mosaic Garden Amusement Park

Mosaic Garden Amusement Park
Mosaic Garden Amusement Park features a Ferris wheel, roller coaster and many other rides. Mosaic Garden Amusement Park is within the Kobe Harborland development....

Tempozan Ferris wheel

Tempozan Ferris wheel
Tempozan Ferris Wheel in Osaka's Tempozan Harbor Village region is a popular tourist attraction. Tempozan Ferris Wheel has a diameter of 100 metres....

Toei Kyoto Studio Park
Toei Kyoto Studio Park is a movie theme park where many traditional or historically themed movies have been produced. Toei Kyoto Studio Park features many old style town buildings and histor...

Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Japan is one of three Universal Studios theme parks, this one being in the Universal City Osaka district Osaka Japan. The park is similar to Universal Orlando Resort, conta...

KANSAI SHOPPING

Bic Camera Namba
Bic Camera Namba is one of around 40 Bic Camera stores found throughout Japan, which dispite the name sell computers, mobile phones, audio and video equipment, plus of course cameras. Most B...

Big Step
Big Step is a shopping centre in Namba Osaka. Big Step features fashion stores, restaurants and a cinema....

Canal Garden

Canal Garden
Canal Garden is a shopping mall and fitness center within Kobe Harborland. Kobe Harborland is waterfront development next to JR Kobe Station....

Culmeni Shopping Plaza

Culmeni Shopping Plaza
Culmeni Shopping Plaza is within the Kobe Harborland development....

Daimaru Department Store Kyoto
Daimaru Department Store Kyoto is one of the Daimaru Department stores found throughout Japan. Daimaru has a history going all the way back to Dia-Monjiya Store in Kyoto which opened in 1717...

Daimaru Department Store Shinsaibashi
Daimaru Department Store Shinsaibashi is one of the Daimaru Department stores found throughout Japan. Daimaru has a history going all the way back to Dia-Monjiya Store in Kyoto which opened ...

Daimaru Department Store Umeda

Daimaru Department Store Umeda
Daimaru Department Store Umeda is one of the Daimaru Department stores found throughout Japan. Daimaru has a history going all the way back to Dia-Monjiya Store in Kyoto which opened in 1717...

Diamor Osaka
Diamor Osaka is an underground shopping centre in the Kita District of central Osaka....

Don Quijote Dotombori

Don Quijote Dotombori
Don Quijote is a famous discount department store which has outstanding display on the front of the building. Don Quijote Dotombori is in Dotonbori, a popular tourist destination in Namba Os...

Don Quijote Nara
Don Quijote is a chain of discount stores selling a wide range of products including groceries, electronics and clothing. This store is in Nara....

Duo Kobe

Duo Kobe
Duo Kobe - shopping mall expands both north and south from JR Kobe Station and forms part of the Kobe Harborland....

E-ma

E-ma
E-ma is a shopping centre (mall) in Umeda, central Osaka....

Ebisubashi-suji Shopping Arcade

Ebisubashi-suji Shopping Arcade
With a history of 380 years, Ebisubashi-suji Shopping Arcade was already an established shopping area in the Edo Period. Shops of all kinds and for all ages line the street, a roofed arcade ...

EST Umeda

EST Umeda
EST Umeda is a shopping centre (mall) in Umeda, central Osaka....

Famlio

Famlio
Famlio is family focused shopping and entertainment complex within Kobe Harborland....

Ha-Re

Ha-Re
Ha-Re is a shopping mall within the Kobe Harborland development....

Hankyu Department Store Kobe

Hankyu Department Store Kobe
Hankyu Department Store Kobe is a famous department store within Kobe Harborland development....

Hankyu Department Store Umeda

Hankyu Department Store Umeda
Hankyu Department Store Umeda is in Umeda, central Osaka....

Hankyu Grand Building
The Hankyu Grand Building is a Skyscraper in central Osaka. The Hankyu Grand Building was built in 1979, has 32 floors and is 127m high....

