Spots in Sumiyoshi / Tezukayama Area

  • Sumiyoshi Taisha (Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine)
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    4.5
    863 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Sumiyoshi-ku Sumiyoshi 2-9-89
    Known affectionately as “Sumiyossan,” the Sumiyoshi Taisha (Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine) is a Shinto Shrine located in the Sumiyoshi Ward of Osaka City, in Osaka Prefecture. It is the head shrine of all the Sumiyoshi shrines in Japan, of which there are around 2,300 in total. The Sumiyoshi Taisha is one of the most popular shrines in the Kinki region for the Hatsumode (the first visit to a shrine in the New Year), and it is thronged with worshippers every January. The founding of the Sumiyoshi Taisha is recorded in the Nihon Shoki (“Chronicles of Japan”), which notes that the Empress Jingu ordered the construction of the shrine to worship Sumiyoshi no Ohkami. Sumiyoshi no Ohkami (which is actually three Shinto deities in one) is renowned as the god of the sea and the god of exorcism. The four halls that make up the Hon-den (main hall) of the Sumiyoshi Taisha are built in the architectural style known as Sumiyoshi-zukuri; all four have been designated as National Treasures.

    This attractive spot is really gorgeous. It is a very old shrine, which was already mentioned in Nihonshoki. You can see the red bridge and took photo from this bridge.

  • Osaka Museum of Natural History
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Higashisumiyoshi-ku Nagaikouen 1-23
    This museum was founded in 1950 and is located within “Nagai Park” in Higashi Sumiyoshi Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture. The museum is based on the theme of humans surrounding natural history, and they carry out such activities as data collection, exhibitions, and educational activities. The permanent exhibition rooms are based on the four themes, “The Natural World Around Us”, “History of Earth and Life”, “Evolution of Life” and “The Lives of Living Things”. You can enjoy learning about nature in the local area of Osaka, the ecology, and evolution of living things and the environment while taking turns at games and videos. Special exhibitions are held several times a year at the museum. The in-house and outdoor events mainly held on weekends are also popular.

    I happened to have some free time and decided to check it out. Though small, it is packed to the brim with fossils and such.

  • Nagai Botanical Garden
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Higashisumiyoshi-ku Nagaikouen 1-23
    This botanical garden is south-east of Nagai Park, in front of the Midosuji Line's Nagai Station. The garden covers approximately 24.2 hectares, and cherry trees, tulips and hydrangeas are planted so the garden is in bloom all year round. In addition to these, rare ancient plants and trees, such as Metasequoia, also known as living fossils are exhibited in the gardens. There is also a log house in the herb garden, which offers a free herbal tea service on the first and third Saturday of each month.

    We have been in Japan for 2 weeks and have seen some beautiful gardens. These gardens are very neglected - a total disappointment and so unJapan like. Rubbish in the pond, dead plants, weeds...

  • Nagai Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Higashisumiyoshi-ku Nagaikouen 1-1
    This general public park in Higashisumiyoshi Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture has a massive area of 65.7 hectares and contains a botanical garden, a natural garden, and a sports area. The sports facility includes the Yanmar Stadium Nagai, and Kincho Stadium, which hosted the 2002 FIFA World Cup, as well as a baseball field, a pool, a training center, and more. The park includes the Nagai Botanical Garden, Kyodo no Mori, Osaka Museum of Natural History, and many other facilities, and it is beloved by citizens as a place to both learn and relax.
  • Dainenbutsu-ji Temple
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Hirano-ku Hiranouemachi 1-7-26
    This is the head temple of the Nembutsu faith Yuzu Nembutsu sect that spread in the late Heian period, located a five-minute walk to the south of Hirano Station. The temple originated when the Ryonin Priest received an order from Prince Shotoku and built a Nemoto Dojo-seminary. The Sanmon (Temple gate) built in the early Edo period in front of the temple was designated as Osaka City's Tangible Cultural Property in 2006. The Hondo (Main Hall), reconstructed in 1938 which you can see as you pass through the gate, is made of zelkova wood with copper roofing. This is also the largest wooden building in Osaka Prefecture. In addition, this building was registered as a Tangible Cultural Property of the country in 2003.

    [大念佛寺]は 日本仏教13宗派の一つ《融通念佛宗》の総本山であり、《本堂》が 大阪府下最大[建築面積1,217m2 棟行(南北)39.1 m...

