largest city: Osaka / prefectures: Shiga, Mie, Nara, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo and Wakayama
There is a moveable bridge exclusive for freight trains in Yokkaichi, Mie prefecture. Although there is no published timetables, may be you can watch the bridge going up and down.
One of the Japan's three scenic views. Amanohashidate is a shoal, sandbar in Miyazu bay in Miyazu city, located in northern Kyoto prefecture. It is the second most popular destination in Kyoto prefecture after Kyoto city. In 2013, 1.78 million tourist visited this famous sandbar.
Osaka, the most populous city in Japan has one of most popular aquariums in Japan, Kaiyukan aquarium.
Probably the best time to visit Kyoto is in winter. It is less crowded than in spring and autumn, when many Japanese students come for school trip. Then, summer is humid and hot. Kyoto Railway Museum is must place to visit for train lovers.