関西在住の外国人家族のための遊び場情報サイトです。
This website is to provide information about Kansai to foreign families.

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Northern Osaka
Senri Banpaku Park (Expo Park)

千里万博公園

It is located in Northern Osaka & was formerly the grounds for Expo 1970.
There is a museum & many flower gardens. Families can enjoy picnics or the athletic park. Sometimes there are outdoor concerts, garage sales & LOHAS events.

ADDRESS/TEL
1-1 Senribanpakukoen, Suita
大阪府吹田市千里万博公園1−1
06-6877-7387
URL
ACCESS
25 min. from JR Shin Osaka Stn. by Subway & Monorail. Get off at Banpaku Kinen Koen on the Osaka Monorail.
Or take the Hankyu Kyoto Line from Umeda to Minami Ibaraki Stn. & take the Osaka Monorail to Banpaku Kinen Koen.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult (13-) ¥150
Child ¥70
It differs with each facility.
HOURS
9:30-5:00
It differs each season & day.
HOLIDAY
Wednesday or the following day if it is a holiday.
There are no holidays during the Cherry Blossom Festival to Golden Week & from
the Cosmos Festival to Autumn Festival.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Picnic /Barbecue /Athletic/Japanese Garden
Flowers of the season are seen.
★International juvenile literature pavilion
★Natural, cultural garden in Expo Memorial Park
★National Museum of Ethnology
★DILPA:Osaka-gas DILPA
★Expo "Oyuba" Natural Healing Hot Springs

Mino Park

Meiji Memorial Forest Minoo Quasi-National Park
箕面公園

Mountain cherry trees (yamazacra), ferns, Japanese maples & Japanese red laurel show the various seasons at Minoo Park. There is a hiking trail to a famous waterfall of 33 meters (Great Falls of the Nation) & an insect pavilion.

ADDRESS/TEL
1-18 Minokouen, Mino, Osaka
大阪府箕面市箕面公園1-18
072-721-3014
URL
ACCESS
15 min. walk from the Mino Stn. on the Hankyu Mino Line.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free
HOURS
All day
HOLIDAY
No holiday
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Minoo Insect Pavilion

Satsukiyama Park

五月山公園

There is hiking trail, a forest, a picnic area, small zoo, botanical garden, planetarium & a jungle gym. It is a showplace for cherry blossoms & azaleas.

ADDRESS/TEL
Satsukiyama, Ikeda
池田市五月山
0727-52-7082
URL
ACCESS
Take the Hankyu Takarazuka Line from Umeda Stn. to Ikeda Stn. Then take the Hankyu Bus & get off at Satsukiyama Taiikukan Mae Stop.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free
HOURS
All day
HOLIDAY
No holiday
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Shop
Parking ¥200 for 2hours
Picnic/Barbecue/Zoo

Nose Park

能勢の郷

It is located in a mountainous area of Osaka. There is an athletic park & BBQ area.
There are a lot of athletic courses that make the best use of ups and downs of the mountain. There are classes to make wooden crafts.

ADDRESS/TEL
409-1 Yamabe, Nose-cho, Toyono-gun, Osaka
豊能郡能勢町山辺409-1
0727-34-2211
URL
ACCESS
Take the Hankyu Takarazuka Line from Umeda Stn.
Get off at Kawanishinoseguchi Stn. (About 25min).
Then take The Nose Line to Yamashita Stn.
Then take the Hankyu Bus to Nosenosato Stop. (About 40min.)
ENTRY/CHARGES
It differs with each facility.
HOURS
9:00-5:00
HOLIDAY
Wednesday & New Year's.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Athletic Park/Tennis/Grand Golf/ Cycle Monorail

Senri Chuo Park

千里中央公園

It is rich, green in the northern area of Osaka. The long slide & the rope jungle gym are popular among children.

ADDRESS/TEL
3-9 Shinsenrihigashimachi, Toyonaka
豊中市新千里東町3-9
06-6858-2350
URL
ACCESS
10 min. walk from Senrichuo Stn. on the Midosuji Subway Line.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free
HOURS
Free
HOLIDAY
No holiday.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Free parking

Settsukyo Park

摂津峡公園

There is a temple, a shrine & ruins of a castle. It is a popular place to view the autumn colours & cherry blossoms. You can have a BBQ or go hiking.

