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  • Hirakata Park
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    4.0
    213 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Hirakatashi Hirakatakouenchou 1-1
    This long-standing amusement park, located near Hirakata-koen Station, has a long history in the country. It contains a wooden rollercoaster, free fall ride, a large Ferris wheel, and several other attractions that can be enjoyed all day by adults and children alike. There’s also a small zoo and petting facility as well as restaurants, shops, and many other features. Events are held throughout the year, and there’s a pool open in the summer and an ice skating rink in the winter. Popular entertainers often serve as brand ambassadors, which has garnered the park fame.

    We visited both universal studios and hirakata park. We knew what to expect at universal — long lines, expensive food and not so many rides for our toddler. Hirakata park was the absolute opposite...

  • Ishikiri-Tsurugiya Shrine
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    4.0
    91 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Higashiosakashi Higashishikirichou 1-1-1
    Ishikiri-Tsurugiya Shrine, located in Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, has been beloved by locals for ages for Ishikiri-san, who is revered as the “god of boils.” It is famous for the “hyakudo-ishi” (stone used as a marker for hundred times worship) at the entrance, as well as the practice of vising the main shrine a hundred times in a ritual known as “ohyakudo-mairi.” It is said to have been founded during the reign of Emperor Jimmu, and the shrine name means “a sword and arrow that can pierce stone.” In front of the main shrine are camphor trees that are about 470 years old, and they are registered in Higashi-Osaka as a Natural Monument. The approach to the shrine has a shopping street with a retro feel and is filled with visitors year-round.

    Ishikiri Shrine is based in the area of Osaka called Ishikiri. This is the main shrine itself but there is an upper shrine under the same temple, if you can get there by walking and climbing up the...

  • Naritasan Fudoson Temple
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    4.0
    51 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Neyagawashi Naritanishimachi 10-1
    A Chisan Shingon Buddhist temple in Neyagawa City, Osaka. It is a branch temple of the Naritasan Shinshoji temple in Narita, Chiba. As the principal image of worship is the Fudo-Myo-o, or Acala, this temple is called the Naritasan Fudoson. It is number 28 of the 36 Kinki Fudo Temples and was constructed in 1934. It was the first temple in Japan with dedicated prayer for traffic safety. In addition to the main temple building there is space for 100 vehicles so that they may be blessed for safe driving. Every year, for the first three days of the new year, a huge 12-meter-tall decoration is installed at the front gate made with pine trees and plum trees, welcoming approximately 700,000 visitors.

    Naritasan Fudouson in Osaka, like that in Chiba, is a very popular temple for Hatsumode, new year’s shrine (temple) visiting. I had to wait in line for a long time, but I am sure that I could get a...

  • Hiraoka Shrine
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    4.0
    50 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Higashiosakashi Izumoichou 7-16
    This shrine is located up the stairs just east of the Kintetsu Nara Line's Hiraoka Station. It is in Kawachi Province (before 1868), the main deity is Amenokoyane no mikoto. It is said that the shrine was built three years before the crowning of the first Emperor, Emperor Jinmu. To the south of the shrine is a ume (plum) tree forest, the scent of which caused it to be selected as one of Japan's top 100 aromatic landscapes. It is a very popular tourist destination. At the end of the year, a religious comedy festival is held at Hiraoka Shrine. In this event, the participants laugh continuously along with the head priest for 20 minutes. The media gives a special report on the event, and the number of visiting tourists increases year after year.

    amazing and beautiful place. Just wished they were a little more open to let people wear what they wanted (like gloves) and not so obsessed about where you step (even with a stroller).

  • HIRAKATA T-SITE
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Hirakatashi Okahigashichou 12-2
    This is a multi-purpose commercial complex in front of the south exit of Hirakatashi Station, and is a “Department store for lifestyle ideas” with Tsutaya Bookstore as the center. The main building and two annex buildings contain about 40 specialty stores and various services including fashion, miscellaneous goods, food, beauty, and banking services. Tsutaya Bookstore stocks about 150,000 books and magazines, and also sells books tailored to themes on each floor. At the Starbucks Cafe on the third floor, you can also read books before purchasing them while enjoying a cup of coffee.
  • Shiba Ryotato Memorial Museum
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Higashiosakashi Shimokosaka 3-11-18
    This memorial archive of materials related to Shiba Ryotaro is just an eight-minute walk from Yaenosato Station on the Nara Line (Kintetsu). Enjoy exhibitions inside this building designed by Tadao Ando situated right next to Shiba Ryotaro's home, and appreciate the garden based on groves of various trees that Ryotaro loved. The cafe offers hot coffee in mugs designed with paintings by Shiba Ryotaro, which you can enjoy with baked desserts. You can also purchase many original items.