  • Senkoji Temple
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    4.5
    16 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osakashi Hirano-ku Hiranohonmachi 4-12-21
    "Senkoji Temple is about a five-minute walk from the south exit of JR Hirano Station. It is considered one of the 13sacred Buddhist sites of Osaka and one of the 88 sacred sites of the former province of Settsu. Its beginnings date back about 1400 years, when Prince Shotoku Taishi built a small temple and installed a statue of YakushiNyorai (the bodhisattva of healing). The main buildings, dedicated to YakushiNyorai, are in the center of the temple grounds. This temple is also famous for its Jigokudo, a hall where visitors can supposedly experience hell. At the entrance, they check to see to what degree they merit paradise or hell, and see a fearsome statue of Enma- Daio, the kind of hell. The Machigurumi (""Entire Town"") Museum and the Dagashi-ya San (""Cheap Candy Store"") Museum are also on the temple grounds."

    A small shrine where you can have a good picture of both hell and heaven with an interesting and interactive area for people to play and understand the story. I like the place where it connected to...

  • Horaku-ji Temple
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Higashisumiyoshi-ku Yamasaka 1-18-30
    This temple is a four-minute walk from Minamitanabe Station. It is one of the 36 Fudo Temples in the Kinki Region and is affectionately called Tanabe-no-ofudo-san. Built in 1178, it is said to have originated when Taira no Shigemori placed Minamoto Yoshitomo's sacred personal Buddhist statue at the site. As you walk through the temple gate, the Dainichi Buddha of Kongokai (diamond world of buddha) is enshrined in the three-storied pagoda. On the right, a large 800-year-old camphor tree is standing, creating a calm scenery. In 1978, an original piece of the national treasure, Ao (Blue) Fudo of Shourenin Temple in Kyoto was found here and listed as an Important Cultural Property.

    Really enjoyed this temple, there is an 800-year-old tree, a three-story the pagoda. A bunch of statues, I met some really friendly people here as well. Some Lotus, bells, not the best temple in the...

  • Osaka Craft Park
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    2.5
    2 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Hirano-ku Nagayoshirokutan 1-8-44
    This is an Osaka city run handicraft center, 320 meters from the Rokutan 1-chome bus stop. There are extensive facilities including woodworks, dyes, woven fabrics and textiles, metal works, glass works, and pottery as well as weekly workshops for people from beginners to those who are highly skilled to enjoy. In addition, cut glass art and yarn spinning lessons are held. There are one-day experience workshops and workshops for children, providing a facility where creativity can be enjoyed by those with children as well.

    興味がありお稽古に高額な代金を払い続けて更新しているが、実際は生徒側、アシスタント講師側が傲慢講師に委縮して作業、対応している。 常勤、非常勤の講師は芸術を学んだだけの講師であり、接客態度は傲慢で威圧的であり、自身のお気に入りの生徒に対してだけ教えて、気に入らない生徒はアシスタント講師に任せる始末。 体験時にも、アシスタント講師に対応させているのだから、傲慢な勤続年数の貴方方講師は不必要です。 事...

  • Morino Sample
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osaka-shi Hirano-ku Kamikita 6-1-19
    "This shop makes and sells the food ""sample"" models often used by Japanese restaurants to show what they are serving. The shop holds food model-making activities three times a day; priority is given to those who make an advance reservation. The activities include a tour of the shop's workshop and participants can choose to make takoyaki octopus dumplings, ramen, or a dessert model. Note that participants may not be able to watch staff making models on Sundays and holidays."

