5-Day Autumn Getaway to Kyoto, Osaka & Nara Itinerary

Ninomaru Palace

Kansai region (関西地方) lies in the southern-central region of Japan. It is the cultural and historical heart of Japan, the earliest beginnings of Japanese civilisation. It is where Kyoto, Nara and Osaka are situated.  Nara was Japan’s first permanent capital (710-794) that saw the spread of Buddhism to Japan. During the Heian period (794-1185), the capital […]

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Autumn in Nara “Bambi Land”

Nara Bambi Land by AudreySimplicity

Day Five Afternoon in Nara “Bambi Land” – November 2016 After spending the morning at Fushimi Inari Taisha, we headed to Nara, our next stop for the day. From Inari JR Station, we took the Nara Line and transfer at Uji for Miyakoji Rapid Service and alighted at Miyakoji Station, the final stop. The travel time […]

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6-Day Autumn Vacation in Kansai, Japan

Kansai Region Travel Series – Day 0 After visiting Tokyo, Japan, for the first time in February this year, I was back in Japan for another vacation. I was on a 6-day vacation in Kyoto, Osaka and Nara, part of Kansai region, in early November. This trip was planned less than two weeks before we left, glad […]

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