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Yodoyabashi/Nakanoshima

Yodoyabashi/Nakanoshima

(As of 2016)

①Nakanoshima Center Building ②Nakanoshima Plaza ③Nakanoshima Intesu ④Sumitomo Hospital ⑤Rihga Royal Hotel ⑥Asahi Broadcasting Corporation Headquarters ⑦Dojima River Forum ⑧KEPCO Building ⑨Daibiru Honkann ⑩Mitsui Garden Hotel Osaka Premier ⑪Nakanoshima Daibiru ⑫Nakanoshima Mitsui Building ⑬Sumitomo Nakanoshima Building ⑭Nakanoshima Festival Tower ⑮Osaka Mitsui Bussan Building ⑯Nakanoshima Central Tower ⑰Osaka International Convention Center ⑱Osaka City Hall ⑲Osaka City Central Public Hall

A tributary of the Yodo River, the Okawa River branches into the Dojima and Tosabori rivers around the Temmabashi area. In the center of all this is Nakanoshima, an island which serves as the symbol of Aqua Metropolis Osaka. Here, you will find a collection of Osaka’s most representative architecture such as Osaka City Hall, Nakanoshima Public Hall, the Bank of Japan’s Osaka branch and Osaka International Convention Center. The city’s business, administrative, and financial hubs extend in all directions from Nakanoshima.

  • Overview of Nakanoshima
    Overview of Nakanoshima
  • Nakanoshima Park
    Nakanoshima Park
  • Yodoyabshi Mitsui Building
    Yodoyabshi Mitsui Building
  • Nakanoshima Festival Tower
    Nakanoshima Festival Tower

The Yodoyabashi area serves as Kansai’s preeminent business district with the head offices of Osaka’s most recognized companies such as Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Sumitomo Chemical, Mizuno, Osaka Gas, and Shionogi Pharmaceutical as well as Osaka City Hall and the buildings of related institutions lining along Midosuji Avenue, which runs through it north-to-south. The economic center of Osaka, Yodoyabashi’s townscape is maintained through public ordinances, and the harmoniously-balanced buildings and mixture of water, greenery, and historic cultural properties make it a truly beautiful site. Since multipurpose buildings like Yodoyabashi Mitsui Building, which houses "Yodoyabashi Odona" commercial facility, and a rich array of shops and restaurants, this area is also incredibly convenient for living. And in recent years, development projects have been started not only for high rises for offices but also for residences, adding to the area’s potential to become a center for living as well as business.

Yodoyabashi is accessible on Osaka Municipal Subway Midosuji Line and serves as the terminal for Keihan Railways, which connects Osaka to Kyoto. A docking point for the ‘Suijo’ aquatic buses is also located nearby at Yodoyabashi Port, further adding to the areas exceptional accessibility.
In addition to Osaka’s many artistic and cultural centers found on Nakanoshima such as Osaka International Convention Center (Grand Cube Osaka), Osaka Science Museum, and the National Museum of Art, the island has also been gaining appeal as a business district with Hotarumachi, Daibiru-Honkan, the Festival Towers, and other multi-purpose facilities completed in recent years.
In the area’s western regions, various redevelopment projects underway, and further development can be expected with businesses capitalizing on the unique characteristics of this area encapsulated by the Dojima and Tosabori rivers.