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Tourist Attractions and Experiences

Maishima Shin-yuhigaoka

Enjoy a beautiful sunset on this artificial island of Maishima that is rich in greenery. A romantic spot for couples, with a view to the city nightscape on the far shore.

Basic information

An observation plaza, the perfect spot from which to enjoy the sea breeze and the surrounding greenery, sits at the top of Maishima Shin-Yuhigaoka, a 25 meter high artificial hill. With a view Awaji Island, Kobe Port, and more, the nighttime panorama of twinkling city lights on distant shores lends the spot a romantic mood in the evenings. Maishima Shin-Yuhigaoka is also famous for its beautiful sunsets, and the paths of the setting sun in each season—the winter solstice (occurring around 12/22) and the summer solstice (occurring around 6/22)—are illustrated with the "path of winter solstice" and the "path of summer solstice." Visitors can also relax in the valley of the four seasons, the blossom-viewing plaza, or along a gazebo-dotted walking path.

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    〒 554-0042 2-2-98 Hokukoryokuchi, Konohana-ku, Osaka
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    Board a municipal bus bound for Maishima Sports Island at Nishi-Kujo Station on the JR Osaka Loop Line; disembark bus at Maishima Sports Island
    Board a Maishima Active Bus from Sakurajima Station on the JR Sakurajima Line (Yumesaki Line); disembark bus at Lodge Maishima-mae
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