The 10 Best Things to Do in Matsubara, Japan

September 9, 2017 Marlin Saiz

Discover the best top things to do in Matsubara, Japan including Sakai City Hall Observatory Flour, Michi no Eki Shiratorinosato Habikino, Shibagaki Shrine, Dotonbori, Sayamaike Museum, Matsubara Tennen Onsen You,Yu, Fujii-dera Kannon Temple, Niji no Yu, Osakasayama, Daisenryo Ancient Tomb, Miyake Shrine.
Restaurants in Matsubara

1. Sakai City Hall Observatory Flour

3-1 Minamikawaramachi, Sakai-ku, Sakai 590-0078, Osaka Prefecture +81 72-233-1101
Excellent
34%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 144 reviews

Sakai City Hall Observatory Flour

Reviewed By Jeffrey F - Ilkeston, United Kingdom

My (Japanese) sister-in-law insisted we visit City Hall whilst seeing them in Sakai. It seemed a strange venue until we saw the building – it’s huge: the tallest building in the immediate area. The top floor (Fl 21, free entry) has 360 deg observation windows, with great views right across to Osaka, Kobe & as far as the Akashi Straights Bridge & Awaji Island. There are also information plaques to indicate what you are looking at & a little army of volunteers to enthusiastically tell you about their area.
Sakai (now a suburb of Osaka) has a number of World Heritage Tumuli: ancient burial chambers (kofun) made with heaped soil – usually keyhole-shaped & surrounded by moats. Dating from 400-800AD, they are so vast they can really only appreciated from this particular vantage point.
The deck also serves as a tourist information point, which information on the area & plaque relating to its history. A small café & toilet facilities complete the deck. If you are in Sakai, you really shouldn’t miss this.

2. Michi no Eki Shiratorinosato Habikino

975-3 Hanyuno, Habikino 583-0866, Osaka Prefecture +81 72-957-6900
Excellent
33%
Good
59%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Michi no Eki Shiratorinosato Habikino

Reviewed By チョモランマ豆子 - 箕面

以前訪れたとき、安くて新鮮な野菜や果物、花などが気に入って、今日は近くに行ったので、ついでに寄ってみた。お盆の日曜日なので、人気の道の駅が更に大人気。駐車場に入るのにも並んだ。今日は羽曳野で取れたいちじくのジャムを購入。いい買い物ができた。またゆっくり訪れたいです。

3. Shibagaki Shrine

7-12-22 Ueda, Matsubara 580-0016, Osaka Prefecture +81 72-331-2138
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Shibagaki Shrine

Reviewed By Osakachero - Osaka, Japan

A nice shrine. It houses the spirit of the 8th emperor of Japan. Pretty big grounds with a sumo dohyo in the back. Stop by and maybe you'll catch a traditional Japanese wedding or children's blessing taking place.

Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076, Osaka Prefecture
Excellent
45%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 10 reviews

Dotonbori

The heart of Osaka nightlife, this area is filled with Theaters, restaurants, cafes, bars, arcades and nightclubs.

Reviewed By Bjorkus - Syracuse

Lights, people, lots of food, the same as many other areas in Japan. We had food at three different shops and it ranged from ok to not to so good. Nothing special about this area, so don't go out of your way to visit.

5. Sayamaike Museum

2 Ikejiri Naka, Osakasayama 589-0007, Osaka Prefecture +81 72-367-8891
Excellent
44%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Sayamaike Museum

Reviewed By Chetna1973 - Hyderabad, India

During our trip to Japan we visited several pieces of modern architecture (since my husband is an architect) but for me, walking behind the water cascade at the Sayamaike Museum was almost spiritual and just took the experience to another level all together!
The volunteer guide was most helpful and spend time with us talking over coffee and sharing his experiences as a School Principal. We truly appreciate it!
Getting to Sayamaike can be time consuming by public transport so please factor that in. The locality around the area is wonderful to walk through as well, with beautifully landscaped Gardens in individual houses, and the large pond.

