Expo’70 Commemorative Park
A park opened at the site of the Japan World Exposition 1970 in Osaka, complete with an open-arm greeting from the Tower of the Sun, designed by Taro Okamoto.
Using the same site that once held the Japan World Exposition 1970, this sprawling public park is filled with green hills, trees and an open-armed welcome from the “Tower of the Sun” statue created by Taro Okamoto. You can make advanced reservations to secure your tour inside the tower, a steel “tree of life” that stretches as high as 41 meters tall. ※Same day tickets can be purchased only if available.
The park grounds include a Natural and Cultural Gardens, with plenty of trees and flora in bloom across all four seasons, a Japanese Garden and other areas including a 82-meter high view tower that overlooks the city. At the tunnel of colors you can peer through orange screens to simulate a bug-eyed view.
At the Japan Folk Crafts Museum you’ll find exhibits that celebrate folk crafts, anthropologic studies and research. The EXPO’70 Pavilion, which was once the Steel Pavilion during the 1970 World Expo, has a collection of 80 items and 3,000 important documents on display.
In March 2020, the park saw the opening of Bampaku BEAST, the world’s biggest athletic tower. The hexagonal shaped scaffolding is equipped for 120 different kinds of activities, including climbing and slacklining.
A public park full of nature opened at the site of the Japan World Exposition 1970.
The Expo’70 Commemorative Park icon, “Tower of the Sun” was created by Taro Okamoto.
Includes a Natural and Cultural Gardens and Japanese Garden area.
Cultural exhibits at the EXPO’70 Pavilion and more.
Also home to the world’s largest athletic tower, Banpaku BEAST.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- Senri Bampaku Koen, Suita City, Osaka
- 0120−1970−89／06-6877-7387 (Expo Park Call Center)
- Wednesdays (or following day in case of a holiday) ※Open everyday in April/ May (until Golden Week) and October/November months.
- Business Hours
- 9:30am-5:00pm (Last admission is 30 minutes before closing)
- Adults 260yen, Elementary/Middle School Students 80yen (includes the Japanese Garden and Natural and Cultural Gardens) ※Separate fee may apply for individual buildings
- 5 min. walk from Bampaku-kinenkoen Station and Koen-Higashiguchi Station on the Osaka Monorail.
- Credit Cards
- Not accepted ※Can be used at some spots within the park.
- Official Website
- Official Website (English) / Official Website of the Tower of the Sun Museum (English)