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Spots in Sakai / Kishiwada Area

  • Rinku Premium Outlets
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    4.0
    771 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.

    If you are a tourist, presenting your passport at the information center will get you a coupon booklet that you can use in many of the stores. There are also frequent promotional events where a post...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Hamadera Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Sakaishi Nishi-ku Hamaderakouenchou
    This park is located directly outside the Nankai Line's Hamadera-koen Park Station, or alternatively, the Hankai Tramway Hankai Line's Hamadera-ekimae Station. The park has a comprehensive collection of sports facilities, including baseball, tennis and archery, and also has a pool with a giant slide. In addition to the park's barbeque area, visitors can also enjoy a stroll through the beautiful pine forest, chosen as one of Japan's top 100 famous pine forests, or a walk through the Rose Garden, which contains 6,500 roses-300 different species of rose from wild roses to modern roses. For families with small children, the trains and go-karts in the Transport Garden are also very popular.
  • Tomb of Emperor Nintoku
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Sakaishi Sakai-ku Daisenchou 7-1
    This is a keyhole-shaped tumulus (a form of ancient Imperial grave) in Sakai Ward, Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, and is the largest among the old burial mounds throughout the country. It can be counted as one of the world’s three largest tombs alongside King Khufu’s Pyramid and the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor and it is estimated that it was constructed over 20 years in the middle of the fifth century. Items such as swords, armor, vases, and dishes were excavated in 1872. Although according to the Imperial Household Agency it is supposed to be the tomb of the 16th Emperor Nintoku, the person actually buried has not been specified, and in recent years the name “Daisen Burial Mound” is used. There is a circuit path in the surroundings which takes about an hour to walk.
  • Kishiwada Castle
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    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.

    今から65年ほど前に落雷で焼失した天守閣をテッキンコンクリートデ再建しましたが天守閣の階段は以前の物です。

  • Kojima Fish Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Sennangunmisakichou Tanagawakoshima 815
    This fishing moat is located right at the border between Osaka and Wakayama prefectures. Since it was opened in 1963, it has been known as a stocked fishing spot for red sea bream and young yellowtail. The fishing area just divided the cove by wire mesh (partially embankment) and has an environment that is as close to natural as possible. It is popular for a good taste that cannot be had at enclosed fishing moats. Fishing at a great location overlooking the Kitan Strait is exceptional. In addition, more piers just for lures have been installed for lure fishing fans, and they have added more released fish species to make fishing more enjoyable.
  • Tennen Onsen Niji no yu Nishikinohama Branch
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    13 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Osaka Kaizuka-shi Sawa 890-15
    A hot spring bathhouse situated along Prefectural Route 29 in Sawa, Kaizuka City. The waters of the bathhouse’ simple hot spring are said to treat a variety of ailments, including nerve pain, bruises, chronic digestive diseases, and sensitivity to cold. The bathhouse’ diverse selection of baths includes a large indoor bath, hinoki cypress bath, “tsuboyu” round single person baths, and jet bath, as well as a multitier sauna. There’s also a massage center, barbershop, and restaurant.

    自宅風呂リフォームでうち風呂利用出来ないので、3日続けて利用しました。思ったより利用者多く何とか経営続くかなと安堵しました。スポーツしたあと利用される方も多くおられるようです。パチンコ屋とトライアル近くにあります。

