Osaka-jō Hall

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Osaka-jō Hall
Osaka-jō Hall
Location Chūō-ku, Osaka
Coordinates 34°41′22″N 135°31′47″E / 34.68944°N 135.52972°E / 34.68944; 135.52972Coordinates: 34°41′22″N 135°31′47″E / 34.68944°N 135.52972°E / 34.68944; 135.52972
Public transit Osaka Metro:
7N.png Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line at Osaka Business Park
JR West:
Osakajōkōen (Osaka Loop Line)
Owner Osaka-jo Hall Foundation
Capacity 16,000
Opened 1983
Entrance to the hall
Night-time view from the northeast, August 2005

Osaka-jō Hall (大阪城ホール, Ōsaka-jō Hōru) is a multi-purpose arena located in the Kyōbashi area of Osaka, Japan. The hall opened in 1983 and can seat up to 16,000 people. Built on a site area of 36,351 square meters, part of its form uses stone walls, modeled after those of the Castle and it won the Osaka Urban Scenery Architects Prize Special Award in 1984.

The hall may be reached on a short walk from either Osaka Business Park Station on the Osaka Municipal Subway Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line or Osakajōkōen Station on the JR Osaka Loop Line. The hall is located in Osaka-jō Park, near Osaka Castle and is across a river from two other smaller concert halls.

It is used for some sports, such as judo championships and wrestling matches such as those for the New Japan Pro-Wrestling promotion for their annual NJPW Dominion event, and is popular for concerts, with many native and international pop and rock music artists.

Each year, 10,000 people come to the hall to participate in a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.


Many popular musical acts have played the arena, including Ayumi Hamasaki, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Misia, Kylie Minogue, Tina Turner, Gloria Estefan, Prince, David Bowie, George Michael, Bon Jovi, Alanis Morissette, Rod Stewart, Oasis, Alice in Chains, Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Björk, David Guetta, Avril Lavigne, The Black Eyed Peas, Norah Jones, John Mayer, Sarah Brightman, Westlife, GIRLS' GENERATION, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, E-girls, BTS, TWICE and SCANDAL.

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