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Museums and other attractions

Sakai City Cultural Hall(Yosano Akiko Museum, Alphonse Mucha Museum, Gallery)

Sakai City Cultural Hall

The Sakai City Cultural Hall opened on April 7, 2000, inside the Belle Marge Sakai building No.2 in front of JR Sakai-shi Station. The facility is designed to offer Sakai's citizens an opportunity to appreciate art and literature as well as to serve as a venue at which individuals can exhibit their own works.

  • Hours: Yosano Akiko Museum, Alphonse Mucha Museum: 9:30 am to 5:15 pm
    (Doors close at 4:30 pm.)
    Gallery: 9:30 am to 5:15 pm
  • Closed: Mondays (except when Monday is a holiday, in which case the Museum is open), days following national holidays (unless the next day is a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday), New Year's, and as necessary for exhibit changes
  • Admission: General admission ¥500, high-school and university students ¥300, elementary and middle school students ¥100
    *Admission fees are subject to change for special exhibits.
    *Admission is free of charge for children not yet enrolled in elementary school, adults over 65 years of age, and individuals with special needs(proof of status required).
  • Take the JR Hanwa Line and get off at Sakai-shi Station. The Museum is located on floors 2 to 4 of the Belle Marge Sakai building No.2.
  • Address: 1-2-200 Tadei-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai City
  • TEL 072-222-5533
  • FAX 072-222-6833

M.C. Mihara (Mihara History Museum)

M.C. Mihara (Mihara History Museum)

The Sakai City Mihara Museum of History combines a hall where visitors can exchange ideas while experiencing culture and art with a gallery designed around the theme of "master craftsmen." Exhibits explore two of the Mihara district's most important historical legacies: the medieval Kawachi metal casting tradition and the Kurohime-yama Tumulus, a burial mound where 24 sets of iron armor were excavated. The Museum's nickname "M.C. Mihara" comes from its emphasis on "museum" and "community."

  • Hours: 9:00 am to 5:15 pm (Doors close at 4:30 pm.)
  • Closed: Mondays and days following national holidays
  • Admission: ¥200 (Admission fee is subject to change for special exhibits.)
  • Take the Kintetsu bus and get off at the Daiho stop. Address: 281 Kuroyama, Mihara-ku, Sakai City
  • TEL 072-362-2736
  • FAX 072-362-2260

Sakai City Museum

Sakai City Museum

Sakai City Museum presents the history of Sakai in a clear, easily understood format. Exhibits occupying about 1,330 square meters of gallery space introduce the ancient, medieval, premodern, and modern periods of the city's history. Information is also available in video form, and the Museum holds special exhibits focusing on selected themes every spring and autumn.

  • Hours: 9:30 am to 5:15 pm (Doors close at 4:30 pm.)
  • Closed: Mondays and days following national holidays
  • Admission: ¥200 (Admission fee is subject to change for special exhibits.)
  • Take the JR Hanwa Line and get off at Mozu Station.
  • Address:2 Mozusekiun-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai City
  • Automated information service: "Hello, Museum" (TEL 072-244-9898)
  • TEL 072-245-6201
  • FAX 072-245-6263

Bicycle Museum Cycle Center

Bicycle Museum Cycle Center

Fifty stunning exhibits cover subjects ranging from the world's oldest bicycle to athletes who participated in the Atlanta Olympics. A hands-on bicycle area lets visitors learn as they play, and videos are shown regularly. Rides on replicas of classic bicycles are offered at the Daisen Park Bicycle Plaza on the second and fourth Sundays of each month and on national holidays (¥300 for 20 minutes).

