Top 10 Things to do in Izumisano, Japan

March 29, 2018 Etsuko Causey

Discover the best top things to do in Izumisano, Japan including KIX Airport Lounge, Rinku Park, Rinku Town, Mt. Inunaki, Izumisano Outdoor Market, Shipporyuji Temple, Inunakisan Izumikatsuragi Mountain Hiking Course, Jigenin, Izumisato Furusato Machiya House, Gyoja no Taki.
Restaurants in Izumisano

1. KIX Airport Lounge

1 Senshukukokita | Terminal 1 Bldg 2F, Izumisano 549-0001, Osaka Prefecture +81 72-455-4058
Excellent
25%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 138 reviews

KIX Airport Lounge

Reviewed By C A - London, United Kingdom

Lots of benches if you need to lie down at night. Reasonably priced lockers. Sensible air conditioning levels. Toilets clean. Quiet. 24 hr McDonald's and vending machines but everywhere else shut overnight. Two 24 hour pay by the hour sleep places with rooms but no under 18s before 5am. Internet access.

2. Rinku Park

1-271 Rinkuouraikita, Izumisano 598-0048, Osaka Prefecture +81 72-469-7717
Excellent
21%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 105 reviews

Rinku Park

Reviewed By 39teresa - Alkmaar, The Netherlands

This pleasure park is largely made up of a ferris wheel, a few stores, gaming place and some snack restaurants.
The area is largely industrial and carparks so not an amazing view from the ferris wheel, likely nicer at night when the overall place is dark and will look nicer all lit up.

3. Rinku Town

Izumisano 598-0048, Osaka Prefecture
Excellent
20%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 82 reviews

Rinku Town

Reviewed By JayCeetrips - Doncaster East, Australia

We stayed at the Star Gate hotel and this area was within easy walking to the Rinku area. There was entertainment areas for children in the complex and it had any different outlet shops to choose from. It had a wide range of restaurants to choose from with a mixture of Japanese and western. Nice place to just wander around. Probably caters for many people with a stopover either coming or going to the airport.

4. Mt. Inunaki

Ogi, Izumisano 598-0023, Osaka Prefecture
Excellent
21%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 47 reviews

Mt. Inunaki

Reviewed By Jacqui M - Osaka, Japan

I visited Mt. Inunaki this week with my two children aged three and eight. It was a great day trip and highly recommended for anyone in the area looking to connect with nature.
From Izumisano the drive is easy and short, about twenty minutes, and is sign-posted in English most of the way.
There are several convenience stores along the way the last being Lawson, on your left, just before you head out of town. Once on the mountain there are a few cafes and restaurants, a beer garden, icecream shop - only open in summer. I suggest packing your own lunch. There is a drink machine near the end of the hike.
There is only one road in and you need to pay close attention to the sign indicating the car park. If you miss it, like we did, you'll find it hard to turn around to come back as the road is a bit narrow.
The public carpark is on your left as you drive up the mountain. It cost us 500 yen for the day and included a photocopied map.
The hike itself takes you past the few hotels in the area (well-known onsen) into a wooded area. The path is paved and/or stones - easy to navigate but you should wear sneakers. It's not too steep and there were no parts too difficult for my children. You follow a river which has several small Waterfalls. To get all the way to the end the map suggested it would take about 40 minutes. Along the way you'll pass temples and small shrines with offerings. It's quite interesting for tourists and the kids loved it.
We were only there for about two hours as it was still early spring and a little cold but we plan to return and spend more time there again soon.

5. Izumisano Outdoor Market

2-5187-101 Shinmachi, Izumisano 598-0051, Osaka Prefecture +81 72-469-2340
Excellent
25%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 40 reviews

Izumisano Outdoor Market

Reviewed By DorothyCheong - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Since we stayed in Izumisano, we took the chance to come by this fisherman market. It was great, as what we expected, full of varieties from raw seafood to fried seafood, fruits, flowers, etc. Though on a smaller scale, yet it was interesting. Even on the outside, open air, there were some side stalls selling towels, umbrellas, etc.
Nearby at the seaport, we watched locals with their children having a good time of fishing. They invited us to join in the fun of fishing which was indeed a memorable and fun day for us as there were plenty of fishes.

