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Amanohashidate is a famous scenic attraction, said to be one of Japan’s 3 most scenic spots along with Miyagi Prefecture’s Matsushima and Hiroshima Prefecture’s Miyajima. It is an elongated beach that juts out through the center of the Asoumi and joins Fuchu at the north to Monju in the south. The total distance is 3.6km, and the width varies from 20cm to 70cm. About 8000 pines have been planted here on the sandy beach. The name is derived from the fact that it looks like a bridge going over the sky. It appears almost like a bridge that the Gods use to go back and forth from heaven that fell out of the sky, and there is another legend that a dragon god created the entire structure in just one night. It is listed as a 2-star attraction in the Michelin Green Guide Japon.




Kasamatsu Park

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It has an observatory where you can overlook Amanohashidate. Amanohashidate can be seen in the shape of the Chinese character for “one.” If you can turn your back to Amanohashidate and bend over to view between your legs, it will look like a bridge to heaven. This position is called “Matanozoki” in Japanese.




Rotating Bridge

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This unusual bridge turns 90 degrees when ships go a waterway and it connects Amanohashidate and Monju area. The bridge that was built in 1923 was turned by hand, but the present electric one was rebuilt in May 1960 because many ships come. If you see it turning, you are lucky!




Chionji Temple

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It is one of the three temples in Japan dedicated to the Bodhisattva Monju. It is believed you can gain wisdom and so many students preparing for exams and their families visit here.
The temples gate that faces Chaya Street is registered as the Cultural Property of City and it is the biggest temple gate in the Tango area.





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Mikatagoko (grouping of 5 lakes)is one of the most popular scenic sites in Wakasa Bay Quasi-National Park.  The beauty of these lakes, which change from season to season, has been well-known for centuries and they also appear in the ancient 'Manyoshu' poetry collection (The Anthology of Myriad Leaves). In 2005 they were registered in the Ramsar Convention as a wetlands of international importance. The five lakes are: Mikatako, Suigetsuko, Sugako, Hirugako, and Kugushiko. The waters in each exhibit differing characteristics, such as fresh, salt or brackish. As such, the species of fish in each differ, some being home to more freshwater fish, others to seawater fish.




Baijyodake peak

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The Rainbow Line is an 11.2 km-long scenic toll road stretching from Mihamacho-Sasada to Wakasacho-Umiyama via Mt. Baijodake. A beautiful panoramic view of the Mikatagoko lakes and across to the Japan Sea and surrounding mountains can be enjoyed from the observation point. The Summit Park offers some activities for good-luck: "Kawarakenage" (throwing a clay tile with your wish written on it), "The Key of Vows"(hanging a padlock as a wish for a good job, better health, loving relationship, etc.). "Bara-en"(a rose garden) with 600 roses in 80 different varieties that bloom in spring and autumn is a popular spot for dating couples who consider it the ideal scenic spot to propose marriage.




The funaya of Ine

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In the town of Ine there are unique buildings called funaya, and a lifestyle which is centred on the fishing and farming industries has been carried on since olden times. Funaya span along 5km of the south-facing Ine bay, 230 houses are currently in existence, and people are in coexistence with the sea before their eyes. The scenery of the these 230 funaya standing in a row can only be seen in the town of Ine, and an original Japanese landscape which has not been turned into a tourist attraction can be found here.
The unique Ine buildings which have existed since the 1700s were at first storage houses for wooden boats built for hanging up fishing nets. The current funaya were repaired along with the change of the times, the first floor is a combined boat garage and workspace for fishermen, and the second floor is used as a living area. Even now 230 houses stand in a row along the 5km length of the bay. The first funaya that were built were thatched roof wooden houses without a living space on the second floor, created to function as boathouses. At present, most funaya are wooden 2 floor buildings, and the second floor room is used as a guest room, or as living quarters for younger generation family members. There are also funaya which have been renovated as accommodation. The main houses are often found on the mountain side across the road, and this is where the everyday lifestyle is based. In addition to being in co-existence with the sea, Funaya also fulfill functional roles, and can be used for preparation of fish for cooking, making dried fish, and for carrying out fishing work activities while sheltering from wind and rain.




Universal Studios Japan

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Watch theatrical shows, meet lovable mascots and go on exhilarating rides at this extensive movie-focused theme park.
Since opening in 2001, Universal Studios Japan® has attracted millions of visitors each year with its thrill rides, exciting events and theatrical shows. Spend a day with the family exploring its eight areas, each of which has its own distinct theme and unique attractions.
Make your way to the Hollywood section, which takes inspiration from famous Hollywood movies. Attend a live music show from Universal Monsters and wish upon a star at the Eternal Wish attraction. An extraordinary 4-D theater allows viewers to experience Shrek and Sesame Street.
Head to the New York area to view a Terminator 2 movie and ride the immersive Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man-themed roller coaster. Step aboard the DeLorean on the Back to the Future ride next door and look for minions roaming the streets in the San Francisco section.
The Jurassic Park roller coaster brings passengers on a journey through a prehistoric landscape inhabited by animatronic dinosaurs. For more close encounters, take the JAWS boat tour at Amity Village and see a mechanical shark attack.  Play games such as Blockbuster and Coin Throw along the Amity Boardwalk for a chance to win prizes. Nearby, marvel as trained professionals perform water-based stunts during the WaterWorld show.