    司馬遼太郎記念館の地階で、圧倒的な蔵書やビデオをひととおりみたあと、1階ロビーに帰ってくると、司馬遼太郎の書籍の販売コーナーがあります。その前に喫茶コーナーがあり、楕円形のテーブルを椅子が囲んでいます。コーヒーをいただきながら、見学のあとの余韻にひたれます。営業は16時30分までです。

  • Katashimo Winery
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Kashiwarashi Taiheiji 2-9-14
    This winery is located in Kashiwara City where the best grapes in Osaka are grown. Vineyards began being cultivated in the early Meiji period and were used to make wine starting in 1914. Guests can visit these vineyards which produce organic grapes certified as Osaka Eco Agricultural Products. The winery also offers a tasting room, surrounded by a display of tools used for distilling from the Meiji to Taisho periods in the second floor of the storage shed, which is a Designated Cultural Property. Try the wines and find the perfect wine for you. You can also enjoy a tour and meal with a variety of menu choices. A reservation is required for the meal.

    I visited Katashimo winery on the last day of my 2 week trip in Japan. During those 2 weeks I purchased few wine bottles in Japanese supermarkets and liquor stores but each bottle left me...

  • Yao City Minami-Kinomoto Disaster Prevention Park and Gymnasium
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    Osaka Yaoshi Minamikinomoto 3-1-1
    This park and gymnasium is a three-minute walk from the Ryoi-bashi bus stop on the Yao south-bound bus from Yao Station. Relax all day at this spacious park with exercise equipment, a gymnasium, and playground for children. It normally functions as a location for local relaxation, spots promotion, citizen exchange, and disaster prevention education. In the event of a disaster it acts as a temporary evacuation center for neighboring residences, combining evacuation site, disaster prevention and park all in one. Fire and disaster prevention exhibitions are frequently held using the park's facilities.
  • Yuhi-no-oka Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Kashiwarashi Karindobata 4433-3
    This farm for tourists in Kashiwara City is abundant with nature and focusses mainly on grape picking. A wide variety of grapes are cultivated allowing you to enjoy an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of grapes. You can also harvest chestnuts and satsuma-oranges. The grape varieties include Pione, Muscat, Rosario Bianco, Muscat Berry A, Red Fuji, Newberry A, Koshu, and more. While what's available is dependent on season there is a nice appeal to trying varieties that are not commonly seen at the market. The vineyard is also well known for its gorgeous setting sun.
  • Yao City Cultural Hall Prism Hall
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Yaoshi Hikarichou 2-40
    This multipurpose hall is a five-minute walk from Kintetsu Yao Station. The building was opened in 1988 and arose from the region's burgeoning art scene. The building has two floors below ground and five above. Its prism motif has given it the nickname Prism Hall. The hall has facilities including a 1,440 seat grand hall, a smaller auditorium with 390 seats, a reception hall, and conference rooms. It is the site of many concerts, plays, and lectures. It is also the home of the Yao Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and was chosen as one of the top 100 music halls by SEAS, the Sound Engineers and Artists Society of Japan.
  • Spa Valley Hirataka-minami
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Osaka Hirakatashi Tsudayamate 1-24-1
    This Spa Resort is located right next to the Keihan Spa Valley Hirataka-minami bus stop. It boasts a natural hot spring and an expansive outdoor bath with a grand panoramic view of the spa's surroundings. The hot spring is a simple alkaline thermal hot spring, which is fed from Nose Art Lake hot spring. The colorless, smooth hot water effectively treats neuralgia, muscle pain, arthralgia, chronic gastrointestinal disease, gynecological diseases, and the like. There are four clothed communication saunas in the resort, for families and couples to enjoy. The resort also has a kids' corner, a hammock corner and a relaxation corner, for those wanting a little peace and quiet.

