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 Take the Hankai Tramway! Discover Osaka's history and culture! Learn it! Have fun!

  •  No matter you are the first time to visit or the foreigner tourist, I recommend “It is Hankai!!! Basic tourist course” to you. This is a famous course, which is around Hankai Tramway. For example, Sumiyoshi-taisha or Honganji Sakai Betsuin (Temple) are famous tourist destinations, which you should not miss.
  •  If you are an Hankai expert!! Voyage Hankai!!! Enjoy tourist course I recommend to those who wants to enjoy the Hankai, and know the history deeply. It is a good way to you to travel around the Hankai area and have sightseeing with Hankai Tramway.
  •  After visiting Abeno Harukas, Feel free!! Take a look course Massan is a Japanese television drama series, broadcast daily on NHK. I recommend you can take a look the place where Masataka Taketsuru and his wife Jessie Roberta Rita Cowan full in love. You can easily enjoy from Tennoji.

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 If you are an Hankai expert!! Voyage Hankai!!! Enjoy tourist course

 At the beginning, you can go around and worship the Abeseimei Shrine and the Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine. Then you will visit the Sakai Municipal Machiya Historical Museum Seigakuin. After visiting Teppokajiyashiki and the Sakai Municipal Machiya Historical Museum Yamaguchi Residence, we recommend “Kitchen Matsumoto” for the lunch. After the lunch, you will go to the Nanshuji Temple and Myokokuji Temple. Then you can enjoy shopping for souvenirs at Sakai City Traditional Crafts Museum.
How about viewing World Heritage Tombs from the lobby on the 21st floor? After enjoying the landscape, you will have dinner around the city hall. Finally, you will be back to Tennoji-Ekimae.
 You will arrive at Higashitengachaya station after taking the Hankai Tramway for approx 6min. from Tennoji-Ekimae. After getting off the station, let’s go to the Abe Seimei Shrine by walking for 5min. from the station.

 SPOT1 Abe Seimei Shrine (30min.)

Here is the shrine where is dedicated to Abe Seimei, a contemporarily popular onmyoji (yin yang diviner).
There has been planted saved-trees of Osaka city in the ground about 600 ㎡.
Also there is the great stone monument which indicates Abe Seimei’s birthplace under the torii gate.
At the shrine office, the fortune event is available by the Abe Seimei Official Association

 Taking the Hankai Tramway from Higashitengachaya Station for 10min., there is Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine in front of the Sumiyoshi Toriimae Station.

 SPOT2 Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine (60min.)

“Sumiyoshizukuri” is the famous architectural style after Ise-jingu Shrine and Izumo Taisha Shrine and there are four main building.
Although it has been kept Shikinen-Sengu tradition, the deity is transferred to new building during the great reconstruction.
Although The Empress Jingu had enshrined Sumiyoshi Sanjin, nowadays, the Empress Jingu became enshrined as a deity.
This shrine has lasted for more than 1800 years and it is famous for its deep historical shrine among inside and outside of Osaka.

 Taking the Hankai Tramway from Sumiyoshi Toriimae Station for 8min., you will go to the Sakai Municipal Machiya Historical Museum Seigakuin by walking for 5min. from Takasujinsha Station.

 SPOT3 the Sakai Municipal Machiya Historical Museum Seigakuin (20min.)

Seigakuin, known as a temple associated with Shugendo (a syncretic form of Buddhism) and the National Tangible Cultural Property, has become Machiya historical museum.
You can feel Japanese historical lifestyle through interiors such as a well, floor and a temple school.

 Walking for 3min drom Seigakuin, you will get to the Teppokajiyashiki.

 SPOT4 Teppokajiyashiki  (Not open to the public)

After Tachibanaya Matasaburo had brought the manufacturing method of teppo (gun in Japanese) to Sakai from Tanegashima Island,
Sakai became the most famous producing area in Japan.
Here is both workshop and residence of Inoue Sekiemon where has been remaining since Edo period.
This great building where has atmosphere of past Teppokajiyashiki has registered as Tangible cultural properties in Osaka city.
Can you feel the passion of professional of Kaji?

 Walking for 15min. from Teppo Kajiyashiki, you can find the Sakai Municipal Machiya Historical Museum Yamaguchi Residence.

 SPOT5 The Sakai Municipal Machiya Historical Museum Yamaguchi Residence (30min.)

This attractive facility has a garden with large goby which is 200 year-olds.
You can feel traditional machiya lifestyle in Sakai.
It has been rebuilt after the Siege of Osaka in Summer.
After that, it has been registered to National Important Cultural Property as one of the machiya built in Edo period.

