Hattori Ryokuchi Park

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A large pond in Ryokuchi Koen.
Tennis courts in the park, surrounded by sculpted trees.

Hattori Ryokuchi Park (服部緑地公園 Hattori Ryokuchi Kōen?) is a large, hilly park in northern Osaka. It is most famous for its Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farmhouses, which contains examples of rural architecture from various parts of Japan. It also contains tennis courts, bamboo gardens, ponds, playgrounds, flower gardens, a concert hall, a "flower road", a horseback riding track, and a "water world".

Hattori (服部) is the name of this region of the city, while ryokuchi (緑地) is a generic word for a green space, used for numerous other urban parks.

There was a YHA youth hostel in the park that closed at the end of August 2011.

Access[edit]

The Midosuji subway line has a station to the east of the park. Get off at the Ryokuchi-kōen Station and walk west for about 5 minutes.

Coordinates: 34°46′35.53″N 135°29′5.87″E / 34.7765361°N 135.4849639°E / 34.7765361; 135.4849639