Past x Future

This 4-day course gives visitors the chance to experience the beauty of both land and sea in Senshu.

Past x Future

This 4-day course gives visitors the chance to experience the beauty of both land and sea in Senshu.

From historical spots such as ancient tombs and townhouses to night views of factories with a sci-fi feel, let’s cycle through the past and future of Japan!
— Senshu〜Nara —

Travel Days: 4 days

Riding Time: 3 to 4 hours/day

This route will take you from spots where you can feel the history of ancient Japan to the fantastic night view of the Sakai-Senboku Coastal Industrial Zone, the result of the high growth period of the mid-20th century. Travel from Kaizuka Jinaicho, which developed from the Muromachi period (1336-1573) to the Edo period (1603-1868) and still retains its traditional townscape, to Hamadera-Koen Station, which was built in the Meiji era (1868-1912), and has the oldest wooden station building managed by a private railway in Japan, as well as fantastic night views of factories in the Sakai-Senboku Coastal Industrial Zone. This tour will connect the past, present and future of Senshu by cycling.


This route is designed for use with a support car and a guide. Customized tours are also available. Please contact the Senshu Japan Concierge Team for inquiries.

Sightseeing Spots

1 Kaizuka Jinaicho (Kaizuka City)

Kaizuka Jinaicho is one of the many autonomous cities that once existed in Japan. It developed around Kaizuka Gobo Gansenji Temple, which is an Important Cultural Property, and developed as a city in the Edo period. It still retains some of its traditional atmosphere. It was the scene of much conflict in the past, as outsiders tried to seize territories. However, the unity of the local residents was strong enough that this autonomous city was able to survive for a long time.

2 Osaka Prefectural Museum of Yayoi Culture (Izumi City)

This is the only museum in Japan that covers all aspects of the culture of the Yayoi period (approx. 1,000-800 BCE-300 CE ). The museum has six themed exhibition rooms, including “The Beginning of Rice Production,” “The Birth of New Technology,” and “Village, Battle, Country.” It introduces not only local archaeological sites, but also the lifestyle and culture of the time in an easy-to-understand manner using visual materials such as videos and models. The museum is a popular place for visitors to learn about and experience Yayoi culture.

3 Night Views of Factories (Takaishi City, Sakai City, Izumiotsu City)

In the Sakai-Senboku Coastal Industrial Zone, which straddles the cities of Sakai, Takaishi, and Izumiotsu, you can enjoy futuristic night views of factories, up close and personal. If you get a map of photography spots recommended by professional photographers, you will be able to capture spectacular views straight out of a science fiction movie. You can enjoy the powerful night views of factories lit up in the dark, rare views of factories and highways across the water, and both fireworks and factories in summer.

4 SAKAINOMA Residence Kuma (Sakai City)

This is a renovated townhouse that allows visitors to experience the lifestyle and culture of the people of Sakai. The townhouse has been boldly remodeled into an accommodation for travelers while retaining the appearance of a 70-year-old traditional Japanese house. Enjoy light meals at the attached café, and learn about the people and culture of Sakai. There are a variety of local goods purchased from Sakai’s famous stores. Immerse yourself in a peaceful time where you can forget the hustle and bustle of the city.

5 Sakai City Museum (Sakai City)

This is a museum where you can learn about the history of Sakai at a glance. The “Mozu Kofun Tumulus Theater” installed in the lobby shows a VR work using high-definition computer graphics, and the powerful images allow you to experience the grandeur of the Mozu Kofun tombs, including the Mausoleum of Emperor Nintoku Nintoku, one of the largest tombs in the world. You can also purchase popular souvenirs based on the motifs of the burial mounds at the museum or at nearby stores.