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Osaka Castle Park

Address: Osakajo, Chuoku, Osaka 540-0002, Osaka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 6-6941-1144
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Ranked #9 of 227 Attractions in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Formally the home of the wife of 16th-century Japanese ruler Toyotomi...
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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 blossom viewing spots, with the Osaka Castle Tower enhancing the backdrop.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Osaka castle is an incredible sight, up close you realise just how enormous the building is. The walls around it are built of huge stones as big as a man. The building has been restored to look like it did hundreds of years ago. The inside was less exciting for me, it was completely redone as a museum instead of... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We went to Osaka castle(my second time) with a group of friends,it's nice but the Kyoto Shogun castle is way better,our guide,Hiroko from tours by local is very caring and very efficient.she took us to Umeda Sky Tower and Osaka Aquarium,both are very nice

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Osaka Castle itself is very beautiful, although some might feel a bit disappointed once they go inside. Some have assumed that the interior of the Castle would actually look like a castle, so they were bummed to find out that it's actually a museum/exhibit. That said, I found the exhibits very fascinating and interesting. My sisters, who aren't as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My top 3 in Osaka: Osaka Castle, Dotonbori and Shinsaibashisuji areas. After reading reviews on here I considered not going inside but it's really worth it just for the balcony and view from the very top. Go inside and learn a bit about the castles origins. Then go outside as admire the castle from all angles while you eat a... More 

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Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you go here, go for the museum more than the castle. The interior had been converted into a museum with some cool things on display like actual Samurai costumes. The views from the Castle are cool but don't expect to get good photos coz they have erected wire mesh around it which seems unnecessary to me. Himeji Castle is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It was cold, but it was fantastic experience. They have warm room prepared after the show and have some drinks and snacks inside. That was thoughtful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Must-see place when you are in Osaka .. this is the place as a witness where Japan became one nation ... after Samurai/Shogun era ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had been to the Osaka City before but it was the first time to come in the evening as we were attracted by its 3D show during winter time. We bought the ticket for New Year Eve online around 2 weeks before the trip, and collected the tickets from the ticket vending machine at convenient store once we arrived.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A great way to orient yourself with the city. It's quite a walk from the subway and much of a walking tour. The elevator goes up to the 5th floor and you have to walk to the 8th to start the tour and end up walking down. Much of the murals are in Japanese with little or no English captions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Will never expect a well preserved park from the 1500s dedicated for the castle and its history in a 19 million populated city like Osaka. The park itself is not super exciting in winter as expected. I'm sure coming in spring or fall will have a different view. It size is amazing ... and wonder how there can be such... More 

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