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  • The True Sapporo Ramen Experience

    I love ramen. Not the instant stuff served in Styrofoam cups, but the fresh noodles served in a bowl of rich soup stock topped with…

  • The True Sapporo Ramen Experience

    I love ramen. Not the instant stuff served in Styrofoam cups, but the fresh noodles served in a bowl of rich soup stock topped with…

  • The True Sapporo Ramen Experience

    I love ramen. Not the instant stuff served in Styrofoam cups, but the fresh noodles served in a bowl of rich soup stock topped with…

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DESTINATION Kansai

Kansai

Hyogo
Hyogo Ancient castles, a vibrant port city and renowned onsen beckon visitors to conveniently located Hyogo Prefecture Ancient castles, a vibrant port city and renowned onsen beckon visitors to conveniently located Hyogo Prefecture
Kyoto
Kyoto Kyoto is the former capital city of Japan and world-famous for its refined culture, dining, and charm of rural Japan Kyoto is the former capital city of Japan and world-famous for its refined culture, dining, and charm of rural Japan
Shiga
Shiga A stone's throw from Kyoto and surrounding Japan’s largest lake, Shiga is full of ancient festivals, outdoor fun and a stately castle A stone's throw from Kyoto and surrounding Japan’s largest lake, Shiga is full of ancient festivals, outdoor fun and a stately castle
Osaka
Osaka Osaka is a charming, relaxed city best known for its food, fun and nightlife—with some history and culture peeking through Osaka is a charming, relaxed city best known for its food, fun and nightlife—with some history and culture peeking through
Nara
Nara Nara Prefecture has sacred mountain ranges, spiritual sites and early Japanese artifacts Nara Prefecture has sacred mountain ranges, spiritual sites and early Japanese artifacts
Wakayama
Wakayama Wakayama offers the natural and spiritual sides of Japan with the ancient temple complex of Koyasan, the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, and a picturesque coastline Wakayama offers the natural and spiritual sides of Japan with the ancient temple complex of Koyasan, the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, and a picturesque coastline
Kansai, Japan

There are many things to do in the Kansai region. Experience fantastic nightlife, peaceful temples and shrines, and soul-searching pilgrimages

Kansai is Japan's spiritual and cultural capital, shaped by towering Osaka and Himeji castles, Zen gardens and arduous journeys to enlightenment. The nation's ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara are filled with cultural and historical sites, while Koyasan in Wakayama has been a religious destination for centuries. Just a short distance away, you can revel in the raucous nightlife of Osaka's entertainment districts and take in panoramic views of the Kobe cityscape.

Don't Miss

    The beauty and tranquility of Koyasan and the Kumano Kodo trails in Wakayama
    Nara's UNESCO World Heritage sites
    Osaka's piping-hot takoyaki—fried balls of batter stuffed with octopus
    The peaceful waters of Japan's largest lake, Lake Biwa, in Shiga

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