The Kansai area also known as the Kinki region includes prefectures of Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Mie, Hyogo and Mie. The Kansai area is one of the most famous regions in Japan that attracts many tourists and travelers because of its many historical places and World Heritage Sites. In fact, Kansai has more temples than any other region in Japan. For this reason many come for an enriching pilgrimage by exploring the many shrines and temples. Below are the best 30 shrines and temples that you should not miss when you pay a visit to Kansai area in Japan.
Learn how to visit a temple in Japan (how to pray, what to do)
Here is an introduction to the general etiquette for a visit to a Buddhist temple in Japan and other tips on how to enjoy a temple, a list of activities and tips that you can do .
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