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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!
Located in the heart of the Kansai region, near Nara prefecture is Yoshino. Yoshino is renowned across Japan as one of the most beautiful parts of Japan.
Famous for its beautiful temples, incredible history, and for the UNESCO World Heritage Site Yoshino mountains, it is certainly worth a visit. Yoshino is particularly beautiful in Spring and Autumn, as the mountains are covered in cherry blossom (Sakura) in spring, and autumnal leaves (Koyo) in autumn.
As it is very rural, there aren't many public transport services. The main stations of Yoshino are Yoshino station and Yoshino Jingu which is one stop before Yoshino station. These are on the Kintestu line and are around a 45 minute /1-hour train ride from Kyoto or Osaka. From Yoshino station, you can walk up to the mountain village / main area very easily in 15 minutes or so.
If you are coming from further out, you will be travelling on JR lines. Buying a Japan Rail pass will make things cheaper and easier. Click here or on the ads on this page to buy one.
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Monday 01 July 2019
Single use plastic in Japan is a massive issue. A few friends and I organised a volunteer trash pick up with on the pretty island of Awaji.
Wednesday 28 November 2018
Tokyo might as well be the capital of Asia. On of the busiest cities in the world with so much energy, bright lights and buzz, it can be both awesome but intimidating. Take my hand, let me guide you through Tokyo for a weekend!
Wednesday 12 September 2018
I love an adventure. I love to explore. And most of all, I love to explore haunted or creepy places. Here's my blog post on the spooky stuff to explore in Japan. Keep the lights on for this one!