Sightseeing and Local Attractions

Sightseeing and Local Attractions
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Let us take you on a journey through the best of Japan

Because West Japan Railway Hotels are located within immediate access of the high-speed Shinkansen train stations of metropolitan destinations such as Kyoto,
Okayama and Hiroshima as well as other stations like Osaka, Sannomiya, Wakayama and Amagasaki, they offer unlimited opportunities for discovery of numerous tourist attractions.
Equipped with the economical and simple-to-use Japan Rail Pass, our guests are ready to embark on a journey of awe and delight.

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570★

Kyoto
Fushimi Inari Shrine

Shrouded in hushed silence and mystery, the trails leading up Mount Inari are lined with 5000 torii gates. Visitors can savor simple yet delicious Kitsune Senbei, fox-shaped rice crackers.

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282★

Hiroshima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Dome

Enveloped in rich green, the park incorporates the Cenotaph for the A-bomb victims, the Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and many other memorials and monuments commemorating the bombing of the city and expressing a strong wish for world peace.

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269★

Kyoto
Kyoto Aquarium

The museum features the Japanese giant salamander, which is native to Kyoto’s Kamogawa river and designated as a Special Natural Treasure of Japan, as well as approximately 15,000 marine animals and around 250 different species.

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266★

Hiroshima
Miyajima and Itsukushima Shrine

Miyajima, a Unesco World Heritage Site, has long been regarded as an island where Gods dwell and where the splendour of nature is the object of worship. Traditionally ranked as one of the three most scenic spots in Japan, its star attraction in the vermilion torii (shrine gate) which visitors can walk to at low tide. At high tide a visit to Itsukushima Shrine feels like one is walking on the sea.

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241★

Kyoto
Kyoto Railway Museum

Children and adults alike will be delighted by the museum’s numerous attractions, including a chance to ride a train pulled by the famous SL Steam locomotive and to experience the job of a real train conductor.

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205★

Wakayama
Mount Koya

Nine hundred meters above sea level, Mount Koya represents a sublime blend of history, culture and natural beauty. Founded 1200 years ago by Kukai, one of Japan’s most important religious figures, it continues to be an important place of worship for many.

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160★

Wakayama
Kumano Kodo (Kumano Hongu Taisha shrine)

Kumano Kodo is a series of ancient pilgrimage routes leading to Kumano where visitors can pray at the secret Kumano Hongu Taisha shrine.

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108★

Osaka
Osaka Castle

The tower of Osaka Castle makes its great presence felt against the blue sky as the symbol of Osaka. The view from the observatory on the 8th floor is absolutely magnificent.

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100★

Wakayama
Kuroshio Market

A bona fide gourmet spot where you can fully appreciate the unique taste and splendour of freshly-made fish dishes. The market’s array of fresh tuna available for tasting has earned it the nickname “Tuna theme park”

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96★

Osaka
Southern Osaka ( Shinsaibashi)

You will make a lot of unique and amusing discoveries by wandering around the town which looks like a hotchpotch of old and new shops and restaurants. Enjoy mouthwatering B class gourmet.

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89★

Okayama
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter

Nestled along a canal, the district dazzles with white earthen-walled warehouses and rows of “namako-kabe” villas (where walls are covered with square tiles joined with raised plaster) as well as trendy cafes and general stores. The Ohara Museum featuring a collection of world-famous masterpieces of Western art is a must-see too.

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83★

Nara
Todai-ji Temple

Todai-ji Temple, featuring a well-known huge Buddha statue, is representative of the temples of the Nara period. It was built approximately 1,300 years ago and its Great Buddha Hall is one of the oldest examples of wooden architecture.

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