Source: Lory Jane
There are many places to see in Osaka, Japan. But one of the best options among them is Namba Park in Japan. It is basically an office and shopping complex situated in Namba-Naka, Nichome. The office building is known as Park Tower and the mall has near about 120 shops with a beautiful garden at the rooftop. Some important things to know about Namba Parks are mentioned below:
1. Introduction and History
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The Park was made by Jon Jerde at the place where Osaka Stadium was located. The Namba Park was opened in October 2003. The mall has boutiques for men and women along with outdoor event place and Theatre for watching movies. The mall has one story under the ground and 8 floors above the ground. There is a carnival mall on the first floor and for shopping, you have to go to 2nd to 5th floor. You can also move in to amphitheatre in the mall so as to enjoy live shows which is performed there.
2. Building Information of Namba Parks
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The project was developed by Jerde Partnership and the client name was Nankai Electric railway. The building is divided into two phases Phase 1 and Phase 2. In Phase 1 there is located office and entertainment area. In Phase 2 there is situated residential area and Retail and entertainment area. Phase 1 was completed in 2003 and Phase 2 in 2007.
3. Roof Garden in The Namba Park
The garden at the top of the mall is full of trees, cliffs, lawns, streams, waterfalls, ponds and splendid outdoor terraces. On the whole, the garden provides green component and beautiful view to the city. Below the park is canyon path which connects shops, entertainment and restaurants.
4. Shops and Restaurants in Namba Parks
Source: Lory Jane
Namba Parks has more than 120 shops which provide shopping options for all types of shopaholics. The main shops of the mall are Kagurazaka Makanai Cosmetics, DHC, Kitano Ace, Kara safe Anahita Stone, Kutusushitaya, Karachi ka and many other which deals in cosmetics, clothing, bags, grocery and much more. The main dining places in the mall include Senryo, Appare Tempu, To the Herbs Namba Parks, Nikudokoro Kura Namba Parks, Saijiki, and Kushiyamonogatari. Casual dining restaurants are mainly on the 6th floor and fine dining restaurants are on 7th and 8th floor. All these restaurants serve a variety of cuisines such as Japanese, Korean, Italian and English.
5. Cinema in Namba Park
The cinema in Namba parks is located on 8th floor of the shopping mall and has the only single screen. The cinema is famous for showing blockbusters and contemporary Japanese movies. The cinema provides all the best facilities to cinema lovers large screen, comfortable seating facility, snacks, and drinks.
- Name: Park Cinema
- Website: www.parkscinema.com
6. Places near Namba Parks
Source: Michishita Masaaki
Other happening things to do near the Namba Parks is to visit Namba City, Visitors Information Centre, Edion Arena Osaka, Minami, Aburatani Koseido, Nipponbashi Denden Town, Nanba Grand Kagetsu and many other nearby places which are must watch if you are planning to visit Namba Parks.
7. Hotels near Namba Parks
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Some famous places to rest near Namba parks are Swissotel Nankai, Namba Oriental Hotel, Ibis Styles, Hotel Vista Grande, hotel Sunroute, Business Inn Namba. All these hotels are at few minutes distance from Namba Parks and offers multiple facilities along with high-class and exceptional varieties of food.
- Name: Namba Parks
- Address: Japan, 〒556-0011 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Naniwa Ward, Nanbanaka, 2−10−70
- Opening hour: 11:00 AM to 21:00 PM
- Founded: October 7, 2003
- Phone: +81 6-6644-7100
- Website: www.nambaparks.com
In brief, it can be said that this place offers multiple facilities to its visitors such as shopping, dining, entertainment, recreation and much more all under one roof.
Have a good trip and travel!