Kansai has been positioned at the center of Japan in history because old capitals of Japan have been located in each prefecture such as Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Shiga and Hyogo.
Osaka, an aqua capital and the center of commerce, as well as Kobe, a port town of Hyogo, that has adopted foreign culture in an early age as a place of international trade.
“Heiankyo,” a capital city established in Kyoto in 794, has prospered as the center of politics, economics, industries and cultural activities as well as Japan’s “Capital” for more than 1000 years.
“KANSAI” is a cultural city where around 60% of tangible and intangible national treasures and important cultural properties such as arts and crafts and architecture in Japan exist and around 50% of World Cultural Heritage in Japan are located.
Information to help your trip in Kansai, Japan
|Currency||Japanese Yen (￥)|
|Country calling codes||81|
|Tax||8% consumption tax on all items|
|Time Zone||Japan Standard Time(UTC+09:00)|
Find more information on Japan official tourism guide about climate, time, business hours & holidays, money, telephone, etc.
KANSAI Free Wi-Fi (Official)
The app of "KANSAI Free Wi-Fi" is offering free Wi-Fi access to travelers throughout the Kansai area: Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Nara, Wakayama, Tottori, Tokushima. With the press of a button, you can connect to free Wi-Fi easily and use the internet for free at about 10,000 access points around Kansai.
KANSAI Free Wi-Fi Official website
Tourist Information Center
Each of tourist information centers offers tourist information to the visitors.