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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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Yoshino

Explore Yoshino

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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Explore the Yoshino Mountains

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Yoshino mountain Ryokans and Hotels

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Temples and Shrines of Yoshino

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Awaji volunteer trash pick up

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.

A weekend in Tokyo

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!

Haunted places in Kyoto

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!

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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