Spots in Sakai / Kishiwada Area

  • Rinku Premium Outlets
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    4.0
    781 Reviews
    Shopping
    Osaka Izumisanoshi Rinkuouraiminami 3-28
    The biggest outlet mall in Kansai, you’ll find this facility in Izumisano City, Osaka Prefecture across from the Kansai International Airport inside “Rinku Town.” It has two areas, the “Main Side” and the “Sea Side,” and each is two floors. You’ll find top-class overseas brands as well as casual brands, lifestyle goods, and more in the approximately 200 shops onsite. It feels like a beautiful resort, and there’s even a playground for kids. It’s popular as a spot where you can spend all day shopping.

    Lots of brand shops, mainly clothing, which all seemed expensive. There is also a Lego shop which was interesting, but again expensive. It could be worth visiting if you like any particular brands of...

  • Kanku View Hall Sky View
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    4.0
    276 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Izumisanoshi Senshukukoukita 1
    This is an observation deck overlooking the runway where visitors can see aircraft taking off and landing right before their eyes. From the “Sky Deck” on the fifth floor, visitors have a 360-degree panorama view of the Kansai Airport, and the powerful and exciting scene of aircraft skimming across the sky overhead as they fly away. There is a “play area” with play equipment for children in the rooftop garden. Inside the facility there is a museum where you can learn about Kansai Airport and airplanes, a restaurant where you can taste in-flight meals, a shop offering original goods, and is an enjoyable place to spend the day for both adults and children. There is a free shuttle bus from Bus No. 1 in front of Terminal 1.

    Looking for something to do we visited the Sky Museum - free bus to the observation hall but not much to see in the way of a museum mainly a children’s educational area with interactivity

  • Kishiwada Castle
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    4.0
    112 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Kishiwadashi Kishikichou 9-1
    Kishiwada Castle is located in Kishiki-cho, in Kishiwada City. Kishiwada Castle, also known as Chikiri Castle, is said to have been built by Wada Takaie, a relative of Kusunoki Masashige. The castle tower was built in 1585, when Toyotomi Hideyoshi's grandfather, Koide Hidemasa, began to expand the castle. The current three-tier / three-story castle tower was built in 1954, after the previous five-story burned down when it was struck by lightning in 1827. During the time of the Meiji Restoration, with the tower and gate destroyed, only the moat and stone walls still stood. In 1943, the site was designated as a historical site by Osaka Prefecture, and in 2014, Kishiwada Castle Garden (Hachijin no Niwa) was designated as a Place of Scenic Beauty. It is also a famous flower-viewing spot.

    After visiting many castles in Japan, it was a pleasure to visit one with an intimate feel. There are some exhibits on a couple of floors, but not enough to make it feel more like a museum than a...

  • Daisen Park
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    4.0
    99 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Sakaishi Sakai-ku Mozusekiunchou 2-204
    This park in Sakai City is located 15 minutes' walk from Mozu Station, near the mausoleum of Emperor Nintoku. This heavily symbolic park is steeped in nature and history. Within the park are open greens, a gourd-shaped pond, children forest, museum, tea house, Japanese gardens and many other fascinating places to visit. The park was selected to be included in Japan's top 100 historical parks list. Near the gourd-shaped pond, approximately 400 various types of cherry tree have been planted, including Yoshino cherry trees and Oshima cherry trees. When in full bloom, the whole area is painted a beautiful florid pink. The park's hill and pond circuit-style garden is also a popular place for locals to relax.

    I came here during autumn season, the best spot in this park was the Japanese garden. Looking at huge number of cherry trees, I believe it will be a good spot during cherry blossom season in...

  • Rinku Park
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    4.0
    123 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Izumisanoshi Rinkuouraikita 1-271
    This seaside park stretches out across the coast opposite Kansai International Airport. The park itself is divided into two areas, Symbol Garden and Seaside Garden. On the Symbol Garden side, there are rock gardens with seasonal flowers and an inland sea cove. The inland sea cove is especially popular with children, as they can touch the sea water there, so parents often visit it with their children. On the Seaside Garden side, the main attraction is the long pebble covered marble beach. The landscape is particularly beautiful at night, and the beach is also used as a venue for cosplay competitions and the Rinku fireworks festival.

