Recommendations

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There are a lot of places to visit in the Kansai area. Here are some of our Editorial Recommendations on where to go. If you’re only in the area for a short time, you might consider these options first.

Best Night Views

Osaka_Abeno_Harukas-NightAbeno Harukas Building
Tennoji, Osaka
Umeda-sky-building-nightUmeda Sky Building
Umeda, Osaka
Rokko-Shidare-ObservatoryRokko Mountain Observatory
Rokko Mountain, Kobe, Hyogo
Kobe-tower-nightKobe Tower
Kobe, Hyogo

Best Hikes

Kobe-Mount-Rokko-Hike-9Rokko Mountain Hike
Rokko Mountain, Kobe, Hyogo
Koyasan Pilgrimage Route-1Koyasan Pilgrimage Hike
Wakayama
Mount-Hiei-Kyoto-Shiga-85Mount Hiei Hike
Mount Hiei, Kyoto

Best Beaches

shirahama-beach-osaka-wakayamaShirarahama Beach
Wakayama
Kobe-Suma-Beach-24Suma Beach
Kobe, Hyogo

Best Scenic Areas

Kyoto-Japan-Arashiyama-Sagano-Bamboo-GroveArashiyama
Kyoto
Kobe-Mount-Rokko-National-Park-14Rokko Mountain
Kobe, Hyogo

Best Restaurants

portugalia-2Portugalia
Osaka

Best Theme Parks

USJ-globeUniversal Studios Japan
Osaka

Best… Coming Soon