Tourism

Fukui Pref.(FUKUI)、Shiga Pref.(SHIGA)、Kyoto Pref.(KYOTO)、Osaka Pref.(OSAKA)、Hyogo Pref.(HYOGO)、Nara Pref.(NARA)、Wakayama Pref.(WAKAYAMA)、Tottori Pref.(TOTTORI)、Tokushima Pref.(TOKUSHIMA)、Kyoto City(Kyoto Pref.)(KYOTO CITY)、Osaka City(Osaka Pref.)(OSAKA CITY)、Sakai City(Osaka Pref.)(SAKAI CITY)、Kobe City(Hyogo Pref.)(KOBE CITY)

Kansai has long flourished as a center of history and culture. Surrounded by rich nature and its traditions still running deep to this day, it is the perfect area to experience Japanese traditional culture, delicious local cuisines and lush nature. Take a break from the games and explore the uniqueness of Kansai.

These plans offered for only a limited time are a must see! WORLD MASTERS GAMES 2021 KANSAI SPECIAL ACTIVITY PLANS

The very best of Kansai!
We offer a packed program for participants to enjoy Kansai to its fullest, including not only temples and shrines but also traditional culture, cuisine, and outdoor activities. Including periods before, after and between the games, enjoy this experience program exclusive to this region in 2021!

Fukui Pref.(FUKUI)

Wakasa Wada Beach
Wakasa Wada BeachA popular beach that boasts perfectly clear blue water and the first in Asia to receive the international environmental certification, Blue Flag.
Mt. Aoba
Mt. AobaMt Aoba is the symbol of Takahama and also known as Wakasa Fuji due to its beautiful shape.

Relish the cityscapes full of history and culture
and the blessings of the brave Sea of Japan.

Fukui Prefecture is a treasure trove of food, blessed with an abundance of food from its mountains, sea, and fields, including its brand of rice known as Ichihomare, ranked A+ for its flavor for two consecutive years, and high-grade brand of Japanese pufferfish, the king of pufferfish, known as Wakasafugu.
Furthermore, it has numerous places where you can experience ageless historical and cultural attractions, including the world’s largest dinosaur museum and Eihei-ji Temple, one of the main temples of the Soto school of Zen Buddhism.
We encourage you to visit Fukui Prefecture and enjoy everything it has to offer.

Activities & Events for the WMG Period Season
  • ●Joyama Park Square [Sunday at the end of May]

Click here for Fukui Prefecture tourism information

Recommend
Wakasafugu
Wakasafugu

The Japanese pufferfish from Wakasa Port are eaten under the brand name Wakasafugu and are characterized by a tender texture caused by temperature differences and rough waves in the Sea of Japan causing them to expand and tighten often.
There are beach cafes along Wakasa Wada Beach that serve delicious Wakasafugu Tempura and Carpaccio even in summer with that same texture.

Where can you eat them?
Café & Rum Bar FAMILIAR
Fukui, Oi District, Takahama, Wada, 110-26-3
TEL.0770-72-6630

Competition List

City/Town Sport
(Discipline)
Venues
Takahama Town Lifesaving Wakasa Wada Beach

Shiga Pref.(SHIGA)

National Treasure – Hikone Castle (Hikone)
National Treasure – Hikone Castle (Hikone)A national treasure, Hikone Castle remains as pronounced as it was when it was built. Lake Biwa can be seen from its keep.
Metasequoia Namiki (Takashima)
Metasequoia Namiki (Takashima)A road lined with approximately 500 Metasequoia trees spanning a total of 2.4km.
It has gained popularity as a photo spot due to how the trees change from season to season.
Enryakuji, Mt. Hiei (Otsu)
Enryakuji, Mt. Hiei (Otsu)Enryakuji on Mt. Hiei is registered as a World Heritage Site.
As the head temple of the Tendai sect, while of course, you can visit the temple itself, you can also enjoy a nature walk around the temple.

A breather amongst rich nature and ageless historyShiga / Lake Biwa

Lake Biwa, brimming with water. Surrounded by a deep green mountain range. A quiet appearance of a historical heritage built by its predecessors. Shiga Prefecture has long cultivated rich, aesthetic sentiments and created profound cultures.
History, culture, nature, food… Experience the deep charms Shiga’s predecessors cultivated and handed down with Lake Biwa at the center.

Activities & Events for the WMG Period Season
  • We will inform you as soon as it is decided.

