NambaWhere Osaka Culture Begins.
1Namba City

Directly connected to Namba Station! Packed with fashion, cosmetics, and cuisine. Namba City is the shopping center where Japan's newest trends are avaiable.

  • Shops Open : 10:00 to 21:00
    Restaurants Open : 10:00 to 22:00
    (Some restaurants excluded)
  • Irregular closing days
  • Connected to Nankai Namba Station
Passport Perks

For foreign national travelers visiting Japan, if you present your passport at the Information Desk on the 1st basement floor of the main building of Namba City, you can receive coupons worth 500yen redeemable with purchases and meals of 10,000yen or more (taxes included)!

2Namba Parks

For men and women who live in the city and play in the city, we suggest Namba "NEXT" Standard Life.

  • Shopping Mall Open : 11:00 to 21:00
    Restaurant Arcade Open : 11:00 to 23:00
    (Some restaurants excluded)
  • Irregular closing days
  • Connected to Nankai Namba Station
Passport Perks

For foreign national travelers visiting Japan, if you present your passport at the Information Desk on the 2nd floor of Namba Parks, you can receive coupons worth 500yen redeemable with purchases and meals of 10,000yen or more (taxes included)!

Photo spots!Gulico / Cuidaore Taro / Kani doraku

When it comes to Osaka,this is the place!

This is the place introduced in many guide books as "The Osaka". You should take pictures here when you come here. There are many restaurants famous for their Osaka foods around here. You can enjoy eating and shopping here.

4Kuromon Ichiba

Fresh foods are gathered here!!

Kuromon Ichiba is the market street loved by the locals. There are about 180shops shops with fish...restaurants, all of them bustling with people.

  • Approx. 10-min walk from Nankai Namba Station
Recommended spots!maid cafe / costume shops / electric shops

Do you wanna be an Otaku as well?

Nippombashi is called "denden-town" known as an electric town.If you want to buy electrical products, you must come here. Recently Nippombashi became the mecca for "otaku culture" and many people visit to experience new culture.

6BICCAMERA Namba Store

Famous Japanese Electrical Appliance Store & Drug Store
Not only the cameras and home appliances, but a wide variety of goods are available!


You can receive Tax Free 8% + 7% discount from your purchase by presenting the ticket at BIC CAMERA
(Some items are not available)

SakaiEnjoy a romantic journey surrounded by a rich history and ageless natural beauty.
Sakai Plaza of Rikyu and Akiko

This is a culture and tourist facility that shows visitors the charm of the history and culture of Sakai, using the life and times of Sen-no-Rikyu, the legendary tea ceremony master, and Akiko Yosano, a feminist author and poet and a pioneer of modern Japanese literature, both of whom were born in Sakai. In the tea house, visitors can experience an actual tea ceremony.

  • Open : 9:00 to 18:00 (doors open till 17:30)
  • Fee : Adults 300yen / High school students 200yen / Junior High and younger 100yen
  • Tourist Information Room is free and open all year round
  • Closed : 3rd Tuesday of each month
  • Approx. 10-min walk from 'Sakai Station'
  • [Discount on Fees]
    Adults: 300yen → 150yen
    High school students: 200yen → 150yen
    Junior High and younger: 100yen → 80yen

  • [Ryure-Style Tea Ceremony discount]
    Adults: 500yen → 350yen
    High school students: 400yen → 350yen
    Junior High and younger: 300yen (no discount)

Daisen Park Japanese Garden

This 26,000m2 hill-and-pond, wandering-style Japanese Garden was built inside Daisen Park to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of Sakai City. It comprises three scenes with the Togendai plateau on the south side, and the Ishizukei river meandering from south to north, with low-lying land on the north side. The seasonal beauty of its flowers and greenery can be enjoyed throughout the year.

  • Open : April to October; 9:00 to 17:00 (gates close at 16:30)
    November to March, 9:30 to 16:30 (gates close at 16:00)
  • Fee : Adults 200yen; Children 100yen
  • Closed : Mondays
  • Get off the bus from 'Sakai-higashi Station' at 'Daisencho'

Fee 200yen → 160yen

Sakai City Tea House Shin'an

This is a tea house where visitors can comfortably enjoy the tea ceremony while sitting in chairs (ryurei-style). This tea-ceremony house was built by the mastercraftsman, Ogi Rodo, is a registered tangible cultural property and was formerly situated in Tokyo Shiba Park, but was later donated by the Fukuske Corporation and rebuilt in its present location in 1980.

  • Open : 10:00 to 16:00
  • Closed : Mondays
    *Closed the next day when Monday is a national holiday.
  • Approx. 15-min walk from 'Mikunigaoka Station'
Tomb of Emperor Nintoku

This is one of the three largest tombs in the world next to the pyramid of Khufu and the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor. It is the largest key-hole-shaped tomb in Japan at 486 meters in length and it is said to be constructed around the 5th century.

  • Approx. 10-min walk from 'Mikunigaoka Station'
Sakai City Hall Observation Deck

This rotating lobby 80 meters above the ground offers a 360 degree panorama view. This is a popular spot with the historical city of Sakai and the tomb of Emperor Nintoku in the foreground, and Mt. Rokko, Kansai International Airport, and Mt. Ikoma and Mt. Kongo off in the distance.

  • Open : 9:00 to 21:00
  • Fee : Free
  • Open all year round
  • Get off at 'Sakaihigashi Station'
Oteramochi Kawaido

500yen for a package of 6 Oteramochi

Here you will find simple sweet treats of soft rice cake enveloping the finest-selected adzuki bean paste.