    A nice park next to the sea, with great views of the bay and Kansai airport. The park has plants, flowers, a fountain, places to sit, and various paths to walk. A nice place to relax, away from the...

  • Sakai Green Museum Harvest Hill
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    3.5
    88 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Sakaishi Minami-ku Hachigamineji 2405-1
    This agricultural park opened in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture in 2000 and is focused on providing agricultural experiences to visitors. The site is large enough to fit eight Koshien Stadiums, and gorgeous rape blossoms and cosmoses bloom along with other seasonal flowers. Visitors can enjoy a shepherd dog show, horseback riding, cow milking, a petting zoo, and several other offerings. There’s also a grass ski slope, bicycles built for entertainment, and various areas perfect for moving your body, making it popular with families. There’s even a classroom for making sausages and handmade bread.

    Definitely a family or couples(or group of friends) place to visit. Look lets say one thing, its not amazing and its not boring as well. Its nice to have a walk around. Kids will love it due to...

  • Osaka Oizumi Ryokuchi Park
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    4.0
    67 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Sakaishi Kita-ku Kanaokachou 128
    This green space in Kita Ward of Sakai City is managed by Osaka Prefecture. It has a forest area with approximately 320,000 trees of 200 different varieties, and is particularly famous for its landscaped garden with 10,000 stocks of 15 varieties of Japanese irises, making this park chosen as one of the 100 Selections of Osaka Green. At the center of the park is a green grassy area with a large pond, surrounded by a garden, three children play areas, a motocross field used exclusively for BMX competitions, a barbecue plaza, sports facilities, and more, making this a great spot for people to gather throughout the year. Various events are also held to match the season, and the workshops on flowers are particularly popular.

    予約も無しに、バーベキューコンロを持ち込んでのバーベキューができます。その時期は、車が混みますので、朝は早めに。公園も広く、各世代、楽しめます

  • Izumisano Fishermen's Cooperative Association Open-Air Market
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
    Shopping
    Osaka Izumisanoshi Shinmachi 2-5187-101
    This market is located in the corner of Izumisano fishing port, which looks out to Kansai International Airport. Fresh seafood is sold here on the very same day that it is caught. A special feature of the market is Hiruami fish caught in the afternoon, which are then put up for auction from around 2 p.m. Thanks to this afternoon auction, it is possible to see the auctions taking place without having to go to the market in the early hours of the morning. Also in the market are sushi bars and various restaurants with menus bursting with fresh seafood, and in the nearby barbeque (seafood grill) restaurants, you can cook your own ingredients bought at the market.

    Located 30 minutes from Kansai airport by taking Nankai train, get off at Izumisano station and another 15 minutes walk. It is a fish market co-ops you can buy or just take a look at colorful fish...

  • Rock Salt Spa Rinkunoyu
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    4.0
    66 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Osaka Izumisanoshi Rinkuouraiminami 3 Pleasure Town Secret 2F
    This super-sized public bath is just outside the JR Kansai Airport Line's Rinku Town Station, on the second floor of Rinku Pleasure Town Seacle. The water contains an abundance of natural minerals, including pink rock salt from the Himalayas and black rock salt, making it rich in high-quality sulfur. The water is similar to sulfur-containing sodium-chloride water. In addition to its eight different outdoor baths, attractions and saunas, there is also a rock sauna and a comic corner, with unlimited access to a collection of 30,000 volumes.

    Hard to find, but worth to seek. Very clean and tidy. Relaxing invironment. Reception gave good instructions by paper, so do not hesite to go and have relaxing bath.

  • Tonboike Park
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    4.5
    34 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Kishiwadashi Sangayamachou Oike Ass 701
    This general public park is in the hilly area of Sangayama Town, Kishiwada City, Osaka Prefecture. It contains lush green and various areas for the enjoyment of kids and adults alike. There’s “Tonbo no Yugu” (Dragonfly’s Playground), which features 45 different types of play structures, which makes it popular for both small children and older children. There are plenty of spots where you can enjoy nature, such as the “Rose Garden” that blooms with over 2,300 roses in spring and fall, the “Fall Foliage Valley” boasts stunning leaf colors in the autumn, and a big lake with birds swimming in it. Complete with large grassy fields and plains, this is a great spot for a family picnic.

