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5 Best Souvenir Shops Near Kyoto's Fushimi Inari Taisha

Fushimi, Uji Gift Shops

Fushimi Inari Taisha is a popular tourist destination among Japanese and foreign tourists alike. Located in Kyoto, it’s one of the main shrines of the Inari Shrines spread all around Japan. The reason for its popularity is the “Senbon Torii” that leads to Mount Inari, behind the main shrine. The file of more than 10,000 red torii gates are placed by devoted worshippers who pray for a rich harvest or good business or simply to show appreciation. The route is also decorated and guarded by several fox statues, the messengers of the god of Inari Taisha. Today we will introduce you to souvenir shops where you can find Kyoto products.

Gateway to Kobe: Enjoy hands-on fun at Koto-no-Hako Kobe!

Kobe, Sannomiya, Kitano Theme Parks

Koto no Hako Kobe is a renewal of the Shin-Kobe Oriental Avenue. As part of the ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kobe complex, it is directly connected to Shin-Kobe Station. Based on the concept of “Destination & Experience,” the facility aims to be a collection of shops that are “only here” by focussing on experiences that can only be had on-site and “the consumption of things; not things.” The shops are dedicated to Featuring shops entertainment and tourism, beauty, and health. Let's take a brief look at some points of interest, including new stores that opened after the reopening.

Kobe Beef in Kobe: 3 Best Restaurants Near Sannomiya Offering Affordably Priced Kobe Beef!

Kobe, Sannomiya, Kitano Teppanyaki

When you visit Kobe, Japan you really must get Kobe beef! It’s even better when the price of Kobe beef is reasonable. From scrumptious beef bowls to Wagyu steaks, here are three restaurants serving up great lunches of Kobe beef in Kobe. They are sure to meet your expectations in terms of budget, quality, and quantity.

Where to Find Takoya: The Best Takoyaki in Osaka's Fukushima Area!

Umeda, Osaka Station, Kitashinchi Okonomiyaki, Monja & Takoyaki

Takoya is one of Osaka's most famous takoyaki izakaya pubs. The taste of Osaka Takoyaki may vary from store to store. However, it also reflects the mood of the city. Locals may believe that the "flavor of the neighborhood" is by far the best tasting, but on the other hand, many have the desire to expand their tastes a bit further beyond the horizon. The world of takoyaki includes more than just the taste of the ingredients, textures and seasonings, but of the people and the towns as well. So what makes Takoya so different and why do many consider it to offer the best takoyaki in Osaka?

From Kansai to Namba! Nankai Electric Railway Sightseeing Guide

Namba, Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi Other Sightseeing

The Nankai Electric Railway connects Osaka and Wakayama. Along the railway line are many great attractions, such as Osaka Namba, the city center, Izumisano, the gateway to the Kansai Area, the sacred Mount Koya, and the nature-rich Wakayama. Here you can experience the history and culture along the Nankai Electric Railway, which covers a wide area of ​​154.8 km.

Choice Spots

  • Arashiyama, Uzumasa
  • Gion, Kawaramachi, Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Kobe, Sannomiya, Kitano
  • Kyoto Station, To-ji Temple
  • Namba, Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi
  • Nara, Ikoma, Tenri
  • Shinsekai, Tennouji, Tsuruhashi
  • Umeda, Osaka Station, Kitashinchi
  • USJ, Nanko Port
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