The “most” spots along the Nankai Railway

For those who are wondering where to go from here, this is a must! Here are some of the "most" spots along the Nankai line!

The Nankai Railway, which operates from Kansai International Airport to Namba, Osaka, has many attractions along its lines!

There are so many places to visit that many people are at a loss as to where to start. In this issue, we will introduce some of the "most" spots along the line. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a repeat visitor, we hope you will find this information useful!

The highest mountain of Osaka

Mt. Kongo (Kongozan)

Do you have any guess where is the highest mountain of Osaka? 1,125m high it is … The answer is Mt. Kongo!
During this season, the road up to the top is beautifully green. Just 1 hour from the center of Osaka, Namba, Mt. Kongo is a great spot for exercise. Once you get up the mountain, don’t forget to take a picture in front of the live cam! Stand in front of the sign “Kongozan”, and a picture is taken every 10 mins. Check out the official website to check your photo!

→ http://www.kongozan.net/live/live_f.html

Easy enough for beginners for hiking, so why don’t you have a try?

How to go
Use Nankai Bus from Kawachi Nagano station (Nankai Railways, Koya Line / Kintetsu, Nagano Line). Ride the bus to “Kongozan ropeway mae”, and ride the bus for apx. 26 min. Drop off at “Kongozan Tozanguchi”.
Ohjichihaya, Chihaya Akasaka mura, Minami Kawachi, Osaka

The largest outlet shopping center in western Japan

Rinku Premium Outlets

Kansai International Airport, the Kansai region's number one window to the world. Take the Nankai train from the station directly connected to the airport and get off at Rinku Town Station, one stop away, and welcome to the seaside resort shopping paradise!

Here, about 250 famous Japanese and foreign brands and restaurants welcome visitors from all over the world.
Not only a mall with a resort atmosphere, but also a 20,000m² lawn "Seaside Park" where you can enjoy outdoor activities such as glamping, overlooking Osaka Bay! We will make it possible for you to enjoy a relaxing stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

3-28 Rinkuoraiminami, Izumisano-shi, Osaka
How to go
6-minute walk from Rinku Town Station on the JR Hanwa Line and Nankai Railway Main Line
Opening Hours
Once a year (third Thursday of February)

The largest Torii in Japan

Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine

In the old days, Japanese have said that to “Go to Ise 7 times, go to Kumano 3 times” was a symbol of strong faith in Shinto. “Kumano” said in this quote is “Kumano Sanzan” we will introduce. Praying through the pilgrimage route of Kumano was a very strict asceticism , and was known as a path that purifies the soul from the Heian era (about 1000 years ago). Kumano Kodo connects to Kumano Sanzan, and made peace to many of the people who finished their journey.

Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine is the center shrine of Kumano Sanzan, and also the 1st shrine you shall visit.

Don’t forget to go to “Ohyunohara”, the ancient ruins of Hongu, which is located 15 mins walk away from Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine. There is the largest Torii in Japan that is 33.9 m high and 42 m wide. The large Torii that seems to approach to the gods in heven moves the heart of the people who see it.

How to go
1. By Public Transport
130 min from Shin-Osaka sta. to Kii-Tanabe sta. by the limited express Kuroshio. After arriving at Kii-Tanabe sta., take the bus to Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine with a 120 min journey. (100 min journey with the Kaisoku-Kumano Kodo by Meiko Bus)

2. By Car
Kisei express way : Get off at Kamitonda IC
Use the 42nd / 311st/ 168th national road to Hongu town.
(apx 65 km from Kamitonda IC, 1 hour 15 min)

100-1, Hongu, Hongu, Tanabe, Wakayama
Time for praying

One of the largest tombs in the world

Tomb of Emperor Nintoku

Interested in the world heritage site in Japan? Then come on to Sakai city!
The only UNESCO world heritage site in Osaka, the burial mound of Emperor Nintoku lays here. This is actually a great spot for walking around, since its 486m long, and there’s a road that surrounds the burial mound that is 2.85 km long. While you walk around the road, you can find little burial mounds too!
The picture shows the “Haijyo”, the sacred area that is the place to pray for emperor Nintoku. Don’t forget to pray after your long walk!

How to go
Drop off at Mikunigaoka sta., Nankai Railways Koya Line and start your walk.
1079-1, Daisen cho, Sakai, Sakai, Osaka