Just as the eastern part of Japan including Tokyo is called the Kanto area, some parts of the western side are called Kansai. I live in Kobe now, and I can go from Kobe to Osaka in about 30 minutes by train and to Kyoto in about 1 hour and 20 minutes. I will write mainly about these three cities of Kansai In “Days in Japan”.
A city with a port that opened shortly after the opening of Japan to the world in the late Edo period, which had been a gateway to foreign cultures. So that Kobe has people of various nationalities and roots, including such as Indians, Russians and Arabs, and there’s a china town in the center of the city.
The city with the largest population in west part of Japan. While Osaka is the city of business, people are friendly and like to talk and laugh, and you can find a lot of unique food. This city has many high-rise buildings, but there are places full of green like Nakanoshima park as well.
An old capital of Japan, where many traditional cultures remain. And this is where I grew up. Kyoto has also many old shrines and temples, and sometimes you come across Maiko and Geiko in small paths. In addition, there are many young people because there are many universities and arts colleges, and there are also many foreign tourists.