Townscape x Food

Travel through historical hotspots and enjoy local cuisine with this 5-day course.

Townscape x Food

Travel through historical hotspots and enjoy local cuisine with this 5-day course.

Discover the spirit and beauty of Japan, and enjoy the delicious food of Senshu
— Senshu〜Osaka City~Kyoto —

Travel Days: 5 days

Riding Time: 2 to 4 hours/day

This is a route where you can enjoy historical buildings such as temples, shrines, and old houses that exist in many places in Senshu, as well as delicious food made from local seasonal ingredients. It is important to eat well before cycling, and the local cuisine, the best part of the trip, will surely be a special memory of your trip. Let’s meet the gourmet foods that represent Senshu in Osaka, and get to know the heart of harmony through locally produced and consumed meals, before passing through Osaka City and heading for Arashiyama in Kyoto, one of Japan’s most famous sightseeing spots!

 

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 Senshu Omusubi Otomegocoro (Izumisano City)

This simple but delicious omusubi (rice ball) shop was opened with the intention of revitalizing the town, and is filled with love for the local people. The rice and salt used are from in Senshu. Fillings include Inunaki Pork, the only brand of pork in southern Osaka, pickled plums made by local farmers, and other seasonal ingredients are wrapped with love. Before you start cycling, eat some omusubi!

2 Aisai Land (Kishiwada)

Roadside Stations (Michi-no-eki) are popular throughout Japan as places to sell local agricultural products. Aisai Land is a spot where you can enjoy direct sales of fresh fruits and vegetables from the Senshu area, as well as a buffet with plenty of local produce. Recharge your mind and body with fresh produce lovingly grown by local farmers. Be sure to taste the hard-to-find Kanechika-no-Momo, peaches which are sold in early spring and hold the Guinness record for sugar content!

3 Yakko (Town of Tadaoka)

In the smallest town in Japan, there is a gyoza store with a reputation that keeps local foodies coming back for more. Yakko has been loved by local people for more than half a century, using a recipe handed down from owner to owner. In order to provide healthier gyoza, the third-generation owner adds Chinese herbs to the recipe. If you want an efficient protein intake after cycling, try their gyoza, with its delicious pork and vegetables, served with the restaurant’s own miso-based sauce!

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 Traditional Crafts Museum(Sakai City)

This is a facility that brings together all of Sakai’s traditional industries. Visitors can enjoy exhibitions and workshops related to the area’s representative Sakai knives. There is also a store where, in addition to knives, visitors can purchase other local specialties such as dyed yukata, kombu, rugs, blankets, incense, sweets, and more. Sakai City was once called the “Venice of the East,” and as a major trade hub, was a place where many different ideas, people, and things gathered. This historical background led to the development of various traditional industries that represent Japan.