Spots in Toyonaka / Takatsuki / Ikeda Area

  • CupNoodles Museum Osaka Ikeda
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    4.5
    677 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Ikedashi Masumichou 8-25
    This museum in Ikeda City, Osaka, first opened in 1999 at the birthplace of instant ramen. With a variety of displays and hands-on exhibits you can learn all about the history and development of instant ramen by Nissin Foods' founder, Ando Momofuku. Don't miss the display which shows off almost 800 different products from throughout Nissin Foods' history. The Chicken Ramen Factory where you can make your own chicken ramen (fee and reservation required) and the My CupNoodle Factory where you can make your own personal CupNoodle blend (fee required) are both very popular. Admission is free.

    Was interesting to learn the history of Ramen and have fun painting your own labeling. Quirky little museum to spend an afternoon :)

  • Expo’70 Commemorative Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Suitashi Senribampakukouen 1-1
    Boasting a size about 65 times that of the Koshien Baseball Stadium, the Expo ’70 Commemorative Park is a huge park built on the site of the Osaka Expo. Whether for children or adults you can enjoy a day of activities here with facilities ranging from cultural facilities and natural and cultural gardens to the Japanese Garden and an onsen (hot spring facilities). Also, in the central rest area of the Japanese Garden you can see videos of the Expo that took place here in 1970 making it an important place to witness the events that occurred. Access the park from Bampaku-kinen-koen Station on the Osaka Monorail.
  • EXPOCITY
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    4.0
    500 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Suitashi Senribampakukouen 2-1
    A massive entertainment complex located inside Expo’70 Commemorative Park in Suita, Osaka which was built on the site of the Expoland amusement park and first opened in November 2015. The complex hosts eight entertainment facilities, including the large Lalaport Expocity shopping mall; the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan-produced Nifrel aquarium; the Pokemon Expo Gym, popular with children; and Orbi Osaka, a nature-oriented hands-on amusement and exploration center. This popular destination features shopping, fun, and learning, making it a fun place for families, couples, and men and women of all ages.

    Good shops and good food hall. We found what we were after the day we went and got a good lunch also. We were hoping the pokemon gym was still there but sadly not.

  • Mino Falls
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    4.5
    393 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Minoshi Minokouen
    This 33-meter-tall waterfall was chosen as one of Japan’s 100 most beautiful waterfalls. It is located inside Meiji no Mori Mino Quasi-National Park in Minoh City, Osaka Prefecture. Known as a popular fall foliage spot, many visitors come during the autumn season. There is a “waterfall walkway” approximately 2.8 kilometers long that starts in front of Minoh Station and offers wonderful views of the natural forests of Osaka. The fall foliage is best from mid-November through the beginning of December. In the middle of the walkway is the Mino Park Museum of Insects, another popular spot.

    The place is so wonderful; so refreshing, calm and peaceful. It is a 2.7km walk! First time to eat maple leaves.

  • Minoo Park
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    4.5
    290 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Minoshi Mino
    This natural park extending along the northern mountainous district of Mino City has close to 1,000 varieties of plants and is inhabited by more than 3,000 varieties of insects. Visitors can enjoy a variety of nature in all four seasons such as spring’s cherry blossoms and winter’s frost-covered trees and icicles, but the changing leaves in autumn are particularly beautiful. This is also known as a famous place for its waterfall, and the Mino-no-Taki waterfall with a width of five meters and a drop of 33 meters has been designated as one of Japan’s top 100 waterfalls. A hiking course follows a mountain stream from the bridge at the park entrance to the large waterfall, and is constantly traversed by people throughout the year. The park is approximately 30 minutes by train from downtown Osaka.

    If youre looking for a nature trek away from the bustling Dotonbori and Namba, Minoo is the nearest place instead of taking a trip to Nara or Kyoto. Minoo Park is great during Autumn, as they sell...

  • NIFREL
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    4.0
    290 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Suitashi Senribampakukouen 2-1 Within EXPOCITY
    A museum located inside Expo’70 Commemorative Park where visitors can enjoy exciting, novel exhibits which go beyond the boundaries of a dedicated aquarium, zoo, or art museum. Based on the concept of coming in contact with various sensibilities, the facility is divided into seven zones designed to stimulate the viewer’s sensitivities through animals viewed from a variety of perspectives, including colors, abilities, and shapes. The facility also has white tigers and numerous exhibits featuring waterside mammal’s such as miniature hippos and the popular capybara. There is a picnic-themed café in the museum as well as a souvenir shop. The closest station is Bampaku-kinen-koen Station.

