Nagai Botanical Garden 0

This large site totaling 24.2 hectares is home to wild birds, seasonal flowers, and approximately 1,000 species of trees. It is also the location of the Osaka Museum of Natural History.

  • Open

    March - October 9:30 - 17:00 (admissions close 16:30)
    November - February 9:30 - 16:30 (admissions close 16:00)
  • Closed

    Mondays (closed the following day when holidays fall on Monday), New Year holidays (12/28 - 1/4)

An 800-meter walk from the Nagai Station of the JR Hanwa Line or the subway Midosuji Line. Nagai Botanical Garden takes up 24.2 hectares of the southeast corner of Nagai Park. Different flowers can be enjoyed every season, such as peony, daffodil and tulip during spring; water lily, silk flower and crape myrtle during summer; kenaf, cosmea and bush clover during autumn; and Japanese plum, sasanqua and Christmas rose in the winter. There are also approximately 1,000 species of trees where various wild birds gather. These tree species of Osaka are organized chronologically into forests of the times based on representative species: metasequoia, said to be a living fossil, and sequoia, known as giant trees (Tertiary plants); plants of Akashi when Stegodon aurorae (ancient elephants) were still living; old-growth forests of Osaka from 10,000 to 2 million years ago (glacial and interglacial periods); evergreen broadleaf forest; and second-growth forest. Within the garden is the Osaka Museum of Natural History, where communication with nature and relationship between human and plants are explained in an easy-to-understand manner. There are also explanation and observation tours of seasonal plants, guided by the curator of the plant lab.

  • Location

    〒 546-0034 1-23 Nagaikoen, Higashisumiyoshi-ku, Osaka
  • Directions

    10-minute walk from Nagai Station on the Subway Midosuji Line
    10-minute walk from Nagai Station or Tsurugaoka Station on the JR Hanwa Line
  • Price

    Adults ¥200, middle school students and under free
  • Average Time

    60 min.
  • Tel

    06-6696-7117
  • Fax

    06-6696-7405
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