[Osaka City Central Public Hall]
A retro building from the Taisho period, and a popular place for social gatherings
Osaka City Central Public Hall is a conspicuously characterful, stately red-brick building in Nakanoshima, an area which has a concentration of economic and cultural spots and is blessed with plenty of water and greenery. The building was designed by Shinichiro Okada and Kingo Tatsuno, two of the most famous architects of the Meiji period, and was completed in 1918. The keynote for the Hall is a Neo-Renaissance style, and distinguishing features include its arched roof and the ceiling in the Special Room painted by Western-style painter Hisashi Matsuoka. Many concerts and lectures are held in the Hall today, and it has become a symbol of Osaka City.
|Address||1-1-27 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka|
|Opening hours||9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
* Visitors can also enjoy guided tours on which staff introduce the history of the Public Hall and get to see the Special Room. (Reservation and additional fee required.) * Please check the website for details.
|Holidays||Every fourth Tuesday of the month (the next weekday if Tuesday is a holiday), December 28th to January 4th|
|Access||Take the Osaka City Subway Midosuji Line from "Shin-Osaka Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 9 minutes, alight at "Yodoyabashi Station" and walk for approx. 5 minutes.|
|Photo credit||© (Public Interest Incorporated Foundation) Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau|
updated on Mar 15, 2016
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