    Small aquarium which cost $3000 yen for both of us, it was weird starting with aquarium then randomly ending with lemars still a good walk around to get out of the cold.

  • Hattori Ryokuchi Park
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    4.0
    147 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Toyonakashi Hattoriryokuchi 1-1
    This is one of Osaka Prefecture's most famous green areas and is only a five-minute walk from Ryokuchi-koen Station. This area of land, which is 33 times the size of Koshien Baseball Stadium, has a botanical garden where you can enjoy plants from all the seasons, tennis, a horse-riding facility, a swimming pool, a play area with a large playground, the Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses, an outdoor stage, and more. The park was selected as one of Japan's Best 100 City Parks. The park is rich with nature with pine trees, green roads, and a nearby forest with fountains and streams. Many events are also held at the various facilities across the park. People visit at all times of the year when they're in the North Osaka area.

    Old Japanese Farmhouses are a must see. They came from all over Japan and are preserved here at the Park. Great place fo

  • National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku)
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    4.5
    176 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Suitashi Senribampakukouen 10-1
    The National Museum of Ethnology (or Minpaku) is located in the Expo Commemoration Park in Suita City, Osaka. With exhibits centered around cultural anthropology and ethnology it is the world's largest ethnology museum. Researcher's have collected some 345,000 articles of daily life tools and native dress from every part of the globe. Exhibits in the Main Building are divided into nine geographical regions and with both musical and spoken exhibitions, starting in Oceania before heading eastward in a lap around the globe. Come be introduced to a variety of world-wide cultures with nearly 12,000 displayed materials that focus on daily tools and necessities of life as well as 800 video shorts that show different cultural etiquettes and arts as well as daily activities. Special events and themed exhibitions are held multiple times throughout the year.

    I have visited this museum today with my 12 years old son. After almost two hours I had to literally pull him out of there. Very well structured exhibition with connections between the past and...

  • Fushioukaku
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    4.0
    143 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Osaka Ikedashi Fushiochou 128-1
    This onsen inn is in Ikeda City, Osaka prefecture, along the Yono River. Their outdoor baths are known for Hanami bathing, while in summer you can see the green of the trees and in autumn the changing leaves. The spring water is gentle on the body, includes natural radium infused springs. The sodium bicarbonate waters are supposedly effective in treating neuralgia, rheumatism, gynecological disorders, skin diseases, burns and cuts, as well as boosting regenerative and immune system effects to increase natural healing. They have a variety of lodging plans, including a maternity plan which includes a guest room equipped with an outdoor bath, so families can enjoy outdoor bathing without worry.

    We found this place as we had to skip the onsens in Hakone due to a cancelled Mt. Fuji Hike. For a first time onsen experience, this was fantastic. The staff do not speak much English so hoping on...

  • Katsuo-ji Temple
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Katsuoji Temple in Minoo City, Osaka
    This temple in Minoh City, Osaka Prefecture is devoted to Koyasan Shingon Buddhism, and is said to have been founded by Fujihara no Munetada’s sons Zenchu and Zensan when they built thatched huts here in 727. It is famous as the “temple of luck” and the “temple of the darumas of victory.” Many people travel here from all over the country to pray for luck, and those whose prayers are granted donate daruma dolls, which line shelves and various spots throughout the temple. The large site is famous for its cherry blossoms, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, and fall foliage. Many visitors come during hydrangea season (from the beginning of June until mid-July) and fall foliage season.

    勝運のお寺 勝尾寺。 山の上の本堂にあるお線香を立てる香枦の土台に とても可愛らしい天の邪鬼がいて香枦を支えています。 有名な神社仏閣はどこももそうだと思いますが、 初詣は信じられない人出です。 (初詣では参拝料は無料だそうです)

  • Open-air Museum of Old Japanese Farmhouses
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    4.5
    88 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Toyonakashi Hattoriryokuchi 1-2
    Located in Hattori Ryokuchi Park in Toyonaka City, Osaka Prefecture, the Open-air Museum of Old Japanese Farmhouses was the first open-air museum of its kind in Japan when it opened in 1956. The Museum has on display 12 representative examples of traditional farmhouses from different parts of Japan—from Iwate Prefecture in the north to Amami-Oshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture in the south—that have been relocated to the Museum site. Several of the buildings on display have been designated as Important Cultural Properties, including Gassho-zukuri style farmhouses from the Hida and Shirakawa-go regions, and a Nanbu Magari-ya (L-shaped farmhouse) from Iwate, northern Japan. Inside each house, typical furniture and living utensils from the region in question are displayed.

