Expo Commemoration Park

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Garden of the Sun
East garden
The Japanese Garden
Pavilion of Expo '70

The Expo Commemoration Park (万博記念公園 Bampaku kinen kōen?) or Expo '70 Commemorative Park is a park in Suita, Japan. It is north of Osaka (about 15 km from Umeda). The park is the former site of Expo '70, a World's Fair held between March 15 and September 13, 1970. It is about 264 ha of lawn and forest, and has education and recreation facilities.

The National Museum of Ethnology, the Osaka Expo '70 Stadium, and part of the Expoland are in this park. The National Museum of Art used to be here but was moved to Nakanoshima area, Kita-ku, Osaka. The park has the Tower of the Sun, a symbolic landmark of the Expo '70, which has been preserved and repaired a number of times. Some of the materials used or built in the Expo '70 remain.

Establishments[edit]

  • The Natural and Cultural Gardens: There were pavilions in this area. Now it is areas of very large lawn and trees of about 98 ha with over 470,000 trees.
  • The Japanese Garden: About 26 ha.
  • National Museum of Ethnology, Japan
  • International Institute For Children's Literature Osaka [1]
  • Japan Folk Crafts Museum Osaka
  • Osaka Expo '70 Stadium
  • Expoland

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Coordinates: 34°48′36.44″N 135°31′39.36″E / 34.8101222°N 135.5276000°E / 34.8101222; 135.5276000