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The Osaka City Central Public Hall, with its red bricks standing out against the water, is the symbol of Nakanoshima. IWAMOTO Einosuke (1877-1916), a stockbroker known as a "chivalrous marketeer," donated 1 million yen (approximately 5 billion yen in today's value) to the city of Osaka in order to "build a large hall in Osaka. Based on the proposal of then 29-year-old OKADA Shinichiro, who was selected in a design competition, TATSUNO Kingo and KATAOKA Yasu undertook the implementation design, and the hall opened in 1918.

It is a steel-frame brick structure with three floors above ground and one below, based on the Neo-Renaissance style of the Taisho era.Among the highlights are the magnificent large meeting room, the middle meeting room with its high arched ceiling hall, and ceiling paintings in the special room based on "The Chronicles of Japan".In 2002, it was designated as a National Important Cultural Property.

Original goods are available for visitors to purchase in the B1 office, and there is also a restaurant in the museum where visitors can relax and spend time. At the restaurant, visitors can enjoy French and Italian cuisine prepared by a Michelin-starred chef in a restaurant that is a collaboration between Tom Dixon, a British interior design brand, and Barnibavi Design Studio, which operates the restaurant.

large meeting room

large meeting room (lobby)

middle meeting room

small meeting room

special room

exhibition room


1-1-27 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka City

Opening hours

9:30 - 21:30 (reservations accepted from 9:30 - 20:00)


the fourth Tuesday of each month (or the immediately following weekday if the day falls on a national holiday), and December 28 - January 4 of the following year.


Guided tours of special rooms and exhibition rooms by the public hall staff are available (held irregularly; advance reservations required; fee from 500 yen).

Official Website


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