Kansai, the cultural heartland of Japan, is home to the iconic cities of Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto. Explore the region's rich history, from the ancient temples and shrines of Kyoto to the bustling streets of Osaka. Admire the natural beauty of Lake Biwa, Japan's largest freshwater lake, and the dramatic Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kansai's culinary scene is unparalleled, with Osaka known as the nation's kitchen and Kyoto as a hub for traditional Japanese cuisine. Visit the awe-inspiring Koya-san, a sacred mountain and pilgrimage site, or the breathtaking Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. Delight in the vibrant colors of the Nara Park, home to friendly deer and ancient temples. From historic landmarks to mouthwatering dishes and enchanting natural wonders, Kansai offers a taste of authentic Japan for travelers seeking a diverse and unforgettable experience.
Valid rail and bus passes:
The Kansai region has a multitude of railway and bus passes that make it easier to get around.
Check out our listings below for passes that are valid within the Kansai region.
The most convenient airport in the region is Kansai International Airport in Osaka.