North Kansai Unique Nature Self-Drive
6 nights | 7 days
Kansai is a region of Japan located in the middle of Honshu Island and includes iconic cities such as Kyoto and Osaka.
Northern Kansai is the part of Kansai facing the Sea of Japan and its hinterland.
Unlike its well-known counterparts, Northern Kansai is still largely untouched by mass tourism, full of authentic culture and natural beauty and offers those wanting a self-drive holiday, sweeping vistas, uncongested roads and easy parking.
Kinosaki Onsen has attracted many famous Japanese artists and writers for over 1,300 years. It is known as one of the most photogenic onsen towns in Japan, with arched footbridges crisscrossing the town’s river, providing the perfect backdrop for photos. But perhaps its biggest feature is the town’s seven public bath houses – each one has its own unique style and history.
Amanohashidate is an iconic land bridge that straddles the Japanese Sea and Miyazu Bay.
Visitors can walk or even cycle on the sandbar, take one of the many cruises across the bay, visit several lookouts and trek to historically significant temples and shrines. Amanohashidate boasts many unique and high-quality accommodation choices – and is an ideal base to explore the Northern Kansai region