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Go to park Hirakata, known as known as “Hira-pa” by locals, is a better option which will take you off the tourist trail. Hirakata Park is the oldest theme park in Japan.
It first opened in 1910 and has 43 attractions including rollercoasters, a Giant Drop Meteor, and a Ferris wheel. There’s a pool in summer and an ice rink in winter. If you visit in the week you can enjoy as many attractions as possible with fewer crowds.
To reach Hirakata Park, take the Keihan Railway from Yodoyabashi or Temmabashi if you are travelling from Osaka City. Get off at Hirakata-koen Station.
Hirakata Park is open daily from 10:00am until 5:00pm. Hours may change on national holidays.