Tourist Attractions and Experiences

Nakanoshima Park

A waterfront park nestled between Dojimagawa and Tosaborigawa rivers. With its rose garden featuring about 3,700 rose bushes and about different 310 rose species, this park has been selected one of the 100 most scenic greenery spots in Osaka in recognition of its beautiful scenery against a background of classical neighboring buildings.

Nakanoshima Park is a waterfront park nestled between the Dojimagawa and Tosaborigawa rivers. The park, about 1.5 km in length and 10.6 ha in area, is an urban oasis filled with greenery attracting a lot of citizens. Osaka's first public park, it was established in 1891, incorporating the city's first beer garden, and providing citizens with sophisticated recreation and relaxation opportunities, together with a cafe also built in the park. At that time, the park had high-quality restaurants as well, such as Western restaurant Ginsuiro and Japanese restaurant Seikaro. In addition, behind the place where Osaka City Central Public Hall now stands, there was a Noh stage Suiryukan, where Kongo school Noh plays were acted regularly. In the park was also the Hotel Jiyutei, the only hotel at that time accommodating overseas guests. It is also said that located next to the hotel was a hot-spring bath house, Naniwa Onsen. Currently, the park features the above-mentioned rose garden, where rose blossoms are at their peak in mid-May and mid-October. At the end of every year, the park is illuminated and attracts many visitors. Nakanoshima Park has been designated as one of the 100 most scenic greenery spots in Osaka for its beautiful scenery against a background of many neighboring classical buildings, including Osaka City Central Public Hall and Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library.

Basic information

  • Restaurant Available
Always open
Right outside Yodoyabashi Station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line or Keihan Railway, or exit 1 of Kitahama Station on the Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line or the Keihan Railway
〒 530-0005 1 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka
06-6312-8121 (Hokubu Park Office)

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