Expo '70 Commemorative Park 0
Expo Commemoration Park is enveloped in greenery and combines cultural, sporting and leisure facilities. This park features a nature and culture park centered on the Tower of the Sun building, as well as Japanese gardens and a folk museum.
Open9:30 - 17:00 (admissions close 16:30)
ClosedWednesdays (Thursday when Wednesday is a holiday)
This 260-hectare park was established on the site of the 1970 Japan World Exposition in order to commemorate its success. It is enveloped in greenery, featuring a nature and culture park, Japanese gardens, and cultural, sporting, leisure, and lodging facilities. The nature and culture park centers on the Tower of the Sun, a building designed by Taro Okamoto that acted as the symbol of the 1970 exposition. The west side is inspired by the scenery of forests and satoyama (the area between mountain foothills and arable flat land) and the east is planted with grasses to evoke the plains of Japan. The area spanning from the woods to the satoyama allows visitors to experience the atmosphere of the Japanese hinterlands: nature filled with the beauty of bird song and perfume of flowers, forests showing the change of the seasons, and even several waterfalls, watermills and flowing water. Over in the plains area of the park is a green space and festival ground that hosts many different events and festivals. Expo Commemoration Park also features a Japanese garden, which was one of the Japanese government's exhibitions at the Japan World Exposition. Additionally, the park is the site of the National Museum of Ethnology, a cultural facility which collects and exhibits material and information pertaining to all of the world's different ethnic groups. The park can be easily reached via Osaka Monorail from Bampaku-kinen-koen Station or Koen-higashiguchi Station.
Location〒 565-0826 Senribampakukoen, Suita-shi, Osaka
DirectionsRight outside Bampaku-kinen-koen Station on the Osaka Monorail
PriceNatural and Cultural Gardens/Japanese Garden (Common): adults ¥250, children 14 and under ¥70