Japan - Kansai (Chapter)
This is the Kansai chapter from Lonely Planet's Japan guidebook.
Kansai is the heart of Japan. Nowhere else in the country can you find so much of historical and cultural interest in such a compact area. Indeed, if you had to choose only one region of Japan to explore, Kansai would be the easy choice.
- gaze in awe at the Great Buddha at Nara's Todai-ji
- wander the mystical forest of Koya-san's Oku-no-in
- soak in the restorative waters of the three onsen of Hongu
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Osaka, Kobe, Himeji, Shiga Prefecture, Otsu, Ishiyama-dera, Miho Museum, Hikone, Nagahama, Nara & around, Yamato-Yagi & around, Asuka, Sakurai & around, Yoshino, Kii Peninsula, Koya-san, Tanabe, Shirahama, Kushimoto, Shiono-misaki, Kii-Oshima, Nachi, Kii-Katsura, Shingu, Hongu, Yunomine Onsen, Watarase Onsen, Kawa-yu Onsen, Ise, Northern Kansai, Moroyose, Takeno, Kinosaki, Tango Peninsula, Amanohashidate and Maizuru.
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