    Whenever we are home visiting Osaka, we always make it a point to take the kids out to Tombo Ike Park. Like most public places in Japan, the park is well kept and people generally respect the area...

  • Osaka Nishikinohama Beach Park
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    3.5
    37 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Prefecture Kaizuka-shi 859-1
    This seaside park is in Sawa, Kaizuka City, Osaka Prefecture and contains Nishikinohama Beach Park, a popular Osaka sea bathing spot. The blue sea, sand, and pine forest are gorgeous, and many visitors come to enjoy the one-kilometer stretch of beach. Surrounding a monument shaped like a sailboat mast is a sports field and several play structures, while the east side of the park has tennis courts and a baseball field. The “cherry blossom viewing hill” is covered in cherry blossoms in spring, and there are zones where you can enjoy seasonal blooms as well. Families can enjoy the day here.

    The worst beach Ive ever been. If you are looking for a plastic ocean with and share the sand with all kind of garbage, so, here is your place. You can find all kind of plastic, bottles, cans, etc...

  • Sakaihama Rakuten Onsen Shofuku
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Osaka Sakaishi Sakai-ku Chikkouyawatamachi 1-1
    "With 18 large and small bathing areas, Sakaihama Rakuten OnsenShofuku is a ""super public bath,"" located inside Sakaihama Seaside Stage, overlooking Osaka Bay. The baths are fed directly from a weakly alkaline simple hot spring excavated 840 meters underground. The outdoor bath affords a panoramic view of the Sakaihama Coast sunset. The resting area has a library of more than 10,000 books, and customers can also borrow a tablet or PC at no extra charge. They can even spend the night in the onsite capsule hotel. Each of the 64 capsules is equipped with a 19-inch TV, allowing guests to spend a leisurely evening there."

    岩盤浴もお風呂も充実しており大満足です!お食事する場所も二ヶ所あり、漫画コーナーもあり1日いても十分楽しめます。

  • Mizumadera Temple
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Kaidukashi Mizuma 638
    This temple is located in Mizuma, Kaizuka City. While it is commonly called Mizuma Kannon, its official name is Mizuma-dera Temple. According to legend, the temple was built by Gyoki, on Emperor Shomu's orders. The temple's name comes from the meeting of the Kogi River, flowing down from Mt. Katsuragi, and the Kibitani tributary River. The current main hall was rebuilt in 1811, with the temple having been razed multiple times by the fires of war. The principle object of worship in the temple is a Kannon that drives away misfortune. The Shogatsu Hoe and Senbon Mochitsuki festivals, which are held every New Year, are designated Intangible Cultural Properties of Kaizuka City.

    近くには所用があってよくいくのですが、いつも水間寺を横目で見ながら素通りしておりました。今回は友人とちょっと寄ってみようと行ってみた。立派な三重の塔が印象的でした。本殿も立派で、厳かな気分に浸れました。立ち寄って良かったです。

  • Kanbukuro
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    4.5
    173 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Sakaishi Sakai-ku Shinzaikechouhigashi 1-2-1
    This long-established Japanese-style confectionary store, located in Sakai, was founded in 1329, in the late Kamakura period. Their specialty walnut mochi's name is derived from green soybean paste wrapped in mochi. The exquisite balance of the product's softness and the bean paste's smoothness is something people never tire of, according to its reputation. Their take-out menu is so popular that there is always a line extending out of the store. Additionally, seated within the eat-in space inside the store, customers can also enjoy shaved-ice walnut mochi, as well as the store's regular walnut mochi.

    The dessert here are ok... not as refined as in Kyoto. Service is lacking. Can skip if you have no time to wait in the queue.

  • Daisen Park Japanese Garden
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Sakai-shi Sakai-ku Daisennakamachi Daisen Park
    A Japanese garden located inside Daisen Park in Daisen Naka-machi, Sakai Ward, Sakai City. The park was opened in 1989 to commemorate the formation of Sakai City. A traditional circular garden built around a central pond with an artificial hill and forest, the garden's design was inspired by Sakai, a place which long flourished as a trading point with China; and famous scenic sights in China. Visitors can rent traditional Japanese tatami mat rooms in the garden for events, etc.; the garden also serves matcha powdered green tea and Japanese confections.