 Riding Hankai Tramway for 15min. from Ayanocho Station, you will get off Goryomae Station. You can find “Kitchen Matsumoto” after walking for 3min. from the station.

 SPOT6 Kitchen Matsumoto (30min.)

The yellow sign board and green doors –The atmosphere of traditional café or restaurant make you excited.
The popular menu is steak and hamburger which cooked by special pan. Beef, squid and shrimp are also popular and we would like to recommend you.

 Going to the Nansyuji Temple from the restaurant by walking for 10min.

 SPOT7 Nansyu-ji Temple (90min.)

This is the temple where was built in 1557 by Miyoshi Nagayoshi.
There is the legend that the greatest tea ceremony master Sen no Rikyu has been trained here.

 Taking the Hankai Tramway from Goryomae station for 10min.  where is the nearest station from  Myokokuji Temple, you will visit Myokokujimae.

SPOT8 Myokoku-ji Temple (30 mins.)

The grounds include a massive sago palm of more than 1,100 years in age, and which is a nationally designated natural monument.
The temple is also famous for its sago palm dry landscape garden, the only one of its type in Japan and that includes a Rokujizo lantern and a gourd-shaped water bowl donated by Sen no Rikyu, and as the place where the Tosa samurai committed seppuku during the Sakai Incident.

 Walking from Myokokuji Temple to Sakai City Traditional Crafts Museum about 8min. on foot.

 SPOT9 Sakai City Traditional Crafts Museum (40min.)

This is not only the facility where you can experience & learn about the tradition in Sakai, but also there is the shop selling traditional crafts in Sakai.
There are many kinds of traditional crafts in Sakai such as knives, seaweeds and Japanese sweets.
If you come here, you can learn about the tradition in Sakai.

Transferring from Myokokujimae Station where is the nearest station from Sakai City Traditional Crafts Museum to Oshoji Station by riding Hankai Tramway for 3minutes. And let’s get on the bus from Oshoji bus stop and go to Sakai City Hall (Sakaihigashi-Ekimae)! After getting off the bus, you will go to the observation lobby on the Sakai City Hall 21st floor.

 SPOT10 Sakai City Hall 21st floor Observation Lobby (60min.)

Here is the corridor style observation lobby, which provides a 360-degree view from 80-meter above the ground.
There is spreading many attractive landscapes of Sakai City such as The tumb of the Emperor Nintoku.
On the sunny day, you can see Mt. Rokko in Hyogo, Kansai International Airport, Mt. Ikoma and Osaka Castle.
This is the reason why it is popular spot.

 Let’s go back to Oshoji bus stop from Sakai City Hall bus stop by the bus for 5minutes. After that, let’s go to Tezukayama area by riding Hankai Tramway for 30min.

SPOT11 Tezukayama Area Walking around about 60 minutes

Here, Tezukayama area, Mr. and Mrs. Masataka Takezuru has lived before, has a lot of retro buildings along the line of Hankai Tramway.
When you step into this area, you might feel like time traveling or time stopped in spite of not so far from busy town such as Abeno or Tennoji.
Since there are some coffee shops around the area, you can have a rest anytime and anywhere.

Tezukayama-4chome is very silent town.
This area is famous for high-class residential area, but you feel warm atmosphere filled with humanity.
There are lots of charming shops, café, fruits shops, boutique stores and stamp shops.
They are lined like drama setting with their nostalgic atmosphere
Going forward along the line, you can find Mandaiike Park where is the local walking course.
The landmark is the big fountain and trees. The name “Mandaiike Park” might be come from Shotoku Taishi.
In spring, sakura (cherry blossom in English) is come out and it is famous for local Japanese, so you can enjoy watching sakura (cherry blossom) around the pond.
There are sign boards of Tezukayama Tomb, Abeno Shrine and Kumano-kaido street near the “Nankou street” where is in front of Himematsu station.
Main spots where you can know history of Osaka deeply, are getting together in here, Tezukayama area.
Not only first-timer but also repeater can find something new! When you visit here, we recommend to have a rest in coffee shop.

 Let’s go to “Ristorante le MIDI” near the Tezukayama-4chome Station on your foot .

 SPOT12 Ristorante le MIDI (90min.)

Here is the restaurant which has good reputation from local people with its delicious dishes and Tezukayama atmosphere.
The reason why this restaurant is so popular is that the restaurant provides high-quality French not only for dinner, but also for lunch.
Dishes in the le MIDI are cooked as the Sothern of France.
How about having dinner here as a memory of your travel.

 From Tezukayama-4chome station which is the nearest station of  the le MIDI, let’s go back to Tennoji-Ekimae by Hankai Tramway for 15minute.
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