  • Hours: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm (Doors close at 4:00 pm.)
  • Closed: Mondays, days following national holidays, New Year's holidays
  • Admission: Adults ¥300; middle and high school students ¥200; elementary school students, children age 3 and older, adults age 65 and older ¥100
  • Take the JR Hanwa Line and get off at Mozu Station.
  • Address: 165-6 Daisennaka-machi, Sakai-ku, Sakai City
  • TEL 072-243-3196
  • FAX 072-244-4119

"Big Bang" Children's Museum

Big Bang Children's Museum

Based on the idea that toys encourage children to play and that playing one way that children create their own culture, this giant children's museum features a spaceship design. Children love this world of fun, complete with a Toy Spaceship where kids can play with unusual and old-fashioned toys.

  • Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Doors close at 4:30 pm.)
  • Closed: Mondays and days following national holidays
  • Admission: Adults ¥1,000, middle and high school students ¥800, elementary school students ¥600, children age three and older ¥400, children age three and younger free
  • Take the Semboku-kosoku Line and get off at Izumigaoka Station.
  • Address: 1-9-1 Chayamadai, Minami-ku, Sakai City
  • TEL 072-294-0999
  • FAX 072-294-0998

Harvest Hill (Sakai Green Museum)

Harvest Hill (Sakai Green Museum)

Designed to emphasize the importance of experiencing nature and agriculture, Harvest Hill mirrors a village celebrating a harvest festival with lots of fresh, safe, and delicious farm products. Visitors can experience harvesting crops from the four seasons, try their hands at making gourmet crafts, and enjoy various events. Harvest Hill also features lots of hands-on fun with a farmer's market selling fresh vegetables and fruits from Sakai, a barbecue house, an animal petting area, and a fun plaza.

  • Hours: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm (Open until 9:00 pm during the summer.)
    *Hours vary by season.
  • Closed: Never (Some parts of Harvest Hill close for the winter.)
  • Admission: Adults (middle school students and older) ¥900, children (age four and older)¥500
  • Discounted tickets and "Sabick" coupons
    (including admission to Harvest Hill as well as roundtrip access by bus or train)
    can be purchased at major Nankai stations.
  • Located 7 kilometers south of the Sakai Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway.
  • Located about 15 minutes by shuttle bus from Izumigaoka Station of the Semboku-kosoku Line.
  • Address: 2405-1 Hachigamineji, Minami-ku, Sakai City
  • TEL 072-296-9911
  • FAX 072-296-9920

Urban Greenification Center

Urban Greenification Center

The Urban Greenification Center is dedicated to responding positively to the desire of citizens to increase the amount of greenery and flowers in their daily lives. The Center maintains a greenery consultation room and Greenery Hall as well as several beautiful gardens, including a greenhouse and a four-season garden.

  • Hours: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (Doors close at 4:30 pm.)
  • Closed: Mondays, days following national holidays, and New Year's holidays
  • Admission: Free
  • Take the JR Hanwa Line and get off at Mozu Station.
  • Address: 1-4-3 Higashiuenoshiba-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai City
  • TEL 072-247-0310
  • FAX 072-247-1492

Kotanijo Museum

Kotanijo Museum

It is said that the Kotani family's roots as a wealthy Izumi clan stretch back to the Kamakura period. The site marks one of the oldest mountain castles in Sakai without stone walls or a moat, while the associated Museum exhibits the history, archaeology, folklore, and industry of the Semboku region.

  • Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Closed: Mondays and days following national holidays
  • Admission:Adults ¥200,elementary,middle and high school students ¥100
  • Take the Nankai bus and get off at the Toyoda-minami stop.
  • Address: 1602-1 Toyoda, Minami-ku, Sakai City
  • TEL 072-296-8435

Semboku Suemura Archaeological Museum

Semboku Suemura Archaeological Museum

Located in Ohasu Park, a beautiful area with expansive lawns and a large pond, Semboku Suemura Archaeological Museum is a modern building housing exhibits that trace the archaeological history of the Semboku region. The collection includes remains of over 500 kilns, dozens of kofun burial mounds, and earthenware from numerous residences discovered during the development of the Semboku New Town.

