Located in between Kyoto and Osaka, Takatsuki is a city rich in history and culture, and blessed with breathtaking nature. If you're a jazz music fan, you don't want to miss Takatsuki Jazz Street Festival. Considered as one of the greatest free music shows in Japan, this 2-day amazing festival features 300 acts performing in 40 different location around the city. If you're more a nature person, you would love to go to Takatsuki Forest Center. Take a walk in the forest and be mesmerized by the fireflies. End your day by enjoying a dip in the hot spring while admiring the lush scenery from the pool.