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Perfect One-Day Fushimi Itinerary - Exploring Kyoto’s Secret Cherry Blossom Hotspot!

Fushimi, Uji Historical Places

Hidden between the famous cherry blossoms of Kyoto are lots of secret flower-viewing hotspots known only to locals. Many of these are in Fushimi, a neighborhood easily reached from Kyoto Station. While the rows of torii gates of Fushimi Inari Taisha are widely known, there are numerous other fantastic attractions to explore across the area - like Fushimi Castle, built by famous samurai Toyotomi Hideyoshi, as well as historical streets lined with sake breweries and gorgeous cherry blossoms. In this article, we’ll join LIVE JAPAN international editors Chia-chi and Timothy as they show us their recommended one-day Fushimi itinerary - which includes dazzling cherry blossoms, unique local food, and ancient souvenir stores!

Enjoy Osaka and Kyoto in May 2023 - Guide to Festivals and Things to Do

Osaka Suburbs Spring

Get ready to soak in the vibrant culture and diverse events of Japan in May, beginning with Golden Week! This exciting holiday period, stretching from late April to early May, is a time of national celebration and a chance for locals and tourists alike to revel in the beauty of Japan. The Golden Week in 2023 will last for a whole week, starting from April 29th and running through May 7th, with plenty of opportunities to join in the festivities. If you're planning a trip to Japan during Golden Week, be sure to explore the colorful events taking place in the Kansai region. In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the most fascinating Kansai festivals that promise to leave you mesmerized with stunning natural beauty and mouth-watering cuisine!

19 Best Things to Do in Kobe: Attractions, Fun Tours & More

Kobe, Sannomiya, Kitano Downtown

One of western Japan’s most popular cities, Kobe is well known for its resiliency following 1995’s Great Hanshin Earthquake, its international flavor, and, of course, world-famous Kobe beef. Around 30 minutes west of Osaka and located on a scenic harbor, Kobe is a natural addition to any western Japan itinerary and a great weekend destination. Here are the 20 best things to do in Kobe, perfect for any first-time visitor.

Kansai Cherry Blossoms Guide: Best 8 Places To See Sakura in Osaka, Kyoto and Nara (2023)

Umeda, Osaka Station, Kitashinchi Spring

Experience the stunning beauty of Japan's famous cherry blossoms in Kansai's most picturesque locations. This comprehensive guide highlights the top 8 spots in Osaka, Kyoto, and Nara to witness the blooming of sakura trees. Whether you're a nature lover or a photography enthusiast, these places offer breathtaking vistas that will leave you in awe of the ephemeral beauty of cherry blossoms. * Note that access to grounds and events may be canceled to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Please check the latest information on the official website.

Kansai International Airport: 2023 Guide to Arrival and Departure Procedures

Kansai Airport Airport

Located in western Japan, Kansai International Airport is the region's largest international airport and serves as a convenient gateway to popular destinations such as Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo prefectures. In this article, we'll provide you with an overview of the airport's arrival and departure procedures, as well as the measures in place to ensure safety in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We'll also introduce you to the tourist information center and other popular facilities, offering helpful tips for your trip to Japan.

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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