Osaka is known as a metropolis, but it also has many beautiful parks, and you can enjoy the outdoors from anywhere in the city without traveling far.
Notable among these destinations are Osaka Castle Park, Nakanoshima Park, and Kemasakuranomiya Park (famous for its gorgeous cherry blossoms), all of them located in central Osaka City. If you head to northern Osaka, you can enjoy a bit of hiking among the beautiful waterfalls at Mino Park. Another recommendation for the area is a tour of the Open-air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses at Hattori Ryokuchi Park. Also, the Expo Commemoration Park, which hosted the 1970 World Fair, remains popular even now and is loved by both locals and travelers as a destination for picnicking or events. In southern Osaka you'll find the famous Tennoji Zoo, one of the city's leading spots. Also in the south is the world-class Nagai Park, hallowed sporting grounds for many of Japan's athletes.
Osaka Castle Park
The park includes Osaka Castle Tower (Osaka Castle Museum), the Nishinomaru Garden, an ume (plum) orchard, the(...)
A waterfront park nestled between Dojimagawa and Tosaborigawa rivers. With its rose garden featuring about 3,7(...)
Kema Sakuranomiya Park
Park known for its magnificent cherry trees in full bloom in spring
TEN-SHIBA（Tennoji Park Entrance Area ）
One of the best-known parks in Osaka, with much history. There are many must-sees within the park, including a(...)
The park's athletic stadium is the venue for the Osaka International Ladies Marathon. A huge botanical garden (...)