Senshu Travel Guide

Senshu occupies the southern part of Osaka prefecture.  It includes the cities of Sakai, Izumi, Kishiwada, and Hannan and borders the prefectures of Nara and Wakayama.

For sightseeing, there is the famous Kishiwada Danjiri Festival, held every September.  The Danjiri Festival started in the Edo period (1603-1868) and is full of power that moves the huge floats run around the city. You can learn more about the festival at the Kishiwada Danjiri Hall located in Kishiwada. If you are interested in history, you should be sure to visit spots like Kishiwada Castle, Tomb of Emperor Nintoku, Nanshu-ji Temple, Machiya Historical Hall, Yamaguchi-ke Old Residence, etc.

It is easy to get around this area by train or car.  The nearest airport is Kansai International Airport, offering the more international flights than any other airport in Kansai.  From major cities, this area is accessible by plane, bullet train, or express bus.  From Haneda Airport in Tokyo, it takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes.  By bullet train from Tokyo Station to Shin-Osaka Station, it takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes.  

Tourism information: Senshu

Map: Senshu