    This is well worth the visit to give you a glimpse of Japanese life in years gone by. An amazing selection of authentic looking structures. Plenty of space, quiet and relaxing. A terrific escape...

  • Nose Myokenzan (Nose Myokenzan, External Buddha Halls, Murosan Shinnyoji Temple)
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    4.0
    55 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Toyono-gun Nosecho Nomanaka 661
    This is a Nichiren sect sacred site on the top of Mt. Myoken. It is also the holy ground for the faith of the northern star that worships the Myoken Bosatsu (Myoken Bodhisattva), known as the god of martial arts and performing arts, and shows that path that people should take. Myokendo Hall is in the precinct and it is filled with visitors gathering for prayer meetings and bon fire festivals. Visitors can experience sutra copying any time to reflect on themselves and there is also a sutra drawing copying experience for children. The beech tree forest of Mt. Myoken from 10,000 years ago is registered as a National Treasure and is famous as a hiking route which can be enjoyed in the four seasons.

    It is not far from Osaka. Indeed, you can reach easily Myokenguchi (the foot of the mountain) by taking Hankyu Takarazuka line then Nose Railway (change at Kawanishi Noseguchi station). Then you can...

  • Sojiji Temple
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Ibarakishi Soujiji 1-6-1
    Sojiji Temple is a Koyasan Shingon sect temple, and is the twenty-second temple of the Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage, located five minutes' walk from Soji-ji Station. It is the sixth boke-fuji Kinki Juraku Kannon sacred site, and the Boke-fuji Fuhi-Kannon is enshrined here. The founder of the temple, Fujiwara no Yamakage, was also the founder of Shijoryu Hochodo (a school of Japanese cuisine), and a kitchen knife festival is held here every year on April 18th. The temple's principal object of worship, the thousand-armed Kannon, is distinctive in that it stands on the back of a turtle. According to legend, Yamakage's father, Takafusa once saved a turtle from some fishermen, and later, when Yamakage fell into a river, the same turtle saved him in return.

    住宅地にあるひっそりとした寺を想像していたのですが、階段を上ると思わぬ広い空間が広がりました。 参拝客も、予想を上回る多さだったように感じます。 風が吹き抜ける明るい空間には、新しい建物内にカフェが併設されています。 清潔感のある店内は、ランチのための客の入店が目立ちました。 爽快な気分になることができる場所です。 有料ではありますが、駐車場もありました。

  • Bijin-yu Syofuen
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    4.0
    62 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Osaka Takatsukishi Tsukawaki 4-20-3
    This day trip hot springs is located about 20 minutes by car from the Ibaraki Interchange. Bijin-yu Syofuen was founded as Kansai's best recuperation hot spring. Its concentration of spring water is 2.5 times that of standard hot spring and it draws from the Settsukyo Hana no sato onsen (healing hot spring). The bath earns its name of Bijin-yu, or bath for beauty, as the super smooth spring water is gentle on the skin and help bring out a soft lustre, which is popular among female bathers. The water is said to be effective in helping with cuts, burns, chronic dermatitis, neuralgia, and rheumatism. On the second floor you can gaze out at the hills while relaxing in reclining baths or the open-air bath. On the roof lose your sense of space in the giant rooftop open air bath.

    Good onsen including Roten buro (outside bath). You have to put your shoes in shoe box first and lock (Need 100JPY coin, it will be returned later), then give the key to the reception and pay 950...

  • Mino Yumoto Suisyun
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    4.0
    59 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Osaka Minoshi Sembahigashi 3-13-11 Beaver World Minoo Shipbuilding branch 2F
    The largest comprehensive leisure hot spring facility in the region and located in Minoh City, you can enjoy a rich variety of baths centered on natural hot springs that gush up in Minoh Senba. The Minoh Bijin no Yu, which has been certified for its health effects, is a natural hot spring rock bath with three levels for men and two for women. The components in the hot spring will make your skin feel very smooth. In addition, you can fully satisfy yourself with their other baths that include one with carbon dioxide dissolved in the water, a milky bath, a sauna with traditional Chinese medicinal herbs, and a women's-only salt sauna. They also have a relaxation salon, and an eatery where you can taste seasonal dishes on tatami bamboo mats.

