Osaka City Central Public Hall


The beautiful building of Osaka City Central Public Hall with red brick walls and blue dome roof

This building, which is designated as an important cultural property of Japan, is still available for the usage of cultural, art, and educational activities.
The brick building with a beautiful design is considered to be a symbol of Osaka along with Osaka Tsutenkaku.
The Nakanoshima Social Eat Awake, found in first basement level serves Western dishes, and City Hall shop provides souvenirs of City Hall. Visitors can also learn about the history of City Hall in the exhibition room.

The beautiful collaboration of the building with the surrounding nature

Osaka City Central Public Hall is open to the public for cultural, art, and educational purposes.
The retro building with red bricks and white lines are popular among tourists along with the Osaka Castle.

The combination of classical and modern design

“NAKANOSHIMA SOCIAL EAT AWAKE” on the B1 floor provides you with modern-style Western dishes.
The interior of the restaurant beautifully emphasizes the design of the retro building.

Stylish souvenirs for gifts

There are stylish souvenirs available at the Public Hall Shop.
The shop’s door was originally used for the entrance of the cafeteria when the hall was first built, allowing the visitors to feel first-hand the history of the building.

The historically important exhibits

At the exhibit room, you can learn about the history of Osaka City Central Public Hall.
The building is famous for Helen Keller and Yuri Gagarin to have given a lecture, and there are many historical items displayed in the room. (Free entrance)

The romantic illuminations

The hours for the illumination in the nighttime varies on seasons.
The illuminations gradually turn off from the lower floor to the upper floor, making the lightings further interesting.

Name of the facility
Osaka City Central Public Hall

1-1-27, Nakanoshima, Kita-ward, Osaka-shi


Nearest station
■Yodoyabashi Station (Osaka Metro Midosuji line, Keihan line)▶5 min. walk from exit 1
■Kitahama Station (Osaka Metro Sakaisuji line)▶3 min. walk from exit 19
■Naniwabashi Station (Keihan Nakanoshima line)▶1 min. walk from exit 1

Nearest bus stop
Yodoyabashi stop (Osaka city bus 8/62/88 lines)
5 minutes walk

Business hours

Regular holiday
4th Tuesday (Next weekday if 4th Tuesday is holiday)
New Years holiday (12/28-1/4)

Admission fee
Free, but requires additional fee for the guide tour.
(Prior reservation necessary for the tour)