Click here for Shiga Prefecture tourism information

Recommend
Omi beef
Omi beef

Omi beef is one of Japan’s best three kinds of Japanese beef. With its fine, soft fleshiness and high degree of marbling, you will never forget the melting deliciousness once you put it in your mouth.

Where can you eat them?
Can be found in Japanese pubs, restaurants, and hotels in all regions in the prefecture

Competition List

City/Town Sport
(Discipline)
Venues
Otsu City Canoe
(Dragon Boat)
Biwako Motor Boat Racing Course
Rowing Biwako Rowing Center
Hikone City Athletics
(10km Road Race)
World Masters Games 10km Special Course
Nagahama City Hockey Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology Dome
Kusatsu City Softball Kusatsu Green Stadium
Yabase Kihan Island Park
Moriyama City Baseball
(Rubber Baseball)
Moriyama Municipal Sports Park Baseball Field
Softball Moriyama Municipal Sports Park
Maibara City Hockey OSP Hockey Stadium
(Ibuki Sports Ground)
Maibara City 1st Ground
Higashiomi City Baseball
(Rubber Baseball)
Higashiomi Koto Stadium
Higashiomi Okunono Sports Park
Nagayama Park
Softball Nunobiki Green Stadium
Nagayama Park

Kyoto Pref.(KYOTO)

Miyama Kayabuki-no-Sato
Miyama Kayabuki-no-SatoThe rows of thatched-roof houses on tiered land is truly a Japanese original landscape.
Yuhigaura Beach
Yuhigaura BeachYuhigaura has been designated as one of Japan’s most beautiful sunsets.
There are also many hot springs in the area where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery.

“Sea” “Forests” “Tea”
Kyoto, overflowing with beautiful nature

Kyoto, one of Japan’s ancient capitals, has kept alive its history and traditions.
Throw yourself into beautiful nature and good old-fashioned culture,
and feel the true spirit of Japan.

Activities & Events for the WMG Period Season
  • ●Tango Tenshu Festival (Kyotango)
  • ●Kyoga Misaki Lighthouse Festival (Kyotango)
  • ●Uji River Boat Tea Ceremony (Uji)
  • ●Kuromame Rock Festival (Kyotamba)
  • ●Appare Tanbo [Paddy field art & rice-planting event] (Kyotamba)
  • ●TOJ [Tour of Japan] (Kyotanabe)
  • *All of the above are plans. They will be updated as soon as they are confirmed.

Click here for Kyoto Prefecture tourism information

Recommend
Tango Barazushi
Tango Barazushi

Tango Barazushi, a unique local cuisine only available in Kyoto’s Tango region, is characterized by its topping of salty-sweet, boiled minced mackerel.
It comes served in a shallow wooden box and is truly a work of art among barazushi as it is as nice to look at as it is delicious.

Where can you eat them?
Available at Michi no Eki (roadside stations), grocery stores, restaurants, Japanese inns, etc. in Kyotango
●Tango Barazushi eating tour map●
http://www.uminokyoto.jp.e.adn.hp.transer.com/feature/detail.php?spid=18

Competition List

City/Town Sport
(Discipline)
Venues
Fukuchiyama City Soft Tennis Sandanike Park Tennis Court
Kyotanabe City Handball Tanabe Central Gymnasium
Kyotango City Canoe
(Marathon)
Kumihama Bay Canoe Stadium
Nantan City Triathlon
(Duathlon)
Nantan City Oigawa Park
Wazuka Town Cycling
(Mountain Bike)
Yubune MTB LAND
Kyotamba Town Gateball Kyoto Tamba Park
Uji City Flying Disc
(Ultimate)
Kyoto Prefectural Yamashiro Sports Park
Handball Kyoto Prefectural Yamashiro Sports ark Gymnasium

Osaka Pref.(OSAKA)

Night view from Higashiosaka City Hall’s 22F Observation Lobby
Night view from Higashiosaka City Hall’s 22F Observation LobbyRecognized as a Night View Heritage of Japan, you can enjoy a beautiful night view of central Osaka and the distinctive junctions sprawling from below.
Kishiwada Castle
Kishiwada CastleWith easy access, just 15 minutes by car from Kansai International Airport, this is a castle with a castle tower. Kishiwada Castle garden, Hachijin no Niwa, is registered as a designated national scenic beauty.
Tarui Southern Beach
Tarui Southern BeachA ten-minute walk from Nankai Tarui Station. Located on the shore opposite Kansai International Airport, the beach is designated as one of Japan’s most beautiful sunsets along with the neighboring “Lover’s Sanctuary,” Sennan Marble Beach.

