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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 #9 of 201 attractions in Osaka
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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Osaka castle is quite beautiful to see in person, well worth a visit. The views aren't that great so I wouldn't line up to climb the tower.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We missed the cherry blossom season, which is in early april, but it is still nice to walk around. It is extremely clean. (Just like everywhere else in Japan) You can tell its favoured by both locals and tourists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We managed to catch the cherry blossoms at this park and castle. Lots of locals picnicking. It was a nice walk along the canal to the castle. We went back a second time to go into the castle. There is really not much inside the castle unless you are interested in the castle history. Should go if you are looking... More

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Manila
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We visited the park after the cherry blossoms had dropped so it wasn't at it's best. But the views of the moat and the castle and the pleasant tree-lined walk-ways made it a pleasant escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. We didn't go in the castle but enjoyed walking around outside which can be done for free.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The place looked great because of the cherry blossoms, but one suspects it's not as appealing when it's not springtime. The castle is a reconstruction and although the park is sufficiently pretty, Nara Park is a better option.

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Churchill, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

the castle is easy to get to using the train system. we went in thru one station, walked the whole way round the grounds and went out another train station to get back in to the middle of town. and of course the cherry blossom trees were in full bloom and they are a delight. Saw a few wedding groups... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I believe Osaka castle park refering to Nishinomaru park. This park is the top attraction in Osaka and it is awesome and breathtaking. Spent 1-2 hours just to take photos around there. The park just sync well with the ancient building and canal nearby. You can buy nearby hot food and enjoy the scenery. not to mention enjoy seeing ppl... More

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San Francisco, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

If there were two TripAdvisor ratings for this activity--one for inside and one for outside--then I'd rate the inside as Terrible and the outside as Excellent. Hence my average of 3 stars. As for the good, this is a really fascinating study in ancient architecture and a very impressive historical site. Walking around and looking at the walls of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We took our 3 year old and 2 year old and spent the entire morning there. They LOVED it. The cherry blossoms and scenery are breathtaking. I hear there is a playground but we didn't even make it. There are great little yakitori and ramen food trucks in the park and you can make a gorgeous little picnic for yourself.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Lots of people out touring the grounds, inside the castle newly refurbished and not castle - like, view from top good. 600Y pp

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