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Actually experience arts full of romanticism

Takarazuka City Takarazuka Bunka Sozokan

The main building of the Takarazuka Music School, which had been used from 1937 to 1998, was renovated as a new place of transmitting culture. At the “Sumire Museum” on the second floor, photos of the Takarazuka Music School and teaching materials actually used in class are displayed. With the display of posters of past stars and showing of videos related to the Takarazuka Revue, visitors can enjoy the world of the Takarazuka Music School & Takarazuka Revue.

6-12 Mukogawa-cho, Takarazuka City0797-87-11369:00~17:00(22:00)
Closed: Wednesdays  Free of charge

Sumire Museum
10:00~16:30(last ad mission: 16:00)
Adults 300 yen; Junior & senior high school students 200 yen; and Elementary school students 100 yen
Takarazuka City Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum
This is a commemorative museum under the theme of “love of nature and the preciousness of life,” which Osamu Tezuka, the God of manga, continued to advocate. The museum is full of attractions related to Osamu Tezuka, such as “Atom Vision,” which shows original works of Astro Boy, “Animation Atelier,” in which visitors can experience the production of an animation work, and “Library,” which has almost all the works of Tezuka Manga.
7-65 Mukogawa-cho, Takarazuka City0797-81-29709:30~17:00(last admission: 16:30)
Closed:Wednesdays (not closed if Wednesday is a holiday)
Adults 700 yen, Junior & senior high school students 300 yen, Elementary school students 100 yen
Takarazuka Grand Theater

This is the dedicated theater of the “Takarazuka Revue,” a gorgeous dream world in which all the performers are women and characterized by a unique style. Its dynamic stage enhances the live performances and its gorgeous and fantastic world have fascinated many fans. With the genre of its performances varying, such as historical figures and literary works, a wide variety of repertories, including Japanese-style and Western-style performances, are also a secret of its popularity. The theater includes “Stage Studio,” where visitors can take commemorative photos in stage costumes (replicas) of Takarazuka stars.

1-1-57 Sakaemachi, Takarazuka City0570-00-510010:00~17:00   Closed: Wednesdays
Takarazuka Hot Springs ~A brilliant oasis close to urban areas~
Takarazuka Hot Springs are referred to as a salon of Osala and Kobe. The attractivness of the hot springs include their environment, providing views of the Mukogawa River and surrounding mountains.With convenient access and popular spots, such as Takarazuka Grand Theater, located in the surrounding area, the hot springs have been loved as an oasis close to urban areas.
Takarazuka City, Yunomoto-cho area0797-86-2017 (Takarazuka Onsen-ryokan Union)

Histories of temples and shrines which have handed down their ancient images till the present

Kiyoshikōjin Seichō-ji Temple
This temple is nationally famous as the home of “the God of fire and kitchen,” and is known by its nickname, “K?jin-san.” In its precincts, tongs serving as talismans in various sizes are dedicated, some of which are as tall as a person’s natural height. The temple is said to have been built in 896. Its principal image, a seated statue of Dainichi Nyorai (Mahavairocana), was designated as a national important cultural asset. The approach to the temple is lined with restaurants and souvenir shops, which creates the atmosphere of a temple town.
1 Maitani Kiyoshi, Takarazuka City0797-86-6641¥Free of charge
Mefu Shrine
This shrine is said to have been founded in 610, and a guardian deity of food, clothing, and treasures and the god of marriage are enshrined. There is a lot of nature in the vast precincts, which have been designated as an environmental preservation area.
1-1 Mefuyamate-cho, Takarazuka City0797-86-4236Free of charge
Nakayama-dera Temple
The temple is known as “Kannon-sama for safe childbirth,” and is always crowded with couples praying for safe childbirth and families with their babies visiting the shrine to give their thanks. Its principal image, a standing statue of an 11-faced Kannon Bosatsu, is said to have been created around the 10th century, and was designated as a national Important Cultural Property. On August 9 every year, the “Hoshikudari Ceremony” is held. Worshiping on this day is said to mean acquiring the same virtue as visiting the temple for worship for 46,000 days. About 1,000 red and white plum trees that have been planted in the plum garden at the back of the main hall become in full bloom from late February.
2-11-1 Nakayama-dera, Takarazuka City0797-87-0024Free of charge

Natural beauty of satoyama and hot springs in a gorge
~Takedao Hot Springs~

Take a mere 9-minute train ride from Takarazuka Sta. on the JR Takarazuka Line, and the scenery of Mukogawa shows drastic changes with a gorge-like atmosphere. The seasonal transitions here are brilliant. In the experimental forest “Cherry Tree Garden (Ekiraku Sanso),” which was used by Shintaro Sasabe, a cherry blossom doctor who dedicated his life to the protection and growing of traditional Japanese cherry trees around the hot springs, there are over 1,000 cherry trees, mainly “Yamazakura,” which have been preserved till now. This area is also popular as a convenient hiking course.

Takedao Hot Springs

In the area of Tamase, Takarazuka City, or of Shiose Town, Nishinomiya City/approx. 7-minute walk from JR Takedao Sta.
0797-86-2017 (Takarazuka Onsen-ryokan Union)

Cherry Tree Garden (Ekiraku Sanso)

In Kirihata-Nagaosan, Takarazuka City / approx. 20-minute walk from JR Takedao Sta.
0797-77-2012 (Takarazuka International Tourism Association)