Not just for fun.
This is the real Osaka.
It’s time to experience everything Osaka has to offer!

Osaka is the economic center of western Japan and a domestic and international gateway with Kansai International Airport, Osaka International Airport and the Port of Osaka.
Known as the “water capital” due to its surrounding rivers, Osaka’s economy and culture developed thanks to its waterways. Osaka is also known as an epicurean city, its okonomiyaki, takoyaki, deep-fried skewers, and udon noodles are highly recommended.

Activities & Events for the WMG Period Season
  • ●Higashiosaka Taikan Machihaku [Date TBA]
  • ●Higashiosaka Rugby Bar [Date TBA]
  • ●David Austin English Rose Garden Spring Rose Festival (At Hanazaki Farm Agricultural Park in Sennan)
    [Date unconfirmed. Usually from mid-May for one month]
  • *All of the above are plans.

Click here for Osaka Prefecture tourism information

Recommend
Hakozushi
Hakozushi

Shrimp, fish fillet and rice seasoned with vinegar is placed into a wooden box, pressed, then taken out and cut into bite-sized pieces.

Where can you eat them?
■The Nation’s Kitchen[OSAKA-INFO]
 https://osaka-info.jp/en/page/gastronomy-top
■TASTE OSAKA(A search engine for restaurants with foreign language menus.)
 https://taste-osaka.com/index.php?lang=en

Competition List

City/Town Sport
(Discipline)
Venues
Kishiwada City Cycling
(BMX)
Cyclepia Kishiwada BMX Course
Higashiosaka City Rugby Higashiosaka City Hanazono Rugby Stadium
Sennan City Swimming
(Open Water)
Tarui Southern Beach

Hyogo Pref.(HYOGO)

Himeji Castle(Himeji)
Himeji Castle(Himeji)
Sasayama Castle Oshoin (Tamba-Sasayama)
Sasayama Castle Oshoin (Tamba-Sasayama)Sasayama Castle was built by order of Ieyasu Tokugawa. While Oshoin, once used for official functions, was burned down in 1944, it was reconstructed in 1989 in a way that looks exactly like the original.
Sumoto Castle (Sumoto)
Sumoto Castle (Sumoto)Sumoto Castle was built as a vital point adjacent to the Port of Osaka to look out over the Seto Inland Sea from Awaji Island.
It provides a superb view of the Kitan Channel from its keep.

Hyogo Prefecture, the province of great castles.
A tour of 22 castles designated as national historic sites, the most of any Japanese prefecture.

Facing the Sea of Japan in the north and the Seto Inland Sea in the south, Hyogo Prefecture is a region that has everything. From cityscapes to beautiful nature, it is sometimes referred to as “miniature Japan.” Hyogo Prefecture is comprised of the five former nations of Settsu, Harima, Tajima, Tamba, and Awaji, and boasts wonderful local cultures and natural features native to these five regions, including nature, industry, art, culture, history, human figures, specialty products, and food.
Most famous for its World Heritage Site designated Himeji Castle, we urge you to enjoy the uniqueness of Hyogo Prefecture’s 1,000+ castle ruins and 22 castles designated as national historic sites.

Activities & Events for the WMG Period Season
  • [Events held within Hyogo Prefecture in May]
  • ●Awaji Hanahaku 20th Anniversary Hanamidori Fair
  • ●Kobe Festival
  • ●Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge Walk
  • ●Himeji Castle Festival
  • ●Aioi Dragon Boat Festival
  • ●Kushaku-fuji Festival
  • ●TAJIMADOME Festival
  • *All of the above are plans.

Click here for Hyogo Prefecture tourism information

Recommend
Choice Japanese Sake
(General Foundation Kobe Tourism Bureau)
Choice Japanese Sake

Hyogo Prefecture has nine sake brewers' associations in each of its regions and approximately 70 sake breweries and boasts the highest sake production in Japan. Due to the different climates in each region, each of the regions and breweries offer a variety of sake flavors.

