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Osaka Castle Park

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Address: Osakajo, Chuoku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 6-6941-1144
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Formally the home of the wife of 16th-century Japanese ruler Toyotomi...
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.
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Nice park to walk around

Go early in the morning so you can spend your time to take a walk and enjoy the park before visiting Osaka Castle Museum. The museum is open starting from 9AM and you may have to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Enjoy this beautiful castle from outside. When you already go inside there are only diorama museum , not many autenthic things left. Dont skip introductory video, Video room is next to the elevator. Many tourist skip it and go directly to the elevator. Amazing knowledge to know how the castle build. Im not recommending food truck outside the castle. Just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Excellent exoerience. In summer you better take water enough and be ready for walking uphill. Incredible treasure of pieces of ancient times in Osaka life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Ethereal, beautiful, profoundly Japanese: and a heart-opener in all weathers, Osaka Castle & Park were wonders we've waited a lifetime to see: huge, cedar-scented, and steeped in subtle art, history and culture, even learning to decipher the meaning in flowers &ornament is a lesson and a joy.

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Bandung
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Go early in the morning so you can spend your time to take a walk and enjoy the park before visiting Osaka Castle Museum. The museum is open starting from 9AM and you may have to queue a bit in peak season (I went there in April 2015).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit when in Osaka. However, do allocate at least half a day to tour inside and outside the castle

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A lot of food trucks and a souvenir store around the area that you should try. Also when we went, there's a free picture taking area just in front of the castle where they'll take your pictures for free using your camera, complete with costumes and swords.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

A beautiful grounds and as said by many, perhaps not worth the visit inside unless it is of particular interest to you, the view is good but to an extent, views from nearby buildings are better as the castle is actually visible from the view also!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Although this castle is look nice from outside. There's nothing to see inside much except the Osaka view from the top and surrounding garden. If you plan to visit Temposan or any rooftop cafe, you can skip this castle inside ticket. Outside looking around is enough. Not much English explanation of it's history so I don't understand anything.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Osaka Castle is beautifull from the outside, however I had expected to see the architecture of the building from the inside, but was diappointed. The interior was renovated and made into a museum, displaying the history of the castle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A fun little spot to go and marvel at this beautiful building! So rich in history if you're a history buff if not you love looking at old warrior swords and fighting gear. Arti Vancouver

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