|Owner||Osaka-jo Hall Foundation|
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 Osakajō-kōen 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.
Many popular musical acts have played the arena, including Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue, Prince, David Bowie, George Michael, Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, Oasis, Alice in Chains, Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Björk, David Guetta, Avril Lavigne, Taylor Swift, Norah Jones and Justin Bieber.