Kansai Region Sightseeing
How about wandering around Osaka and Kansai Region after the show?
The show will be held at a traditional venue named INTEX Osaka located at bay area with a scenic view in Osaka. It is only 25 minutes from the Osaka metropolitan area where you can experience and explore day & night life in Osaka.
Osaka Bay Area (near venue)
There are numerous attracting places in Osaka Bay Area where INTEX Osaka (venue) is located. Enjoy your time during and after convention in Kansai Region.
Osaka Bay Area attractions
- Sakishima Building Observatory, Cosmo Tower (landmark tower, shopping & restaurants)
- ATC: Asia and Pacific Trade Center (shopping, restaurants & amusement parks)
- Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (one of Japan’s most spectacular aquariums)
- Tempozan Market Place (shopping, restaurants & amusement parks)
- Universal Studios Japan (theme park)
Osaka Castle － It was built by the hegemon Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who ruled Japan in the latter half of the 16th century, on the site of a temple called Ishiyama Hongan-ji. It is the symbol of Osaka.
Tsutenkaku Tower － Tsutenkaku is another symbol of Osaka that has appeared in many movies. It was built in 1912 as the landmark of Shin-Sekai (a new world). It was named Tsutenkaku, meaning “Building leading to heaven”.
Nintoku-ryo Tumulus － It’s a tumulus of the sixteenth Emperor Nintoku. The area of the tumulus is the biggest in the world which is bigger than the Great Pyramid of King Khufu of Egypt.
Kyoto / Nara Area
Gion/Kawaramachi － Gion is well known as the City of Maiko, entertainers with Japanese traditional songs and dances. Kawaramachi is right across the Kamo river from Gion. It is a busy area filled with trendy shops, boutiques and movie theaters.
Kinkaku-ji Temple － It has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage. This Golden Pavilion is a zen temple with top two-floors completely covered in gold leaf.
Todai-ji Temple － Todai-ji was built in the 8th century. Great Buddha in this temple, designated a National Treasure, is roughly 14m tall, and is the largest metal statue of the Buddha in the world.
Horyu-ji Temple － It’s the world's oldest surviving wooden structures, conveying images of Japan as it existed more than 1,300 years ago, during the Asuka Period. Horyu-ji Temple is also registered as a World Cultural Heritage.
Hyogo / Kobe Area
Arima Hot Springs － Arima Hot Springs, the oldest hot spring in Japan as well as one of the 3 best hot springs in the country, offer 2 types of hot springs, Kinsen (gold spring) and Ginsen (silver spring).
Harbor View of Kobe － Hyogo prefecture faces Seto Inland Sea in the south and the Sea of Japan in the north. There are scenic places like Seto Inland Sea National Park, San-in Kaigan Coast National Park, Mt. Rokko and Awaji-shima Island.
Naruto Strait － Naruto City in Tokushima Prefecture is known for the “whirlpools of Naruto”. The tidal current of the Naruto Strait is fast, ranked one of the 3 biggest tidal currents in the world.
Lake Biwa － It is the largest lake in Japan, occupies 1/6 of Shiga prefecture. The area of this lake is about 670km². There are many attractive tourist spots and resorts in the region surrounding Lake Biwa.
Engetsu Island － It is a small island with a sea cave which is a full-moon-like hole in the middle. It is especially popular to see the sunset over the sea through the hole.
Tottori Sand Dunes － It is a breathtaking, beautiful natural land formation, created by sands and winds over the last 100,000 years. They are 16km long and 2km wide.
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Photo materials are provided by Union of Kansai Governments.