Kansai map
Kansai is located in the center of the main island of Japan, it takes about two hours by bullet train from Tokyo. As an old capital of Japan, the history and culture has been flourished here in KANSAI. Traditional Japanese beauty spreads throughout KANSAI.
While the Kansai region is focused on the three major Japanese representative cities of Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, it encompasses a large area including Fukui Prefecture to the north, Mie Prefecture in the east, Wakayama Prefecture in the south, and Tokushima Prefecture in Shikoku and Tottori Prefecture to the west. For over 1,000 years until just 400 years ago, Japan’s capital was located in the Kansai region, and the history and culture that created Japan have been preserved in many places. While the Kansai region features many large cities, it is surrounded by abundant nature, sea, mountains and Japan's largest lake, Lake Biwa.
In 2025, the Osaka-Kansai Expo will be held in Yumeshima, Osaka.
Why not take this opportunity to visit Osaka and Kansai region and make new discoveries?


Model courses in Kansai region

1. Charm of Western Japan : Osaka, Wakayama, Nara, Kyoto & Hyogo (9days / 8nights)
2. Treasures of Kansai : Nature, Traditions, Myths, more in Osaka, Kyoto, Fukui, Ise & Shiga (9days / 8nights)
3. Explore Historical Southern Osaka and the World Heritage Site, Mt. Koya (3days / 2nights)
4. Western Spiritual Escape : Osaka, Mt. Koya, Kumano, Tokushima and more (11days/ 10nights)
5. Vibrant Western Seascape : Osaka, Kyoto,Nara, Tokushima, Kobe and more (13days / 12nights)
6. Discover Hidden Treasures of Kansai, Japan: Sakai, Mt. Koya, Tokushima, Kobe, Himeji & Tottori (11days / 10nights)
7. Hidden Gems & Best of Kansai Region, Japan : Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Hyogo, Tottori (9days / 8nights)
8. Historical Himeji Castle & Authentic Onsen Experience (2days / 1night)
9. Discover Hidden Japan & Golden Route : Osaka, Kyoto, Tokushima , Kurashiki and more (11days / 10nights)


Osaka is located on the main island of Honshu, roughly in the center of Japan. Although it is Japan's second smallest prefecture by size, its population represents 7% of the entire nation, making it the second most populous prefecture after Tokyo. Furthermore, 10% of all non-Japanese residents live in Osaka. To learn about everyday Osaka on your first visit, you shouldn't miss Osaka Castle and the nearby Osaka Municipal Museum of History. Its grounds are laid out as a public park that covers 60,000 square meters, making it a perfect place to enjoy walking or running. In springtime, it's a lively destination popular as one of Osaka's cherry blossom viewing spots. The Dotombori Area offers the best in dining and entertainment, and is only a short walk from the Namba and Shinsaibashi areas.

2.Kyoto - Amanohashidate

When the Shinto creator gods Izanagi and Izanami created Japan, they made Amanohashidate as a bridge to connect the heavens and earth. Izanagi used this bridge to visit Izanami. The reality of this location is a 3.6 km land bridge with a walking path shaded by all varieties of pine tree and beautiful white sand beaches. On both ends are overlooks with cable cars that will take visitors up to panoramic views. Local cuisine, fresh seafood, and luxurious Japanese inns with natural hot springs make the location an even more appealing setting for the ultimate romantic getaway.

3.Hyogo - Kinosaki Onsen

Kinosaki Onsen
The entire town is referred to as one big ryokan (Japanese inn). Stroll around the town in a yukata (light cotton kimono). The town stays lively even at night, with many shops and onsen staying open late. 4 distinct seasons to appreciate and enjoy. When staying for multiple nights, guests can cherish their stay even more with various cultural and engaging activities.

4.Hyogo - Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle
You can feel the culture that created the medieval era of Japan through a wealthy castle town culture experience in the surrounding area centering on the world heritage Himeji Castle. An area that has developed as a transportation hub with the road to Kyoto, the former capital. At the center is Himeji Castle, which is located as the cornerstone of protection, and the Sengoku and Samurai culture that still remains in the surrounding area. You can feel the culture from ancient ironworks to the medieval Warring States From the ancient period to the present day, this is the area connects domestic and overseas, and have been developed as an attractive area while incorporating diverse cultures.
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