ADDRESS/TEL
Hara, Tsukawaki, Takatsuki
高槻市塚脇・原
0726-87-9449
URL
ACCESS
20 min. from JR Takatsuki Stn. by bus.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free
HOURS
All day
HOLIDAY
No holiday
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Parking

Within Osaka
Hattori Ryokuchi Park

服部緑地公園

The park was choosen as one of the top one hundred parks in Japan. It is about 33 times the size of Koshien Stadium & is one of the Osaka's 4 largest green tracts of land. There is an outdoor stage, track and field stadium, equestrian centre tennis courts, BBQ area, etc. Flowers from all the seasons can be seen. There is also a Youth hostel nearby.

ADDRESS/TEL
1-1 Hattori Ryokuchi, Toyonaka
豊中市服部緑地1-1
06-6862-4945
URL
ACCESS
Approx. 15 min. walk from Ryokuchi Park Stn. on the Midosuji Subway Line.
ENTRY/CHARGES
There is a charge for the use of each facility.
HOURS
It is differs with each facility.
HOLIDAY
No holiday.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Picnic. /Nature-views./wheelchair
Baby care room/Strollers
Parking ¥500/day
★An outdoor museum of Japanese houses
★Botanical garden.
★Cactus garden

Osaka Castle Park

大阪城公園

Osakajo-Koen is where the history of Toyotomi Hideyoshi was told in a vast park of 106.7ha.
There is an important cultural asset consisting of 13 buildings.

ADDRESS/TEL
1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka
大阪市中央区大阪城1-1
Office:06-6941-1144
Castle:06-6941-3044
URL
ACCESS
Get off at Tenmabashi Stn. or Tanimachi 4 chome
Stn. on the Tanimachi Subway Line.
Or get off at Morinomiya Stn. on the Chuo Subway Line.
Or get off at Osakajo Stn. on the JR Loop Line.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Castle tower:Adult (15-) ¥600
It differs with each facility.
HOURS
It differs each season.
HOLIDAY
New Year's.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Gym pool/Tennis /Shop/Restaurant
Green field
Cherry blossoms (about 600 trees) are especially famous.
Osaka Castle Dojo, round garden in the west,
Museum, Osaka castle music hall, Osakajo Hall,
Osaka castle archery place,
Osaka world peace center (peace Osaka)

Maishima Nature Centre

舞州野外活動センター

There are log cabins, a lodge & a campground. A variety of sports can be played here.

ADDRESS/TEL
2 Hokko Ryokuchi, Konohana-ku, Osaka
大阪市此花区北港緑地2
06ー6460ー9855
URL
ACCESS
Take the City Bus from Osaka JR Stn. & get off at Maisu Sport Centre Stop,
ENTRY/CHARGES
There is a charge for the use of each facility.
HOURS
HOLIDAY
FACILITIES/SERVICES

Tsurumi Ryokuchi Park

花博記念鶴見緑地公園

The International Flower EXPO was held here in 1990. The park sits on about 126ha & is one of Osaka's 4 largest tracts of land. There is a small indoor pool that can be used all-year-round as well as a BBQ area, tennis courts, mini-golf, judo gym, horse riding area, etc. At Namihaya Dome there is ice-skating, swimming, etc. There are also many events held such as basketball games, figure skating, etc.

ADDRESS/TEL
2-163 Tsurumi Ryokuchi Koen, Osaka
鶴見緑地公園2-163
06-6912-0650
URL
ACCESS
Get off at Tsurumiryokuchi Stn. on the Nagahori Tsurumiryokuchi Line.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free
There is a charge for the use of each facility.
HOURS
It differs each season & day.
HOLIDAY
It differs each season.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Parking ¥350 for 1 hour
Restaurant/Shop
★The earth pavilion
★Sakuyakonohanakan (botanical garden)
There is an outlet mall nearby.

Sakuyakonohanakan Botanical Garden

咲くやこの花館

IIt is a plant pavilion where the plants come from a variety of climates around the world. About 2 600 plants & 15 000 variety of flowers.Many events are held each season.
(Located inside Tsurumi Ryokuchi Park)

ADDRESS/TEL
2-163 Ryokuchikoen, Tsurumi-ku, Osaka
大阪市鶴見区緑地公園2−163
06-6912-0055
URL
ACCESS
10 min. walk from Tsurumiryokuchi Stn. on the Nagahori Tsurumiryokuchi Subway Line.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult ¥500
Under 15 Free
HOURS
10:00-5:00 (Last entry at 4:30)
HOLIDAY
Monday or the following day if it is a holiday & New Year's.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Baby care room
Wheelchair

Nagai Park

長居公園

It is one of the oldest parks in Osaka & is famous for holding international track and field events. There are tennis courts, a botanical garden & a Natural History Museum.

