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Takarazuka Revue Company

Takarazuka Revue Company

While Kabuki actors are all male, Takarazuka Revue Company is consisted of female performers alone.
Takarazuka Music School was founded in 1914 , holding "Pureness, Justness, and Beautifulness" as its motto ever since.
The actresses go through hard rehearsals everyday to improve their individual performance, as well as to coordinate and fine-tune the entire stage settings and harmonies to create a revue on a large scale.

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Nearest Train StationFJR Takarazuka / Hankyu Takarazuka

The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum

The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum

This museum was open on April 25, 1994 in Takarazuka to commemorate the world of Osamu Tezuka, a manga (comic) artist, with his introduction and artworks.
He spent his childhood in this city.

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Nearest Train StationF Hankyu Takarazuka Minamiguchi

Takarazuka Hot Spring

Takarazuka Hot Spring

Takarazuka Hot Spring is located within the city, yet surrounded by a quiet environment. Visitors can enjoy magnificent sceneries of the Mukogawa River and various mountains. Easily reachable by a public transportation, it serves exquisite food as well.

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Nearest Train StationFJR Takarazuka / Hankyu Takarazuka

Nature Spa Takarazuka

Nature Spa Takarazuka

Newly opened on September 29, 2004, Nature Spa Takarazuka is a compound resort facility including the esthetic services, body-care services, and a restaurant. Included are a ladies' spa area, a men's spa area, a relaxation area for both men and women with an open-air hot spring, and a beauty salon area which is popular among women. It offers wide variety of services including esthetic treatments, body-care treatments, and sauna services according to a particular purpose, so you can relax both physically and mentally. The Italian restaurant at the basement features authentic healthy Italian food, together with a superb view of the Mukogawa River.

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Nearest Train StationFJR Takarazuka / Hankyu Takarazuka

Takedao Hot Spring

Takedao Hot Spring

When cherry blossoms mark the beginning of spring, light pink and red flowers start to cover the mountains, and before long azalea blossoms announce the coming of early summer. It is also pleasant to witness fresh green in summer gradually changes into autumn color. Tree leafs on the mountain top are the first to change color, then it spreads over the entire mountain, creating a masterpiece of mother nature.

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Nearest Train StationFJR Takedao

Kiyoshi Kojin Seichoji Temple

Kiyoshi Kojin Seichoji Temple

This temple is said to have been established by Emperor Uda on 896. Its sacred Dainichi-nyorai (Vairokana) is designated as a national important cultural property. Monthly celebrations are held on the 27th and 28th every month, and the pathways in the temple are crowded with many visitors. The ascent running up to the temple, which is typical of any traditional temples, hosts shops which carry religious goods and classical items. The temple's museum of Tessai Tomioka, a master artist, exhibits more than one thousand of his artworks.

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Nearest Train StationFHankyu Kiyoshi Kojin

Nakayama-dera Temple

Nakayama-dera Temple

Established about 1,400 years ago, Nakayama-dera Temple is well known for its Kannon bodhisattva wishing for safe childbirth. More than one thousand red and white plum trees behind the main hall bloom at the end of February, announcing the coming of spring every year.

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Nearest Train StationFHankyu Nakayama / JR Nakayama-dera

Hanshin Racecourse

Hanshin Racecourse

Famous for the Oka Sho (cherry blossom prize) Race, this is one of the ten major racecourses in Japan. It is also popular among families as kids can play in its park and enjoy horseback riding trials.

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Nearest Train StationF Hankyu Nigawa

Kohama Craft Center

Kohama Craft Center

Since Kohama has historically been a town of carpentry, Kohama Craft Center (also known as Tonkachi (= Hammer) Center) was established to let people enjoy manual-handing craft works. It holds wide variety of courses and events ranging from DYI for adults to hand-made toys for children.

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Nearest Train StationFHankyu Mefu Jinja, then walk south for 10 minutes

Nature Recreation Village

Nature Recreation Village

Located at the northern part of Takarazuka is Nishitani area, surrounded by the natural bounty. You can enjoy the blessing and beauty of nature such as chestnuts picking, sweet-potato digging, and picking of mushrooms, strawberries and flowers just to name the few.

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Nearest Train StationFJR Takedao, then take a Hankyu Den-en bus

Festivals in Takarazuka City

The shrines and temples in the city hold many festivals throughout a year, especially around the New Year's season. Anyone can attend any of these diverse events. If you want information about a festival not listed below, please contact the people in the neighborhood where that particular festival is to be held.

February

  • 3rd
    • Hoshi Matsuri Setsubun Kai at Nakayama-dera Temple
  • month-end
    • Nakayama-dera's Nakayama Bairin (plum trees) will be open to the public, so people can enjoy the plum trees in full bloom.

April

  • mid-month
    • A tree-planting ceremony at Yamamoto Shin-ike Park
  • month-end
    • "Flower and Green Festival" at the Mukogawa River bank near Takarazuka City Hall
  • 27th, 28th
    • Spring-time Sanpo Kojin Great Festival at Kiyoshi Kojin

August

  • early month
    • Takarazuka Kanko Fireworks Festival, one of the oldest in Japan, will be held at the Mukogawa River near the Kanko Dam.
  • 9th
    • Hoshi-kudari Festival will be held at Nakayama-dera Temple in the evening. It is said that on this day thirty-three Kannon bodhisattvas in the western Japan will descend from the sky in the form of a star to gather and visit Nakayama-dera Temple.
  • 14th
    • The traditional Ketoron Festival, dating back to Edo era, will be held in the evening at Hozan-ji Temple in Nishitani. The word "Ketoron" is said to come from "ken," the sound of Sho, and "toron," the sound of Taiko.

October

  • early month
    • A tree-planting ceremony at Yamamoto Shin-ike Park