Nagai Botanical Garden

Nagai Botanical Garden

OPEN HOURSFrom Mar. to Oct. from 9:30 to 17:00(The entering a garten until 16:30)  From Nov. to Feb. from 9:30 to 16:30(The entering a garten until 16:00)

An 800-meter walk from the Nagai Station of the JR Hanwa Line or the subway Midosuji Line. Nagai Botanical Garden takes up 24.2 hectares of the southeast corner of Nagai Park. Different flowers can be enjoyed every season, such as peony, daffodil and tulip during spring; water lily, silk flower and crape myrtle during summer; kenaf, cosmea and bush clover during autumn; and Japanese plum, sasanqua and Christmas rose in the winter. There are also approximately 1,000 species of trees where various wild birds gather. These tree species of Osaka are organized chronologically into forests of the times based on representative species: metasequoia, said to be a living fossil, and sequoia, known as giant trees (Tertiary plants); plants of Akashi when Stegodon aurorae (ancient elephants) were still living; old-growth forests of Osaka from 10,000 to 2 million years ago (glacial and interglacial periods); evergreen broadleaf forest; and second-growth forest. Within the garden is the Osaka Museum of Natural History, where communication with nature and relationship between human and plants are explained in an easy-to-understand manner. There are also explanation and observation tours of seasonal plants, guided by the curator of the plant lab.

ADDRESS 〒546-0034 1-23 Nagaikoen, Higashi-Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka City
HOLIDAY Mon. (unless national holiday, when closed the following day), year-end and New Year holidays (Dec. 28-Jan. 4)
TRANSPORTATION 10 min. walk from Nagai Sta. of the Subway Midosuji Line, or Tsurugaoka Sta. or Nagai Sta. of the JR Hanwa Line
ADMISSION FEE adults:JPY200, Junior high school age and under, those who are Osaka city residents aged 65 and over: Free
TIME REQUIRED 60 min.
FACILITIES
Barrier-free : Roll-in restroom
Parking : Parking space for 255 cars
Discount for the disabled : Free(A certificate required)
Discount for the aged : The one older than 65 years old resident in the city is free of charge
INQUIRIES TEL : 06-6696-7117 FAX : 06-6696-7405
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