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Discover Favy's food and restaurant guides for the Kansai region! Kansai (関西, literally western part) is the southern-central region of Japan's Honshu island. The Kansai region consists of 8 prefectures: Mie, Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyōgo, and Shiga. Kansai is famous for being a cultural center that is home to the ancient capital Kyoto and the mercantile city of Osaka.
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Where To Have Lunch Around The Big Buddha in Nara!

The Big Buddha In Nara is a must-visit sightseeing spot in the Kansai area. You will find information about Todaiji Temple, and where to find a great lunch spot close to it.

5 Places For Cheap Regional Sushi In Nara

Nara has its own traditional type of sushi, which is similar to nigiri sushi but wrapped in a leaf. Make sure to try it while you are there. It's cheap too!

Beautiful Autumn In Nara: 5 Places You Have To See

Nara, with its deer and vast park areas, has a lot to offer to its visitors, especially in the fall when the autumn colours appear! Here are 5 places that you must see if you go to Nara in the fall.

Mount Koya For a Spiritual Experience in Wakayama, Japan

Mount Koya is a beautiful region in Wakayama prefecture, that is accessible easily from Kyoto or Osaka. For those who are spiritually inclined, this is a wonderful place to visit. You can even stay overnight to experience the life of a monk. You can find below reservation information as well.

Ramen Marathon: Explore the Differences in Wakayama Prefecture!

Did you know that the toppings and taste of ramen may differ when you travel across prefectures in Japan? Wakayama Prefecture serves thick pork broth Chinese ramen with sushi. You read that right, people of Wakayama love to eat ramen with sushi!

Porto Europe: A European Amusement Park in Wakayama!

Porto Europe is a full-scale replica of the streets in Europe. Can you imagine walking through the streets of France, Italy & Spain in the same day, all the while having a beautiful view of the ocean? There is also an amusement park with rides for children and adults!

5 Great Spots To Grab Lunch Around Charming Wakayama Castle

Wakayama Castle is an impressive and beautiful castle which will definitely be on your to-do list while you are in the Kansai region. Here's some information on the castle and on the best places for lunch in the area. Japanese kaiseki, curry, ramen, or even French, here are the best spots to have lunch!

Wakayama Shirahama For A Weekend Getaway At The Beach And At The Onsen!

Judging by the picture, it might seem like a tropical vacation destination, but it is actually right in Wakayama! Wakayama Shirahama Onsen is an incredible beach and onsen resort right in the Kansai region. Here's more information on the area!

The Top 3 Beaches In Wakayama For The Ultimate Getaway

Who would have ever thought that there are such beautiful beaches right in Wakayama, in the Kansai area? When you think of Kansai, you probably think of tasty food in Osaka, of beautiful traditional sightseeing in Kyoto and Nara, but never beaches, right? Well, This might change. Here are the top 3 beaches to visit while in the Wakayama area!

Wakayama Adventure World: A Theme Park, A Zoo & An Aquarium!

Wakayama Adventure World is such an exciting place to spend the day. You can start the day by visiting the pandas, stop by to see the cheetas, and then head over to the aquarium to see the dolphins. After lunch, you can take a ride on the Ferris wheel to have a stunning view of the ocean and then hop on some exciting rides!

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