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Kinki

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The center of Japan's military and political power for many centuries, the region of Kinki (or Kansai) contains most of the country's major cities. The majority of vacations in Kinki begin in Kyoto--the Japanese capital for nearly 1,000 years. This old city with a modern flare contains hundreds of ancient temples, 13 of which claim spots on the World Heritage List. Kinki's attractions stretch beyond just historical shrines and temples--the area's big claim to fame is its outstanding cuisine and a range of outdoor activities and shopping options. Convenient train routes linking three major regional centers--Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto--make sightseeing in Kinki easy and pleasant. Use our Japan trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Kinki and any other destinations in Japan that take your fancy.
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Kyoto Best for: Historic Sites, Parks, Outdoors Osaka Best for: Historic Sites, Theme Parks, Shopping Himeji Best for: Historic Sites, Parks, Shopping Nara Best for: Historic Sites, Wildlife, Museums Kobe Best for: Parks, Historic Sites, Nature

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