North Kansai, here is your little Japan
Find nature, cuisine, history in 4 seasons.
Be greedy and Visit North Kansai.
Here, North-Kansai is where beautiful nature from season to season can be enjoyed.
Various flowers starting with Sakura get in full bloom in spring, get a beautiful sight of clear blue sea of Japan in summer, fall foliage change their color fiery red in autumn and fantastical sea of clouds spread.
In winter, snow covers the ground and makes the world white.
North-Kansai is located close to Osaka and Kyoto.
It's possible to get to most-visited tourist attractions such as Amanohashidate and Kinosaki Onsen in 2hours 30min to 2hrs 50min.
Chasing Rainbows and Facing Fears at Takeda Castle Ruins and Ikuno Silver Mine 2020
I have a confession to make: I hate haunted houses. As a kid, the looming fear that something would come to life and jump out at me from the dark terrified me to the core. So you can imagine my surprise, when I first entered Ikuno Ginzan (生野銀山) Silver Mine in Asago city （朝来市), Hyogo prefecture …
Indulge in the Regional Flavors and Private Spa at Kinosaki Onsen 2020
I might not have been the image of grace stomping along in my inch-high geta sandals. But it completed my yukata and onsen hopping outfit, as I clip-clopped along the willow-lined canal of Kinosaki Onsen (城崎温泉). With the luminous lantern lights bouncing off the Ohtani river(大谿川), I felt complet…
Soba Noodles Eating Tour in Izushi Castle Town, Hyogo 2020
“Itadakimasu!“ With my stomach already dangerously at capacity, I dove into my last order of soba (buckwheat) noodles in the Japanese castle town of Izushi (出石). As my favourite go-to cold noodle dish during the summer months in Japan, I'm normally a bottomless pit when it comes to …
Nature, History and Accommodation in Fukui’s Obama City and Hibiki Terraced Rice Fields 2020
GAH! MONKEYS!!! It was quite the surprise to stumble into a group of wild monkeys at Hibiki Terraced Rice Fields, and I stood frozen in place as they scattered into the surrounding countryside. It marked a brief but lively interlude on my historic and natural journey through Fukui Prefecture's …
Amanohashidate: A Bridge to Heaven at One of the Three Views of Japan 2020
Japan is a country of lists. Top five cities. Top ten shrines. Top 100 ramen joints… you get the picture. So it didn't surprise me when I started researching the famous sight of Amanohashidate (天橋立) in northern Kyoto, that I learned about the Three Views of Japan (Nihon Sankei / 日本三景). Dubbed th…