Where can you drink them?
Available at sake breweries, Japanese pubs, etc. in every region of the prefecture

Competition List

City/Town Sport
(Discipline)
Venues
Kobe City Swimming
(Diving)
Kobe Port Island Sports Center
Himeji City Taekwondo WINK Budoukan
Amagasaki City Swimming
(Water Polo)
Amagasaki Sports Forest
Swimming
(Artistic Swimming)
Miki City Tennis Bourbon Beans Dome
Kasai City Tennis Aono Sports Park Aono Tennis Club
Yabu City Orienteering
(Forest)
Hachi Highland /
Higashi Hachi-buse Highland
Sugigasawa Highland
Minami Awaji City Volleyball
(Beach Volleyball)
Keinomatsubara Beach Volley Court
Kamikawa Town Orienteering
(Forest)
Mineyama Kogen Highland
Kami Town Orienteering
(Forest)
Hachikita Highland
Uwano Highland
Shiso City Canoe
(Polo)
Lake Onzui Canoe Course
(Okayama City, Okayama Pref.) Shooting
(Clay)
Okayama Clay Target Shooting Range

Nara Pref.(NARA)

Nara Park
Nara ParkNara Park, represented by the Big Buddha, green and deer, could be said to be the face of ancient Nara.
Kimpusen-ji
Kimpusen-jiThe entirety of Mt. Yoshino is registered as a World Heritage Site. The symbolic Kimpusen-ji is the head temple of the Shugendo sect of Buddhism.

A moment of soothing in the ancient capital of Nara.

Experience Japan’s beginnings as a country in the ancient capital of Nara, a city that boasts roughly 1,300 years of history.
Nara Prefecture has three World Heritage Sites, including “Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area,” the first recorded World Heritage Site in Japan, “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara,” which includes Todai-ji and Yakushi-ji, and “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range,” which spans the prefectures of Nara, Mie, and Wakayama. Many national treasures, important cultural properties and traditional events have been passed down through the generations and continued since ancient times.
Nara Prefecture is overflowing with a variety of attractions, with landscapes brimming with lush nature, historical ruins that feel like ancient Rome, and townscapes that harmonize modern and old.
Welcome to Nara, the origin of Japan, the perfect place to relax and soothe your body and soul.

Activities & Events for the WMG Period Season
  • ●Heijo Tempyo Spring Festival [Early May]
  • ●Taima-dera Temple Nerikuyo Eshiki [May 14th]
  • ●Takigi Noh [Third Fri & Sat of May]
  • ●Toshodaiji Uchiwa-maki (Fan Throwing Ceremony) [May 19th]

Click here for Nara Prefecture tourism information

Recommend
Nara’s Local Brew [Japanese Sake]
Nara’s Local Brew [Japanese Sake]

Said to have the perfect land for brewing Japanese sake, people of Nara have been brewing sake at shrines and temples since long ago.
One of the most well-known of Nara’s sake was called “Soboshu” and was brewed in vast quantities using rice grown in lords’ manors. Even today, there are numerous sake breweries and you can enjoy a wide range of Japanese sake.

Where can you drink them?
Available in all regions of the prefecture

Competition List

City/Town Sport
(Discipline)
Venues
Katsuragi City Tug of War Shinjo Kenmin Athletic Field 1
Kashiba City Kashiba City General Gymnasium
Yoshino Town Canoe
(Sprint)
Tsuburo Lake Canoe Stadium

Wakayama Pref.(WAKAYAMA)

Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes
Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes
Koyasan-a Mountain of Temples
Koyasan-a Mountain of Temples
Nanki Shirahama - Hot spring resorts
Nanki Shirahama - Hot spring resorts

Visit Wakayama
~The Spiritual Heart of Japan~

Wakayama faces the Pacific Ocean and occupies a large slice of the Kii peninsula. The prefecture is part of the Kansai region, which includes Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. The prefectural capital is Wakayama City and is just one hour from Osaka by train, and 45 minutes from Kansai International Airport (KIX). Inland Wakayama is dominated by the Kii mountains, home to World Heritage ancient pilgrimage routes, sacred shrines, and mountaintop temples. Along the 600-kilometre coastline, there are world-class beaches, hot spring resorts, and fantastic ocean views.