    ここも食品サンプル体験ができますね。情報収集でみているけど、ちょっとマンネリですね。好きなひとは好きなんでしょうね。

  • Kumata-jinja Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osakashi Hirano-ku Hiranomiyamachi 2-1-67
    Kumata-jinja Shrine was built in 862, giving it a long and storied history. The main shrine building is designated a National Important Cultural Property, and is the oldest wooden building in Osaka City. The shrine grounds host Japan's only Renga (linked poem) space, where a Renga meeting is held every month. They also run an Internet Renga on the shrine's web page. The Hirano Danjiri Matsuri, one of Osaka's grandest festivals, is a must-see. The festival is held for four days from July 11th to the 14th every year. They say more than 300,000 spectators come every year. Held along the Hirano River east of JR Hirano Station, the festival days see nine large Danjiri floats carried to the shrines main Daimon Gate in a magnificent spectacle.
  • Hirano Shirasagi Park
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    Osaka Osakashi Higashisumiyoshi-ku Imagawa 6-7
    This park and sports center is only a two-minute walk east of the Shirasagi-koenmae bus stop. The park has a play area where small children can play all day. It also has the largest number of Yoshino cherry blossom and is well known as a great cherry blossom viewing location. When the blossoms bloom in spring you can see crowds of people enjoying picnics under the trees. There is also a public sports center where anyone can enjoy baseball, soccer, or gateball (a Japanese game similar to croquet).
  • Nagai Pool
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Higashisumiyoshi-ku Nagaikouen 1-1 In Nagai Park
    This municipal pool is a ten-minute walk from Nagai Station. It is located within Nagai Park, and has long been a favorite of the city's residents. It has both an indoor and an outdoor pool, although the outdoor pool is only open in the summer. It has a water slide and a small children's slide, which are popular with families. The indoor pool is a 25-meter pool, with eight lanes-two of which have a depth of just 90 centimeters, so children can also swim in them. There are also bouldering and fitness studios, so visitors can exercise no matter the weather.
  • Mandai-ike Pond
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Osakashi Sumiyoshi-ku Bandai 3
    This pond is approx. a three-minute walk from the Hankai Uemachi Line's Tezukayama Sanchome Station. In the past, it was said that a strange monster inhabited the pond, with the legend that Prince Shotoku sent monks to chant mandala sutras in order to appease it. Because of this, the pond was called Mandala Pond, but eventually became mispronounced to its current name. There is a park nearby with playground equipment for children, and cherry blossom trees are planted along the promenade. Bustling with cherry blossom viewers in the spring, you can see migratory birds resting their wings at the pond in the winter.
  • Suminoe Miso Ikedaya Honpo
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Sumiyoshi-ku Sumiyoshi 1-9-22
    This miso brewery is located in 1-Chome Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi Ward, Osaka City. The longstanding company was established in the Edo period in 1531. The brewery originally created alcoholic beverages but began making miso in the Meiji period. The company's signature product is its Suminoe Miso, a miso combined with sugar and sesame which goes great on rice.
  • Suehirodo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osaka-shi Sumiyoshi-ku Higashikohama 3-12-14
    "This Japanese confectionary shop is located in 3-Chome Higashikohama, Sumiyoshi Ward, Osaka City. The shop sells Satsuma-yaki, a renowned confection consisting of sweet Tokachi azuki bean paste wrapped in a secret recipe dough slathered with egg yolk before being baked. Patterned after the sweet potatoes (""Satsuma imo"" in Japanese) which have been known as one of Sumiyoshi's specialty products since ancient times, this tasty treat is made according to a recipe handed down unchanged from the early Meiji period."
  • Yoshoku Yaroku
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osaka-shi Sumiyoshi-ku Higashikohama 3-30-16
    "This restaurant is located in 3-Chome Higashikohama, Sumiyoshi Ward, Osaka City. The longstanding establishment opened in 1935 and has been passed down through four generations. It serves signature egg croquettes as well as hamburg steaks, battered and deep-fried shrimp, Hayashi rice, omelet rice, and other ""yoshoku"" Japanese-style Western foods. The restaurant's set meals are also popular, such as the Yaroku Moriawase, which comes with an egg croquette and a breaded beef cutlet. The establishment also operates a takeout-only shop in the neighborhood selling bento box meals and Japanese deli-style foods."

    We arrived 20 mins before they opened at 11am and there was already about 8 people in line. About 20 mins before opening the staff came out to get names/group sizes. We were among the first groups...

  • Otter Tail
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osaka-shi Higashisumiyoshi-ku Yamasaka 5-16-20 Michi No Mansion 1F
    This dog products shop and cafe is dedicated to the concept of making the fun times spent between dog-lovers and the dogs who happily live with them even more cherished. The cafe offers an abundant selection of coffees, black teas, and alcoholic beverages, as well as foods and desserts. The cafe's foods for dogs, lovingly crafted one item at a time by the staff, are also popular.
  • Chiisana Dagashiya-san Hakubutsukan
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osaka-shi Hirano-ku Hiranohonmachi 4-12-21
    This museum is located on the grounds of the Senkoji Temple, a Buddhist temple which is one of the 13 Buddhist Sites of Osaka as well as a station on the Settsu 88 Pilgrimage. The museum displays toys sold by so-called dagashiya cheap sweet and toy shops from the Showa 20s to the 30s (1945-1964). There are also other retro items from this time period on display such as an electric washing machine with a hand-cranked wringer, a wooden refrigerator, and a black and white television set.
  • Yanmar Stadium Nagai
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    4.0
    103 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osaka Higashisumiyoshi Nagai Park 1-1

    We went to see the final club world cup, between river and barcelona. Ten minute walk from shin yokohama station and easy access to the stadium. It is well kept.

  • Quince Std.
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Higashisumiyoshi-ku Nagaikouen

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