Taishō-ku, Osaka

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Location of Taishō-ku in Osaka City

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.[1] 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.[2]


Taishō 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 City Bus. As the ward is surrounded by rivers with few bridges for pedestrians, the city provides ferry services.

Train Stations[edit]

West Japan Railway Company (JR West)
Osaka Loop Line
Osaka Metro
Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line
Taishō Station



Public elementary and junior high schools are operated by the Osaka City Board of Education.



  • Osaka Municipal Taisho Library (大阪市立大正図書館)


Sports venues[edit]

  • 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)

Department Store[edit]

  • Chishima Garden Mall (千島ガーデンモール), shopping mall
  • IKEA store (Tsuruhama)


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-04-10. Retrieved 2007-04-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "大阪にリトル沖縄、誕生の理由 住民4分の1が出身者" [Little Okinawa in Osaka, the reason of its birth; One fourth of residents is Okinawan origin] (in Japanese). Nikkei. 2011-08-18. Retrieved 2017-06-20.

External links[edit]

Media related to Taisho-ku, Osaka at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 34°39′1.45″N 135°28′21.72″E / 34.6504028°N 135.4727000°E / 34.6504028; 135.4727000