THE FLOWER OF JAPAN KANSAI 美の伝説

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Model Course

A Journey into the Kansai Legacies & Mother Nature

  • Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto

    Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto

  • Hikone-jo Castle

    Hikone-jo Castle

  • Mikatagoko (Five Lakes)

    Mikatagoko (Five Lakes)

  • Amanohashidate

    Amanohashidate

  • Himeji-jo Castle

    Himeji-jo Castle

  • The Whirlpools of Naruto

    The Whirlpools of Naruto

  • The Night views over Osaka and Kobe

    The Night views over Osaka and Kobe

Day 1:KANSAI-AIRPORT→Osaka Castle→Kyoto

古都京都の文化財

A total of 17 temples, shrines and gardens are included in Kyoto’s World Heritage listing. From the exquisite golden pavilion at Kinkakuji Temple to the tranquility of the Zen garden at Ryoanji Temple, Kyoto is a treasure trove of ancient history.

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Day 2:Kyoto→Hikone Castle→Wakasaobama

彦根城

A picturesque castle commanding views over Lake Biwa in Shiga. Designated a National Treasure, Hikone-jo Castle was constructed in the 1600s by the Ii clan.

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Day 3:Wakasaobama→Amanohashidate

三方五湖

A beautiful wetland area in Fukui prefecture, consisting of five interconnected lakes, each with its own unique water qualities. The area is surrounded by some 80,000 plum trees that blossom magnificently in the early spring.

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Day 4:Amanohashidate→Tottori Sand Dunes→Misasa Onsen

天橋立

Renowned as one of the three most beautiful sights in Japan, Amanohashidate is a natural 3.6km sandbar on the Tango Peninsula that when viewed upside down between your legs, resembles a bridge to heaven.

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Day 5:Misasa Onsen→Himeji Castle→Himeji

姫路城

With a major restoration project completed in 2015, Himeji-jo Castle has been restored to its former, brilliant white glory. Also known as the White Egret Castle due to its passing resemblance to a bird taking flight, Himeji-jo Castle is one of the most beautiful castles in Japan.

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Day 6:Himeji→Uzuno-michi→Tokushima

鳴門の渦潮

The tidal whirlpools in the Naruto Strait between Naruto and Awaji Island are some of the most famous in the world. During the spring tides, some of the whirlpools can reach 20m across.

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Day 7:Tokushima→Kobe Nankin-machi→ARIMAONSEN

神戸港の夜景

Hike up, bike up, or take the cable car - the views from the top of Mt. Rokko across Osaka Bay are spectacular any time of day, but are truly magical after dark and locally known as the 10 Million Dollar View.

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Day 8:ARIMAONSEN→KANSAI-AIRPORT

堺市 百舌鳥・古市古墳群・利晶の杜

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