Welcome to Northern Kansai

Step off the beaten path into an undiscovered Japan

Exploring Northern Kansai

A short distance from the major tourist attractions of Kyoto, Kobe and Osaka is Northern Kansai. Travel by train or bus through the beautiful landscape unhindered by concrete, noeon lights and skyscrapers. Here you will find towns lost in antiquity, prestine beaches, rejuvenating hot springs, culture and history and experiences that can't be found in the big cities. There is more to do than can be done in a single day and something for everyone.

About Northern Kansai

Getting Here

A quick train ride from Kyoto, Kobe, Himeji and Osaka. Relaxing hot springs, beautiful beaches and tranquil villages full of history and tradition await you here in Northern Kansai.

*Times by express train
1 Osaka

3 Hours ~

2 Kyoto

2.5 Hours ~

3 Kobe

2.5 Hours ~

4 Himeji

2 Hours ~

5 Kansai Intl.

4 Hours ~

6 Tokyo

5 Hours ~

travel from Kyoto Osaka Kobe Himeji
Stay the Night, or Two

Spend a relaxing night along the coast, in a quiet village or near the hot springs of Northern Kansai. Choose from ryokans, bed and breakfasts, hotels and more. Where ever you stay you are sure to enjoy wonderful Japanese hospitality.

Northern Kansai News and Events
Local News and Events
Tanto Tulip Festival 2019 will be held from the middle of April to the end of April. Come out to see the approximately 1,000,000 planted tulips that come in about 300 different types. 100,000 of these tulips will be used to make a flower art of the popular character in Japan. This festival takes ...
Izushi Cherry Blossom Festival will be held from 23rd March to 30th April, 2019. There are two types of cherry blossoms in izushi, meaning that the viewing season can be enjoyed for a little longer than usual, in fact Izushi holds its annual cherry blossom festival during the whole month of April...
Yukata Village Kinosaki Onsen
Kinosaki Onsen is a charming town with seven spectacular bathhouses and tradition of wearing yukata. Your ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) will provide you with yukata with own distinct pattern. Most visitors in the town appear to be dressed in yukata and enjoy walking around town along the will... Read More
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