20 superb view spots in Kansai recommended by superb view lovers.

Last Updated on September 26, 2023 by Nouman kaleem

The Kansai area has many scenic spots, such as rich natural landscapes and brilliant night views. So this time, I would like to introduce you to 20 superb view spots in Kansai and some of the most spectacular spots that you will want to visit. There are various spots, from famous to hidden spots, so please visit when you come to Kansai. ♪30 Mins Drive From Osaka to Kansai, you will find the Best Spots..

List of 20 superb view spots in Kansai

[Shiga Prefecture] A row of Metasequoias trees

Metasequoia trees, which became a hot topic mainly on SNS, are now one of the most spectacular spots in Kansai. It is also certified as one of the “100 New Japan Roadside Trees”.

Each season has its charm, but the most popular is autumn, from late November to early December. You can enjoy a photogenic scene with the orange world on the straight road that stretches for about 2.4km. The sight of about 500 Metasequoia shining brightly is a masterpiece!

It’s a romantic feeling, like watching a movie scene, so it’s perfect for a date spot. The area has plenty of fashionable cafes and hot springs for beautiful skin, so be sure to visit them together!
Makino-Makino, Makino-cho, Takashima-shi, Shiga

From Makino Station on the JR Kosei Line, a short walk from the Makino Kogen Line Bus Clockwise Line Makino Pickland Bus Stop


[Shiga Prefecture] Lake Biwa Terrace

A sky cafe with a panoramic view of Lake Biwa from an altitude of 1,100m. The sunny days in summer are especially beautiful, and there is a luxurious space where you can monopolize the best scenery in Kansai.

The wood terrace designed in a staircase shape has great openness and a great view! You can also see the mountains of nature that rise behind the vast lake. Please have a blissful time while relaxing on the sofa. ♡

In addition, the basin surrounded by the terrace is also attractive. It is made to remind you of an overseas infinity pool, and you can feel like it is integrated with the sky ♪
1547-1 Kido, Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture

[Ropeway operating hours]
8: 30-17: 00 (last uphill 16: 00 / last downhill 17:00)
* Time is subject to change. Check on the official website.
* Operates every 15 minutes

[Regular holidays]
Irregular holidays

Approximately 40 minutes by car from the Meishin Expressway Kyoto Higashi IC, approximately 5 minutes by ropeway from Biwako Valley

[Telephone number]

[Shiga Prefecture] Daiichi Nagisa Park

The first Nagisa Park on the opposite bank of Mt. Hira and the eastern bank of Lake Biwa is a spectacular spot that attracts attention with early blooming rape blossoms. Rape blossoms are in full bloom on the vast site of about 4,000 square meters, and a lovely yellow world surrounds the whole area. ♡

The best time to see is from late January to early February, and it is also attractive that you can feel the arrival of spring ahead of the others. It’s a valuable spot where you can enjoy collaboration with snowy mountains, and the aim is in the morning on a sunny day when the remaining snow and the blue sky are even more brilliant. ♪

If you want to enjoy the rape field first in Kansai, please visit!
2876 Imahama-cho, Moriyama-shi, Shiga

About 15 minutes by car from Mano IC on Kosei Road


[Shiga Prefecture] Onyu Pass

Located on the prefectural border between Shiga and Fukui, Onyu Pass is a new spot where you can fully enjoy the spectacular scenery with a sense of the unexplored region. It is also popular as a famous place for driving and touring, boasting a panoramic view that spreads out at 820m.

The most recommended season is the autumn leaves season from October to November. The trees in the mountains gradually begin to color, and you can enjoy vivid contrasts such as red and orange. Also, a sea of clouds may occur in late November due to the large temperature difference. The fantastic scenery created by the autumn leaves, and the sea of ​​clouds seems to be looking at the world of the sky ♡

The new sights in Kansai are worth visiting ♪
Kutsukionyudani, Takashima City, Shiga Prefecture

Approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes by car from Adogawa Station on the JR Kosei Line
[Kyoto] Bamboo forest road
The bamboo forest road in Arashiyama, a tourist destination representing Kansai, is a refreshing and refreshing scenic spot. Bamboo with lush greenery grows vividly on both sides of the narrow walking path, and you can refresh your mind just by looking at it ♡

The most beautiful from May to June, the colorful green tunnel continues for about 300m. The sight is overwhelming! You should take more mysterious pictures by gently shining light through the bamboo in the morning when it is sunny.