    特段変わったところの無いスーパー銭湯です。但し価格設定は良心的でタオル持参なら300円で入浴出来ます。アルバイト従業員さんは未だ不慣れな様子でしたが丁寧で好感の持てる接客でした。訪問当日はハイキング帰りと思われる背嚢にストック付けた方や、トレラン姿の方々が見掛けられました。

  • Yamadaike Park
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    4.0
    74 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Hirakatashi Yamadaikekouen 1-1
    This urban park stretches northwest of the Katamachi Line's Fujisawa Station, with Yamada Pond at its center. Yamada Pond is said to have been built 1,200 years ago, and a huge variety of birds can be observed in the rich natural surroundings. There are three zones to the park, the Rice Terraces, Orchards and Mixed Grove of Trees. These three zones depict the landscape of old-fashioned Japan, and because of this, the park was selected as one of Japan's top 100 historical parks in 2006. There is a barbeque plaza, making it ideal for creating memories with your children, and the park can also be used for photography, especially cosplay photoshoots. No fee is required for small-scale photography, and changing rooms are available, free of charge.

    Its a beautiful and nice park to visit. Youll be able to take a walk around Yamadaike pond and through forest around it. Youd better to go there If you want to be in natural. This is rather far...

  • Kyuhoji Ryokuchi Pool
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Yaoshi Nishikyuhouji Town 323
    "Open only in the summer, KyuhojiRyokuchi Poolis municipal outdoor swimming pools in Kyuhojigreen space. They are easily accessed, located right near the exit of the Yao Interchange on the Kinki Expressway or 1.2 km from Kyuhoji Station, and the entrance fee is reasonable, attracting large crowds of family groups during the height of summer. A lush grove of palm trees is planted in the middle of the u-shaped main pool giving the place a tropical atmosphere. There is a slide that is fine even for elementary school children, along with a shallow ""kiddy pool."" For older swimmers, there are two 50-meter pools and one 25-meter pool."
  • Yu Bath Moriguchi
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Osaka Moriguchishi Satanakamachi 6-23-26
    This public bath is in a residential district northwest of Osaka Metro Line Dainichi Station, on prefectural route 13. It's open long, from 6 a.m. to 3 a.m., making it especially convenient for early morning bathing. They've also adopted a latest Electron wave processing Nano-systems. This process creates finer water particles to increase the skin-beautifying effects of the spring water. The spring water itself is weak alkaline simple thermal spring. It's effective in relieving neuralgia, muscle pain, and fatigue. There are also salt saunas and bedrock baths, making it attractive for all kinds of uses.
  • Hotel Seiryu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Osaka Higashiosakashi Kamishikirichou 1-11-12
    With its location on Mt. Ikoma's skirts, this hotel commands a popular view of Osaka's nightscape. The onsen is located at an elevation of 70 floors, so the view from the windows is extremely popular. It's also near sightseeing spots like Kongoji Temple, Daianji Temple, and Ishikiri Daibutsu Buddha statue. It has excellent train access, just five minutes'walk from Kintetsu Nara line Ishikiri Station, so it's an excellent base for Osaka sightseeing. Stays include seasonal Kaiseki style meals. They offer lodging plans for small groups, and can accommodate everything from single day-trippers to travel groups.
  • Wani Park
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Hirakatashi Wanikouen 1-1
    This urban park is located 600 meters north of the JR Fujisaka Station, following the train tracks. The park was created by cutting a clearing in this slightly elevated natural forest, which is characterized by its wooded slopes. There is a biotope in the park, with places for children to get close to nature. Also within the park are sports facilities, such as baseball grounds, tennis courts and a swimming pool, which is open in the summer. There are four different pools. A 50-meter pool with nine lanes, a flowing water pool, a wave pool and a children's pool. Additionally, there is seating for 400 spectators, and a lunch area, making this pool a very busy place during the summer months, full of parents and children.

