About this website

Kansai is a historical region with a variety of culture, where many tangible and intangible cultural properties exist. This website is a portal site managed by the union of Kansai governments that provides information on Japan Heritage in the Kansai region of 8 prefectures and 4 ordinance-designated cities. Please enjoy the story of each Japan Heritage in the area.


What is Japan Heritage?


The Agency for Cultural Affairs designates stories of Japan’s unique regional culture and traditions as Japan Heritage. This action was started in fiscal 2015 to vitalize regional economies. The attractive tangible/intangible cultural properties which are essential for telling those stories are collected and utilized in a comprehensive manner by local initiative of each region, and strategically advertised home and overseas.

Site policy

Intellectual properties

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The union of Kansai governments carries information after sufficient examination and confirmation of the information. However, the accuracy, usability, certainty, safety, or suitability of information for any particular purpose is not guaranteed. The union of Kansai governments shall not be responsible for any damage or loss that may result from the use of this website or its contents.

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