It is a perfect scenic spot for those who are looking for quiet healing, so please visit it ♪
[Address] Saga-Arashiyama
-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

About a 5-minute walk from Arashiyama Station on the Keifuku Electric Railway (Randen)
About a 15-minute walk from Saga-Arashiyama Station on the JR Sagano Line


[Kyoto] Togetsukyo Bridge

Togetsukyo Bridge is among the 20 superb view spots in Kansai, also a symbol of Arashiyama, is a spectacular spot that becomes even more beautiful during the winter main event, “Hanatouro”. The mountains behind the bridge are lit up in various colors, such as red, purple, blue, and green, creating a breathtakingly fantastic sight. ♡

The recommended shooting location is Arashiyama Station, around the riverbank in the direction. The mountain illuminated by warm light and Togetsukyo Bridge are in harmony, and you can take a picture like a postcard. ♪

Arashiyama’s Hanatouro event, which continues to attract domestic and foreign tourists, is the best in Kansai. It’s a winter tradition, so be sure to visit it!
Saganakanoshima-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Approximately 2 minutes on foot from Keifuku Electric Railroad (Randen) Arashiyama Station
Approximately 5 minutes on foot from Hankyu Arashiyama Line Arashiyama Station

[Kyoto] Kimono Forest

Randen Arashiyama Station was renewed in 2013 and is a newly born photo spot. In the passage named “Kimono no Komichi”, more than 600 colorful poles colored with Kyo-Yuzen pattern are lined up, and you can experience a great space.

It is lit up at night, giving it a quaint view that is a bit different from the daytime ♡ The appearance that dimly emerges in the darkness further enhances the beauty of Kyo-Yuzen. In addition, there are 32 types of patterns, so it is one of the pleasures to search for your favorite pattern. Kimono rental is also available, so let’s enjoy walking. ♪

In addition, you must see “Dragon Atago Pond”, which is beneficial for fulfilling romance! If you are a woman suffering from love, please stop by.
35-28 Sagatenryuji Tsukijicho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

A short walk from Arashiyama Station on the Keifuku Electric Railroad Arashiyama Main Line


[Kyoto Prefecture] Kozuya Bridge (Flow Bridge)

The Kozuya Bridge, which spans the Kizu River and has a total length of about 356.5 m, is commonly known as the “Flow Bridge” and is one of the longest wooden bridges in Japan. There are no tall buildings, utility poles, or other obstacles in the surrounding area, and you can feel the atmosphere of Japan’s original scenery.

It’s especially beautiful at dusk, and the contrast between the bright red sun and the bridge is wonderful. The photos posted on SNS were so moving that they have attracted more attention among the scenic spots in Kansai recently. No fences or railings are on either side of the bridge, so you’ll feel a little thrilled when you cross.

It’s the perfect spot when you want to feel the Japanese atmosphere!
Kozuya, Yawata City, Kyoto Prefecture

Approximately 5 minutes by car from the Yawata-higashi IC on the Dainikeihan Road
[Osaka] Minoh Falls
About 30 minutes from Osaka city, it is one of the best spots for autumn leaves in Kansai, which is easily accessible. In 1986, it was certified as one of the 100 Forest Bathing Forests, and it is gaining popularity because you can feel plenty of negative ions.

From a height of 33m, it is impressive to see it flowing down toward the waterfall basin. Around the waterfall with plenty of presence, beautiful trees with red and yellow autumn leaves are overgrown, and you can enjoy a spectacular collaboration. ♪

One of the attractions is that there are many types of maples, such as Japanese maple and Japanese maple. Because the colors and shapes are different, you can enjoy the contrast of autumn leaves more than other spots ♡
Minoo Park, Minoo City, Osaka

About a 3-minute walk from the Hankyu Bus Minoh Bus Stop from Minoh Station on the Hankyu Train Minoo Line

[Osaka] Japan Mint Cherry Blossom Passage

A row of cherry blossom trees from the Japan Mint is so famous that “the cherry blossom viewing spot in Kansai is here!” A historical event that has continued since 1883, it has become a spring tradition that attracts many visitors from all over the country.

By the best time to see in early April, about 130 species and more than 350 cherry blossoms are in full bloom along the river in front of the Mint. As far as the eye can see, there is a magnificent pink view ♪ Many varieties are planted, so compare the differences. It is also an advantage that you can see the cherry blossoms.