ADDRESS/TEL
1-1 Nagaikoen, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka
大阪市住吉区長居公園1-1
06-6691-2500
URL
ACCESS
25 min. walk from Nagai Stn. on the JR Hanwa Line.
ENTRY/CHARGES
There is a charge for the use of each facility.
HOURS
10:00-4:00
HOLIDAY
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Parking ¥300 for 30 min.

Nagai Botanical Garden

大阪市立長居植物園

There are is German iris garden in the forest & a hydrangea garden.

ADDRESS/TEL
1-23 Nagaikoen, Higashisumiyoshi-ku, Osaka
大阪市東住吉区長居公園1-23
06-6696-7117
URL
ACCESS
8 min. walk from Nagai Stn. on the Midosuji Subway Line.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult ¥300
University Student ¥200
Under15 Free
HOURS
9:30-4:30
HOLIDAY
Monday
FACILITIES/SERVICES
★Osaka Museum Of Natural History

Eastern Osaka
Midori no Bunkaen

府民の森緑の文化園

Living things in the water can be studied. There is a long distance tree athletic park.
There are classes to make things in wood & a Treasure Island athletic park
in the forest.

ADDRESS/TEL
Azaosaka, Shijonawate, Osaka
四条畷市逢阪458-2
072-879-6362
URL
ACCESS
60 min. from Shijonawate Stn. on the JR Gakkentoshi Line.
Or take the city bus & get off at Osaka Bus Stop.
It takes about 10 min. on foot.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free
HOURS
All day
HOLIDAY
No holiday
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Athletic park
Camping

Kurondo Park

くろんど公園

There are a lot of flowers cultivated from the tropics to high mountain areas..
It is a beautiful place to enjoy the cherry blossoms & many flowers while having a picnic. There are various classes for children during summer vacation.

ADDRESS/TEL
2292-1 Takou, Kawachinagano, Osaka
大阪府河内長野市高向2292-1
0721-63-8739
URL
ACCESS
Get off at Kawachinagano Stn. on the Nankai Koya Line or Kintetsu Nagano Line and take the Nankai Bus and get off at
Kamitakamukou Stop . (About 15min.)
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult ¥550
Student ¥300
Child (-15) Free
HOURS
9:00-5:00 (Last entry at 4:00)
HOLIDAY
Monday or the following day if it is a holiday.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Picnic. /Nature-views./wheelchair
Baby care room/Strollers
Restaurant
Parking ¥500/day
★Kinkonkan: wood park
To make a woodwork craft.
★Plant greenhouse garden

Hoshida Park

五月山公園

There is hiking trail, a forest, a picnic area, small zoo, botanical garden, planetarium & a jungle gym. It is a showplace for cherry blossoms & azaleas.

ADDRESS/TEL
Satsukiyama, Ikeda
池田市五月山
0727-52-7082
URL
ACCESS
Take the Hankyu Takarazuka Line from Umeda Stn. to Ikeda Stn. Then take the Hankyu Bus & get off at Satsukiyama taiikukan mae Stop.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free
HOURS
All day
HOLIDAY
No holiday
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Shop
Parking ¥200 for 2hours
Picnic/Barbecue/Zoo

Southern Osaka
Oizumi Park

大泉公園

It is a huge forest park where there are about 200 kinds of trees & is one of Osaka's 4 largest green tracts of land. It consists of a sports area for baseball, tennis, motorcross bikes, etc. There is an area for picnics, BBQs & for children to play. There are three ponds in the garden that are good for birdwatching.

ADDRESS/TEL
128 Kanaoka-cho, Sakai
堺市金岡町128
072-259-0316
URL
ACCESS
15 min. walk from the Shin Kanaoka Stn.
on the Midosuji Subway Line.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free
HOURS
All day
HOLIDAY
No holiday
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Shop
Restaurant
Parking ¥400 for 3 hours

Nanrakuen

南楽園

Various seasonal fruits are harvested & can be picked.
There is an athletic park, BBQ area, etc.

