Taishō (大正区 Taishō-ku) is one of 24 wards of Osaka, Japan. As of October 1, 2006, the ward has an estimated population of 72,742 and the total area is 9.43 km². Taisho is surrounded by canals and it is named after the Taisho bridge, a main bridge built in Taishō period. One fourth of residents has their roots in Okinawa Prefecture, and there are many stores associated with Okinawan culture and Okinawan cuisine in Taisho.
Taishō Station on the Osaka Loop Line railway and the Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line subway is located at the northern tip of the ward. The rest of the ward is served by the bus lines operated by Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau. As the ward is surrounded by rivers with few bridges for pedestrians, the city provides ferry services.
- Hanshin Expressway: Route 17 Nishi-Osaka Line
- Japan National Route 43
- Onami Street
- Taishō Street
- Kaigan Street
Public elementary and junior high schools are operated by the Osaka City Board of Education.
Junior high schools
- Osaka Municipal Taisho Library (大阪市立大正図書館)
- Mount Shōwa (Chishima Park) (昭和山 (千島公園))
- Azalea Taishō (アゼリア大正): The venue has a hall.
- Marine Tennis Park Kitamura (マリンテニスパーク・北村)
- Taishō Hospital (大正病院)
- Pref Osaka Saiseikai Izuo Hospital (大阪府済生会泉尾病院)
- Chishima Garden Mall (千島ガーデンモール), shopping mall
- IKEA store (Tsuruhama)
Media related to Taisho-ku, Osaka at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website of Taishō (in English)