Now, this is the third time for the “Let’s watch the sunset from Osaka Bay” project. This time, we will go to Shiomi Park from Izumiotsu in southern Osaka.
he most popular place to watch the sunset is in summer, but it is nice to watch the sunset in winter because there are no couples that come out of nowhere in the summer.
So this time, I went to Shiomi Park to enjoy the sunset as much as I could, and here is my report.
Outline of the park
zumiotsu City, Osaka PrefectureThis park is located in Izumiotsu City in the southern part of Osaka Prefecture. Many people may have a preconceived image of Osaka as a city that is crowded with people, but as you can see when you wander around, for a city that boasts the second largest commercial center in Japan, it is also a city with a lot of well-developed parks.
Aside from the history of the coastline sliding to the west, the west side of Osaka, which has developed as a port city for 2,000 years, is mostly reclaimed land, and if you look at Google Maps, you can see that Dejima-like islands protrude from the actual coastline via a single bridge. Shiomi Park was built on such reclaimed land and parks, which is unique to Osaka.
To be honest, I am not sure about the concept of the park itself, but it is a very spacious 3.4 hectare site with a multipurpose plaza for soccer and other games, as well as a monument reminiscent of La Ruta from some time ago, so I would say that the park is familiar to locals.
It is a highly recommended spot for unobstructed sunset viewing.
- Address: Shiomi-cho, Izumiotsu-shi, Osaka 595-0054
- arking: No parking (parked on the streets around the site)
There is no dedicated parking lot, but as you can see when you approach the park, everyone seems to be using the parking lot that surrounds the park. There is no nearby station, so it may be that the park is designed for this kind of usage.
Start shooting the sunset
The park is formed in the shape of a corner sticking out from the southwest shore, so the shooting location is inevitably in this corner. Looking directly west from the southwest corner, it is possible to shoot with zero obstruction.
The angle of inclination at the time of arrival is like this, and I was able to arrive just in time for the setting sun to become beautiful.
Please enjoy the sunset with the Shinhama green area just visible on the left side there.
The shadows of the setting sun are long, and it looks even more fantastic when the brightness is reduced.
There are many harbors, so you can also enjoy the collaboration with ships crossing under the sun.
In winter, it is rare to see the last sunset on the horizon. This time, too, the sunset was blocked by clouds near the horizon.
Finally, all the sunsets were over. But the afterglow after the sunset is also nice.
That’s all for this time.
As you know, Osaka Bay is spread all over the west side of the bay, so you can say that the western half of the bay is all sunset-watching spots. However, there are not many places where the conditions are met, such as when there are obstructions on the west side or when it is impossible to enter the area in the first place.
In addition, places that are well known as sunset viewing spots are very popular and tend to be crowded. In that sense, this place is a good spot to relax and watch the sunset, but not so crowded that it can be called a hole-in-the-wall spot.
Some people may want to take pictures of the sunset with some landmarks, but if you just want to take pictures of the sunset, watch the sunset, or get the girl of your dreams, this park may be the best place for you.