An urban oasis where roses bloom beautifully in spring and fall
Nakanoshima Park is a waterfront park bordered by the Dojima River and the Tosabori River. Nakanoshima Park, which extends about 1.5 km and covers an area of 10.6 ha, is an oasis of greenery in the heart of the city, and was the first park established in Osaka City in 1891. Nakanoshima Park is in the center of Osaka, surrounded by skyscrapers, yet there are no power lines or tall buildings blocking the view, only a blue sky when you look up.
The park has a rose garden with approximately 4,000 roses, which are at their best in mid-May and mid-October. At the end of the year, the garden is illuminated, attracting many tourists. Nearby are the Central Public Hall, the Nakanoshima Prefectural Library, Osaka city hall, Bank of Japan, Japan Mint bureau and other historic buildings, as well as a variety of cafes and restaurants.
The Nakanoshima Rose Garden is located on the east side of the park. Nearly 4,000 roses bloom in the garden, which stretches approximately 500 meters east to west each year.
Nearly the entire area of the garden is covered with 310 varieties of roses, including red, purple, white, yellow, etc., covering porches and gates. The rose garden is divided into east and west gardens, each with different types of roses. Visitors can go back and forth between both gardens to enjoy the different flowers with sweet fragrance of roses in full bloom and beautiful scenery.
Address : 1 Chome-1 Nakanoshima, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0005
Access : A short walk from Yodoyabashi station on the subway Midosuji line, and the Keihan line or Kitahama station on the subway Sakaisuji line or the Keihan line