Takarazuka is fantastic
Takarazuka is easy to reach from Osaka, and it’s packed with fun things to do—art, temples and
shrines, onsen hot springs, abundant nature, activities, and more.
Just 30 minutes from
Osaka by train
The Takarazuka Revue is an all-female musical troupe known for its dazzling, dream-like performances. Handsome otoko-yaku play the male roles and lovely musume-yaku play the female roles. In their exquisite costumes, they act, sing, and dance to live orchestral music. The elaborate stage sets and props are another essential part of the unique Takarazuka experience. The spectacular performances are like nothing you’ve ever seen. Come to the theater yourself for an unforgettable show.
Osamu Tezuka—the “god of manga”—changed the face of Japanese manga and animation. Takarazuka is where he spent his childhood and young adulthood, and where he was inspired by the abundant nature and the Takarazuka Revue.
Explore the world of Tezuka’s work, including Astro Boy, and see a large collection of items related to the manga master.
In the animation workshop, you can even try your hand at creating your very own animation.
So much to see on the way to the temple—and a museum when you get there
- Kiyoshikōjin Seichōji Temple -
Founded in 896, this temple is famous for its resident deity of fire and kitchens. The path from Hankyu Kiyoshikōjin Station to the temple is lined with a variety of eateries and souvenir shops. You’re bound to find something interesting on your way to the temple. The temple’s Museum of History and Art houses works by Tomioka Tessai, a master of modern Japanese painting.
Visitors come from far and wide to pray for the safe birth of a healthy child
- Nakayamadera Temple -
This temple is believed to have been founded more than 1,400 years ago. Known as the 24th of 33 temples on the Saikoku Kannon Pilgrimage, it has been certified as a Japan Heritage site. People come from all over Japan to pray for fertility and a healthy newborn child.
An onsen facility with hot-spring baths, a pool, and a fitness center
- Nature Spa Takarazuka -
Enjoy an open-air rose bath at this hotel on the bank of the Mukogawa River
- Hotel Wakamizu -
Hot-spring spas, mountain views, and kaiseki cuisine from a master chef
- Takarazuka Washington Hotel -
Anyone aged eight or older and taller than 120 cm can drive a kart
- Takarazuka Kart Field -
Come in summer or fall to see the famed Kamisasori dahlias
- Takarazuka Dahlia-en -
A uniquely Takarazuka drink
- The Takarazuka Highball -
It’s a treat for the eyes and the taste buds. This local specialty includes Wilkinson Tansan, a strong carbonated water that originated in Takarazuka. It has a hint of sweetness—rare in a highball—and the delicate scent of roses.
Try a glass at the Hotel Wakamizu or the Takarazuka Hotel.
Takarazuka is easy to get to from Osaka and Kobe. Come and take a leisurely stroll around town, find something tasty to eat, and see more of what Takarazuka has to offer.
Nishitani is about 30 minutes by car or 10 minutes by train from the city center. In this northern part of Takarazuka, you’ll find a hideaway onsen and expansive rural landscapes. Come here to take a break from the city.