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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 Takimikoji on a budget
Ranked #11 of 216 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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Take a few hours to walk around and through the castle - great views from the top - but be prepared for a few steps.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Bigger than Nijo castle park. Also has a playground nearby which my daughter played in. A great introduction to osaka castle.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Osaka castle is an amazing building surrounded by a beautiful park with lots of water. This castle was the first Japanese castle I saw so I was quite fascinated of the design. Everything is very clean and people are taking care that it stays as it is. Great park which you should stay some time, not just run into... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The castle was beautiful, the garden and the view from the park was amazing, its a must see in Osaka

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Tandil, Argentina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

you can easily arrive to the park by JR train directly from the KIX airport the Castle itself is less impressive compared to Nagoya but still very nice the place is quiet and relaxed

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This is an okay park. We were very surprised at how overgrown everything was and generally not well maintained. We were told by our concierge, and it says on the map that there is a playground by the train station, but there isn't. This would not normally be a big deal, but we had a child in a heap, weeping... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed this park which also has a castle known in Japanese as Osaka-jo (castle). The walk is very nice and the park is clean and well maintained. There is no entrance fee for the park but the entry fee for the castle is about 600 yen per person and you can get your ticket from the kiosk machine. The... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I was really looking forward to this castle after really enjoying the less grand castle in kyoto. My first impressions were poor and it got worse from there. On approach to the castle toy walk along side then cross the moat. I saw more rubbish floating in the moat then i did the entire last 2 weeks in japan. The... More

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Lennoxville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The castle has a large surrounding park. Not just the outer castle walls, but also on the inside it is rather big. The large moat and high outer walls are quite impressive. The scenery is beautiful. There are many vendors and souvenirs shops on the castle grounds. As usual, admission to the grounds is free.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I really enjoy the trip to the castle, the only archaeological site I visited in Osaka. The view is nice and there is a lot of history explained.

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