The beautiful hidden Japanese garden in the heart of the city
Keitakuen Garden is in Tennouji Park, Osaka. The garden was commissioned by the 15th head of the Sumitomo family as part of his residence in Chausu-yama. It was designed and built by Jihei Ogawa (a famous architect). He also built the garden in Heian-Jingu Shrine, Maruyama Park, and Sanzen-in Temple.
The landscaping in Keitakuen is both calming and majestic at the same time. This garden with a central pond and artificial hills in three directions is full of variety. The walking path, steppingstones and bridges are strategically placed, and there are also a tea house, a summerhouse, a gazebo, etc.
200 kinds of various trees are planted in the garden, you can enjoy.
Japanese apricot (Feb – Apr), Cherry blossoms (Mar – Apr), Azalea (Apr – May), Iris (May), Water Lily (May – Jul), Maple (Nov).
You can extend your visit to Tennouji Park (a wide open space with grass), futsal court, playland, restaurants and shops. It’s also home to the Tennoji Zoological Gardens and the Osaka Municipal Museum of Art.
Access : 5-minute walk from JR, Subway Tennouji station
Hours : 9:30 to 17:00 (Entry till 16:30)
Closed : Monday (or the day after, if it’s a national holiday)
Admission : 150yen