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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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Castle at night

I went to visit the castle at night, I felt a bit uneasy about walking through the park in the dark looking for the bridge but soon realized how safe a place Osaka is seeing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I went to visit the castle at night, I felt a bit uneasy about walking through the park in the dark looking for the bridge but soon realized how safe a place Osaka is seeing joggers. The castle is stunning at night and definatly worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Went there just before the trains shut down for the night. The park is open at all hours. You can walk right up to the foundation of the castle with no problems. Joggers are even out! And, there's a huge concert venue inside the park. John Mayer had been playing when I visited. My Osaka experience here: http://www.digitalgumdrop.com/osaka/

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

The castle surrounded by large park with jogging trail. Very clean area with lots of trees. Best time to come is in the afternoon after 4pm. Wear shoes for comfortable because it takes about 20minutes walk from the nearest train station.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed very much walking and visiting everything in the park. The park is free but you have to pay for the castle. You can buy a combined ticket for the castle and the History Museum. It costs only 900 yen (about 7 euros). It is very nice to climb to the top of the castle, interesting things to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The castle tower is surrounded by secondary citadels, gates, turrets, impressive stone walls and moats. The Nishinomaru Garden, encompassing the former "western citadel", is a lawn garden with 600 cherry trees, a tea house, the former Osaka Guest House and nice views of the castle tower from below. Unlike most of the rest of the castle grounds, the garden requires... More 

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Kuta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

During our visit in early April, the view was just amazing. Although we slightly missed the cherry blossom, still the sakura was incredible. Lovely park for hanging with friends and family. Totally recommended!!

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We came here in 27th March 2015, it's the early blooming season of sakura... We saw a few sakura tree that already blooming, and people gather to capture the beauty of it... Many sakura tree hasn't blooming though, and the wind still chill... So many pretty spots to take a picture here, and amazing scenery like the river and the... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The Osaka Castle is so picturesque. Being in the Osaka Castle Park feels like being inside the scene of a Japanese postcard or of a Japanese Calendar.

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Like: The icon of Osaka Dislike: Quite small and not as nice as the one in Himeji. Plus, it's a long way from the two nearest subway stations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It is a long walk from car park to the inside to look at the Castle but it is worth it when you can see lots of Sakura tree when the are blooming. And you can buy some food like mochi or takoyaki from food stall at the entrace. Family with small kids need stroller as this is quite long... More 

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