    テニスコート、野球場、砂場なども完備した昔からある公園です。夏場は8の字、波プール、50mプールを備える市民に憩いのプールです。8月末までの営業ですが、土日やお盆の時期は駐車場は常に満車になってしまうので、最寄り駅(JR藤阪)か京阪バスでのアクセスをお勧めします。

  • Genkionsen Yao Oyuba
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Osaka Yaoshi Kashimurachou 2-65-1
    This super-sized public bath is in the residential area, south of the Kintetsu Osaka Line's Takayasu Station. The highlight of this hot spring is the size of its open-air bath. The rooftop of the building has also been converted into an outdoor bath, and it is more than large enough to sit back and relax in. The depth of the baths varies, and one of the hot spring's many charms is the view of Mt. Shigi, which can be seen in the distance as you relax half-submerged in one of the baths or sitting at a foot bath. The hot spring also has a spacious sauna, among other facilities. There is also a direct sales store, where produce harvested in the morning by local farmers is available to be bought the very same day. These blessings of the earth are proudly made into souvenirs of Yao City.

    内湯は水風呂と白湯だけですが、露天風呂に大きな岩風呂とジェットバス、入浴剤の入った替わり湯があります。露天風呂からは信貴山が見えます。720円とまぁまぁリーズナブルでサウナもあるので充分ではないでしょうか。春は近くの玉串川の桜並木が綺麗なので、合わせてきてみてもよいのでは

  • Tamateyama Park Fureai Park
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Kashiwarashi Enmyouchou Near 14-2 (South parking lot)
    This municipal park extends across the Kintetsu Minami Osaka Line's Domyoji Station and the Kintetsu Osaka Line's Kawachi-Kokubu Station. The park is full of nature and flowers that can be enjoyed throughout the year. There are also various types of play equipment to be enjoyed in this hands-on park, such as the large slide Roller Train, box-type athletic Rope Climbing and Children's Ski Slope, where children can experience the thrills of sledding. In the Attractions Plaza, there are also rental bicycles for children (for a fee), which is a popular for families.

    昔近鉄が所有運営していた玉手山遊園地。来園者減少で柏原市に譲渡され柏原市が無料公園として整備し、主に幼児や小学校低学年が遊べる公園です。春には桜が綺麗です。駐車場も無料です。

  • Iwafune Jinja-Shrine
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    4.5
    32 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Katanoshi Kisaichi 9-19-1
    This shrine is located about 3.5 kilometers from Kisaichi Station on the Keihan Katano line. The shrine is dedicated to a massive boulder, Ame no Iwafune (Stone ship of heaven), measure about 12 meters long and 12 meters high. Legend says that Nigihayahi no Mikoto, patron deity of the Mononobe clan, descended to earth on a ship that then turned to stone, and was sanctified here. Visitors can also see the shrine's boulder filled stone caverns, long known as spots for follower of mountain Shugendo Buddhism, preserved as-is on the Stone Cave Tour.

    巨石がまつられていて、岩窟の中にも入ることができます。岩窟めぐりは1人500円。 小さいながらも、趣きある神社で、御朱印ももらえるようです。

  • Shijonawate Shrine
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Shijounawateshi Minamino 2-18-1
    This shrine is located 15 minutes' walk from Shijonawate Station. It is one of the Naniwa Seven Fortunes, and the 20th shrine on Osaka's Sacred Places of Shinto and Buddhism pilgrimage. Masashige Kusunoki's eldest son, Kusunoki Masatsura is the primary deity of the shrine, along with the other 24 deities from the same clan. The shrine was named in 1889, and the current main shrine built approximately one kilometer east of the grave of Masatsura, known as Kusuzuka. The camphor tree planted by the grave is an ancient tree, almost 600 years old. It is a designated Natural Monument of Osaka Prefecture. There are many cherry and maple trees in the grounds, and a great number of people visit in the cherry blossom and autumn leaves viewing seasons.

    他の方の説明通り、長い石段を上がった所にある静かな佇まい。 下に駐車場があるのですが、境内の前まで登ってきても、駐車スペースがあります。 (時期によっては、満車の場合があるでしょう) 2019年の夏に訪れたのですけれど、氏子である「大阪天満宮」の禰宜さんが、四条畷神社の宮司さんになっておられました。 大きくはないけれど、歴史を感じる素敵な神社。

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While Osaka prefecture is the country's second smallest prefecture, its capital, Osaka City, is the country’s third-largest and arguably one of the most popular in the Kansai region thanks to its vibrant nightlife, the Osaka people’s openness, and its much-loved cuisine, which has earned it the nickname “the nation’s kitchen."

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