The venerable amusement park has been offering joy and wonder to children for half a century since opening in 1957. Kids will find themselves in dreamland the moment they alight from the Nankai Main Line train at Misaki Koen Station.
The park is chocabloc with fun things to do: Rides include Tidal Wave, with its thrilling 15-meter nose dive, the Jet Coaster that almost brushes past the sea, and Animal Train, popular among younger kids.
Tigers, giraffes and flamingos greet visitors at the zoo area, and dolphins give dynamic performances at the dolphin shows. Other popular features are a petting zoo where children can touch and hold mini pigs, goats and rabbits, and join in photo sessions with the dolphins.
Taking in the view from the Ferris wheel, the replica lighthouse or the cycle monorail in the park is a great way to enjoy the sea, the sky and the trees. On fine days you can see as far as the Akashi Kaikyo Ohashi Bridge and Awaji Island.
Address 599-0301 3990 Tannowa, Misaki-cho, Sennan-gun, Osaka
Holiday Tue. (Varies depending on the season; please contact the office.)
Transportation Short walk from Misaki-koen Sta. on the Nankai Line
Admission Fee adults (junior high school age and over): ￥1,000 and up
children (aged from 3 to elementary school age): ￥500 and up
*Varies depending on the season and event. Please contact the office for details.