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Osaka Castle Park

Osakajo, Chuoku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 540-0002, Japan
+81 6-6941-1144
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As featured in Osaka on a budget and 1 other guide
Ranked #10 of 214 attractions in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Formally the home of the wife of 16th-century Japanese ruler Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the 15-acre Nishinomaru Garden is one of Osaka's most beloved cherry... more » Owner description: Formally the home of the wife of 16th-century Japanese ruler Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the 15-acre Nishinomaru Garden is one of Osaka's most beloved cherry blossom viewing spots, with the Osaka Castle Tower enhancing the backdrop. « less
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

The surrounding grounds of Osaka Castle are stunning. The walk leading up to the castle and in the grounds are impressive with great views of the castle. We visited in July and it was so hot and humid, so if you also decide to visit in summer, perhaps visit early or later in the day when it is a bit... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I can not believe they put a glass elevator on the outside of the castle. Makes it look tacky and ruins any photos you want to take from the front

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The park itself is a beautiful oasis in the city quite hot in summer, but I've found the castle quite boring for non-japanese speakers. The view on top is beautiful.

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A bit out of the way and costs about $3 to get there followed by a long walk. Not the place for young children or people not interested in looking at a few ancient artifacts. There was no translation on the screens that were playing videos (again to be expected). The castle itself was quite impressive to look at and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The temple grounds are amazing, the walls and size of the complex are impressive. inside was a little disappointing though, It is modern and plastic though there are some great examples of armor and weaponry on display

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Me and two of my friends visited japan on summer. The first city we stop by is osaka. Type of our travel is backpacker so everything done by walking and subway. Osaka castle is a must place to visited while in osaka. Architecture and the wall design is amazing. Although the weather is very hot and cherry blossoms already past... More

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A few words to describe this park, amazing. Being here seems to go back in time, everything has remained the same, the nature is king and everything is built around the magnificent ancient castle. If you had the opportunity to go there during the cherry blossom season, the scenery is lovely, this place brings peace and harmony. Access to the... More

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It shows the Japanese culture. It is an incredible area. It is not far from Subway station where you can walk to the castle. 😀😀 the place you must visit.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Wonderful way to spend the evening! The grounds seen to stay open late and the sights of things with the setting sun was beautiful. Visit anytime of day for a quiet city escape.

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Alor Setar, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

very great achitecture n good for walking, great n beautiful cherry blossom. there is a moat around the castle and river cruise beside the castle

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