Hirakata is served by Keihan Railway. In Osaka, from Kyobashi Station it costs ¥320 and ¥400 from Nakanoshima Station.
From Eastern Kyoto, you can reach Hirakata Station from Demachiyanagi (¥420), Sanjo (¥340), Gion-Shijo (¥340), and Chushojima (¥320). From Kyoto Station, you can transfer to the Keihan Line at Tanbabashi Station.
Keihan Bus services highway buses to and from Hirakata Station.
From Kyoto, buses depart from Sanjo Station and Kyoto Station.
Although Hirakata is rather small, direct buses come and go from Shikoku and Kyushu.
Hirakata Park (Hirapaa), (A five minute walk from Hirakata Koen Station), ☎ 072-844-3475, . Open from 10 AM to 5 PM. Hirakata Park is a popular children's amusement park with something to do during every season. During the summer, there are a variety of rides open to visitors. They have a ferris wheel, a few roller coasters, the Giant Drop, and even some wet rides. One unique attraction featured at Hirakata Park are the "adventures". There are a variety of these, and each is a bit different from shooting lazer guns to carrying a crystal ball through a maze. In the winter time, you can go ice skating in the park.Entrance to the park costs ¥1300, but every ride and attraction costs additional money. If you plan on doing a lot, pay ¥3600 for an all-day riding pass. Prices change during winter months.
Kuzuha Mall, . A shopping mall found at the Kuzuha Station on the Keihan Railway.
New Delhi, (Across the street from the Main Entrance of Kansai Gaidai University). Delicious Indian cuisine with highly affordable lunch specials and huge portions of naan.