Sakai: Kansai’s Lost City

Old Sakai Lighthouse

Historical Old Sakai Lighthouse, with a smokestack in the background

Let’s leave Kyushu for a moment: I had the privilege to visit Sakai during my recent trip to Osaka, and it really made me think. What most people see as an unattractive, polluted city is actually one of the most significant cultural and historic sites in Japan, yet it has been largely neglected and forgotten. While I hear many complain about the tragic loss of traditional Kyoto, the real tragedy of Kansai is Sakai. Click here to read more at Osaka Insider.

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