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Photo Albums on Kyoto
and other Kansai cities
Kyoto city, Arashiyama, Kurama, Kibune
Kyoto Pictures, selected attractions
Has been the capital of Japan for many times and thus it's well
guarding its cultural and architectural history. Offers more beautiful
temples and shrines than any other place, which now coexist with
the modern age centers in a nice blend.
The northwestern area of Kyoto, with its own train lines leading
to an unbelievable district of Buddhist temples, bamboo groves,
hillside gardens, Shinto shrines and the colorful atmospheric
facilities around the stations catering to the visitors who arrive
from all over Japan.
Kyoto, Kurama, Kibune
The cute twin valleys hidden on the northernmost of Kyoto offer
an unforgettable walk by Kibune river, with classic ryokans (
Japanese inns ) and restaurants built in complete harmony with
their surroundings, and a traditional onsen ( hot spring spa )
Shinkansen to Kyoto
En route to Kyoto encounter some of the most beautiful landscapes
of the country as a comfortable real-time slideshow. Views include
Fuji san ( mount Fuji ) as well as some typical countryside moments.
Osaka Pictures, selected attractions
Also a past capital, probably the No. 1 destination for school trips
for its calm strolls of historic sights. Has the second highest
density of temples and shrines to Kyoto, but being one tenth in
size is much more relaxed. Most famous for the Daibutsu Den ( hall
of the great Buddha ) and Nara Koen ( park ) which takes up the
entire eastern area. Filled with deer walking about freely, not
paying you attention unless you possess shika-senbei crackers.
The heart of Kansai, and probably the second most important city
of Japan, Osaka is a one-of-a-kind modern merchant city with an
attitude. People speak kansaiben ( kansai dialect ) which somehow
has the same ring as their lifestyle... they are friendly, loud,
upfront, and like to live out things. Osaka is also the proof of
the fact that if you eat a lot of healthy food and don't stress
yourself, you'll grow up to be tall, cheerful and healthy.
|Osaka Castle, Central Osaka
The most famous historic sight in Osaka, the Osaka castle stands
right in the middle of the city, equally far from the business complexes
and the busy station of Umeda ( North Osaka
) and the unbelievably vibrant entertainment districts of Namba,
Ebisubashi and Dotonbori ( South Osaka
). It's surrounded by its own huge park and is neighboring the Osaka
Shinsekai means New World, which conveys its purpose of being built
as a new age entertainment and dining district... back in 1969.
It strictly stayed the way it was. Now it's an amazing retro area
with great dining, an ideal place to see how ( depressing ) the
architecture was back then. But most importantly it's the home of
the famous icon of Osaka, the Tsutenkaku tower.