Top 10 things to do in Sakai Area

  1. Visit the Sakai City Museum
    1-1-1 Ryujinbashi-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai
    This museum showcases the history and culture of Sakai, including exhibits on the city's famous sword-making industry and ancient burial mounds.
  2. Explore Daisen Park
    1-2-1 Daisen-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai
    This expansive park offers beautiful gardens, walking trails, and a large pond where visitors can rent paddle boats.
  3. Shop at AEON Mall Sakai
    2-1-1 Nakamozu, Sakai-ku, Sakai
    This modern shopping mall has over 200 stores, including fashion boutiques, electronics shops, and a large food court.
  4. Visit the Sakai City Traditional Crafts Museum
    1-4-12 Nakamozu, Sakai-ku, Sakai
    This museum showcases the traditional crafts of Sakai, including pottery, textiles, and lacquerware.
  5. Try local cuisine at Izumiya
    1-1-1 Ebisujima-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai
    This popular restaurant serves up delicious local dishes, including kushikatsu (skewered and deep-fried meat and vegetables) and takoyaki (octopus balls).
  6. Take a trip to Hamadera Park
    1-1 Hamadera-kita, Nishi-ku, Sakai
    This park has a beautiful beach, hiking trails, and a large playground for children.
  7. Visit the Myokokuji Temple
    3-1-1 Myokokuji-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai
    This Buddhist temple has a beautiful garden and a large pagoda that dates back to the 16th century.
  8. See the Sakai City Hall Observatory
    3-1-1 Minami-kawaramachi, Sakai-ku, Sakai
    This observation deck on the 21st floor of the Sakai City Hall offers stunning views of the city and surrounding area.
  9. Explore the Sakai Plaza of Rikyu and Akiko
    1-1-1 Ryujinbashi-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai
    This cultural center is dedicated to the tea ceremony and features exhibits on the famous tea master Sen no Rikyu and the poet Akiko Yosano.
  10. Take a bike ride along the Sakai River
    Various locations
    Rent a bike and explore the scenic Sakai River, which runs through the city and offers beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.