We also recommend the nighttime when it is lit up. The cherry blossoms illuminated by the light have a romantic atmosphere different from the daytime, so it is perfect for a date ♡
[Holding period]
Early to mid-April
* Admission is restricted

1-1-79 Temma, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

[Admission time]
Weekdays 10: 00-17: 00
Saturdays and Sundays 9: 00-17: 00

[Access ]
About a 15-minute walk from Minamimorimachi Station on the Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line About a 15-minute
walk from Sakuranomiya Station on the JR Loop Line


[Osaka Prefecture] Senri River Bank (Senri River Embankment) 

The Senri River Bank is adjacent to the runway of Itami Airport, where you can see the takeoff and landing of an airplane up close. It became a hot topic after being used in TV commercials and is becoming popular as an interesting scenic spot in Kansai. 
It’s exciting to experience a huge airplane passing overhead just within reach! When you actually visit, you will be overwhelmed by the roaring sound and the power of strong winds. It’s hard to experience an airplane flying so close in Japan ♪ It’s
Recommended because you can enjoy a different atmosphere at sunset and night view. Whether you like airplanes or not, you will surely be satisfied with the powerful sight! 
2-chome Haradanaka, Toyonaka-shi, Osaka

About a 15-minute walk from Sone Station on the Hankyu Takarazuka Line
[Hyogo Prefecture] Awaji Hanasajiki
It is a spectacular spot where you can enjoy the colorful scenery with seasonal flowers blooming all over. Flower fields and activities are enriched, so it is ideal for a day trip in Kansai!

It is recommended all year round, but the most photogenic view is the red flower called salvia, which is in full bloom from summer to autumn. The red world surrounds the vast garden of four stadiums, and you can enjoy the contrast with the blue sky and the sea. The “Flower Garden in the Sky” designed according to the theme is a must-see ♪

Also, because it is located on a hill, it boasts a good view. Since you can see the view from Akashi Strait to Osaka Bay, you can fully enjoy the feeling of openness ♡
2865-4 Kusumoto, Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture

[Business Hours]
9: 00-17: 00 (Last entry 16:30)

[Regular holiday] Year-end and New
Year holidays


Approximately 15 minutes

by car from Iwaya Port
About 12 minutes from Kobe Awaji Naruto Expressway Awaji IC

[Telephone number]
[Hyogo Prefecture] Mayasan Kikuseidai
Mt. Maya boasts overwhelming beauty and scale among many night view spots in Kansai. Having been selected as one of Japan’s Three Great Night Views, it is the perfect place for a romantic date.

The magnificent panoramic view from an altitude of 690m is so beautiful that you can’t say anything about it. You can overlook the city of Kobe, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Kansai International Airport, Osaka Bay, Rokko Island, etc.. It is also called a night view of 10 million dollars because of its colorful scenery.

Furthermore, the production of “glittering small diameter” that imaged the Milky Way is also attractive. Lights are installed on the ground, and one side shines romantically and fantastically.
Mayasan, Nada-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo

[Ropeway operating hours]
Mon-Thu 10: 00-17: 00
Fri-Sun / Holiday 10: 00-21: 00
* Please check the official website as it varies slightly depending on the season

. Regular holiday]

City bus from Sannomiya Station on the JR Kobe Line [Line 18] Maya Cable Station A short walk from Maya View Line Hoshi no Eki

[Phone number]
[Nara Prefecture] Soni Plateau
It is a famous spot for Japanese pampas grass that represents Kansai, and is a popular outing spot where you can enjoy hiking.

The best time to see Japanese pampas grass is from October to November, and the magnificent mountain slopes are filled with golden ears. It is at dusk when the sun begins to set, which makes it even more beautiful. The sight of the gentle fluttering in the wind in the setting sun’s light is a magnificent view with melancholy.

Illuminations are also held during the best season, so you can enjoy a more fantastic world. Approximately 200 lanterns are lit, creating an impressive view of Japanese pampas grass and light.
Oaza Imai, Soni-mura, Uda-gun, Nara

・ Train
Kintetsu Osaka Line Nabari Station to Mie Kotsu Bus bound for Soni Kochi-dani About 5 minutes on foot from Soni Kogen Bus Stop.

