Nakanoshima나카노시마 주변(키타하마, 요도야바시, 혼마치)

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A town nurtured by water

Okawa River, a branch of the Yodogawa River, splits into the Dojima River and the Tosabori River at Tenma. The area between them is known as Nakanoshima. Beginning with Osaka City Hall, the business and administrative center of Osaka stretches out in all directions from Nakanoshima. The cornerstone of its current prosperity is the water that surrounds it.
Historically, the Dojima/Nakanoshima area was alive with water transport, connecting it via ship to Kyoto, Nara, Edo (Tokyo), even Hokkaido. Because of this, each clan built city warehouses in the area and so was born a spirit of trade. Soon, Nakanoshima became known as a center of learning and textile production. Today, there are many facilities here where you can truly feel the history, culture and art of Osaka.

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Places to enjoy the Aqua Metropolis of Osaka

With it's many canals, rivers and port, Osaka is a true aqua metropolis. Even from the beginning when the city was being planned, the waterways played a central role in determining how Osaka was laid out. As the city grew over time, the canals continued to provide vital resources, allowing it to become known as "heaven's kitchen" in the Edo period and the "Manchester of the Orient" in modern times. Even now, the city continues to evolve and develop around these important waterways. There are numerous waterside cafes and restaurants plus river-related events that bring you right to the banks of this very important part of Osaka's history. And for an even closer aquatic encounter, you can get into the water itself with the Aqua Bus Aqua-Liner that goes around Nakanoshima, the Naniwa Tanken Cruise (Osaka River Cruise) that comes with a rakugo performance, or even by paddleboard.

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Experience art and culture

Nakanoshima is full of places to experience art and culture, including the Osaka National Museum of Art, which is uniquely constructed completely underground; the Osaka Museum of Oriental Ceramics, known for its rare celadon and white porcelain pieces; and the Osaka Science Museum, where you can have fun while learning science. We also recommend taking a leisurely walk around the area, stopping to see historical buildings such as the stunning, red brick Osaka City Central Public Hall, or the stone constructed Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library.

A town with the spirit of trade

The Dojima Rice Exchange, once the symbol of "heaven's kitchen" as well as various financial businesses in the Nakanoshima area, supported Japan's economy for over 200 years through heavy industry and credit transactions. Nakanoshima was the center of trade during the Dai-Osaka period. The Entrepreneurial Museum of Challenge and Innovation near Sakaisuji-Hommachi has exhibits about the achievements of 105 entrepreneurs who were active in Osaka.

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Knowledge passed down through citizens

The Nakanoshima area was also a center of learning. The Kaitokudo school was built in 1726, financed by wealthy merchants. In the late Edo period, astronomy and Western learning were developing here as well. This legacy was succeeded by Kouan Ogata's Tekijuku, founded in 1838 during the Bakumatsu period. Tekijuku mainly taught western-style medical studies, the spirit of which helped to develop chemistry and the sciences much more through the Japan Mint and public chemistry research organizations built during the Meiji era.

나카노시마

행정, 경제, 문화시설이 집중되어 있는 물과 수목이 풍부한 지역. 최근에는 개발이 더욱 진척되고 있으며, 2008년 10월에는 나카노시마선이 운행을 시작하였다.

오사카 덕투어

일본 최초! 수륙 양면에서 오사카 시내 경치를 감상할 수 있는 새로운 방법. 물의 도시 오사카에서만 즐길 수 있는 어트랙션이 마침내 정기 운행 개시!

나카노시마 장미원

오사카 시내에서 가장 큰 장미원.

요도야바시 odona

역사 있는 아이지쓰 초등학교 철거지에 직장인들의 라이프스타일을 서포트하는 고감도 복합시설이 탄생.

시바카와 빌딩

당초에는 거상 시바카와가(家)의 자택으로 사용할 예정이었지만, 교육에 관심을 가지고 있던 시바카와씨의 뜻에 의해 신부학교 「시란샤카 가정학원」으로 사용되었다.

나카노시마 페스티벌타워

2012년 11월에 오픈한 나카노시마의 새로운 랜드마크. 높이 200m의 초고층 빌딩 안에 오피스 및 레스토랑・숍, 리뉴얼한 페스티벌 홀이 있습니다.

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