    露天風呂が多く、露天風呂満喫しました。 サウナもやっと開いたので、サウナ派の友人と、露天風呂派の私も、満足の温泉でした。 露天風呂の1つに、季節毎に変わる露天風呂が有ってローズの露天風呂が有りました。 香りもしっかりローズの香りで、最後に入ればローズの香りに包まれて、女性には、とても良かったです。 未だ、アカスリや、岩盤浴は、コロナの為に閉鎖中でしたが。 露天風呂が多いので、回数券を利用して行った...

  • Gundam Square
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    3.5
    31 Reviews
    Shopping
    Osaka Suitashi Senribampakukouen 2-1 Within EXPOCITY
    Gundam Cafe directly run by Bandai in the EXPO '70 Park in Osaka. Try Mobile Suit Gundam related menu items such as the Jaburo Coffee made with Jaburo coffee beans, mouthwatering Gundam Curry with a fragrant grilled cheese, and ice-cream that comes with a souvenir cup with the cafe's mascot Gundam-kun. You can also purchase chopstick stands made from kutani pottery, stainless steel forks, and other Gundam goods.

    A small cafe, with a Gundam theme, if you are a fan of this anime, dont miss it. Lots of goodies and plastic model in store for your selection.

  • Nose (Kuri no Sato)
    Transportation
    Osaka Toyonogunnosechou Hirano 535
    This is a roadside station located on National Route 173 in Nose Town at the northernmost tip of Osaka Prefecture. There are many experiential farms in the area including Osaka Fumin Farm and Nose-no-Sato and the perfect place to use as a tourist base. The special market sells vegetables produced in Nose Town picked freshly that morning as well as handmade agricultural products made by locals in the town improvement group. At the restaurant Hidamari visitors can taste home cuisine that can only be tasted locally, using rice milled at the produce center.
  • Large Keyaki of Noma/Keyaki Museum
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Met. Toyonogun Nosecho Nomainaji
    Located in the Nosecho district of Osaka’s Toyono-gun, the large Keyaki (Japanese zelkova tree) of Noma is a national natural monument and there is a museum nearby that mainly preserves and displays materials relating to it. The large keyaki with a height of approximately 27 meters and trunk girth of approximately 13 meters said to be about 1,000 years old is one of Japan’s foremost giant trees. The largest branch is approximately 39 meters by approximately 36 meters, and the tree is loved as a symbol of Nose’s abundance nature. From late April to July when the new leaves are out, wild brown hawk owls can be seen sitting in the branches. Entrance to the museum is free.

    国道477号線を車で通っていると、連れが「大きな樹、ひょっとしたら、野間の大欅?」と声をあげました。 私も、「テレビ」とか「地方紙」とかで存在は知っていましたが、こんなに大きいとは。樹齢1000年以上、幹周り14mとも13.01mとも言われていて、昭和23年国の「天然記念物」に指定されたそうです。全国大4位の大欅だそうで、関西一との事です。 大欅の中ごろの枝に「アオバズク」の親鳥が一羽とまつていて...

  • Mino Visitor Center
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    3.5
    18 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Osaka Minoshi Mino 1576
    This is the base facility for Meiji no Mori Mino Quasi-National Park. The site is comprised of an exhibition room filled with everything about the geology and highlights of Mino to models of animals and plants and specimens, a lecture room that doubles as a library, and a management building. Many people visit it as a base when using the park, and use of the facility is free. Besides nature workshops that children enjoy, it also holds various nature experience events such as nature observation meetings regularly. In addition, you can spread out lunch boxes in Momiji Plaza, and the walking path is popular with parents and their children.

    この箕面ビジターセンターは、箕面の滝から少し上がったところにある、ハイキングの途中に休憩できる場所ですが、山小屋的な建物はありますが、それ以外特に何もなかったです。

  • Sansuikan
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    3.0
    50 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Osaka Takatsukishi Hara 3-2-2
    This onsen inn is located in Hara, Takatsuki City. Located within an hour's travel of both Osaka and Kyoto, they offer a shuttle bus from JR Takatsuki Station (reservation required). You can enjoy different types of spring water in their outdoor baths and large public baths. The outdoor bath uses water from the secondary Shofuen spring, with 2.5 times the normal sodium bicarbonate levels, offering excellent moisturizing and beautifying effects. The large bath offers Radon infused alkaline simple thermal spring water. We recommend a long, slow half-body soak in the wafting steam.

    A ryokan with onsen in a nice and quiet location next to a river. We had spacious rooms where we were able to keep two luggages open and have space for futons and table. There was nice view to river...

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