Activities & Events for the WMG Period Season
  • ●Princess Chujo-hime Festival in Tokusho-ji temple【May 14th】

Click here for Wakayama Prefecture tourism information

Recommend
FRUIT / FRUIT PICKING
FRUIT / FRUIT PICKING

Wakayama is bursting with fruit farms, and many offer fruitpicking experiences. Pick fruit that is fresh and seasonal, including mikan mandarin oranges, peaches, grapes, strawberries and melons.
【Flavors of Wakayama】
https://visitwakayama.jp/themes/flavors-of-wakayama/

Competition List

City/Town Sport
(Discipline)
Venues
Wakayama City Dance Sports Martial Arts/Wakayama Big Wave
Sailing
(Sailing)
Wakayama Sailing Center
Sailing
(Windsurfing)
Volleyball
(Volleyball)
Wakayama Big-Whale
Martial Arts/Wakayama Big Wave
Wakayama Prefectural Gymnasium
Wakayama Municipal Kanan Gymnasium
Kainan City Shooting
(Rifle)
Wakayama Rifle Shooting Range
Tanabe City Athletics
(EKIDEN)
Tanabe Sports Park
Kamitonda Town Athletics
(Half Marathon)
Kishu Kuchikumano Marathon Course

Tottori Pref.(TOTTORI)

Tottori Sand Dunes
Tottori Sand DunesWe recommend doing activities like paragliding or visiting The Sand Museum which exhibits sand sculptures!
Kaike Onsen and Daisen
Kaike Onsen and DaisenAs well as Kaike Onsen, which has beautifying effects on the skin, enrich your time with city walks or martial arts experiences.
Kurayoshi White Wall Warehouses
Kurayoshi White Wall WarehousesGo on a relaxing walk along the white wall warehouses by the old town’s river and feel the flow of time itself.

From vast dunes and great mountains to healing hot springs
Introducing the charms of Tottori.

Tottori Prefecture offers a variety of attractions such as the Global Geopark certified Sand Dunes, Kurayoshi White Wall Warehouses, and a fishing port famous in Japan as a sacred place for yokai. You can also enjoy spa luxury at Tottori’s famous onsen (hot springs), including Kaike Onsen, Hawai Onsen, Togo Onsen, and Misasa Onsen. It is also the perfect place for stargazing. If you go to the outskirts, you can see the Milky Way and shooting stars to your heart’s content.
Its cuisine is yet another reason to appreciate Tottori, with crab from its rich sea and pear and watermelon from its rich mountains.
We encourage you to visit Tottori and enjoy everything it has to offer.

Activities & Events for the WMG Period Season
  • ●Strawberry Picking [May]
  • ●Kurayoshi Spring Festival [Until mid-May]
  • ●Bara Matsuri (Rose Festival) at Tottori Flower Park [From mid-May]
  • ●Trekking along Abandoned Kurayoshi Line Train Tracks [Fixed Date in May]
  • ●Scallion Harvesting Experience [From late May]
  • *All of the above are plans.

Click here for Tottori Prefecture tourism information

Recommend
Red Snow Crab
Red Snow Crab

While we recommend trying boiled crab, fried crab and crab hotpot, crab gratin and deep-fried crab claw meat are also very tasty ways to enjoy this crab.

Where can you eat them?
Available at Japanese pubs and restaurants throughout the prefecture

Competition List

City/Town Sport
(Discipline)
Venues
Tottori City Archery
(Outdoor Archery)
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Sports Park Track and Field Stadium
Archery
(Indoor Archery)
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Sports Park Tottori Prefectural Gymnasium
Yonago City Judo Tottori Prefectural Budokan
Kurayoshi City Cycling
(Track)
Kurayoshi Cycling Track
Cycling
(Road Race)
Kurayoshi・Hokuei Roadrace Course
Yurihama Town Ground Golf The Home of Ground Golf "Shiokaze no Oka Tomari"

Tokushima Pref.(TOKUSHIMA)

Awa Odori Kaikan
Awa Odori KaikanA place where you can enjoy the Awa Odori dance all year round. You can dance like a fool too!
Surfing
SurfingIn southern Tokushima, you can enjoy various activities like surfing and SUP.
Indigo Dyeing
Indigo DyeingTokushima’s Indigo Dyeing is a recognized National Heritage. Find a high-quality product with your favorite shade of blue.

Enormous seas and mountains brimming with life
Try out exciting experiences of Japan’s proud traditional cultures

Tokushima Prefecture is full of attractions, beginning with one of the world's three natural whirlpools: the Naruto Whirlpools. The western region of the prefecture is dubbed Nishi Awa, which contains the "Steep Slope Land Agricultural System," a farming technique that was designated as the first Japanese Important Agricultural Heritage System. In addition, one may enjoy marine sports and fresh seafood on the beautiful ocean of the so-called "Shikoku no Migishita," or the southeastern region of Shikoku.

