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 Osaka – Namba

Dontoburi Canal

Day Four Afternoon in Osaka – November 2016 After our lunch at Osaka Castle Park, we made our way to Namba (難波). We searched for the Apple Store using the Apple Map and found one at Shinsaibashi (心斋桥) and took the subway there. The Store is smaller than the one at Tokyo and was crowded […]

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Autumn at Osaka Castle Museum

Osaka Castle Museum

Day Four Morning in Osaka – November 2016 After an awesome experience at Nijo Castle at Kyoto, our next destination was to Osaka. We took the rail from Kyoto Station to Osaka for a day trip. The itinerary for the day was to spend the morning at Osaka Castle and the rest of the day at […]

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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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