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Nakanoshima Park

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Address: 1 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005, Osaka Prefecture
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A peaceful park in the city - and good for runners too.

The rose garden is a nice break from the city. You'll still be surrounded by buildings but it's relaxing. It's also a popular exercise spot and you'll see people running to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2015
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Perfect for a lazy afternoon on a sunny day, and only a short 15 minute walk from Umeda. Lovely green grass to stretch out on (a rarity in Osaka), rose gardens, a few nice places to eat nearby, and the a great place for people watching.

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Rosneath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This was lovely - trees were in full blossom when we were there making the whole area a mass of colour

Thank jaycamcollies
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

I don't know if its because I went at 11.30pm, but I went at night cause they said the park was supposed to look beautiful at night. Not only when I went was there hardly any trees/plants, the lights were pathetic I'm hoping this is because it was under renovation (March 2016), but think twice if you want to visit... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Nakanoshima literally means "island in the middle" and that is what this is, an island in the middle of the Yodogawa river that is connected to the shore by several bridges. What I love about this area is that it is home to several lovely buildings from the early 19th century. Like every other Japanese city, Osaka was heavily bombed... More 

2 Thank Susan B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

A wonderful little oasis in the middle of all concrete. In Japan in general, there are no places to sit down and have your picnic, but this is an excellent place for that.

Thank Egus
Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

There is always something going on. Even though it is quite in the middle of the main tourist attractions (Osaka castle, osaka/umeda station, shopping arcade, science museum), you will always find something interesting here. It is a small island, allowing you to escape the tall skyscrapers for a bit. In the winter the area around city hall is lit up,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We were there as it is near to our hotel and it had the lighting festival for year end. It is really a surprise for us as we didn't expect that the lighting show is so amazing and the food is so nice especially for the cold weather.

Thank Shirley L
Metro Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The garden has quite a collection of roses. The garden itself may not be as interesting especially if you intend to make quite an effort to get here from a preceding destination. I visited this place through a bike tour and this was just a 15 minute stop for us so you may want to consider this as a short... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We ended up at Nakanoshima Park pretty much the same way as how we ended up at Joypolis: We read somewhere on the internet that this is one of the must visit places in Osaka. It's not entirely a bad attraction, but it's not entirely outstanding either. It's a good place to visit occasionally if you're a local (the sights... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The rose garden is a nice break from the city. You'll still be surrounded by buildings but it's relaxing. It's also a popular exercise spot and you'll see people running to the end, doing calisthenics, and running off.

Thank htodd503

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