Enokojima Art, Culture and Creative Center, Osaka Prefecture / enoco


Enoco opened in April, 2012, with the purpose of cheering up the city of Osaka with the creativity of art and design. Our services include renting gallery spaces and multipurpose rooms, as well as holding exhibitions, performances, seminars and workshops.

Space Rental

At enoco, there are four galleries – large and small, multipurpose rooms, ateliers, and a studio equipped with audio and lightening equipment.
*For application to use these spaces, please check our website or contact enoco.
(In a case of application from overseas, please be sure to apply through a proxy residing in Japan.)

Utilizing & managing “Osaka Prefecture Contemporary Art Collection”

We manage and utilize up to 7800 artworks that belong to Osaka prefecture. In addition to regular themed collection exhibitions with selected artworks, we provide some events for people to get a more “hands-on” experience with art. Moreover, we rent artworks to public institutions and companies for display in their lobby, etc.

Our Objectives

We offer a variety of services as a cultural hub to address the improvement of the city's attractiveness and solve social problems by utilizing the creativity of art and design.

  • 01.Various creative activities
    Enoco's works covers not only fine art, but also a broad range of creative activities like design, performance, architecture and city planning. For example, we plan and provide projects across fields beyond just exhibitions and performances, but rather interactive activities where visitors can join and collaborative programs of paintings and performances.
  • 02.Education & Human Resources Development
    We provide workshops and a series of courses for learning creative ideas and the knowledge of how to utilize them effectively with the generations from children to all members of society and their needs.
  • 03.Promoting Networking
    We hold a networking events such as parties, in order to create opportunities of collaborative works between creative people from various fields, and the local government.

Floor Guide









R6,8,10,11,12:Multipurpose Room
R7:Creative Share Room (“open-air” shared work space for our creatives)
R9,10:Creative Room (rental office space)

Open: 11:00 – 20:00
Tel: 06-6445-8035

Old Book Store ON THE BOOKS
Open: 11:00 – 20:00
Tel: 06-6443-8108

History of enoco

enoco is a facility newly opened in 2012, however, the building itself was built in 1938 with a modern architectural style as an auxiliary building of Industrial Research Institute of Osaka. Although the main building, the former Osaka Prefectural Office, was burnt down in air raid during the WWⅡ, this surviving annex is one of the few valuable pre-war modern buildings in Osaka.


Enokojima Art, Culture and Creative Center, Osaka Prefecture / enoco
1-34 2-chome, Enokojima, Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 550-0006 Japan


Mondays and New Year holidays (December 29 – Japanese 3)


10:00 – 21:00
Rooms 1 - 4 (galleries) 10:00-20:00(Tuesdays-Saturdays),10:00-16:00(Sundays)


Approx. 150m West of Exit 8 of Awaza Sta. on Subway Sennichimae / Chuo Line *No parking lot for visitors. Please use public transportation.

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