Stop and smell the roses at Nagai Park and Botanical Gardens
Nagai Park is one of the biggest parks in Osaka city, but is rarely visited by tourists despite having so much to offer. Besides tennis courts, a pro-soccer stadium, and a swimming pool, there is a wonderful botanical garden and natural history museum. The botanical garden is truly a treasure in Osaka. There are over a 1,000 varieties of plants with many grouped into areas to recreate a time in natural history, such as forests planted to represent glacial forests. The summer time is especially beautiful when the roses and hydrangeas are in bloom. Don’t miss this wonderful park located right next to Nagai station.