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HEADS UP! Japan Consumer Tax is going up by 10% by 1st October 2019. As a result, JR Pass prices are going up then. We recommend buying your Japan Rail Pass before then to make use of the old cheaper prices. 

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR JAPAN RAIL PASS FROM THE OFFICIAL VENDOR

We are currently undergoing a few updates and housekeeping bits on the website until Sunday the 29th of Sept, so parts of the website will look odd/may not function as normal. We do apologise for the inconvenience. 

Kansai Local are doing private tours and adventures to places that tourists don't know about. If this sounds awesome, get in touch with us and we will get back to you! 

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The local travel guide to Kansai

Whether it’s your first trip to Japan or not, Kansai Local offers a no-nonsense, specialist and authentic travel guide to the best bits of Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Yoshino, and other Kansai spots. 

The local travel guide to Kansai

Whether it’s your first trip to Japan or not, Kansai Local offers a no-nonsense, specialist and authentic travel guide to the best bits of Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Yoshino, and other Kansai spots. 

The local travel guide to Kansai

Whether it’s your first trip to Japan or not, Kansai Local offers a no-nonsense, specialist and authentic travel guide to the best bits of Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Yoshino, and other Kansai spots. 

The local travel guide to Kansai

Whether it’s your first trip to Japan or not, Kansai Local offers a no-nonsense, specialist and authentic travel guide to the best bits of Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Yoshino, and other Kansai spots. 

The local travel guide to Kansai

Whether it’s your first trip to Japan or not, Kansai Local offers a no-nonsense, specialist and authentic travel guide to the best bits of Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Yoshino, and other Kansai spots. 

The local travel guide to Kansai

Whether it’s your first trip to Japan or not, Kansai Local offers a no-nonsense, specialist and authentic travel guide to the best bits of Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Yoshino, and other Kansai spots. 

Explore by City/Area!

Kyoto

京都

Nara

奈良

Osaka

大阪

Yoshino

吉野

Check out what to do during each season in Kansai.

Spring

March - May

Summer

June - September

Autumn

September - November

Winter

December - February

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!

The Kansai Local guide to Fushimi Inari - The Famous red gates in Kyoto

The Kansai Local guide to 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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