Osaka

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Kushi katsu Daruma
awesome fried skewers
大阪新世界元祖 串かつ だるま

Shinsekai 新世界
where Tsutenkaku 通天閣 is

Billiken in a
Hanshin Tigers uniform

Dotonbori

道頓堀
capsule hotel osaka
Capsule Hotel in Shinsaibashi 心斎橋

must-eat nikuman

Osaka Castle in real life 本物

Osaka Castle at home lol

... also check out the super cool
Osaka Museum of History 大阪歴史博物館
near the castle! A perfect rainy day activity :)


Sumiyoshi Taisha
Sumiyoshi Taisha 住吉大社

ridiculous "penguin parade" outside Osaka Aquarium

Universal Studios Japan

Harry Potter! Super long queue

a week before Halloween at USJ

K O B E     神 戸
Kobe Port Tower
30 minutes to Kobe 神戸
Akashi Bridge
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge 明石海峡大橋,
longest suspension bridge in the world

H I M E J I     姫 路

an hour to the "white castle"
Himeji Castle 姫路城 post restoration

Shoshazan where parts of
the Last Samurai were filmed

N A R A     奈 良

an hour to Nara, occupied by deer
Horyuji
super old wooden Horyuji Temple 法隆寺

Kasuga Taisha
Kasuga Taisha 春日大社
Todaiji
Todaiji 東大寺 where you can climb through Buddha's nostril

HIROSHIMA     広 島
atomic bomb dome
1.5 hours by Shinkansen to Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome
Miyajima
Miyajima's Itsukushima Shrine 宮島 嚴島神社
famous for the "floating" torii gate

K O Y A S A N     高 野 山
Koyasan Koyasan
2.5 hours to Mount Koya 高野山 which has lots of interesting tombstones



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