  • Madoka Hall
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Kishiwada-shi Arakicho 1-17-1
    A culture hall adjoining Kishiwada City Central Park in Araki-cho, Kishiwada City. Used for concerts, ceremonies, and exhibitions, facilities include a 500 seat performance hall as well as a rehearsal rooms, practice rooms, conference rooms, an audiovisual room, ceramic arts studio, and exhibition space. There’s also an adjoining cafe.
  • Natural Onsen Spa Refre
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Osaka Sakai-shi Minami-ku Mikitakami 903-6
    A large public bathhouse located in Mikitakami, Minami Ward, Sakai City. The bathhouse’ outdoor and indoor baths are filled with the waters of a hypertonic spring whose waters penetrate deep, warming bathers to the core. These waters are also said to aid post-illness recovery and treat such ailments as nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint inflammation, frozen shoulders, bruises, sprains, sensitivity to cold, chronic women’s diseases, menstrual disorders, and infertility. Other facilities include an ultrasonic massaging bubble bath, walking bath, beauty bath, germanium bath, and sauna, as well as a bedrock bath and restaurant.
  • ATHLETIC SPORT
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Kaizuka-shi Kotsumi 24
    A leisure facility situated along Prefectural Route 40 in Kotsumi, Kaizuka City. The 231 thousand-square-meter grounds encompass a 36 point obstacle course, outdoor barbecue ground which can supply you with everything you need, and a campground. There’s also a stream where you can fish for rainbow trout, and a nine-hole golf course.
  • Jizohama Minato Marche
    Shopping
    Osaka Kishiwada-shi Jizohamacho 7-1
    A market which is open every Sunday in Jizohama-cho, Kishiwada City. Here you can purchase vegetables from local farms, fresh seafood straight from the port, and local specialty products. There are also food stalls serving a variety of local dishes, and a barbecue corner where you can grill up ingredients purchased in the market on the spot. A flea market is also regularly held as part of the market.
  • Hiranodai no Yu Anan
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Osaka Hannan-shi Tottorinaka 632-1
    A bathhouse situated along Prefectural Route 256 in Tottorinaka, Hannan City. The bathhouse has a bathing area with a carbonated bath and salt sauna, and another bathing are with a Korean-style jjimjilbang and ondol – which is the men’s area and which is the women’s alternates on a daily basis. The bathhouse’ outdoor rock bath is filled with the waters of a natural sodium hydrocarbonate chloride spring, and all of the bathhouse’ indoor facilities, including the showers, make use of soft water with high moisturizing properties. Other facilities include a restaurant, massage center, and barbershop.
  • Myokokuji Temple
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    3.5
    22 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...

  • DAISHO Co., Ltd.
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Sakai-shi Sakai-ku Ishizukitamachi 20
    A soy sauce factory located in Ishizu Kita-machi, Sakai Ward, Sakai City. This soy sauce company is the only one located in Osaka. Founded in 1800, the company has been making soy sauce for 200 years. The company offers free factory tours (advance reservation required at least 10 days in advance), and tour goers can learn about the history of soy sauce and the processes involved in making soy sauce, and view the factory’s production line.
  • Daisen Park Japanese Garden
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    50 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Sakai-shi Sakai-ku Daisennakamachi Daisen Park Uchi
    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...

  • Sakaihama Entertainment Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Sakai-shi Sakai-ku Chikkoyawatamachi 1-1
    An commercial complex located in Chikkoyawata-machi, Sakai Ward, Sakai City. The facility consists of Sakaihama Rakuten Onsen Shofuku and Sakaihama Entamekan (Entertainment Museum). There is a hot spring bathhouse, jjimjilbang spa, movie theater, bowling alley, game center, and other amusement facilities, as well as restaurants and a food court.
  • Super Sento Youbath Sakai-Hamadera Branch
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Osaka Sakai-shi Nishi-ku Hamaderafunaocho Higashi 1-108
    A deluxe public bathhouse located in Funaochohigashi , Hamadera, Nishi Ward, Sakai City. The bathhouse makes use of the Sakai Rikyu-no-Yu, a natural salt spring dug on the grounds whose waters contain an abundance of iron and turn gold when they come in contact with air. Customers can also bathe in almost transparent waters which have had the iron removed from them. Facilities include a variety of baths like an outdoor bath constantly replenished from the source spring “kakenagashi” style, and “tsuboyu” round single person baths which are filled with either water from a carbonated spring or hydrogen water on a weekly alternating basis; a sauna, relaxation center, restaurant, and more.

    露天風呂の温泉が茶褐色で、すごく温まり、週替わりの炭酸泉と、水素泉がありますが、私が行った時は、炭酸泉で、じわじわと泡が出ていて、リラックス出来た一日でした。

  • Gokurakuyu Sakaisenboku Branch
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Osaka Sakai-shi Minami-ku Toyoda 825
    A hot spring bathhouse situated along Prefectural Route 61 in Toyoda, Minami Ward, Sakai City. Facilities include a natural hot spring outdoor rock bath, high concentration carbonated spring bath, electric bath, and a variety of other baths, plus a far infrared tiered sauna and low temperature steam sauna. There’s also a restaurant and a relaxation facility, and the bathhouse is open from 6:00 a.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
  • Izumisano Municipal Culture Center (Ebuno Izumi no Mori Hall)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Izumisano-shi Ichiba Higashi 1-295-1
    A culture complex located in Ichibahigashi 1-Chome, Izumisano City. Facilities include a 1,400 seat large hall used for concerts, opera performances, plays, and lectures; a small hall; multipurpose space; gallery; reception hall; special conference room; large, medium, and small conference rooms and Japanese rooms; tea room, and practice rooms. In the adjoining Restaurant Izuminomori, you can enjoy a delicious meal along with gorgeous scenery. The facility also offers a variety of plans for parties held in the reception hall.

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