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The Kansai region, or the Kinki region, lies in the southern-central region of Japan's main island Honshu. While the use of the terms Kansai and Kinki have changed over history, in most modern contexts the use of the two terms is interchangeable. The urban region of Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto (Keihanshin region) is the second most populated in Japan after the Greater Tokyo Area …

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Osaka is the third largest city in Japan, the central metropolis of the Kansai region and the largest of the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto trio. Osaka dates back to the Asuka and Nara period. Under the name Naniwa, it was the capital of Japan from 683 to 745. Even after the capital was moved, Osaka continued to play an important role …

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Kyoto was the capital of Japan and residence of the Emperor from 794 until 1868, when the capital was moved to Tokyo. During its millennium at the center of Japanese power, culture, tradition, and religion, it accumulated an unparalleled collection of palaces, temples and shrines, for emperors, shoguns, and monks …

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Kobe is the fifth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyogo Prefecture on the southern side of the main island of Honshu, approximately 30 km (19 mi) west of Osaka. The earliest written records regarding the region come from the Nihon Shoki, which describes the founding of the Ikuta Shrine by Empress Jingu in AD 201 …

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Nara Hotels & Accommodation

Nara is the capital city of Nara Prefecture located in the Kansai region of Japan. Eight temples, shrines and ruins in Nara, specifically To-dai-ji, Saidai-ji, Ko-fuku-ji, Kasuga Shrine, Gango--ji, Yakushi-ji, To-sho-dai-ji, and the Heijo- Palace remain, together with Kasugayama Primeval Forest, collectively form "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara", a UNESCO World Heritage Site …

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Originally a castle town, Himeji is home to the Himeji Castle. For over 400 years, Himeji Castle has remained intact, even throughout the extensive bombing of Himeji in World War II and natural disasters such as the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake and various typhoons. Other attractions include the Engyo--ji temple, Mount Seppiko, Himeji Central Park (a safari park), the Himeji City Tegarayama Botanical Garden in Tegarayama Central Park and the Koko-en Garden …

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Izumisano Hotels & Accommodation

Izumisano is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The city is home to northern portion of Kansai International Airport. Peach Aviation has its head office in the Kensetsu-to building on the property of Kansai Airport and in Izumisano. It is also home to the 256-m (840-ft) Rinku Gate Tower Building, the second tallest building in Japan …

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Koyasan Hotels & Accommodation

First settled in 819 by the monk Ku-kai, Mt. Ko-ya (Koyasan) is primarily known as the world headquarters of the Ko-yasan Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism. Located in an 800 m high valley amid the eight peaks of the mountain , the original monastery has grown into the town of Ko-ya, featuring a university dedicated to religious studies and 120 temples, many of which offer lodging to pilgrims …

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Kusatsu Hotels & Accommodation

Kusatsu is a city located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. There is a museum related to the natural history of Lake Biwa located within the city and close to a bridge over the lake, and the Mizunomori Water Botanical Garden features extensive displays of lotus plants. The city is often confused with Kusatsu, Gunma Prefecture, which is a famous hot spring resort …

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Otsu Hotels & Accommodation

Otsu is the capital city of Shiga Prefecture, Japan. O-tsu is known as the main port of Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. It briefly served as the capital of Japan from 667 to 672 AD during the Asuka period (538 - 710). The city is home to numerous sites of historical importance, notably the temples of Mii-dera, Ishiyama-dera, and Enryaku-ji and the Hiyoshi Taisha shrine. Enryaku-ji is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site 'Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)' …

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Sakai Hotels & Accommodation

Sakai is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. It has been one of the largest and most important seaports of Japan since the Medieval era. Sakai is known for its keyhole-shaped burial mounds, or kofun, which date from the 5th century. The largest of these, Daisen Kofun, is believed to be the grave of the Emperor Nintoku and is the largest grave in the world by area. Once known for samurai swords, Sakai is now famous for the quality of its kitchen knives …

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Toyooka Hotels & Accommodation

Toyooka is a city located in the northern part of Hyo-go Prefecture, Japan. The San'in Main Line provides a rail connection to Kyoto, and direct trains to Osaka are available via Fukuchiyama. Tajima Airport serves Toyooka. In the city center is Wakayama Castle, built on Mt. Torafusu (the name means "a tiger leaning on his side") in a city central park. During the Edo period, the Kishu- Tokugawa daimyo ruled from Wakayama Castle. Tokugawa Yoshimune, the fifth Kishu- Tokugawa daimyo, became the eighth Tokugawa shogun. …

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Wakayama Hotels & Accommodation

Wakayama is the capital city of Wakayama Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan. In the city center is Wakayama Castle, built on Mt. Torafusu (the name means "a tiger leaning on his side") in a city central park. During the Edo period, the Kishu- Tokugawa daimyo ruled from Wakayama Castle. Tokugawa Yoshimune, the fifth Kishu- Tokugawa daimyo, became the eighth Tokugawa shogun …

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