    I dont know why, this beautiful garden was not in my visit list in Osaka. In fact, it is the best Japanese Garden Ive ever visited and it should be at top 10 most visited place in Japan. We went...

  • Kishiwada Danjiri Kaikan
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Kishiwadashi Honmachi 11-23
    This museum is approximately a 13-minute walk from the Nankai Line's Kishiwada Station. You can learn all about the Kishiwada Danjiri festival at this facility. Actual items used in the Danjiri festival are exhibited in the event hall on the second floor, and every hour, there is a screening of the Danjiri festival on the 27-screen display. Also exhibited here, are things such as the Old Kamiyacho, which was made in 1842 and retired in 1990. In the experience corner on the fourth floor, you can experience what you feel like to ride on the top of Danjiri big roof, which is just like the stage star and often a carpenter does the role, and the exciting Danjiri-bayashi, with the great Taiko drums and small Taiko drums.

    These portable shrines are drawn along by columns of young men during festival days. I saw such a parade in 2013.

  • Kishiwada City Namikiri Hall
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Kishiwadashi Minatomidorimachi 1-1
    The multipurpose hall is approximately ten-minutes by foot from Kishiwada Station. It was opened in April, 2002 as a symbol of the Kishiwada Bay Area and looks over Osaka Bay. In the building you'll find various sized halls, a multipurpose hall, a cultural exchange hall, conference rooms, and studios. When arranged for its primary use of the appreciation of traditional Japanese performance art the main hall holds 1,552 seats but it can be rearranged to serve a multitude of functions, anything from theater, opera, ballet and classical concerts to conventions.

    4階の会議場を利用しました。廊下からは海が見渡せて心地よいですね。毎日のように地元のおじいちゃんっぽい人が歩き回っていて少し不気味ですが…

  • Hana-no-Mori
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    4.5
    19 Reviews
    Shopping
    Osaka Izumishi Onochou 973-3
    This is a store specializing in agricultural and forest products offering safe and inexpensive agricultural products in Izumi City, Osaka Prefecture, approximately ten minutes from Kishiwada-Izumi Interchange. A variety of fresh fruits and vegetables including Naniwa traditional vegetables that are rare to find in normal supermarkets, processed goods and original crafts are available in the shop. There is a vast variety of produce and products and visitors can enjoy shopping here. In addition, the locally grown brown rice available in the store can be polished to make freshly cleaned white rice at any time by using the rice mill in the store. There is also an udon noodle restaurant and okonomiyaki pancake restaurant outside the shop where visitors can enjoy food to eat in or to go.

    野菜をはじめ、果物、花、加工品、工芸品、鮮魚と幅広い商品がありました。特に野菜がリーズナブルに思いました。

  • Bicycle Museum
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Sakaishi Sakai-ku Daisennakamachi 18-2
    This is the only bicycle museum in Japan, located approximately six minutes' walk from the JR Hanwa Line's Mozu Station. Here, visitors can learn about the history of the development of bicycles from around 300 actual bicycles (including replicas) and from books on the subject. In the Bicycle Plaza, located in Daisen Park, next to the museum, you can try riding replicas of 1800s bicycles, and there is also a bicycle-riding class for people who cannot ride a bicycle.

    The friendly staff played the introductory video in English when they knew I couldn’t understand Japanese. Puts into perspective what you get to see in the bicycle museum. (Following info are...

  • Myokokuji Temple
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    3.5
    25 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Sakai-shi Sakai-ku Zaimokucho Higashi 4-1-4
    A Buddhist temple located in Zaimokuchohigashi, Sakai Ward, Sakai City. The temple is believed to have been founded by Nichiren monk Nichiko in 1562. A large sago palm growing on the grounds is over 1,100 years old and has been designated a National Natural Monument; one legend connects the palm to the powerful samurai lord Oda Nobunaga. The strolling rock garden built around the palm is also a highlight. In addition, the temple is known as the site where 11 samurai from Tosa Domain committed seppuku after the Sakai incident at the end of the Edo period.

    Is a Buddhist Temple located in Sakai and is one of head temples of the Nichiren Sect. It is well-known as the location of the 1868 Sakai incident which adds touch of mystical and attractiveness to...

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