The site of Tempozan Hill

2, 2-chome, Chikko, Minato-ku
Tempozan Park

 [ Osaka-ko ] by Chuo Line
 about 400m to the north

 When the Ajigawa river and its entrance of the harbor was dredged in the 2nd year of Tempo(1831), a lot of the earth and sand was accumulated high at this site.  It took almost 2 years for thousands of people working everyday, and a contribution by the Osaka citizens, to complete it.
 The hill was called Mejirushiyama or the hill of a land mark, for it was a good mark for vessels coming and going at the harbor and became a holiday resort of people enjoying the view of cherry-blossoms.
 After the Russian warship approached off the coast in the first year of Ansei(1864), a battery was constructed, so the view of the scenery was damaged.
The first review of the Fleet in Japan was held here in the first year of

to the top of
The Uemachi-daichi kita course