Approximately 2 hours from Hari IC

[Nara Prefecture] Senbonzakura on Mt. Yoshino

Mt. Yoshino, located in Nara Prefecture, is a famous place for cherry blossoms that Japan is proud of. You can overlook the overwhelming scale of 30,000 cherry blossoms of about 200 species, and you can enjoy the beautiful pink panorama that you have never seen ♡
The cherry blossoms of Mt. The feature is that it is divided into 1000 and 4 areas. Since various varieties of cherry blossoms are planted in each area, you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing for a long period of about one month at different times of bloom ♪ If you
are looking for a cherry blossom spot in Kansai, first of all Let’s visit here!
[Flower period]
Early to late April

Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-cho, Yoshino-gun, Nara

Approximately 3 minutes by ropeway from Kintetsu Yoshino Station on the Kintetsu Yoshino Line

[Nara Prefecture] Mt. Miune

Mt. Miune, which straddles Nara and Mie prefectures at an altitude of 1,235.2m, is a spectacular winter spot famous for rime. Rime is ice formed by the wind blowing the moisture in the air cooled in a sub-zero environment onto the branches of trees. 
The rime with white and translucent crystals is a mysterious sight that looks like white flowers blooming on a tree ♡ You will be fascinated by the spectacular scenery that can only be seen in winter.

The “Rime Festival” is also held from late January to February, and it will enliven the visitors with various events such as mountain opening, rice cake making, and ozoni behavior. It’s one of the most rime spots in Kansai, so be sure to visit it once! 
[Holding period]
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from late January to February

1790 Kozue, Mitsue-mura, Uda-gun, Nara

[Access] From
Haibara Station on the Kintetsu Osaka Line, the endpoint of the Nara Kotsu temporary direct bus “Kirihyo”

[Nara Prefecture] Tanize Suspension Bridge

It is a huge suspension bridge with a total length of 297 m and a height of 54 m that spans Uenoji and Tanize, and is the longest for daily life in Japan. Every time you walk, you can sway and enjoy a thrilling experience ♪ The 
best season is from late April to May when the greenery deepens. Nothing is blocking the bridge, and you can enjoy the refreshing green scenery in a relaxed mood. The collaboration between the suspension bridge and nature is sure to look great in photos ♡
This is a spot that you should recommend when you want to enjoy nature in Kansai!
Uenoji, Totsukawa-mura, Yoshino-gun, Nara

Approximately 1 hour by car from the Gojo IC on the Keinawa Expressway
[Wakayama Prefecture] Engetsu Island
Engetsu Island is a tourist destination representing Shirahama and is one of the top-class sunset spots in the Kansai region. It has been certified as one of the “100 Best Sunsets in Japan”, and many visitors from all over Japan come to see the romantic scenery at a glance. 
The best season is around the spring and autumn equinoxes. At this time of year, you can see the unusual sight of the sun completely settled in a hole in the middle of the rock. The appearance of gradually turning orange as time goes by is breathtakingly beautiful. ♡
There are many sightseeing spots around, so it is recommended for day trips and dates. ♪
Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama

Approximately 15 minutes by car from Shirahama Station on the JR Kisei Line

[Wakayama Prefecture] Nachi Falls

It is one of the three major waterfalls in Japan and is a scenic spot in Kansai that boasts the highest height and amount of water in Japan. The violent water flow from the head of 133m is spectacular scenery, perfect for refreshing your mood while feeling plenty of negative ions. ♡
It is also popular as a summer resort, and on a clear day you can see the rainbow over the waterfall. You can also see it. The beauty of the scenery when the three beats of “rich green, deep blue sky, and a waterfall” are aligned is a spectacular view you want to see!

In addition, there are many spots, such as Kumano Kodo and Katsuura Onsen, which are World Heritage Sites, so let’s visit them together. Recommended for those who want to power charge while enjoying the extraordinary space ♪
Nachisan, Nachikatsuura-cho, Higashi-Mu-gun, Wakayama Prefecture

[Access information]
From Nachikatsuura Station on the JR Kisei Main Line, take the Kumano Kotsu Bus bound for Nachisan, about a 30-minute walk from the Takimae bus stop.

[Wakayama Prefecture] Shirarahama

As the name suggests, it features a white sandy beach, and you can enjoy a beautiful contrast with the blue sky. It is one of the “100 best beaches in Japan” and is also called “Hawaii in Japan” because it has a sister beach tie-up with Waikiki Beach in Hawaii. 
It is crowded with many people during the summer, and activities such as marine sports are also active. One of the attractions is that you can spend a relaxing time in the smooth white sand, or you can enjoy diving and snorkeling in various ways. ♪
If you want to enjoy the spectacular summer scenery fully, this is a must-see spot!
Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama

Approximately 5 minutes by car from the Nanki-Shirahama IC on the Kisei Expressway




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