You’ll love Amagasaki’s earthy castle-town vibe and fascinating tourist attractions!
Amagasaki Station on the Hanshin Railway is surrounded by a traditional old shopping arcade, where shopping still creates a heartfelt connection between friendly storekeepers and customers. With around 500 stores, the largest arcade between Osaka and Kobe has many options for dining and buying unique local souvenirs.Close
Storekeepers of the Sanwa shopping arcade inadvertently roused a monster that had been asleep for eons deep underground. Irritated at being woken, Gasaking α shows his annoyance by rampaging through the market and destroying the stores’ shutters.Close
From cheap eats to fashionable restaurants, Amagasaki residents and visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to cuisine.
You’re sure to find plenty to tingle your taste buds.
Locals worship the eponymous deity of Amagasaki Ebisu Shrine as a bringer of business prosperity and fortune.
It’s the ideal place for a top-up of happiness and good luck.
Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653-1725) was a master dramatist, whose works include the historical favorite The Love Suicides at Sonezaki. Amagasaki claims him as a cultural symbol of the city because his final resting place is here.Close
When Amagasaki Castle was built in 1618, the previously scattered shrines and temples were gathered in a single neighborhood. Four centuries on, eleven of them are still here, a living reminder of Amagasaki’s history as a castle town.Close
Regarded by some as martial arts on the water, boat racing is a fixture of the local calendar with 186 meets each year. And, if you’ve never been to a meet before, don’t worry: “concierges” are on hand to assist newcomers.Close
A symbol of the city that has been walking with the factory.
It is a photogenic spot that you can take out bare pipes, blowing water vapor, and powerful pictures.
The rebuilding of Amagasaki Castle’s 25-meter castle keep is a gift to the city from Akira Abo, founder of a chain of home appliance retail stores, a token of gratitude to his company’s founding city. It is located five minutes to the southeast of Amagasaki Station on the Hanshin Railway.Close