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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.

Osaka-jō Hall
Osaka-jō Hall
LocationChūō-ku, Osaka
Coordinates34°41′22″N 135°31′47″E / 34.68944°N 135.52972°E / 34.68944; 135.52972Coordinates: 34°41′22″N 135°31′47″E / 34.68944°N 135.52972°E / 34.68944; 135.52972
Public transitOsaka Metro:
Osaka Metro Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi line symbol.svg Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line at Osaka Business Park
JR West:
Osakajōkōen (Osaka Loop Line)
OwnerOsaka-jo Hall Foundation
Entrance to the hall
Night-time view from the northeast, August 2005

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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