Ikeda is a city in the north of Osaka Prefecture.
Ikeda city boasts a naturally rich and beautiful environment such as the breathtaking greenery of Satsukiyama and the clean water of the Ina River.
It takes about 20 min from Umeda (the northern centre of Osaka) to Ikeda Station via the Hankyu Takarazuka Line.
- 1 Itsuo Art Museum (逸翁美術館), ☏ . 10:00-17:00, closed M. This museum features works collected by Kobayashi Ichizo, the founder of both Hankyu Railway and the Takarazuka Revue, in his former home. ¥700.
- 2 Ikeda Castle (池田城). The original castle was built by the Ikeda clan in 1334. The modern reconstruction was built in 2000.
- 1 Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum (インスタントラーメン発明記念館), 8-25 Masumi-cho (200 metres from the south exit of the Ikeda station, 30 minutes from Umeda on the Hankyu line). W-M 09:30-16:00. Retells the story of the cup noodles brand and its founder Momofuku Ando. Free, ¥300 if you want to make your own cup noodles.