An oasis in the midst of the city, interwoven with waterways, surrounded by a forest of retro and contemporary buildings! Scenic yet lively quarters filled with hidden restraunts and bars, to experience amidst the Aquapolis Osaka.
Sandwiched by the Dojima-gawa River and Tosabori-gawa River that run from east to west through the central Osaka, Nakanoshima is the center of the administration, economy and culture of Osaka. There is concentration of the municipal offices, banks, newspaper companies, parks, art museums, science museums, libraries, public halls and all other cultural facilities.
The Nakanoshima-koen Park is the first park ever to be built in Osaka. The greenery of the trees in the park forms an oasis in the city of office buildings and is thronged with the citizens enjoying a walk in a breeze from the rivers. There is a rose garden in the park, where you can enjoy roses collected from all over the world.
The Museum of oriental ceramics has a proud collection of 4,000 pieces, and exclusively exhibits oriental porcelains from China, Korea and Japan. You can enjoy the planetarium with one of the world's largest dome screen and the VIRTUARIUM II that displays the entire sky in the Osaka Municipal Science Museum. The Osaka Public Nakanoshima Library and Osaka Central Public Hall at the eastern edge of Nakanoshima are the architectures of the western style of 100 years ago. The exterior built with bricks and stones gives off romantic atmosphere and softens the heart of the visitors walking in the area. The illuminated view at night is also tasteful.
From Tokyo :
[Rail] Take JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line for 2 hours and 30 minutes from Tokyo Station to Shin-Osaka Station. Then take a subway for 10 minutes from Shin-Osaka Station to Yodoyabashi Station.