Ikeda City – A Laid-Back City with a Long History in Osaka

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When people talk about Osaka, they talk about all the great food from Dōtonbori, the Universal Studio Japan, and whole a lot more! Basically, the second-largest metropolitan area in Japan is a great place to have fun while accompanied by its mouth-watering food.

But what if you want a bit of cultural element and quietness but simply can’t be bothered to go all the way to Kyoto?

Come to Ikeda city (池田市), located at the north of the prefecture! Although it is only 20 minutes away by Hankyū Train from Umeda, the lifestyle there is comparatively relaxing. It is also a nice place to indulge yourself in nature and the local history (=゚ω゚)ノ.

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