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Park / Green Space Spots in Osaka Area

  • Nagai Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Higashisumiyoshi-ku Nagaikouen 1-1
    This general public park in Higashisumiyoshi Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture has a massive area of 65.7 hectares and contains a botanical garden, a natural garden, and a sports area. The sports facility includes the Yanmar Stadium Nagai, and Kincho Stadium, which hosted the 2002 FIFA World Cup, as well as a baseball field, a pool, a training center, and more. The park includes the Nagai Botanical Garden, Kyodo no Mori, Osaka Museum of Natural History, and many other facilities, and it is beloved by citizens as a place to both learn and relax.
  • Expo’70 Commemorative Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Suitashi Senribampakukouen 1-1
    Boasting a size about 65 times that of the Koshien Baseball Stadium, the Expo ’70 Commemorative Park is a huge park built on the site of the Osaka Expo. Whether for children or adults you can enjoy a day of activities here with facilities ranging from cultural facilities and natural and cultural gardens to the Japanese Garden and an onsen (hot spring facilities). Also, in the central rest area of the Japanese Garden you can see videos of the Expo that took place here in 1970 making it an important place to witness the events that occurred. Access the park from Bampaku-kinen-koen Station on the Osaka Monorail.
  • Osaka Castle Park
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Osakajou
    Osaka Castle Park in Chuo Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture is a municipal park. Inside the large park, there are historic buildings and public facilities. Inside the Tenshukaku (castle tower) of Osaka Castle, which was restored in 1931, is open to the public for a fee as a historical museum and is also popular with overseas tourists. It is also a well-known place for seasonal flowers, such as cherry blossoms in Nishinomaru Garden (fees apply) and plums in the plum grove in Osaka Castle and has many visitors during the flowering seasons. At the Osaka-jo Hall and the Osaka Castle Band Shell, a range of music events, such as concerts, are held.
  • Hattori Ryokuchi Park
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    4.0
    146 Reviews
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    Osaka Toyonakashi Hattoriryokuchi 1-1
    This is one of Osaka Prefecture's most famous green areas and is only a five-minute walk from Ryokuchi-koen Station. This area of land, which is 33 times the size of Koshien Baseball Stadium, has a botanical garden where you can enjoy plants from all the seasons, tennis, a horse-riding facility, a swimming pool, a play area with a large playground, the Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses, an outdoor stage, and more. The park was selected as one of Japan's Best 100 City Parks. The park is rich with nature with pine trees, green roads, and a nearby forest with fountains and streams. Many events are also held at the various facilities across the park. People visit at all times of the year when they're in the North Osaka area.

    Old Japanese Farmhouses are a must see. They came from all over Japan and are preserved here at the Park. Great place fo

  • Hamadera Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Sakaishi Nishi-ku Hamaderakouenchou
    This park is located directly outside the Nankai Line's Hamadera-koen Park Station, or alternatively, the Hankai Tramway Hankai Line's Hamadera-ekimae Station. The park has a comprehensive collection of sports facilities, including baseball, tennis and archery, and also has a pool with a giant slide. In addition to the park's barbeque area, visitors can also enjoy a stroll through the beautiful pine forest, chosen as one of Japan's top 100 famous pine forests, or a walk through the Rose Garden, which contains 6,500 roses-300 different species of rose from wild roses to modern roses. For families with small children, the trains and go-karts in the Transport Garden are also very popular.
  • Utsubo Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka prefecture Osaka-shi Nishi-ku Shimamoto cho
    This park is located just past Tosabori Road, south of Umeda, Osaka. The park is split into two parts, east and west, across Naniwa-suji Street, with rows of Zolkova trees and a rose garden on the east side, and Utsubo Tennis Center on the west side, which hosts international tennis competitions. The rose garden is the oldest in Osaka City, and 3,400 roses are planted there, with 170 different varieties. The garden is used, not only for people to visit, but also doubles as a wedding venue. Every year, in mid-May, when the roses are in bloom, the Rose Festa is held here, drawing a great many visitors.
  • Tonboike Park
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    4.5
    34 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Kishiwadashi Sangayamachou Oike Ass 701
    This general public park is in the hilly area of Sangayama Town, Kishiwada City, Osaka Prefecture. It contains lush green and various areas for the enjoyment of kids and adults alike. There’s “Tonbo no Yugu” (Dragonfly’s Playground), which features 45 different types of play structures, which makes it popular for both small children and older children. There are plenty of spots where you can enjoy nature, such as the “Rose Garden” that blooms with over 2,300 roses in spring and fall, the “Fall Foliage Valley” boasts stunning leaf colors in the autumn, and a big lake with birds swimming in it. Complete with large grassy fields and plains, this is a great spot for a family picnic.

    Whenever we are home visiting Osaka, we always make it a point to take the kids out to Tombo Ike Park. Like most public places in Japan, the park is well kept and people generally respect the area...

