Tennoji Park

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Name in Japanese: 天王寺公園
Area: Osaka
Address: [map]
Access: 0.5 km from Dōbutsuen-mae Station Midōsuji Line (M22)Sakaisuji Line (K19)
0.6 km from Tennōji Station Osaka Loop Line (O1)Hanwa Line (R20)Yamatoji Line (Q20)Midōsuji Line (M23)Tanimachi Line (T27)
0.7 km from Ebisuchō Station Sakaisuji Line (K18)
Admission: Free

A large park with gardens, ponds, museums, a zoo and even an ancient burial mound (kofun) near Tennoji Station.

The grass area of the park is a great spot for picnics with a stunning view of the neighboring high-rise buildings including Abeno Harukas – Japan’s tallest building at time of publication.

Entry to the park is free while the various museums and the zoo have an admission charge.

If you’re on a mission to see the Osaka sights, a trip to Tennoji Park can be combined with a visit to nearby Shitennoji Temple.