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The center of Japan's military and political power for many centuries, the region of Kinki (or Kansai) contains most of the country's major cities. The majority of vacations in Kinki begin in Kyoto--the Japanese capital for nearly 1,000 years. This old city with a modern flare contains hundreds of ancient temples, 13 of which claim spots on the World Heritage List. Kinki's attractions stretch beyond just historical shrines and temples--the area's big claim to fame is its outstanding cuisine and a range of outdoor activities and shopping options. Convenient train routes linking three major regional centers--Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto--make sightseeing in Kinki easy and pleasant. Use our Japan tour itinerary planning website to arrange the details of your trip to Kansai and other destinations.
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Top Kansai tours
$75 BOOK WITH VIATOR Half-Day Guided Bike Tour of North Kyoto with Lunch Half-Day Guided Bike Tour of North Kyoto with Lunch
Duration: 5 to 6 hours
$54 BOOK WITH VIATOR Street Osaka GoKart Tour with Funny Costume Rental Street Osaka GoKart Tour with Funny Costume Rental
Duration: 2 hours
$73 BOOK WITH VIATOR Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
$65 BOOK WITH VIATOR 3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience 3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience
Duration: 3 hours
$88 BOOK WITH VIATOR Discover the beauty of Kyoto on a bicycle tour! Discover the beauty of Kyoto on a bicycle tour!
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Places to visit in Kansai
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