Osaka’s first ever park, Nakanoshima was opened in 1891 and sits on it’s own little island with flowing rivers on either side. This ideal location means it’s a great place to escape the bright neon side of Osaka, even if you are still surrounded by tower blocks. It’s a decent size, measuring in at just over 10 hectares along a 1.5km stretch. There’s plenty to see here too, with historic buildings, a rose garden with 310 species, an oriental pottery museum and a 400m stretch lined with different sculptures. The sculpture section was designed in part with Tadao Ando, so you’ll be guaranteed a well-thought-out design.
- 174 m from Kitahama Station
- 0.6 km from Minami-morimachi Station
- 0.7 km from Yodoyabashi Station