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Discover Favy's food and restaurant guides for the Kansai region! Kansai (関西, literally western part) is the southern-central region of Japan's Honshu island. The Kansai region consists of 8 prefectures: Mie, Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyōgo, and Shiga. Kansai is famous for being a cultural center that is home to the ancient capital Kyoto and the mercantile city of Osaka.
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What To Eat in Nara - Best Local Cuisines You Need To Try!

Nara is one of the most popular sightseeing places in Japan. There are many things to do and see, including beautiful temples, the giant Buddha statue, local deer, and traditional local food! Food is what we're interested in, so here is our list of Nara's must-try local specialties. Enjoy!

Best Ramen Shops You Should Try in Nara!

Nara is one of the must-visit places in Japan, for its variety of attractions. You can visit and see the traditional temples and the great Buddha Statue, play with deer, and eat delicious food! If you feel like ramen, here is the list of popular ramen shops you need to try in Nara city and near Nara Station!

Wakakusa Yamayaki 2019: Nara's Ancient Mountain-Burning Festival

Wakakusa Yamayaki is an old tradition of burning the hillslope of a mountain located near Nara city. It's one of the most famous festivals during the winter season in the former capital of Japan.

Omizutori: Fire Torch Festival In Nara!

If you are planning to visit Nara prefecture in March, Omizutori is an event you can't miss. Omizutori (お水取り) is a fire torch festival held in Todaji, one of the most famous temples and tourist sites around Nara.

Where To Have Lunch Around The Big Buddha in Nara!

The Big Buddha In Nara is a must-visit sightseeing spot in the Kansai area. You will find information about Todaiji Temple, and where to find a great lunch spot close to it.

5 Places For Cheap Regional Sushi In Nara

Nara has its own traditional type of sushi, which is similar to nigiri sushi but wrapped in a leaf. Make sure to try it while you are there. It's cheap too!

Beautiful Autumn In Nara: 5 Places You Have To See

Nara, with its deer and vast park areas, has a lot to offer to its visitors, especially in the fall when the autumn colours appear! Here are 5 places that you must see if you go to Nara in the fall.

Mount Koya For a Spiritual Experience in Wakayama, Japan

Mount Koya is a beautiful region in Wakayama prefecture, that is accessible easily from Kyoto or Osaka. For those who are spiritually inclined, this is a wonderful place to visit. You can even stay overnight to experience the life of a monk. You can find below reservation information as well.

Serious Ramen Eater: Wakayama Edition. The Best Ramen in Wakayama.

Did you know that the toppings and taste of ramen differ as you travel across prefectures in Japan? Wakayama is known for its very thick pork broth and soy sauce ramen, often served with sushi. You read that right, people of Wakayama love to eat ramen with sushi!

Porto Europe: A European Amusement Park in Wakayama!

Porto Europe is a full-scale replica of the streets in Europe. Can you imagine walking through the streets of France, Italy & Spain in the same day, all the while having a beautiful view of the ocean? There is also an amusement park with rides for children and adults!

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