Osaka ARK

ARK’s Osaka shelter has around 121 dogs and 87 cats plus 8 rabbits.

After health checks, treatment where necessary, vaccinations, neutering, micro-chipping of dogs and behavioral assessment, we try to find these animals new homes. ARK employs 30 staff, including those in animal care, maintenance, groomers/trimmers, vet technicians, and office staff.
Office hours: 10:00 – 16:00
Telephone: 10:00 – 16:00
Adoption appointments: 10:00 – 15:00
Visiting hours: 10:00 – 15:00
*Please call for an appointment
Office closed Monday & Wednesdays

Contact us here:
Tel: 072-737-1885 (Please leave a message and your phone number)
Fax: 072-737-1886
Address: 595 Noma Ohara, Nose-cho, Toyono-gun, Osaka-fu 563-0131 JAPAN

Access to ARK

* By Bus
Take the Nose Dentetsu Line (NDL) trains for Myokenguchi from Hankyu Kawanishi Noseguchi Station and get off at Myokenguchi Station, the NDL terminal. On arriving at the station, please take the Hankyu bus bound for Okuda Bashi/Nose Shukuno and get off at the Hontaki Guchi bus stop (about 10 minutes JPY350).
From the Hontaki Guchi bus stop, please walk upward to the shelter. It is about 20 to 30 minutes uphill walking to ARK.
– The bus stop at Myokenguchi Station is located at about 120m northeast from the station.
– Buses are infrequent  (one bus or less in an hour) so please be sure to check the following bus timetable in advance to avoid missing buses for Okuda Bashi and Nose Shukuno.
– Be sure to bring the hand-written map with you –  the route can be quite confusing!

* By Taxi
Take the Nose Dentetsu Line (NDL) train for Myokenguchi from Hankyu Kawanishi Nose Guchi station and get off at Tokiwa Dai station, a station before the terminal station, Myokenguchi. There is a taxi service office in front of the Tokiwa Dai station. Most drivers know the way to the shelter so just say to the driver “To ARK, please.” It is about 20-minute-drive from the station to the shelter and would cost you between JPY2,500 and JPY3,000.

* By Car
From our experience, many drivers get lost when they depend on their car navigation systems. Please set your navigation system using the following address: Nomanaka Chuzaisho (police station) – 536-1 Nomanaka, Nose-Cho, Toyono-Gun. It is  near the Nomanaka crossing. From the police station, please rely on the hand-written map. It is about 5 minute drive from the police station to the shelter.
Please reduce your speed to less than 30km/hour once you enter Noma Ohara.

* By Air
The nearest airport from ARK is Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport). Kansai International Airport (KIX)  is located quite a long way from ARK.

Map around ARK

Bus Timetable

Hankyu Bus (weekday)
 from Myoken-guchi from Hontakiguchi
9 29

Myoken-guchi ←→ Hontakiguchi

*Please note that the bus timetable is not the same on weekends or public holidays. We recommend checking the bus company’s website.

*The bus from Hontakiguchi does not operate on weekends or public holidays.

10 minutes (¥370 one way)

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