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20 Fun Things to Do in Osaka: Embrace These Activities On Your First Trip!

Umeda, Osaka Station, Kitashinchi Other Sightseeing

With so many things to do in Osaka, first-time visitors may find it a daunting task to plan a trip covering as many places of interest as possible. Here's a list of 20 of Osaka's most popular must-see attractions that we think will be helpful for your trip! Main image: tkunited / Shutterstock.com

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.

Things to Do in Hyogo: Sights and Foods for your First Trip to Kobe!

Kobe, Sannomiya, Kitano Downtown

As one of western Japan's largest prefectures, there are so many things to do in Hyogo! It has many sights, of particular note being the exotic port city of Kobe. Being home to the world-renowned Kobe Beef and having some of the best night scenery in Japan, Hyogo is a great day trip destination when visiting western Japan. This is a quick guide for those taking their first trip into Hyogo Prefecture – read on to get a handle on Hyogo sights, famous products, and characteristics.

Top 3 Cafes in Nanki-Shirahama With Incredible Ocean Views

Kumano Kodo, Shingu, Shirahama Other Cafes and Sweets

Nanki Shirahama in Wakayama Prefecture is a tourist area noted for its superb scenery. Domestically, Shirahama is dubbed as ‘Japan's Waikiki,’ as Shirahama beaches are noted for their gorgeous white sand, but there are many other beautiful sightseeing spots in the area. Here we will introduce some cafés that are perfect spots for taking a break while sightseeing in Shirahama!

Inside Sanjusangen-do Temple, Kyoto's Spectacular Temple of a 1,000 Gold Statues

Kyoto Station, To-ji Temple Temples

Inside the dimly lit Main Hall, 1000 shining gold statues of the Thousand-Armed Kannon goddess stand in orderly rows. The mystical atmosphere makes this temple a popular hit among international visitors. The temple is full of highlights, housing many national treasures such as the Main Hall and seated and standing statues of Thousand-Armed Kannon. It is also exceptionally easy to get to, just a 10-minute bus ride from Kyoto Station, or a mere 15 minutes on foot. This article will introduce the best features of Sanjusangen-do Temple along with attractions in the surrounding area.

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  • 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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