I went to “Senpukan” in Osaka. You can come by boat along the river, feeling like Emperor Meiji’s villa.
Waterway situation in Osaka
Osaka’s waterway situation is quite interesting. There is a large Yodo River, and he is a slightly narrow tributary from the edge of the Yodo River? I wonder if there is a river that runs along Tosabori Street. The Yodo River is huge, but this tributary is relatively small, and it’s a nice river to hide out into Osaka Bay. As for Tosabori-dori from around Temmabashi, Tosa Inari Shrine in Horie, Nishi-ku, and the former site of Mitsubishi Shokai are involved. Because of that, it must have become “Tosabori” of Tosa Shokai. It’s a story from the early Meiji era, but it seems that the Emperor Meiji also came to this riverside “Senpukan” at that time, or rather, does it feel like Emperor Meiji’s villa?
Miyakojima has recently become a modern city.
This “Izumibu view” is good. The large bridge in the relatively urban Miyakojima neighborhood is at the entrance, along the river. It feels like a location where it’s easy to get on and off with a boat, but this area is quite close to Osaka Castle, and I think it’s a castle town area, but isn’t he the best location? In terms of town, Kyobashi is the center of the city, and Matsushita’s high-rise buildings have been built, making it a modernized and good town. That’s a good idea.
What is “Izumibukan”?
“Senpukan” is Osaka’s oldest Western-style building, and it seems that it was originally built as a reception room for the Japan Mint. It was built in the 4th year of the Meiji era, and it is said that Emperor Meiji visited three times. In addition, it is said that dignitaries from various countries were also welcomed. The name is said to have been named “Senpu Kan”, which means “money” and “kan” meaning “mansion”. In 1917, it was transferred to Osaka City, and in 1956, it was designated as a national important cultural property. Also, the former Sakuranomiya public hall next to it looks nice, and a wedding ceremony was held at this restaurant on that day. All of them were taking a commemorative photo at the entrance stairs. The weather is nice and the newlyweds look happy. If I’m not mistaken, the Imperial Hotel and other high-rise condominiums are built nearby, and you can see Osaka Castle, so it’s a good environment in Osaka. There is also the Tenjin Festival, and there is also a passage through the Mint Bureau, which is good.