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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.

Super Nintendo World Osaka: The world’s first Nintendo theme area at Universal Studios Japan!

USJ, Nanko Port Theme Parks

Super Nintendo World is based on the theme of Nintendo characters and their worldview. It is a collaborative effort between Japan's Nintendo and Universal Studios Japan and open to the world. The opening of Super Nintendo World is a long-awaited event, so in this article, we will give you the latest information about this new area.

Better Than Osaka? Finding Kobe's Best Okonomiyaki Shops!

Kobe, Sannomiya, Kitano Okonomiyaki, Monja & Takoyaki

When most Japanese people hear the word ‘okonomiyaki’, they think ‘Osaka’. But a secret that Kansai residents want to keep to themselves is that Kobe has a wealth of great okonomiyaki restaurants too! With a huge variety of flavors you just can’t get in Osaka, it’s worth going to Kobe just for this traditional treat.

Kyoyo’s Kitano Tenmangu Shrine: Enjoy a stroll among the spring plum blossoms

kyoto Suburbs Shrines

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in Kyoto was built in honor of Sugawara no Michizane, revered in the Shinto religion as the god of learning. The shrine is renowned for its gorgeous plum blossoms which bloom from the beginning of February to the end of March. There are plenty of other points of interest in the grounds as well as the plum blossoms, and today we’ll tell you about some of these.

Osaka in Autumn: What You Need to Know About Weather, What to Pack

Umeda, Osaka Station, Kitashinchi Autumn

Osaka in autumn is very comfortable, but as the season progresses it steadily gets colder as winter approaches. But just how cold does the season get, and what to bring on your trip when visiting Osaka in autumn? Let's have a look below.

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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