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The museum houses a 1/10 scale model of the battleship “Yamato”, once the biggest in the world. On the way, visitors can admire the numerous beautiful islands dotting Setonaikai (The Seto Inland Sea).
Children and adults alike will be delighted by the museum’s numerous attractions, including a chance to ride a train pulled by the famous SL Steam locomotive and to experience the job of a real train conductor.
The museum features the Japanese giant salamander, which is native to Kyoto’s Kamogawa river and designated as a Special Natural Treasure of Japan, as well as approximately 15,000 marine animals and around 250 different species.
Nestled along a canal, the district dazzles with white earthen-walled warehouses and rows of “namako-kabe” villas (where walls are covered with square tiles joined with raised plaster) as well as trendy cafes and general stores. The Ohara Museum featuring a collection of world-famous masterpieces of Western art is a must-see too.
The tower of Osaka Castle makes its great presence felt against the blue sky as the symbol of Osaka. The view from the observatory on the 8th floor is absolutely magnificent.
Okunoshima, better known as Rabbit Island, is a tiny island with a mere 4-km circumference roamed by some 700 wild rabbits which call this island home. Domestic and international visitors alike flock to the island seeking comfort in the company of the island’s fluffy inhabitants.
Miyajima, a Unesco World Heritage Site, has long been regarded as an island where Gods dwell and where the splendour of nature is the object of worship. Traditionally ranked as one of the three most scenic spots in Japan, its star attraction in the vermilion torii (shrine gate) which visitors can walk to at low tide. At high tide a visit to Itsukushima Shrine feels like one is walking on the sea.