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The Local Travel Guide to Japan

Whether it’s your first trip to Japan or not, Kansailocal.com offers a no-nonsense, specialist and authentic travel guide to the best off-the-beaten-path things to do in Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Yoshino, and other Kansai spots, as well as the rest of Japan.

The Local Travel Guide to Japan

Whether it’s your first trip to Japan or not, Kansailocal.com offers a no-nonsense, specialist and authentic travel guide to the best off-the-beaten-path things to do in Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Yoshino, and other Kansai spots, as well as the rest of Japan.

 

The Local Travel Guide to Japan

Whether it’s your first trip to Japan or not, Kansailocal.com offers a no-nonsense, specialist and authentic travel guide to the best off-the-beaten-path things to do in Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Yoshino, and other Kansai spots, as well as the rest of Japan.

 

The Local Travel Guide to Japan

Whether it’s your first trip to Japan or not, Kansailocal.com offers a no-nonsense, specialist and authentic travel guide to the best off-the-beaten-path things to do in Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Yoshino, and other Kansai spots, as well as the rest of Japan.

 

The Local Travel Guide to Japan

Come and join the adventure and explore Japan like you never thought you could, away from the vast tourist crowds and experience real, true Japan. 

 

The Local Travel Guide to Japan

Come and join the adventure and explore Japan like you never thought you could, away from the vast tourist crowds and experience real, true Japan. 

Check out what to do during each season in Kansai

Spring

March - May

Summer

June - September

Autumn

September - November

Winter

December - February

Explore by City/Area

Kyoto

京都

Nara

奈良

Osaka

大阪

Yoshino

吉野

Not sure where to start? Here are a few hotlinks to get you inspired!

A weekend in Tokyo - The best things to do

A weekend in Tokyo - The best things to do

Best temples and shrines to visit in Kyoto

Best temples and shrines to visit in Kyoto

Explore Himeji and the most impressive castle in Japan

Explore Himeji and the most impressive castle in Japan

Explore the famous Geisha district of Gion!

Explore the famous Geisha district of Gion!

Fushimi Inari - The Famous red gates in Kyoto

Fushimi Inari - The Famous red gates in Kyoto

The polite and Sacred Deer in Nara Park

The polite and Sacred Deer in Nara Park

Things to do in Kyoto

Things to do in Kyoto

Visit Kobe for the day

Visit Kobe for the day

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It is the mission of Kansai Local to get you to experience the true magic and beauty of Japan that is authentic and real. We believe the only way to do this is to go ‘off the beaten path’ and get away from the crowds of tourists. Grab your adventure boots! 

This website provides a no-nonsense, specialist and local travel guide on the best things to do in Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, and Yoshino and other essential must-see spots. Kansai Local is updated very regularly to bring you the best travel guide on Kansai.

Happy travels!

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