Gran Takarazuka Osaka Part 4 – A Day Off

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Gran Takarazuka Osaka Part 4 – A Day Off

So we've looked at the Gran Takarazuka house (part 1), a day in the life of a student (part 2), a day in the life of an office worker (part 3)... but what about your days off? Let's see what there is to do around the local area!


In addition to daily life, your days off are also really important.

It’s a rare thing to live in Kansai, and still rare to live in such a convenient area.
So let’s go out and explore!

Mino Park can be accessed from Mino station.

From the closest station to Gran Takarazuka (Osaka), Hibarigaoka-Hanayashiki, it’s a 20-minute ride with 1 transfer.

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It’s a little bit of a hike, but it’s not too tiring. With good weather, the sunshine is wonderful.

There’s a foot spa, an insect museum, cafes, and food stalls along the road. There are also many places along the way to stop and rest, so it’s good for leisurely strolls.



























We made it to the waterfall! We were so lucky to see this rainbow! (´艸`*)
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Himeji castle can be accessed from Himeji station.

From Gran Takarazuka (Osaka)’s closest station Hibarigaoka-Hanayashiki, it’s a 90-minute ride with 2 transfers.






If you visit Himeji castle only, it’s 1000 yen for adults.

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There is also a great guided tour App, and you can see many short stories at specific locations!









The Motomachi/Sannomiya Chinatown can be accessed from Sannomiya station.

From Gran Takarazuka (Osaka)’s closest station Hibarigaoka-Hanayashiki station, it is a 50-minute ride and 1 transfer.

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There are a variety of shops, with department stores, electrical appliances, drugstores, clothing stores, and more. It’s a covered arcade street so you can shop in the rain worry-free!


















The weather wasn’t great this evening but this is a nice moody shot of a Chinese-style street.
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It’s a convenient and nice place to live, and safe too.

It’s a good place for students or workers because it’s near Osaka and still has access to other parts of Hyogo, meaning you can travel easily for work, school, or play.




If you like what you see, make an application for Gran Takarazuka (Osaka)!
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In this blog we at Oakhouse Shibuya Information Center will be introducing a new share house every month that we personally visit to take a closer look at. We have many years of accumulated experience of share houses and many of us have lived or are currently living in one. With this expertise we would love to introduce some of the houses at Oakhouse that might not always get all the attention it deserves.

We will also be interviewing the only ones who knows more about each share house than we do - the residents themselves! This blog is a space for the residents themselves to get a voice and to let us know why they choose to live where they do.

Join us every month for a new recommended share house!

Filip & Nana