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Nagoya / Mie

Nagoya is a nice little city a couple of hours north-west of Osaka. It’s not technically part of Kansai, but it’s close enough for day and weekend trips. Of particular interest is Nagashima Spaland with its famous onsens, gardens, amusement park and waterpark.

Akame 48 Waterfalls

  The Akame 48 Waterfalls is the collective name for a string of waterfalls in the forests of Akame-cho, Mie. There aren’t actually 48, it’s a ‘spiritual’ number meaning many. A 4km walking/hiking path runs through the area and takes visitors to the five main waterfalls: Fudou-taki Falls: Height 15 …