Enter the enchanting Wizarding World of Harry Potter and check out recreations of famous landmarks from the books and films. Eat at Three Broomsticks café, purchase novelty items at Zonko's Joke Shop and walk the halls of Hogwarts Castle.
Bring younger kids to the cute cartoon-themed Universal Wonderland. Play with Snoopy and Charlie Brown, join a Hello Kitty dance party and enjoy an educational ride with the characters of Sesame Street.




Dotonbori Vacation Packages

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Experience the colorful neon heart of Osaka along this canal, where travelers, couples and entertainment seekers throng the streets.
Marvel at the illuminated billboards and savor gourmet meals at Dotonbori, Osaka's primary entertainment district. This glitzy precinct, situated around the Dotonbori Canal, offers diverse shopping, compelling landmarks and a large selection of high-quality Japanese restaurants.
Dotonbori was first developed by local businessman Yasui Doton in 1612. Over the subsequent century, the area was designated as Osaka's entertainment district and hosted a number of kabuki and bunraku theaters. Enjoy the same activities more than 400 years later.
Step away from the Dotonbori bustle at the Hozenji Temple. This 17th-century shrine features a moss-covered Buddha statue called Mizukakefudo. Stroll down Hozenji Yokocho, an old-fashioned stone-paved lane. Stop at the Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum to inspect exquisite woodblock prints depicting kabuki actors.
Shop in Dotonbori's Shinsaibashi-suji and Ebisubashi-suji arcades. Browse brand-name stores or challenge your friends in video gaming parlors. Visit Don Quijote for quality discounts on a range of items.
Dotonbori is known as the region of "Kuidaore," a term which loosely translates to "excessive enjoyment of extravagance in food." Try delectable local specialties, such an okinomiyaki (a savory pancake dish), takoyaki (fried octopus balls) and kitsune udon (a warm noodle soup). Fugu fish, pufferfish with the poisonous skin and organs removed, is also popular among braver eaters.
Dotonbori is located in central Osaka, between the Dotonboribashi and Nipponbashi bridges. Walk here on foot from Namba Station. Revel in the exciting atmosphere of this buzzing district.




Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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Kaiyukan is one of Japan’s most spectacular aquariums, world-renowned for its innovative presentation. Kaiyukan shows the aquatic animals of the Pacific Rim at their most vibrant and dynamic, by recreating the natural environment of their habitats.
At Kaiyukan there are over 15 large tanks, each recreating a specific region of the Pacific Rim, taking visitors on a virtual tour of the Pacific Ocean. The tanks include, “Japan Forest,” which recreates a sunlit, beautiful Japanese forest; the icy, snow-clad “Antarctica;” and the centerpiece of the aquarium, “Pacific Ocean,” a 9 m deep, 34 m long tank containing 5,400 tons of water, serving as the home of whale sharks, the largest fish species in the world.
To enjoy the roughly two-and-a-half-hour trip around the Pacific, take the spiral ramp all the way from the 8th floor to the 4th floor, leaving the land of terrestrial animals to find yourself stepping into the sea all the way to the ocean floor, discovering marine life from a multitude of perspectives, from huge schools of fish to the wonderfully strange world of the deep sea. If you are lucky enough to be there during feeding times, you can also watch the captivating behavior of marine animals as they engage in unique training sessions designed to help them stay healthy.

Many visitors to Kaiyukan leave inspired by its stimulating and interactive new exhibition area, a space designed to offer sensory experiences of the natural environment, including touching sharks. The new exhibition area proposes one of the shapes to come of aquariums.
Kaiyukan is confident that the encounter with 30,000 creatures encompassing 620 species—including otters, sea lions, penguins, dolphins, whale sharks, rays, and jellyfish, to name just a few—will prove a deeply rewarding experience.




Tempozan Harbor Village Ferris Wheel

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This iconic Ferris wheel rises to great heights above Osaka Harbor and offers stellar views of the city's industrial skyline.
The Tempozan Ferris Wheel is a must-visit for any Osaka explorer, offering jaw-dropping views of the city. Take a ride up one of the world's tallest Ferris rides before exploring the shopping village and aquarium below. 
The Tempozan Ferris Wheel was built in 1997 and has since become the recognizable centerpiece of the Tempozan Harbor Village. At a height of 369 feet (112.5 meters), it was once the world's tallest observation wheel. Hop into your covered gondola to begin the circular journey. A full rotation takes around 17 minutes, providing plenty of time to marvel at the views. 
Delight in a vivid panorama of Osaka Bay and the reflective, industrial buildings of the city. Spot planes cruising around the Kansai International Airport to the south or enjoy the postcard-pretty view of Akashi Kaikyo Bridge to the west. Farther afield to the east of the city, you’ll be able to see Mount Ikoma. The rugged peaks of the Rokko Mountains are to the northwest. 
Ride the Ferris wheel at night for a magical view of Osaka illuminated by street lights.  The romantic atmosphere makes this a popular location for couples and first dates.   This Ferris wheel provides a unique service for the city, with its lighting indicating the weather forecast for the next day. Orange lights signify a sunny forecast, green lights predict overcast weather and blue lights warn of rain.



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