Located to the south of Namba Station, ‘Namba Parks’ is a shopping and office complex designed to mimic a natural canyon in the heart of one of Japan’s largest cities. Housing 120 stores, numerous restaurants serving all manner of cuisine, a cinema, terraced rooftop gardens and 3-storey office tower, Namba Parks acts as a refuge from the congestion of the surrounding city (and possibly much-needed relief from the noise and effects of the night before) and offers particularly welcome relief from the often oppressive heat and humidity of summer.
Beautifully designed, you can easily spend a morning, afternoon, evening or entire day strolling through one of Osaka’s most enjoyable shopping and entertainment precincts. The curve of the buildings mimic canyons and in doing so create cool and well-aired outdoor areas in summer. Inside, you’ll find the ‘carnival mall’ located on the 1st floor, shops from the 2nd to 5th floors, casual restaurants on the 6th with fine-dining restaurants on the 7th and 8th floors.
From the 9th floors visitors can access the landscape garden. Designed to be an oasis from the congestion and sprawl of Osaka, Namba Parks is an enjoyable digestion even if you’re just window-shopping or want a break from the city (in the heart of the city).
Shops & Restaurants are typically open form 11:00 to 23:00
Open daily (individual shops & restaurants may be closed on varied days)
Admission is free
Namba Parks is directly accessible from Namba Station when using the Nankai Railway Line