  • Hours: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm (Doors close at 4:00 pm.)
  • Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Admission: Free Take the Semboku-kosoku Line and get off at Izumigaoka Station.
  • Address: 2-4 Wakamatsudai, Minami-ku, Sakai City
  • TEL 072-291-0230

Sakai City Traditional Crafts Museum

Sakai City Traditional Crafts Museum

The traditional industries of Sakai all gathered under one roof. There are areas where you can see, learn about and experience for yourself Sakai's traditional knives, incense, Chusen Wazarashi commodities (made of bleached cotton and dyed in a traditional method), rugs and carpets, processed kelp products, bicycles and Japanese confectionary, as well as a shop where you can buy finest examples of each craft, in addition to Sakai's other local specialties. There's also the Sakai Hamono Museum within the facility, where they exhibit and sell a variety of rare and professional-quality knives.

  • Open from 10am to 5pm
  • Closed over the end-of-year holidays
  • Free Entry
  • Access: Hankai Line, Myokokuji Mae Station 1-1-30, Zaimoku-cho Nishi, Sakai-ku, Sakai
  • TEL 072-227-1001
  • FAX 072-227-5006

外部サイトへリンク 新規ウインドウで開きます。Sakaiknife.com(Online Shop for overseas)

Sophia Sakai Planetarium

Sophia Sakai Planetarium

When the Sophia Sakai Planetarium's gigantic dome-shaped 18-meter diameter screen comes to life, the audience feels as if they have been lifted gently into space. Attractions at this family-oriented facility include a family hour for toddlers and children of early elementary school age as well as opportunities to view celestial bodies at its observatory, which has a 60-centimeter telescope.

  • Hours: Varies by day.
  • Closed: Mondays, days following national holidays (except Saturdays),
    Tuesdays when the preceding Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were national holidays
  • Admission: General admission ¥500, children age four up to middle school students ¥250
  • Take the Semboku-Kosoku Line and get off at Fukai Station.
  • Address: 1426 Fukaishimizu-cho, Naka-ku, Sakai City
  • TEL 072-270-8110
  • FAX 072-270-8119

Museum of Peace and Human Rights

Museum of Peace and Human Rights

With a panorama depicting a war-torn urban area located at the entrance, displays of burnt ground layers dating from Medieval times and later (showing the signs of great fires and wars for each age), and historical dioramas, the Museum of Peace and Human Rights features panel- and video-based exhibits tracing themes such as life in times of war, atomic weapons, Yosano Akiko, and human rights issues such as social integration. Diorama and "Fantaview" techniques recreate the tragedy of the air bombardment of Sakai during World War II by creating a three-dimensional image combining models and video, helping to pass on the experience of war through video. Three video stations let visitors select and view videocassettes.

  • Hours: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Closed: Mondays, national holidays (When a national holiday falls on Monday, the Museum is also closed the following day.)
  • Admission: Free
  • Take the Semboku-Kosoku Line and get off at Fukai Station.
  • Address: 1426 Fukaishimizu-cho, Naka-ku, Sakai City
    (inside Sophia Sakai Planetarium)
  • TEL 072-270-8150
  • FAX 072-270-8159

Henomatsu Human Rights History Museum

Henomatsu Human Rights History Museum

The Henomatsu Museum of Human Rights History was built to serve as a venue for enlightenment and study with the goal of deepening society's understanding of the problems of social integration and facilitating their early resolution. To this end, the facility surveys and researches the history and current situation of buraku discrimination in Japan while also collecting and displaying historical materials and documents relating to the lifestyles, culture, and work of people in affected areas.

  • Hours: 9:00 am to 5:15 pm
  • Closed: Sundays, Mondays, national holidays
  • Admission: Free
  • Take the Nankai bus and get off at the Daisennishimachidanchimae stop.
  • Address: 2-61 Kyowa-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai City
  • TEL 072-245-2536
  • FAX 072-245-2535
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