Hirakata is a city in Osaka Prefecture.
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.