Guide and information of Japan travel, with Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Himeji, Koyasan, KumanoKodo, Kobe, Kinosaki, KIX.
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Kyoto had been Japan's capital for over 1,000 years (from AD794), and during that time became the best of Japanese art, culture, religion, and thought. Located some 500km west of Tokyo, Kyoto can be reached in 2 hrs. 50 min. by Shinkansen super express from Tokyo.
Nara was also a major center of Japan's arts, crafts, literature, and industries. The most famous and national treasured class attraction is  Todaiji Temple, where the Great Buddha sits under the wooden roof. And Horyuji Temple is the oldest temple complex in Japan.
Osaka is the central city of west Japan with a population of 3 million. The Osaka castle is the symbol of their heart and spirt, although they lost their originality by adding the Universal Studio.
Kobe is the one of Japan's main ports as well as the Japan's main China Town, along with Yokohama, Nearby Akashi has national longest bridge connects Awaji Island. Mt. Rokko, located near Kobe city, has one of the spectacular night view over the port. Himeji Castle is registered as a world cultural heritage site.
Mt. Koya was founded in 816 by Kobo Daishi Kukai, the great Shingon sect of Buddhism, the monastery is consist of over 120 temples.
Kumano Kodo, which is an old religious pilgrimage path, has just achieved world heritage registration in 2004. People come to this path after the Shikoku88 temples.
Lake Biwa with its small sacred island inside is the largest lake in Japan and it offers various chances like fishing, swimming, boating and camping.
KIX-out discounts
JR West Passes
JR West/Central
Hankyu Tourist Pass
Hanshin Tourist Pass
Kintetsu Rail Pass
Nankai Rail Pass
Sightseeing Spots
Lake Biwa
Yoshino Cedar House
Osaka Castle
Himeji Castle
Mt.Koya (Koya san)
Kumano Kodo
Ise Jingu Shrine
Awaji Island
Hot Spring
Kinosaki Onsen
Yumura Onsen
Arima Onsen
Kumano Hongu Onsen
Nanki Shirahama
Awaji Island Onsen
Scenic Route (San-in HonsenLine, Kansai Honsen Line and Kisei Honsen Line)
Where is Asakusa
LCC (Low Cost Carrier)
Japan Rail Pass
Rail Passes
Special Train Tickets
Narita Airport
Haneda Airport
Japan in Asia
From/To elsewhere
Tokyo - Kyoto
Tokyo - Takayama
Tokyo - Naoshima
Tokyo - KumanoKodo
Tokyo - Sapporo
Tokyo - Okinawa
Area by Area
Chubu Hokuriku
Chugoku Shikoku
Kyushu Okinawa
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