Sakai originally developed as a city of trade and commerce, but these days it's become more of a commuter city, with less people working than living there. The other cities in the region are characterized by nature and agriculture. The area is particulary known for grapes, which are also used to make wine. This is an area for history lovers with lots of ancient tombs and ruins, and even more occasionally being discovered during construction projects.
In the Sengoku period, Sakai welcomed a golden age as a trade port. During this time, it developed as a major point for international trade. From the Meiji period, the area experienced development in modern manufacturing, transportation, and population growth that continues to this date.
This is an area where with a lot of history and temples in places like Mount Kongo, Shimoakasaka's terraced patty fields, and Osaka Prefectural Chikatsu Asuka Museum. There are also lots of ancient tombs and ruins, so it's great for history enthusiasts. Additionally, Chihaya River has a spot for trout fishing.
If you use the Nankai Koya Line, you can get anywhere within the city from Sakai to Namba or Umeda, in under 30 minutes. Also, you can get from Kansai International Airport to Namba by Nankai Limited Express Rapi:t, or to Osaka Station by Kansai Rapid, both without having to transfer.
In Sakai, we have tea ceremonies. Whether you want go casual, or have a super authentic experience, we have something for you.
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