Tokushima also boasts Awa indigo, which was chosen as the logo color for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In addition, Tokushima is known throughout the country for its traditional "Awa Odori" dance festival. The delicious sudachi citrus fruit that you can find in any kitchen in the Kansai area hails from Tokushima and is quite popular.

If you get the chance to visit, please don't miss a thing when enojoying all that Tokushima has to offer.

Activities & Events for the WMG Period Season
  • ●Strawberry Picking [May]
  • ●Machi★Asobi [May or October]
  • ●Spring Rose Festival [May]
  • ●Awa Open Garden [May]
  • ●Mugi Awabi Festival [Early May]
  • ●Takegashima Shrine Festival [Mid-May]
  • *All of the above are plans.

Click here for Tokushima Prefecture tourism information

Recommend
Tokushima Ramen
Tokushima Ramen

Pork rib meat cooked in a salty-sweet pork bone soy sauce base soup and topped with raw egg. This one is brown, but there are also white and yellow ones. Mixing this thick ramen with white rice is the winning combination.

Where can you eat them?
Available in all regions of the prefecture

Competition List

City/Town Sport
(Discipline)
Venues
Tokushima City Tenpin Bowling Suehiro Bowl
Golf Tokushima Country Club
Naruto City Golf Grandee Naruto Golf Club 36
Naruto Country Club
Weightlifting Amino-Value Hall
Awa City Golf J Classic Golf Club
Ishii Town Tenpin Bowling Pop Joy Ishii
Kamiyama Town Golf Takagawa Higashi-tokushima Golf Club
Naka Town Canoe
(Slalom)
Naka River Wajiki Line
Minami Town Triathlon
(Triathlon)
Hiwasa Umigame Triathlon Course
Triathlon
(Aquathlon)

Kyoto City(Kyoto Pref.)(KYOTO CITY)

From early summer, you can enjoy outside dining along the Kamo River running through Kyoto City.
From early summer, you can enjoy outside dining along the Kamo River running through Kyoto City.
Fushimi once prospered as a port town and entrance to the city. Now, you can enjoy the elegant streets lined with sake breweries by boat.
Fushimi once prospered as a port town and entrance to the city. Now, you can enjoy the elegant streets lined with sake breweries by boat.

It all begins in Kyoto.
The touring of the game’s venues also begins in Kyoto!

Kyoto City is located in the southern part of Kyoto Prefecture. The lifestyle cultures in this city have been nurtured for over 1,000 years, forming a unique sense of Japanese beauty. As well as Kinkaku-ji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion), Kiyomizu-dera and Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto is brimming with so many fascinating attractions that are not very well known, such as Sanzen-in Temple, Fushimi, Takao, Yamashina, Nishikyo, and Keihoku.

Activities & Events for the WMG Period Season
  • ●Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock Festival) [May 15th]

Click here for Kyoto City(Kyoto Prefecture) tourism information

Competition List

City Sport
(Discipline)
Venues
Kyoto City Opening ceremony Surrounding area of Okazaki district
Badminton Shimadzu Arena Kyoto
Squash L-Sports Kyoto
Karate Kyoto City Budo Center
Squash Kyoto Terrsa
Athletics
(Track & Field)
Takebishi Stadium Kyoto・Sub-Field(Nishikyogoku Athletic Park)
Badminton Hannaryz Arena
Kyoto Citizen Sports Hall

Osaka City(Osaka Pref.)(OSAKA CITY)

Dotonbori
DotonboriIt is a symbolic spot in Osaka with a bridge and a Glico sign.
This is a vibrant area where many foreign tourists visit and are crowded with many people.
There is a long-established shop and a gourmet spot in Osaka.
Umeda Sky Building
Umeda Sky BuildingIt is the core facility of Shin-Umeda City, a new city center in Osaka and Umeda, and is one of Umeda's landmarks. From the observatory, you can enjoy a 360 ° view.

Eat, play, then eat some more!
The more you see, the more you’ll enjoy the wonderful attractions!

The stylish Kita northern downtown, with all the latest fashions and trends. Osaka's Minami southern downtown, centered around Namba. You can have totally different experiences, even in the same city

Activities & Events for the WMG Period Season
  • ●The International Food Expo【May(Under adjustment)】

Click here for Osaka City(Osaka Prefecture) tourism information

Recommend
Takoyaki
Takoyaki

One of the must-try foods of Osaka.
Easily eaten as a snack,and bite-sized too.

