The town of Misaki

offers visitors the chance to enjoy Senshu’s seaside.

Nature & Man Coexist in the Satoyama of Misaki

Misaki is a town located in the southernmost part of Senshu, and reflects the charm of satoyama. This term indicates land between the foothills of mountains that is suitable for growing crops. Misaki offers a laid back atmosphere of a quiet town influenced by the close proximity of the mountains and the sea.

Head to Sennnan Satoumi Park

Enjoy the sun and surf on a skeleton kayak!

Sennan Satoumi Park offers a beach getaway popular with local residents during the summer months. One of the highlights offered here is the skeleton kayaking experience. Visitors are able to take a glass kayak out into a protected area of the sea and view the marine wildlife that live in the clear waters below. One boat costs ¥2,000 for one hour and can fit two people. The activity is offered between April and November every year.


The park is home to Japan’s only beach volleyball stadium. The stadium holds up to 3,000 spectators, and hosts the annual All-Japan Women’s Beach Volleyball tournament every year. The stadium also hosts other sporting matches, such as beach football and beach tennis.


Beautiful sea fireflies along the seashore.

Take a stroll down the beach during summer evenings to catch a glimpse of sea fireflies in the sand. They stay buried under the sand during the day and come out at night to feed. If you are lucky, you may spot a large population hunting for food, creating a magical blue light spectacle on the beach.


Sennan Satoumi Park is a 15-minute walk from nearby Tannowa Station, which is served by the Nankai Main Line. Paid parking spaces are also available on-site.

Cruise Around on a Rental Cycle

Cycle along the picturesque Nagamatsu coast.

The Fuke Port Tourist Information Center – Sun Porta is a short walk from Fukeko Station (served by the Nankai Tamaga Line), and an ideal location to start your trip to the unspoiled coast of Nagamatsu. There, visitors can enjoy the views of one of Japan’s “Top 100 Sunsets.” On a clear day, visitors may also be able to see the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, which is the world’s longest suspension bridge at about four kilometers long. It connects the city of Kobe with Awaji Island, which is also visible on a clear day. Just past the Nagamatsu coastal road are a series of creative murals drawn by local children. Walking maps and cycling maps are available from the tourist information center, but it is recommended to rent one of the e-bikes they have on offer for ¥500 per day.


For those who enjoy seafood, be sure to visit the nearby fish market at Fuke Fishing Port. Freshly caught seafood is sold on the same day at 3 p.m. Fishing days vary depending on weather and conditions of the sea, and the market is closed on Saturdays, and days before national holidays.

The Michi-no-Eki Misaki Yumetodai is the kitchen of Misaki, and always bustling!

Anyone who wants to cycle a little further should take a trip to Michi-no-Eki Misaki Yumetodai. Road stations like Misaki Yumetodai exist all over the country, and sell locally sourced products such as fruits, vegetables, and seafood. They play an important role in supporting local farmers and businesses. At Misaki Yumetodai Michi-no-Eki, local Senshu vegetables such as Senshu mizunasu, a special type of eggplant that can be eaten raw, are available for purchase. It is also a fantastic lunch spot for seafood lovers, with fresh seafood dishes such as the locally famous shirasu-don, a bowl of rice topped with raw whitebait.


Enjoy a Truly Local Fishing Experience

Visitors can try their hand at fishing year-round at Totto Park Koshima.

Some local residents call Misaki the gateway to fishing for Osaka Prefecture. As one location on the coast in a quiet part of Senshu, many fishing ports have opened to provide fishing experiences for residents and visitors. One of the most popular spots is Totto Park Koshima, which offers a spot on the fishing pier for ¥1,500 per person (¥750 for children). Be sure to get here early as spots along the pier fill up fast. There is also a restaurant on-site that serves locally sourced octopus with rice, and octopus curry, another local specialty.


The pier is open between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. from March through November, and between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. from December through February. It is closed on Fridays (except on national holidays), and during the New Year’s holiday.

A School Trapped in Time

The Misaki Town Historical Museum is a repurposed elementary school from the Meiji period.

To find out more about local history, visit the Misaki Town Historical Museum. It is located within the preserved Kyoshi Elementary School—constructed in 1891, this retro building takes visitors back in time to the Meiji period (1868-1912). Exhibits include materials and books from Misaki and relics of the town. Admission to the museum is free. It is open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, national holidays, and New Year’s. It is located a short walk from Kyoshi Station (served by the Nankai Main Line). Public transport is recommended, as parking spaces are limited.


For information on a private tour of Misaki with an English-speaking guide, please contact the Senshu Japan Concierge Team.

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