  • Osaka Oizumi Ryokuchi Park
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    4.0
    67 Reviews
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    Osaka Sakaishi Kita-ku Kanaokachou 128
    This green space in Kita Ward of Sakai City is managed by Osaka Prefecture. It has a forest area with approximately 320,000 trees of 200 different varieties, and is particularly famous for its landscaped garden with 10,000 stocks of 15 varieties of Japanese irises, making this park chosen as one of the 100 Selections of Osaka Green. At the center of the park is a green grassy area with a large pond, surrounded by a garden, three children play areas, a motocross field used exclusively for BMX competitions, a barbecue plaza, sports facilities, and more, making this a great spot for people to gather throughout the year. Various events are also held to match the season, and the workshops on flowers are particularly popular.

    予約も無しに、バーベキューコンロを持ち込んでのバーベキューができます。その時期は、車が混みますので、朝は早めに。公園も広く、各世代、楽しめます

  • Tsurumiryokuchi Expo '90 Commemorative Park
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    Osaka Osakashi Tsurumi-ku Ryokuchikouen 2-163
    This municipal park spans Tsurumi Ward and Moriguchi City. Tsurumi Ryokuchi Park was first developed in 1990, as the main venue for the International Garden and Greenery Exposition (Expo '90). The park is located directly outside the Underground Nagahori Tsurumi Ryokuchi Line's Tsurumi Ryokuchi Station. Many of the 1990 Exposition's facilities and gardens still remain, including the Sakuya Konohana Kan (botanical garden) and the Inochi no Tou tower. Many of the spaces previously used for things like the amusement park have been repurposed as horse-riding courses, gyms and sports facilities. There are also camping grounds and barbeque plazas for the public to freely enjoy sports and recreation here.
  • Nakanoshima Park
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakanoshima
    The first public park in Osaka City, which opened in 1891. Sandwiched between the Dojima and Tosabori rivers, the park serves as a verdant oasis amidst a downtown business district. The park contains numerous natural and cultural facilities, including a rose garden blooming with 3,700 rose plants spanning 310 cultivars, and the Neo-Renaissance-style Central Public Hall which is a nationally designated Important Cultural Property.
  • Minoo Park
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    4.5
    323 Reviews
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    Osaka Minoshi Mino
    This natural park extending along the northern mountainous district of Mino City has close to 1,000 varieties of plants and is inhabited by more than 3,000 varieties of insects. Visitors can enjoy a variety of nature in all four seasons such as spring’s cherry blossoms and winter’s frost-covered trees and icicles, but the changing leaves in autumn are particularly beautiful. This is also known as a famous place for its waterfall, and the Mino-no-Taki waterfall with a width of five meters and a drop of 33 meters has been designated as one of Japan’s top 100 waterfalls. A hiking course follows a mountain stream from the bridge at the park entrance to the large waterfall, and is constantly traversed by people throughout the year. The park is approximately 30 minutes by train from downtown Osaka.

    Minoo Park is an hour or so by train from Osaka Station. The Park I guess will be very pretty if you visit in Falls with the maple leaves turning color. Winter is a bit average though It is...

  • Tennoji Park
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    4.0
    210 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Tennouji-ku Chausuyamachou 1-108
    A municipal park located in Osaka City’s Tennoji Ward. Facilities such as the Tennoji Zoo; Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts; and Keitakuen Garden, a renowned garden which once belonged to the Sumitomo clan, are located inside the park. Historic Mt. Chausu, found in the northeast part of the park, served as the headquarters of Tokugawa Ieyasu during the winter campaign of the siege of Osaka, as well as the headquarters of Sanada Yukimura during the summer campaign of the siege. In October 2015, the park entrance area was remodeled as the natural lawn Park Market facility, and here visitors can find fashionable cafés, a farm fresh vegetable market, restaurants, a dog run, and futsal court.

    Came in spring and walked around this park after visiting the zoo. Fairly large area with a museum here. As we stayed in Tennoji area, we also visited at night and there were some activities and...

  • Sakai Green Museum Harvest Hill
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    3.5
    87 Reviews
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    Osaka Sakaishi Minami-ku Hachigamineji 2405-1
    This agricultural park opened in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture in 2000 and is focused on providing agricultural experiences to visitors. The site is large enough to fit eight Koshien Stadiums, and gorgeous rape blossoms and cosmoses bloom along with other seasonal flowers. Visitors can enjoy a shepherd dog show, horseback riding, cow milking, a petting zoo, and several other offerings. There’s also a grass ski slope, bicycles built for entertainment, and various areas perfect for moving your body, making it popular with families. There’s even a classroom for making sausages and handmade bread.

    Definitely a family or couples(or group of friends) place to visit. Look lets say one thing, its not amazing and its not boring as well. Its nice to have a walk around. Kids will love it due to...

