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The Kansai region has long been the cultural center of Japan. It is home to the ancient capital of Kyoto, the international trade port of Kobe, the magnificent Himeji Castle, the iconic Todai-ji Temple in Nara, and the ever-evolving city of Osaka. Each city has its own unique charm, making Kansai a diverse and captivating destination.


When it comes to natural landscapes, be sure to visit Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan, and explore the coastal beauty and renowned hot springs of Wakayama Prefecture. Embark on a spiritual journey to the mystical Mount Koya and the ancient Kumano Kodo trail, where you can cleanse your soul and experience profound tranquility.


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Main Airport in Kansai

   Kansai Airport (KIX)


Kansai International Airport is the only airport in the Kansai region with international flights. From the airport, it takes approximately 40 minutes to reach downtown Osaka. You can easily access destinations such as Tennoji, Namba, Umeda, and Kyoto by taking the Nankai Electric Railway or the JR Haruka train.

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