Where can you eat them?
Takoyaki restaurants and restaurants in Osaka city

Competition List

City Sport
(Discipline)
Venues
Osaka City Closing ceremony Osaka-Jo Hall

Sakai City(Osaka Pref.)(SAKAI CITY)

The Mozu Tombs, Osaka’s first World Heritage Site
The Mozu Tombs, Osaka’s first World Heritage Site
At the Mozu Tombs, you can purchase traditional goods produced in Sakai, including knives of the finest quality.
At the Mozu Tombs, you can purchase traditional goods produced in Sakai, including knives of the finest quality.

Sakai, the beginning of all things
Enjoy a seemingly everlasting moment in Sakai,
A city overflowing with history and culture.

The Mausoleum of Emperor Nintoku is the world’s largest tomb and part of the Mozu Tombs, which became Osaka’s first World Heritage Site in 2019. Sakai is blessed with rich historical culture, including its large number of historical temples and shrines, the old streets around Kitahatagocho, the culture of the “Way of Tea” created by Sen no Rikyu, and traditional industries such as blade-making, incense sticks, and bicycles.
The town with the Mausoleum of Emperor Nintoku and birthplace of Sen no Rikyu…
Sakai is brimming with historical and cultural attractions and is a wonderful place to visit.

Activities & Events for the WMG Period Season
  • ●Tour of Japan – Sakai Stage [Around mid-May]

Click here for Sakai City(Osaka Prefecture) tourism information

Recommend
Sakai Conger Eel Cuisine
Sakai Conger Eel Cuisine

In the past, numerous conger eels were caught in the waters around Sakai, and there were rows of conger eel restaurants. The gourmet and ceramic artist Kitaoji Rosanjin wrote in an essay that “the sea around Sakai is famous for delicious conger eels. They cook them well there, too…” So, we hope you decide to enjoy high-quality conger eel at Sakai.

Where can you eat them?
Available at Japanese pubs, restaurants, hotels, etc. in Sakai City

Competition List

City Sport
(Discipline)
Venues
Sakai City Football
(Football)
J-GREEN SAKAI
Football
(Futsal)

Kobe City(Hyogo Pref.)(KOBE CITY)

Mt. Rokko
Mt. RokkoThe view of Kobe city from Mt. Rokko is clear and the air is the best!
Arima Onsen
Arima OnsenArima Onsen has been extremely popular for many years.

Kobe, a city breathing with history
in its everyday life.

Kobe has a wealth of attractive spots, including the rich nature of Mt. Rokko and the Seto Inland Sea, harbors with beautiful scenery, exotic cityscapes, Arima Onsen, and the Nada sake brewery.
In addition, the unique lifestyle cultures of Kobe, including its food culture of sweets and bread and stylish fashion culture are nurtured on a backdrop of Kobe’s blessed topography and history as a port town.

Activities & Events for the WMG Period Season
  • ●Kobe Festival [Usually held on the third Sunday of May]

Click here for Kobe City(Hyogo Prefecture) tourism information

Recommend
Kobe Beef
Kobe Beef

As its reputation is so great, only Tajima cattle born within designated producers within Hyogo Prefecture that meet the strict standards may be marketed as Kobe Beef. Kobe Beef is characterized by its fine, vivid and beautiful marbling. The marbling has a melting point so low that it melts at human skin temperature, and produces a rich fragrance, mellowness, and richness.
【Kobe Official Tourism Website “Feel KOBE” Gourmet Page】
https://plus.feel-kobe.jp/en/facilities/food.html

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City Sport
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Kobe City Athletics
(Race Walking)
Rokko Island Around Course
Basketball Kobe Oji Sports Center
Orienteering
(Sprint)
Kobe University Rokkodai Campus
Baseball
(Baseball)
Hotto Motto Field Kobe
G7 Stadium Kobe
Basketball Green Arena Kobe
Table Tennis Green Arena Kobe
Baseball
(Baseball)
Ajisai Stadium Kita Kobe
Basketball Kobe Central Gymnasium
Swimming
(Swimming)
Kobe Port Island Sports Center
Table Tennis Kobe Central Gymnasium
Orienteering
(Sprint)
Port Island
Orienteering
(Sprint)
University of Hyogo
(Miki City, Hyogo Pref.) Baseball
(Baseball)
Miki Disaster Prevention Park

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