Nakanoshima Park is located on the Kyu-Yodo river. It’s underneath the Tenjin-bashi bridge in Osaka. The river breeze is refreshing to feel.
Kyoto has Maruyama Park. Tokyo has Ueno or Shinjuku Gyeon Park. Osaka has Minami-Temma Park and Nakanoshima Park. Every park in Japan is ridiculously flooded with trees and flowers. There are some famous parks in the world like New York’s Central Park, but Japan’s attention to detail with its landscaping and upkeep makes it hard to beat.
After brunch at Wazamonoya, I arrived at Nakanoshima Park to find it fairly packed. Unfortunately, it was past cherry blossom season in Japan, which usually occurs in Japan late March to early April. However, it didn’t stop the flowers in the park to fully bloom. The park was filled with locals enjoying the day and taking pictures of the gardens.
I walked around Nakanoshima Park for a good hour. It was a great park located on an island on the Kyu-Yodo river. The Keihan Nakanoshima line runs through the park and it’s about a 20 minute walk from the Osaka station. Please note that there is a difference between the Osaka and Shin Osaka station.
Anyway, the best thing about Nakanoshima Park is that it’s located on a river between Osaka’s modern architecture. The park is home to the Osaka Central Public Hall, Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library and Museum of Oriental Ceramics. In addition, it’s Osaka’s first public park opened in 1891. It’s completely different from Tokyo’s Ueno Park where it’s completely randomness. Lastly, it’s across from Minami-Temma Park.
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