Japan — Kansai Region Day 5

Osaka — Day 5 of a 5-Day Trip in Japan’s Kansai Region Kansai Region was amazing! Spending time in Osaka, Kyoto, and Nara really gave us traditional and modern perspectives of Japan. I suggest using Osaka as a base to visit the other areas. Osaka has more to offer compared to Kyoto and Nara when it comesContinue reading “Japan — Kansai Region Day 5”

Japan — Kansai Region Day 4

Kyoto — Day 4 of a 5-Day Trip in Japan’s Kansai Region Day 4 was mainly focused on visiting the Arashiyama Park in Kyoto. This area of Kyoto has so much greenery and the light autumn colours on the landscape are breathtaking. Day 4  Kyoto We picked up some onigiri for breakfast on our way to theContinue reading “Japan — Kansai Region Day 4”

Japan — Kansai Region Day 3

Kyoto — Day 3 of a 5-Day Trip in Japan’s Kansai Region The weather continued to be great on Day 3 — the sun was out and skies were clear. We headed to Kyoto, about an hour train from Osaka. Kyoto is famous for its numerous shrines, temples, gardens, and traditional architecture. Day 3  Kyoto Our first destination wasContinue reading “Japan — Kansai Region Day 3”

Japan — Kansai Region Day 2

Osaka — Day 2 of a 5-Day Trip in Japan’s Kansai Region Day 2 was focused on Osaka. We got a 1-Day Osaka Amazing Pass for 2800yen each ($37 CAD) — I’ll call it OAP to avoid repeating it so often. They also offer a 2-Day option for 3600 yen ($47 CAD). We were planning on heading to KyotoContinue reading “Japan — Kansai Region Day 2”

Japan — Kansai Region Day 1

Nara — Day 1 of a 5-Day Trip in Japan’s Kansai Region We visited the Kansai Region in the middle of our 14-day Japan trip (+2 days for round-trip travel between Vancouver and Tokyo). The temperature was a little cooler compared to Tokyo, at around 15–20°C during the day. We had 3 cities on our itinerary — Osaka, Kyoto,Continue reading “Japan — Kansai Region Day 1”