6. Shipporyuji Temple

8, TaIboku, Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture +81 72-459-7101
Excellent
46%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Shipporyuji Temple

Reviewed By mike g - Burleigh Heads, Australia

What turned into my OMG day here in the Osaka countryside started out being described on my itinerary as a "waterfall meditation" which I pictured as meditating by a waterfall, possibly feeling the refreshing and calming cooling spray on a hot day.
But most of that so-called meditation turned out to be a VERY steep ropes&chains 558m climb over loose rocks, slippery leaves and twisted roots up to a temple, being hung head-first over the edge of a VERY steep precipice, then a VERY steep climb back down (probably even more challenging), followed by a blessing under a VERY steep, slippery waterfall.
Our guides were people trained in the Yamabushi, shingon Buddhism sect; shugendo doctrine. They are the Yamabushi guardians of the mountain.
The 75-year-old monk leading the climb was a retired postal worker who now tends orchids as a hobby. The other monk on the climb is an operating room nurse. And the chief monk, who did the blessings at the waterfall, is a professional singer.
As a key part of their philosophy and program, this sect espouses one of the most extreme physical challenges of any religion.
When we reached the small temple, one challenge involved hanging head first further and further down over the edge of a 100m precipice.
Supported by a special thick rope wrapped around two people, you are slowly lowered over the edge until you are hanging head down over the gorge = nosoki shugyo (literally “peek training”…peek at the 100m drop) as you shout “yes” to the monk’s questions whether you will be good to family, co-workers, and humanity before being hauled back up.
After we returned to the temple at the base of the climb, we then changed into a two-piece garment for the waterfall benediction.
We were asked to take it very seriously when we crossed the bridge to the waterfall because of powerful good and bad energy which has been released there over the years.
Holding on to a chain, we climbed up to the base of the waterfall, and then a little higher. We called out our name, age and wish. The monk then made a powerful incantation.
On this mountain as a religious training ground for Katsuragi shugen-do (mountaineering asceticism), visitors can participate in a one-day training program.
Some 50 to 200 people take part in this challenge on the third Sunday of every month, with a few other visitors the rest of the time. The information they provide is only in Japanese so just look for the envelope symbol to receive information in English; there's no charge but the monks welcome a very reasonable donation...considering the scope of the experience.
What did it all feel like? Challenging, rewarding, a wonderful combination of the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual – all set in a nature setting in a foreign country. Unforgettable.

7. Inunakisan Izumikatsuragi Mountain Hiking Course

Taiboku, Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture
Excellent
47%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Inunakisan Izumikatsuragi Mountain Hiking Course

Reviewed By wakiabc - Tokyo

大阪と和歌山の府県境にある犬鳴山は、最高峰の燈明ヶ岳でも標高558mしかありませんが、犬鳴川に沿った渓谷はなかなか険しいハイキングコースです。七宝滝寺の名前の由来となった7滝を有する渓谷は自然美に溢れていて、途中には多くの神社やパワースポットも。片道40分ほど歩いた先にある七宝滝寺周辺には、前日に降った雪も残っていました。

8. Jigenin

626, Hineno, Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture +81 72-467-0092
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 6 reviews

Jigenin

Reviewed By お遍路さん京都市 - 京都市

仏塔古寺18霊場の第12番札所としての参拝です。相変わらず、期待に背かない、素晴らしい寺院でした。今回の参拝対象は多宝塔内の大日如来金剛界と国宝の多宝塔そのものでしたが、かなりの時間、多宝塔は眺めていました。飽きることのない素晴らしい多宝塔です。巨大でもなければ、ケバケバしくもなく、これぞ日本の建築物と云う趣の堂塔でした。

9. Izumisato Furusato Machiya House

5-29 Honmachi, Izumisano 598-0057, Osaka Prefecture +81 72-469-5673
Excellent
20%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Izumisato Furusato Machiya House

Reviewed By mandegan - Tokyo, Japan

300年以上も前に建てられた新川家住宅を元に地域のNPOが運営しています。建物内部の見学に加え身近な民具の展示もあります。色々なイベントも開催され活発な活動の様子が窺えます。まるでタイムスリップしたかのような貴重な周辺の家並見学のベースとしてお勧めです。

10. Gyoja no Taki

Ogi, Izumisano 598-0023, Osaka Prefecture
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Gyoja no Taki

Reviewed By wakiabc - Tokyo

犬鳴山・七宝滝寺の裏手にある行者の滝は、心身を清める「禊ぎの滝」として有名です。訪問した2月2日の前後は冷え込んでいて、滝の一部が凍っていて、冷たく輝く姿はパワースポット感にあふれていました。滝行をする人のために張られた鎖も冷たそうで、触るのもためらわれるほど。ただし滝行は3月から11月までだそうです。

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