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.
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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.
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The heart of Osaka nightlife, this area is filled with Theaters, restaurants, cafes, bars, arcades and nightclubs.
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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.
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The statue of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy, at Fuji-dera is a National Treasure, the oldest Buddhist sculpture of its kind.
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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.
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