Japan - Kansai (PDF Chapter)
This is the Kansai chapter from Lonely Planet’s Japan guidebook.
Kansai is a great place to explore if this is your first time in Japan – or if you’re a repeat visitor: there’s much to discover beyond the highlights, including fascinating temples, shrines and archaeological sites that resonate through the ages.
- get the full sensory experience at Dotombori, Osaka’s famous strip for street food, colourful neon and heaving crowds
- be awed by Japan’s largest Buddha statue, Todai-ji, housed in one of Nara’s (many) fan-tastic temples
- walk the ancient pilgrimage trails of Kumano Kodo in the remote interior of the Kii Peninsula
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Osaka, Kobe, Himeji, Nara Prefecture, Nara & Around, Asuka, Yoshino, Kii Peninsula, Koya-san, Kumano Kodo, Ise-Shima, Shiga Prefecture, Otsu, Hikone, Northern Kansai, Ohara, Kurama & Kibune, Miyama, Amanohashidate, Kinosaki Onsen.
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