Have you ever seen the sun setting over Osaka? I really enjoy the many holidays we have here in Japan. They provide a good opportunity to rest, relax and explore what the country has to offer. This recent holiday season I took a trip to Ikoma Sanjo Amusement park to watch the closing of a day. I had been meaning to visit Ikoma for quite some time. From my home I can see the mountain looming in the distance and always wonder what the view would be like. On clear days the different shades of green lining the slopes make it very beautiful.
Needless to say, I was not disappointed with my decision. The fun atmosphere began with the cable cars with the cat and dog motif. It was very amusing to hear them bark and meow as they passed each other when one was going up and the other coming down. When I arrived at the park it was like a trip back into my childhood. Every year in my hometown, the carnival would come and many of the rides at Ikoma Sanjo were similar to the ones I enjoyed as a youngster.
I had planned my trip so I could see the sun setting over Osaka. It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. For anyone who enjoys the unfiltered beauty of nature, seeing the sky painted in the slowly changing colours is a must see. Whether or not you like amusement parks, I recommend a visit to Ikoma Sanjo.