Kansai Region

Explore the Kansai region in Japan through this informative guide provided by JapaNEO. Discover the cultural treasures, historical landmarks, and natural beauty that make Kansai a captivating and diverse destination. From the iconic cityscapes of Osaka and Kyoto to the tranquil shores of Wakayama and the hidden gems in between, this guide offers insights into the rich experiences awaiting travelers in Kansai.

Each prefecture


Osaka, in western Japan, seamlessly blends tradition and modernity. With iconic landmarks like Osaka Castle and the vibrant Dotonbori district, it's a dynamic city known for its rich history and innovative spirit. Renowned for its diverse cuisine, Osaka offers an authentic Japanese experience.


Kyoto, Japan, is a historic city famous for its temples, shrines, and traditional architecture. It was the imperial capital for over 1,000 years and showcases Japanese culture, gardens, and iconic sites like the Golden Pavilion.


Hyogo, Japan, offers a blend of urban life and natural beauty. Highlights include Kobe's city buzz, Himeji Castle's history, and scenic Rokko mountains.


Nara, Japan, is a historic city famous for its ancient temples, serene gardens, and the iconic Great Buddha statue at Todai-ji temple. It was the capital in the 8th century and holds rich cultural and religious significance. Deer freely roam its parks, adding to the unique charm of this cultural treasure.


Wakayama, Japan, is known for its coastal beauty, spiritual sites, and lush nature. The prefecture features the sacred Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trails, picturesque landscapes, and the historic Wakayama Castle. Its blend of spirituality and natural wonders makes it a captivating destination.


Shiga, Japan, is characterized by its stunning Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in the country. The prefecture offers a blend of water-based activities, historical temples like Enryaku-ji, and cultural experiences. Its scenic beauty and historical significance make it a notable destination.

Local Activities by Region

Discover the rich diversity of Japan's cultural offerings and experiences through our curated list of activities in each prefecture. Whether you're drawn to bustling urban adventures, serene natural escapes, or unique cultural encounters, our region-specific links will guide you to the heart of each destination's charm.

Northern Region

Hokkaido, Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Miyagi, Yamagata, Fukushima

Kanto Region

Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki

Chubu Region

Nagano, Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui, Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Aichi, Gifu

Kansai Region

Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Nara, Wakayama, Shiga, Mie

Chugoku Region

Hiroshima, Okayama, Yamaguchi, Shimane, Tottori

Shikoku Region

Kagawa, Tokushima, Ehime, Kochi

Kyushu Region

Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima

Okinawa Region

Okinawa Prefecture