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Sakai City Hall Observatory Flour

3-1 Minamikawaramachi, Sakai-ku, Sakai 590-0078, Osaka Prefecture
+81 72-233-1101
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3-1 Minamikawaramachi, Sakai-ku, Sakai 590-0078, Osaka Prefecture
+81 72-233-1101
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Lots of information and displays in English as well as Japanese. The best place to see the Kofun (ancient tombs) from. Also good for a night time view of the city. Free.

Thank Rosemary S
Reviewed 6 October 2016

It's free and very informative. It's a good place to see the kofun from above as it's the highest point near them. Take the lift that bring you straight up to the observatory floor. There is a cafe there if you want to sit and...More

Thank Companion4thejourney
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Out standing view, I suggest to go up at night and see the lights of the city. The elevator will take you direct to the top floor from ground level, don't forget to take a look at some of the displays

1  Thank Tim B
Reviewed 20 November 2015

My (Japanese) sister-in-law insisted we visit City Hall whilst seeing them in Sakai. It seemed a strange venue until we saw the building – it’s huge: the tallest building in the immediate area. The top floor (Fl 21, free entry) has 360 deg observation windows,...More

1  Thank Jeffrey F
Reviewed 28 October 2015

I went there in October, where by Sakai City Government were holding an event nearby that area. I can see there were booth that consisted photos from ASEAN countries also exhibition from school students at the ground floor. Basically from the 2st floor you can...More

2  Thank Amyrasha
Reviewed 12 January 2015

365 degree view. Free to enter. Informative volunteers to discuss the history of Sakai. Great place to get your bearings. Free bicycle parking below.

1  Thank MitchellOrman
Reviewed 9 January 2014

It's literally a 15 minute bike ride away from my apartment. So this morning, I thought, "what the heck, might as well head over there and enjoy the view with a nice cup of coffee". It was a pleasant morning. When I went there, there...More

1  Thank Acraze2u
Reviewed 7 June 2013

A must if visiting Sakai. Gives excellent views of the city and is free. Was easy to find on city map provided by the tourist office. Nice small café in observatory to have a cup of coffee and dessert.

Thank Randy P
Reviewed 29 July 2012

Gives great views of Sakai and the surrounding area. You can actually see the Tumulus and how it is really shaped like a keyhole. The staff on hand are super helpful! A must when in Sakai. Best of all it's absolutely FREE!

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