The Nakanoshima area in Osaka is calm, where you can also enjoy delicious food and fashionable places. There are many modern buildings built after the Industrial Revolution, so you can enjoy the older atmosphere just by entering a side path.
Once you enter this area with HUBchari, you can fully enjoy these attractive spots at your own pace.
In addition to the ones introduced here, feel free to enjoy the other wonderful spots in Osaka along the way!
3 - 5 hours
B-21. Nissei Bingocho Building
Osaka 808 bridges
B-20. Nippon Life Midosuji Building
Rent HUBchari at the port on the East side of “Nissei Bingocho Building”! It is about 2 minutes on foot from Osaka Metro Sakaisuji Line Sakaisuji Honmachi Station. Since there are many other ports nearby, if there are no bicycles at this port, you may find bicycles at nearby ports.
After registration, you can check the availability of bicycles from My Page.
Kitahama is the area where attractive restaurants, shops and offices are located. In “Great Osaka” era, modern buildings were built one after another on Kitahama. Since they are still in use, the area has a special feel to it.
The bay window and round window under the clock tower on the east face imitates a pendulum. It is still used as an Ikoma clock shop and service office.
It is a Japanese-style merchant house built in the 1900s and was used by Konishi Co., Ltd (former Konishi Gisuke Store).
Ivy covers the whole wall of the building. The ivy was shared by Koshien Base ball park by splitting roots. You can enjoy different looks in every season.
This old Japanese style building is used as a gallery and shop of glass bottles, and shop of glass bottles. The shop also sells skincare cosmetics. You can find out the beauty of glass bottles.
GOKAN Kitahama is located in the building where it was used as Hotoku Bank Osaka Branch previously. You can feel the profound atmosphere, from when this building was used as bank before.
The 1st Floor is a shop, while the 2nd floor is a café that makes use of the original room layout
In the Edo period(1603 - 1867), Osaka was called the “Osaka 808 bridges”. This did not mean there were actually 808 bridges in Osaka, but since Osaka had so many bridges, a bridge could be found everywhere. The actual number of bridges in Osaka at that period was only about 200 bridges.
Among those bridges, just 12 bridges was built by the government. The rest of bridges were built by the citizens themselves without government support. This momentum of the citizens’ passion for bridges to improve the city is the reason why Osaka was called as Osaka 808 bridges.
This bridge is one of the three biggest bridges in Osaka(Naniwa Bridge, Tenjin Bridge, and Tenma Bridge). Together with Tenma Bridge, Naniwa Bridge is one of the few public bridges which was supported and managed by the government.
Suisho means crystals in Japanese. It was said that lights on the bridge reflected on the surface of the water were so beautiful that it looks like shining crystals.
When the bridge was renovated, the gallery of bridges in Osaka was made on the bridge.
Nakanoshima area has been undergoing redevelopment. At the same time, architecture influences by western architecture from the Meiji Period and “Great Osaka era” also remain.
The main building of Nakanoshima Library is a very historic building which was built in 1873.
The building looks like Greek temple at front, and the domed central hall is reminiscent of the church.
It was built in 1890 and was renovated in the 1980s. The original outer wall and the triangular roof are still preserved.
The potted plants on the vermilion colored wall attracts attention as an “organic building”.
You can return bicycles at the HUBchari port located on the north side of the Nippon Life Midosuji Building. Don't forget lock the bike manually and push the "Enter" button! Thank you so much for having HUBchari in your precious trip of Osaka!