Discover Ikoma

Most attractions in Ikoma center around Mount Ikoma. Start your journey by taking the cable-car up the mountain or opt to hike up. In the latter case, make sure to pass by the majestic Hozanji Temple. On arrival you'll be greeted with some amazing viewpoint as well as an amusement park where you can spend the remainder of the day. 

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities

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Getting around in Ikoma

The easiest way around Ikoma is on foot, since the major sights and attractions are within walking distance from each other. There is also a cable car that will bring you to either Hozanji Temple or the amusement park on the top of the mountain. 

Getting to Ikoma

Public transportation

Travelers who come by train should get off at Ikoma station. From there, they can either hike up the mountain or take the cable-car up. 

 

Nearest airport: 

The nearest and most convenient airport is Kansai International Airport in Osaka. 

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes

 

Car rentals:

How long to stay in Ikoma

We recommend staying in Ikoma for about half a day.

Hotels in Ikoma

Flights to Ikoma

The nearest and most convenient airport is Kansai International Airport in Osaka. 

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes

Seasonal information

Hiking:

The hiking season in this area typically runs from Spring until Autumn.
 

Scenic rides:

  • Ikoma Cable Car: click here to go to the official website

Festivals in Ikoma

There is one famous festival in this area. Please be advised that the following info is based upon previous entries of the festival and that the dates might have changed for the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 
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For the exact location of the festival, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.

 

  • Ikoma Shrine Tanabata Galaxy Festival

    • Date: July 20th

    • Time: 13:00 - 20:00

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