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att.JAPAN Issue 58, December 2011

Dramatic Osaka/Kansai - Sakai

Sakai, directly to the south of Osaka City, was a merchant city and trading port in the 15th and 17th centuries.

 

 Around the Old City Area

Sakai City Hall, in front of Sakaihigashi Station on the Nankai Line, has an observation deck on the 21st floor with great views of the Osaka Bay area and Kansai International Airport. The well-established store Kunsyudo in Sakai is recognized as the birthplace of incense sticks and has been producing hand-made, secret recipe incense sticks for a long time. This area used to produce matchlock arquebus guns; Old Gunsmith's House still stands and the atmosphere of the time of gun production has remained. The tramway, affectionately nicknamed chinchin densha, will take you to Myokokuji-mae Station. The Sakai City Traditional Crafts Museum exhibits materials of Sakai's traditional industries, including cutlery production. It also houses a shop. This area is also the birthplace of Yosano Akiko (1878-1942), a well-known female poet, and the site of the house where Sen no Rikyu (1522-1591), the 16th century chanoyu (tea ceremony) master, was believed to have been born.

 

 Mozu Kofungun/Daisen Park

Mozu Kofungun (Ancient Tumulus Cluster) is a complex of many ancient tombs including Nintoku-tenno-ryo-Kofun, Japan's largest keyhole-shaped mound tomb. Daisen Park has museums and Japanese Garden. Bicycle Museum Cycle Center is the only bicycle museum in Japan and shows the history of the bicycle industry in Sakai based on the knowledge and skills of the gunsmiths. Various bicycles from the world's oldest bicycle to the latest bicycles used in the Olympics are exhibited.

 

 Sakai Old Port

Japan's oldest Western-style wooden lighthouse, Old Sakai Lighthouse, guided sailors to this port. At Sakai Fish Market, fresh seafood is served in tempura restaurants and sushi restaurants which are open from midnight to early morning.

Sakai's sightseeing spots are in a small area so a rental bike is a great way to get around the city and see them all.

 

 

 Maps
Japan Railway Map PDF 414 KB

 Links
Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

Kobe Convention & Visitors Association
Sakai Tourism & Convention Bureau
City of Kyoto and Kyoto Tourism Council


 

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