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Nakanoshima Park, Osaka

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Admire the multicolored blooms at Osaka's first public park, Nakanoshima Park. Opened in 1891, the park sits in the center of the city nestled between two rivers, the Dojima and Tosabori. Its giant rose garden displays 3,700 plants representing over 310 different types. Many public facilities surround the grounds including a public hall, ceramic museum, and library. Every year the park features a light display that attracts many visitors. Plan to see Nakanoshima Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Osaka holiday planner.
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  • Lovely park with beautiful rose gardens right in the middle of the city! Very relaxing and peaceful to stroll around for a few hours. There is a place to buy light refreshments but not sure of opening...  more »
  • Lovely park and loads of things to do in the surrounding area. One of the few places in Osaka with grass(!)  more »
  • An islet in the middle of two rivers in the Kita Area , the park is a good place for strolling and an early morning jog , which i did. I liked the views of the different buildings in the area , a blen...  more »
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  • Very nice and pleasant park, but.... Restrooms are not clean. Instead in other cities of Japan the restrooms are always clean! Osaka city shall pay more attention to this aspect!
  • Great for walking, running, picnics, you name it. Usually clean, with clean western style toilets. Best when the rose garden is in bloom.
  • Great park, has a huge rose garden and when they are flowering it is very beautiful. A good place to relax with many locals having picnics.
  • Very pretty park. It's an island so it feels kind of secluded. Great place to sit and relax.
  • 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 are quite serene) but as a tourist there's nothing that really grab your attention. Do not trust the internet photos about all the roses either, because when we were there, there was hardly any other colours than green. Perhaps you need to go there during the correct season. The park did give some good photo opportunities though, but that's really all the park has to offer.