Hankyu Sambangai Shopping Centre
Hankyu Sambangai Shopping Centre is above the Hankyu Umeda Station in Umeda central Osaka....

Hanshin Department Store

Hanshin Department Store
Hanshin Department Store is a major department store which is part of the Hanshin Umeda Station complex in (Umeda) central Osaka....

HDC Kobe

HDC Kobe
HDC Kobe is the Housing Design Center Kobe which forms part of the Kobe Harborland development....

HEP FIVE

HEP FIVE
HEP FIVE is a landmark in Osaka because of the large ferris wheel mounted on the roof, the HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel. HEP FIVE is a large shopping and entertainment complex with 170 stores incl...

HEP NAVIO

HEP NAVIO
HEP NAVIO is a youth focused shopping centre (mall) next to the HEP FIVE building which is a landmark in Osaka. HEP FIVE is a large shopping and entertainment complex with a large ferris whe...

HERBIS Plaza ENT

HERBIS Plaza ENT
HERBIS Plaza ENT is a shopping centre (mall) in Umeda, central Osaka. HERBIS Plaza ENT contains some of the top international fashion brands including BVLGARI, Gucci, Coach, Louis Vuitton an...

HERBIS Plaza WEST
HERBIS Plaza WEST is a shopping centre (mall) in Umeda, central Osaka....

Jan-Jan Yokocho
Jan-Jan Yokocho, which runs along one side of Shinsekai, is dining and shopping street which contains Izakaya (Japanese-style pubs) and Kushikatsu restaurants (meat, fish and vegetables brea...

Joshin Gundams
Joshin Gundams is a large home electronics and white goods store....

Kintetsu Department Store Abeno
Kintetsu Department Store in Abeno Osaka....

Kobe Mosaic

Kobe Mosaic
Kobe Mosaic is a complex of shopping streets, amusement park and cinema within the Kobe Harborland development....

LoFT Shinsaibashi
LOFT is a chain of shopping centres (mall). LoFT Shinsaibashi is in Shinsaibashi Osaka....

Marui Namba
Marui Namba is a department store in Namba central Osaka....

Namba City
Namba City is a shopping complex with 300 shops of clothing, brand items, restaurants and cafes, adjoined to both subway and Nankai Namba Station in Namba central Osaka. Namba City features ...

Namba NanNan

Namba NanNan
Namba NanNan, in Namba, was the first underground shopping centre (mall) in Osaka....

Namba Parks
Namba Parks is a new development consisting of a high office building, called "Parks Tower," and a 120-tenant shopping mall with rooftop garden. Various kinds of restaurants (Japanese, Korea...

Namba Walk
Namba Walk is an underground shopping centre (mall) in Namba central Osaka....

Nike Store - Osaka
Nike Store - Osaka is the main Nike Store in Osaka....

NU Chayamachi
NU Chayamachi is a shopping centre (mall) inUmeda, central Osaka....

OPA Sannomiya

OPA Sannomiya
OPA Sannomiya is a shopping Center in the central area of Kobe, Sannomiya....

OPA Shinsaibashi
OPA Shinsaibashi is an eleven story high shopping centre filled with fashion and sporting stores, plus restaurants on the top three floors. OPA Shinsaibashi is in Shinsaibashi, one of Osaka'...

PARCO Shinsaibashi
PARCO is a chain of department stores. PARCO Shinsaibashi is in Shinsaibashi, one of Osaka's main shopping area....

Promena Kobe

Promena Kobe
Promena Kobe is a shopping center within the Kobe Harborland development in Kobe....

Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Arcade

Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Arcade
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Arcade is a long covered shopping street in Shinsaibashi Osaka....

Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street
Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street is the longest shopping street in Japan with shops all a long 2.6km section of the street. Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street is where you can experience Japanes...

Yodobashi Umeda

Yodobashi Umeda
Yodobashi Camera is a chain of large camera stores that also sell an extensive range of home eletronics and computers. Yodobashi Umeda is in Umeda central Osaka....

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