ADDRESS/TEL
1457 Beso, Sakai, Osaka
堺市別所1457
072-298-5037
URL
ACCESS
From Senboku Kosoku Line to Mikita Stn. Take the Nankai Bus & get off at Kamibeso Stop.
There is a direct bus during holidays.
ENTRY/CHARGES
March-September
Adult ¥270
Child ¥210
Baby ¥180
October-December
Adult ¥800
Child ¥700
Baby ¥450
It differs each season & day.
HOURS
10:00-4:00
HOLIDAY
Tuesday or the following day if it is a holiday & New Year's.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Parking ¥500/day

Kyuhoji Ryokuchi Park

久宝寺緑地公園

There is a temple, a shrine & ruins of a castle. It is a popular place to view the autumn colours & cherry blossoms. You can have a BBQ or go hiking.

ADDRESS/TEL
323 Nishikyuhoji, Yao
八尾市西久宝寺323
072-992-2489
URL
ACCESS
1.2 km. from Kyuhoji Stn. on the JR Kansai Line.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free
HOURS
All day
HOLIDAY
No holiday
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Parking ¥400/day

Fululu Botanical Garden (Hana no Bunkaen)

大阪府花の文化園

There are a lot of flowers cultivated from the tropics to high mountain areas..
It is a beautiful place to enjoy the cherry blossoms & many flowers while having a picnic. There are various classes for children during summer vacation.

ADDRESS/TEL
2292-1 Takou, Kawachinagano, Osaka
大阪府河内長野市高向2292-1
0721-63-8739
URL
ACCESS
Get off at Kawachinagano Stn. on the Nankai Koya Line or Kintetsu Nagano Line and take the Nankai Bus and get off at Kamitakamukou Stop . (About 15min.)
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult ¥550
Student ¥300
Child (-15) Free
HOURS
9:00-5:00 (Last entry at 4:00)
HOLIDAY
Monday or the following day if it is a holiday & New Year's.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Picnic/Nature-views/wheelchair
Baby care room/Strollers
Restaurant
Parking ¥500/day
★Kinkonkan: wood park
To make a woodwork craft.
★Plant greenhouse garden

Tondabayashi Savor Farm

富田林サバーファーム

For a separate fee, it is possible to pick seasonal fruits & vegetables such as strawberries, corn, watermelon, grapes, potatoes, Japanese radish, etc. There is a large field for picnics, flowers & play equipment. Farm products harvested all the year round can be tasted.

ADDRESS/TEL
2300 Oazakannabi, Tondabayashi, Osaka
富田林市大字甘南備2300
0721-35-3500
URL
ACCESS
Take the Bus from KintetsuTondabayashi Stn & get off at サバーファーム (Savor-Farm) Stop.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Adult (16-) ¥700
Child (4-) ¥300
There is a charge for each facility.
HOURS
April-October 9:30-18:00 (Last entry at 17:00)
November-March 9:30-17:00 (Last entry at 16:00)
HOLIDAY
Monday or the following day if it is a holiday & New Year's.
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Restaurant/Barbecue house
Wheelchairs
Baby care room/Strollers
Free parking

Tonboike Park

蜻蛉池公園

Flowers of the season can be seen. There are large-scale play equipment in the shape of a butterfly & dragonfly. There is an area for tennis. It is a park that can be enjoyed by both children and adults.

ADDRESS/TEL
701 Oikejiri, Sangayama-cho, Kishiwada
岸和田市三ヶ山町大池尻701
0724-43-9671
URL
ACCESS
Take the Nankai Honsen, get off at Kishiwada Stn., take the Nankai Bus and get off at Tonboike Koen Stop.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free
HOURS
HOLIDAY
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Parking ¥600/day

Yamadaike Park

山田池公園

There are so many flowers (hanashoubu) in May & June. Hydrangeas & lotuses are beautiful. Acorns can be picked up by children here in autumn.

ADDRESS/TEL
1-1Yamadaikekouen, Hirakata
枚方市山田池公園1-1
0720-51-4761
URL
ACCESS
From Keihan Honsen Hirakatashi Stn. take Keihan Bus and get off at Deyashiki Stop.
3 min. walk from Deyashiki Stop.
ENTRY/CHARGES
Free
HOLIDAY
Free
FACILITIES/SERVICES
Parking ¥600/day