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Kansai a la carte

Kansai has been leading the politics, economy, cultures, and commerce of Japan for a long time. A bunch of historical and cultural information on Kansai is available.

Osaka was once the capital of ancient Japan, and so were Kyoto and Nara for one thousand several hundred years in total, and the Kansai area has been prospering as the political, economic, and cultural center of Japan since ancient times. Kansai maintains a large number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well as a large number of cultural assets including 60% of Japan's national treasures. Furthermore, Kansai is known as the birthplaces of Nogaku, Bunraku, and Kabuki, Japan's three greatest traditional art forms that are selected as UNESCO Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, the birthplaces of traditional cultures representing Japan, such as the Japanese tea ceremony and flower arrangement.

Kansai a la carte (History & Culture)

  • Washi
  • Japanese paper
  • Japanese Food
  • The roots of Japanese food are found in Kansai.
  • Artisans
  • Kansai artisans enrich the region.