6. Matsubara Tennen Onsen You,Yu

2-4-35 Bessho, Matsubara 580-0005, Osaka Prefecture +81 72-333-1126
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Matsubara Tennen Onsen You,Yu

Reviewed By のんびりいこうぜ - 豊中市

いつも通過する松原市にある天然温泉です。建物は古いですが泉質はしっかりしています。露天風呂が掛け流しの温泉です。地元の人がよく利用するレジャーセンターのような感じでした。泉質は良くまた行きたいです。地下鉄谷町線の 八尾南駅、近鉄の河内松原駅から無料送迎バスが有ります。中で食事も出来るので近場で1日ゆっくりするのに向いています。

7. Fujii-dera Kannon Temple

1-16-21 Fujii-dera | Minami, Fujiidera, Osaka Prefecture +81 72-938-0005
Excellent
22%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
31%
Poor
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Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

Fujii-dera Kannon Temple

The statue of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy, at Fuji-dera is a National Treasure, the oldest Buddhist sculpture of its kind.

Reviewed By ひとぴ - 三重

西国巡礼所の第5番の『葛井寺』。
駐車場はなく、山門前が工事していて
分かりづらく何度かウロウロして辿り着きました。
御本尊は国宝で秘仏の「千手千眼観世音菩薩坐像」。
1043本もの手を持つ珍しい仏像様ですが、
秘仏ゆえ拝見する事は出来ません。
こぢんまりとした境内であまり人もおらず、
御朱印と御詠歌を頂いてあっという間に観光終了という
感じでした。

8. Niji no Yu, Osakasayama

2-837 Higashinonishi, Osakasayama 589-0001, Osaka Prefecture +81 72-365-4126
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Niji no Yu, Osakasayama

Reviewed By soso0824 - Sakai, Japan

南海高野線北野田駅近くのスーパー銭湯です。従来のスーパー銭湯とは異なり、非常にお洒落で落ち着いた雰囲気で、家族風呂もあります。近所にいい施設ができました。

9. Daisenryo Ancient Tomb

Daisencho, Sakai-ku, Sakai 590-0035, Osaka Prefecture +81 72-241-0002
Excellent
22%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
31%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 186 reviews

Daisenryo Ancient Tomb

Reviewed By J&S_Singapore - Singapore

Noted that there is another TA Review under “Mozu Kofungun tumulus”!! Similarly sharing reviews of these famous ancient keyhole tombs.
We did our homework and gave ourselves sufficient time to explore Saki city and this famed place. Alight at JR line Mozu station and walked about 15 mins we reached, within a Park premise. Along the way we noted a lot of (elder) volunteer staff whom helped us with directions. :>
This is the biggest and best known of the remaining close to 50 kofun-tombs in Saki & Japn. Nintoku-ryo Tumulus is one of the 3 Mozumimihara Tumulus, along with Hanzei-ryo Tumulus to the north and Richu-ryo Tumulus to the south. We soon learned that there is no concrete proof to acknowledge it as that of Emperor Nintoku (believed to date from the middle of the fifth century), and Archeologists has termed it as Daisenryo or Daisenryo Kofun. In addition, there are more than 10 smaller tombs called Baicho discovered around the tomb. Daisenryo is without a doubt the largest keyhole-shaped tomb in Japan.
One definitely needs to visit the nearby Sakai City Museum which explains (with computer-graphics) the whole story about kofun-tombs and more! That instead of the present forested high mold originally it is terraced levels covered with stones and surrounded by hundreds of clay Haniwa figures.! Real eye-opener.
The tombs are not accessible for tourists/visitors as it is being preserved. One can only stand at the entrance to the tomb which is marked by a stone Shinto tori and gazed at this impressive mammoth mould, completely covered by lush greenery.. It looks like a small hill viewed from a close range and that’s the only view visitors can get of the kofun. There are simple relic altars and the entire mound is surrounded by moats. Alongside the large premise are cherry tree-lined road, we are not sporting enough to walk around it… haha.
Still to get a more complete picture at the Sakai City Museum across the street, where there’s a reproduction of one of the sarcophaguses, along with the armor and other artefacts of.
Not to be missed.

10. Miyake Shrine

4-1-8 Miyakenaka, Matsubara 580-0046, Osaka Prefecture
Excellent
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4 based on 3 reviews

Miyake Shrine

Reviewed By BuffaloYu - Osaka Prefecture, Japan

菅原道真を祭神として創祀されたと伝えられています。
昔は三宅天満宮とも呼ばれていたそうで、本殿には神像として菅原道真像が安置されています。
境内は広く2月末ごろは境内の梅が満開となります。
鉄道駅からは少し遠いですが、散歩・ウォーキングを兼ねて参拝するのもよいです。 

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