Sempukan 0

Renowned verandah colonial-style architecture built entirely of brick. The name Sempukan, meaning "mansion of money," was conferred by Emperor Meiji. Designated as a national important cultural property.

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  • Open

    Roughly 10:00 - 16:00
    (admission ends roughly 30 minutes before facilities close)
    *General admission tends to parallel the past three years for a total of 3 days of being open to the public in March
  • Closed

    Closed outside of public exhibition

The Sempukan was the first Western-style building to be built in Osaka. Designed by the English architect Thomas James Waters as a guest house for the Mint Bureau, which was established in 1871, it reflects the atmosphere of civilization and enlightenment of the Meiji Period: a spacious colonial-style veranda with 56 stone columns, a white corridor, light green doors, and gorgeous chandeliers inside. The Emperor Meiji stayed here during his visit to Osaka in 1872. Because of deterioration, the Sempukan is open to the public for only 3 days a year. Don't miss a chance to see it!

  • Location

    〒 530-0042 1-1-1 Tenmabashi, Kita-ku, Osaka
  • Directions

    Right outside Sakuranomiya-bashi municipal bus stop
    Roughly 1 km east from exit 3 of Osaka Metro Minami-morimachi Station
    Roughly 1 km north from exit 1 of Temmabashi Station on the Osaka Metro and Keihan Railway
    Roughly 1 km south from Sakuranomiya Station on the JR Osaka Loop Line
    Roughly 0.6 km north from exit 3 of Osakajo-kitazume Station on the JR Tozai Line
    Roughly 1 km east from exit 1 of Osakatemmangu Station on the JR Tozai Line
  • Price

    Free of charge
  • Tel

    Weekdays 9:00 - 17:30
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