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Osakajo Hall, Osaka

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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 Osakajōkōen 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.

It is used for some sports, such as judo championships and wrestling matches such as those for the New Japan Pro-Wrestling promotion for their annual NJPW Dominion event, and is popular for concerts, with many native and international pop and rock music artists.

Each winter, 10,000 people come to the hall to participate in a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.
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  • The Hall and the surrounding park had turned to a popular spot for local and tourists. It was really nice to stroll around. There were eateries and shops available for visitors. Pleasant area...  more »
  • This is a mid-sized multi purpose hall. Located in the same park as Osaka Castle, there are many transportation methods to come to this hall. Parking is fairly expensive onsite however there are.....  more »
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  • I came here for a concert and this venue is huge with lots of seating capacity. This is great if you are looking for a concert full of atmosphere. However, for the ones sitting high up at the back rows, the viewing maybe too far for them, even though there are viewing screens. As always, Japanese audiences are very polite and cooperative, I had no trouble getting in and out of the hall as everything is in good order. There are a few eating places and a convenient store next to this hall but choices are very limited. All the waiting and queuing up is outdoor, so make sure you bring an umbrella for both rain or shine. It is also nice to scroll around the park if you have time.
  • Huge venue for concerts. The facilities inside are pretty good like lots of toilets, some snack bars, and strong air con which is important for hot and stuffy concerts. Stage lighting and effects really drives the mood too. You can definitely enjoy performances here to the full extent.

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