The Japanese West is where you’ll find the Kansai and Chugoku regions.
Kyoto is an ideal destination for those looking for a peaceful getaway from the more bustling metropolises because of its verdant nature and the many ancient temples where you can find much-needed zen. Osaka also has its fair share of sacred sites and historical landmarks like the Osaka Castle surrounded by modern architecture. It even has trendy creative culture and a festive nightlife scene. Hiroshima is filled to the brim with history and visiting its memorial sites will make you appreciate how far it has come since the World War. You can get between all these fantastic places and more by riding the JR West trains!