Places to visit in Sakai

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Places to Visit in Sakai


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  • Rob
    19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is easy enough to get to and the quiet suburban walk around the perimeter is pleasant. The sign board out front gives a little info about the moated mound but you can get more info from the small museum over the road
    Written 30 March 2023
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  • Darren L
    Queenstown, MD822 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unfortunately a bit cloudy during our visit, but we were able to see the various keystone tomb sites much better than you can appreciate from the ground level.

    Absolutely nice facility and free!
    Written 20 March 2024
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  • Kwakaku
    Sakai, Japan2,192 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was visiting the park on business, but many other old people were jogging, cycling or just walking. Young mothers were pushing their baby buggies. Toddlers and young children were playing with playground equipments. The park is surely an relaxing spot for the neighborhood.
    Written 9 February 2018
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  • Ivan c
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a magnificent shrine that is quite near to the train station, and most convenient to passers-by, such wonderful architecture, so calming and peaceful.
    Written 13 October 2016
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  • John C
    Osaka, Japan19 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely a family or couples(or group of friends) place to visit.
    Look let's say one thing, it's not amazing and it's not boring as well. It's nice to have a walk around.
    Kids will love it due to the animals they can feed. In summer there is a small water park area to cool down. There are many rides and things to do for kids but you must pay to do these things, on top of entering fee of ¥900 for adult.
    For couples, well there are rides for you guys to. Swan paddle ride where you work together to paddle the swan boat. Ferries Wheel is nice and the seasonal flowers and gardens are nice to see up high while over looking the grounds. If your lucky there are markets stalls, selling trinkets. There are games like archery, gas powered go kart racing and other things.
    As a group of friends you can all do the above suggestions.
    Anyway it's worth checking out if theee is nothing else worth doing on your spare day off.
    Written 16 November 2016
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  • Christopher W
    Victoria, Canada102 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum is located across from the Nintoku-ryo tomb. The Nintoku-ryo tomb is the largest kofun style tomb in Japan and stands 35 meters high and is surrounded by moats. It was built in the 700s and it is presumed to be the burial place of the Emperor Nintoku. There is no access to the tomb as it is being preserved. The tomb area is covered in mature trees and vegetation so you can not see the tomb from the main entrance. No worries, Cross the road and visit the Sakai City Museum. Here there is a wonderful theatre where they show a movie (with English sub-titles) of the construction of the tomb. In the museum itself, there are artefacts from other tomb that have been excavated Also, there are items of religious nature, including Japan's largest and oldest Buddhist statue chiseled from sandalwood. No flash photography is allowed.
    Written 13 June 2016
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  • Fatima soliman Archeologist Guide
    Cairo Governorate, Egypt110 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    i visited it while i was in Japan and it's so easy to reach because it's near train station, it has so many activities which we could enjoy, also there is a theater where we could participate with the kids.
    Written 25 February 2021
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  • Ari
    Bekasi, Indonesia20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I came here during autumn season, the best spot in this park was the Japanese garden.
    Looking at huge number of cherry trees, I believe it will be a good spot during cherry blossom season in April.
    It has large park, a house tea which serving japanese tea, and some facilities like rest room and resting places.
    Except the Japanese Garden and Tea House, entering this park is free.
    The park is walking distance from a train station (JR line).
    Written 30 November 2019
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  • Sia65
    Singapore, Singapore736 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The friendly staff played the introductory video in English when they knew I couldn’t understand Japanese. Puts into perspective what you get to see in the bicycle museum.
    (Following info are adapted from museum guidebook):
    Sakai is home to the Mozu Tumulus Cluster. In the 4th century to the middle of the 5th century, craftsmen who were able to process iron (required to build the tumuli) were gathered from within and outside Japan. They settled in Sakai. Civil engineering tools including plows and hoes were produced using iron processing techniques. This laid the foundation for blacksmithing to produce kitchen knives and swords. Today, Sakai cutlery is highly valued. Portuguese traders arrived in 1543 and introduced guns to Japan. Sakai started mass production of guns. At the end of Edo period, foreigners coming to Japan brought bicycles from their home countries. Hence, the advanced gun blacksmithing techniques were applied to manufacturing bicycles, leading to the evolution of bicycle manufacturing technologies. Today, Sakai is known as a city of bicycles.
    Written 22 July 2018
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  • Ben69059
    Singapore, Singapore364 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice park that is free with Sakura view, about 30 mins via JR train from Osaka station. Within walking distance from JR Mozu station.
    Written 31 March 2024
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  • Kwakaku
    Sakai, Japan2,192 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    In Ancient and Medieval Japan, they used to believe that leaving for the "right" direction is very important especially when you make a long journey or move to another house. Hochigai literally means Direction Change, and Hochigai Shrine makes your "wrong" direction "right". After visiting the shrine, you can leave for any direction.
    Written 28 February 2021
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