  • Osaka Nishikinohama Beach Park
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    3.5
    37 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Prefecture Kaizuka-shi 859-1
    This seaside park is in Sawa, Kaizuka City, Osaka Prefecture and contains Nishikinohama Beach Park, a popular Osaka sea bathing spot. The blue sea, sand, and pine forest are gorgeous, and many visitors come to enjoy the one-kilometer stretch of beach. Surrounding a monument shaped like a sailboat mast is a sports field and several play structures, while the east side of the park has tennis courts and a baseball field. The “cherry blossom viewing hill” is covered in cherry blossoms in spring, and there are zones where you can enjoy seasonal blooms as well. Families can enjoy the day here.

    The worst beach Ive ever been. If you are looking for a plastic ocean with and share the sand with all kind of garbage, so, here is your place. You can find all kind of plastic, bottles, cans, etc...

  • Tennoji Park Entrance Area TEN-SHIBA
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    Osaka Osaka-shi Tennoji-ku Chausuyamacho 5-55
    Tenshiba is the entrance area of Tennoji Park, which was remodeled as a free recreation area for the people of Osaka in October 2015. It is centered around an expansive lawn, surrounded by a variety of recreational facilities for the local people. The shopping area contains cafes, restaurants, and a farmers' market, and there is also a children's playground and a futsal court. In 2016, the newly redesigned park won one of Japan's annual Good Design Awards.
  • EXPO '70 Commemorative Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Suitashi Senribampakukouen
    This park opened in Osaka in 1970 for the Expo '70 World's Fair. The building originally used as the Steel Pavilion was renovated after 40 years and re-opened in 2010 as a museum. The museum showcases over 3,000 items and documents from the original Expo. The first floor is a free area but there is an entrance fee for the second floor. The museum shop sells limited Expo only items with the Expo's logo or the sun tower.
  • Sayamaike Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka prefecture Osaka Sayama city Ikejiri
    The park has been selected as one of 100 historical parks in Japan. Sayama-ike is the oldest reservoir in Japan, and after being renovated as a park is now visited by many visitors in the spring as a place to view cherry blossoms. There are approximately 1,400 cherry trees planted around the pond and amongst them the early blooming Koshino cherry trees begin to blossom towards the end of March and are the earliest cherry blossoms in Osaka. The double flowering cherry blossoms begin in mid-April and the cherry blossom season can be enjoyed for a long period of time. There is also a walking path around Sayama Pond offering beautiful views, which is used for strolls and as a walking course and is also a place for the locals to relax.
  • Eiraku Yumenomori Park
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    Osaka Sennangunkumatorichou Noda 65-10
    Located approx. three minutes from the Eiraku Yumenomori Koen-mae bus stop of Himawari Bus, this park in Kumatori Town opened in November 2015. Made with the concept of being energetic, filled with dreams and a park where everyone can enjoy themselves, it is about four times the size of Koshien Stadium near Kobe City, and includes large composite playground equipment with mountain slopes, the largest slide in the prefecture, rare equipment, healthy ones where you can stretch, and a skateboard plaza. In addition, there is a walking path and a hill where you can see Kansai International Airport, Awaji Island and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, making it a place where everyone from children to the elderly can have fun to their heart's content.

    阪和道貝塚インターから15分くらいでした。田舎道を進むと到着です。比較的新しい公園できれいです、大きすぎないので目が届き、親も疲れず、よかったです。滑り台、トランポリン、複合遊具、いろいろありますし、山の上の方まで少しだけ登ると展望台があり、関西空港が見えました。

  • Hirano Shirasagi Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Osakashi Higashisumiyoshi-ku Imagawa 6-7
    This park and sports center is only a two-minute walk east of the Shirasagi-koenmae bus stop. The park has a play area where small children can play all day. It also has the largest number of Yoshino cherry blossom and is well known as a great cherry blossom viewing location. When the blossoms bloom in spring you can see crowds of people enjoying picnics under the trees. There is also a public sports center where anyone can enjoy baseball, soccer, or gateball (a Japanese game similar to croquet).
  • Yao City Minami-Kinomoto Disaster Prevention Park and Gymnasium
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Osaka Yaoshi Minamikinomoto 3-1-1
    This park and gymnasium is a three-minute walk from the Ryoi-bashi bus stop on the Yao south-bound bus from Yao Station. Relax all day at this spacious park with exercise equipment, a gymnasium, and playground for children. It normally functions as a location for local relaxation, spots promotion, citizen exchange, and disaster prevention education. In the event of a disaster it acts as a temporary evacuation center for neighboring residences, combining evacuation site, disaster prevention and park all in one. Fire and disaster prevention exhibitions are frequently held using the park's facilities.

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While Osaka prefecture is the country's second smallest prefecture, its capital, Osaka City, is the country’s third-largest and arguably one of the most popular in the Kansai region thanks to its vibrant nightlife, the Osaka people’s openness, and its much-loved cuisine, which has earned it the nickname “the nation’s kitchen."

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