Osaka ARK

ARK’s Osaka shelter has around 200 dogs and 160 cats plus other animals; rabbits, and a silver fox.

This is the river where the puppies play.

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 - 17:00
Adoption appointments: 10:00 - 15:00
Visiting hours:10:00 - 16:00
*Please call for an appointment
Office closed Wednesdays

Contact us here:
Tel: 072-737-0712
Fax: 072-737-1886
Address: 595 Noma Ohara, Nose-cho, Toyono-gun, Osaka-fu 563-0131 JAPAN

Access to ARK

* By Bus
Take 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 that is bound for “Okuda Bashi/Nose Shukuno” and get off at “Hontaki Guchi” bus stop (Riding time: about 10 minutes/Bus Fare: JPY360).
From the “Hontaki Guchi” bus stop, please walk upward to the shelter. It is about 20 to 30 minutes upward walking to ARK.
- The bus stop at the Myokenguchi” station is located at about 120m northeast from the station.
- The bus is not frequently available (one bus or less in an hour) so please be sure to check the following bus timetable in advance, not to miss a bus for Okuda Bashi and Nose Shukuno.
- Be sure to bring the hand-written map with you since many people without the map lose their way.

* By Taxi
Take Nose Dentetsu Line (NDL) trains for “Myokenguchi” from “Hankyu Kawanishi Nose Guch” station and get off at “Tokiwa Dai” station, a station before the terminal station called “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 a tax I driver “To ARK.” 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 a car navigation system since depending on the system, the shelter is not properly navigated. So if you are to depend on a navigation system, please input “Nomanaka Chuzaisho (police staton) – address: 536-1 Nomanaka, Nose-Cho, Toyono-Gun,” near the “Nomanaka” crossing. And from the Chuzaisho, please rely on the hand-written map. It is about 5 minute driving from the police station to the shelter.
Please reduce your speed under 30km/hour once you entered the village of Noma Ohara.

* By Air
The nearest air port from ARK is Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport). Please do not confuse Kansai International Airport (KIX) with Osaka International Airport. KIX is located substantially far from ARK.

Map around ARK

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Bus Timetable

Hankyu Bus / 阪急バス 運行時刻表(平日・土日祝共通)

Myoken-guchi →


Hontakiguchi →
6 58 37
7 55 32
8   29
9 47  
10   58
11 19 53
13 08 42
14 08  
15 40 18
16   14
17 58  
18 53 32
19 50 27
妙見口駅 ←→ 本滝口

Myoken-guchi  ←→  Hontakiguchi


See the animals for adoption!

Click here to see the animals that are available for adoption.

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