Osaka City Central Hall Tours
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The neo-Renaissance red brick Osaka City Central Hall built between 1913 and 1918, rivals Osaka Castle with its beauty and bronze domed roof.
The structure came about when wealthy Osaka stockbroker Einosuke Iwamoto returned to Japan after visiting the United States, where he was inspired and impressed by the American businessmen who contributed their wealth to the construction of public buildings such as Carnegie Hall. This led to Iwamoto’s donation of 1 million yen to the city of Osaka so that a similar hall could be built in his city. Iwamoto ultimately passed away at the age of 39 during the construction of Osaka City Hall, and the Iwamoto Memorial Room in the basement of the building now commemorates his generosity.
The building sits among several other historical structures from the Meiji and Taisho periods, making the area a pleasant place for a leisurely walk when the weather’s nice.
Osaka City Hall is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., except for the fourth Tuesday of every month. It can be reached on foot from Yodoyabashi Station, located about five minutes away.
Address: 1-1-27 Nakanoshima, Kitaku, Japan
Hours: Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., except for the fourth Tuesday of every month.
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Yes, Osaka is a city famous for its energetic vibe as you know, but did you know it also has a district where you can enjoy art in a sophisticated mood? Nakanoshima has many museums supported by major enterprises, which makes it the epicenter of culture and art in Osaka. You will visit many kinds of art spots on this tour, from western to eastern and from medieval to modern. We will start with modern paintings followed by a Japanese style tea ceremony room designated as a cultural property. You will also like the art deeply rooted in daily life such as daily supplies designed by an up-and-coming designing group and beautiful architecture still used as a public facility.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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What are Osaka City Central Hall hours of operation?
Osaka City Central Hall hours of operation: Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., except for the fourth Tuesday of every month.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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