- Must-Visit Attractions Accessible from
Kansai Airport -
There are many "shukubo" (temple lodgings) in the temples of Koyasan. You can experience traditional (vegetarian cuisine and hand-copied) sutras.
Autumnal Tanzan-Jinja shrine "Cradle of the Taika reforms"
Tanzan Shrine is located in Sakurai City, Nara Prefecture. Fujiwara No Kamatari (614-669) is the enshrined deity, and every spring and fall the shrine's priests give a dedicated offering of kemari (a kind of playing ball). Inside the grounds of this shrine you can find about 3,000 maple trees, which dazzle with color in the fall. Most of the trees have been left to naturally grow with hardly any human intervention. All the colors of fall can be seen just as nature intended.
"Doors to explore 'NIPPON'", a special program that showcases scenes hand-picked from NHK's "SHIN NIHON FUDOKI", a show that conveys the beautiful scenery and profound culture of Japan, is screened on five TV monitors installed in the departure area of Haneda Airport.
Do enjoy the video before you leave Haneda Airport.