  • Open : 9:00 to 18:00
  • Closed : 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of each month
  • Approx. 10-min walk from 'Sakai Station'

360yen for one serving of kurumi-mochi

"Kurumi-mochi" got its name from the way the mochi is eaten wrapped ("kurumu").

  • Open : 10:00 to 17:00
  • Closed : Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Get off the bus from 'Sakai Station' at 'Terajicho'
SumiyoshiA place so charming you'll want to come back again and again.
Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine

Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine is the head shrine among the some 2,300 Sumiyoshi Shrines in Japan. Its four main shrine halls are built in the characteristic Sumiyoshi-zukuri architectural style and are designated as national treasures. The closeness Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine offers to common people is also one of its appealing traits, since people go to offer prayers on the first day of the dragon of each month to achieve prosperity in business. Its intimate atmosphere is a cut above all.

  • 3-min walk from 'Sumiyoshi-taisha Station'

Sorihashi (arked) Bridge. Also known as 'Taiko-bashi' Bridge. Be careful when you cross it!


Present your ticket at the Kisshoden of Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine to receive a special free bookmark.
Open : 10:00 to 18:00
Closed : Wednesdays

How to pray at a Shinto shrine
"First, purify your body at the ' Temizusha ' (handwashing) basin before worshipping."
  • Bow once.

  • Scoop water with a dipper. Rinse your left and then right hand in that order to purify yourself.

  • Pour water into the palm of your left hand, then use the water to rinse your mouth. (Please note that you should never touch the dipper with your lips. Do not drink water directly from the dipper).

  • Rinse your left hand again and put back the dipper.

"Now you are purified, and can pray to the gods."
  • Proceed to the altar; stand straight.

  • Bow twice, bending to a 90-degree angle.

  • Join your palms in front of your chest.

  • Then clap your hands twice.

  • Prayer earnestly for your wish to come true.

  • Lower your hands, and bow once again.

"May Japanese gods protect you! "
  • Omokaruishi (Heavy or Light Stone)

    Enshrined in the grounds of the subordinate shrine of Otoshi-sha is Oitoshiboshi-sha. Here the attention of visitors is drawn to the Heavy or Light Stone. If you lift this mysterious stone it will make your wish come true, and if you are wishing for something that won't come true, this stone will feel heavy.

  • The etched talisman stones of Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine

    Situated on the side of the first main shrine is Goshogozen, which is holy ground first designated as the site of the shrine by the Empress Jingu. It's believed that if you can find cobblestones here that are etched with one of the three characters ("五", "大", "力"), the stone will make your heartfelt wish will come true.

For more information check out this pamphlet available at the main stations along the Nankai Railway.

Misaki Koen Amusement ParkEnjoy the Amusement Park, Zoo and Dolphin Show!
  • Dolphin Show

  • Zoo

  • Amusement Park

  • Open : 9:30 to 17:00
    *Subject to change depending on conditions
  • Fee : Adults 1,350yen; Children (3 years to Elementary school students) 700yen
  • Irregular closing day
  • Close to 'Misaki Koen-eki' stop

Fee Adults (12 years and older) 1,350yen → 1,000yen

Special Price until April 2018 Adult : ¥700

*Cannot be used in conjunction with other deals
*Discounts available for only one person per card
*Children can receive a discount when they present their passports
*Subject to change without notice

Rinku Town
Rinku Premium Outlet

Located across from Kansai International Airport, this is one of the largest outlet malls in Western Japan. There are approximately 210 stores, including brand-name stores popular inside Japan and overseas, along with cafes and restaurants. This Outlet is modeled after an American harbor town, and visitors can enjoy as much shopping as they wish in the resort-like atmosphere.

  • Open : 10:00 to 20:00
    *Subject to change throughout the year
  • Closed : Once per year on 3rd Thursday of February
  • 6-min walk from 'Rinku Town Station'
Sunday Market in Tajiri-cho

Enjoy the best conger eel, Izumi-dako boiled octopus and sea bream! Held every Sunday at Tajiri Harbor.

  • Open : 7:00 to 12:00
    *Subject to close in inclement weather.
  • Approximately 10-min walk from 'Yoshimi-no-sato Station'
You don't need to bring anything to have a BBQ!
Sake Brewing in Osaka/Minami-Kawachi Saijo Limited Partnership Company

They possess sake brewing techniques developed in Kawachi-nagano since the Muromachi Period. Amanosake, long-loved as select sake, has a rich, deep flavor that even charmed Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

  • Open : 9:00 to 17:00 (Mon-Fri)
    10:00 to 17:00 (Sat, Sun, Holidays)
  • Approx. 5-min walk from 'Kawachinagano Station'
  • Kanshinji Temple

    This is the most famous temple in Minami-Kawachi that was also the studying place for Kusunoki Masashige. It is well known as the 'Temple of Flowers' for the enjoyable flowers throughout the four seasons.

    • Get off the bus from the 'Kawachi-nagano Station' at 'Kanshinji'
  • Enmeiji Temple

    This temple is said to have been founded by Kobo Daishi and has been long known for the beautiful autumnal colors. There is a large maple there with a trunk circumference of 5 meters that is said to be 1,000 years old. It is designated as a natural monument of the Osaka prefecture, and is beautifully illuminated by the evening sun.

    • Get off the bus from 'Mikkaichicho Station' or 'Mikanodai Station' at 'Kamigaokaguchi'
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